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    30th annual Waka Ama champs kick off today

    Today marks day one of the annual National Waka Ama Championships held at Lake Karapiro.

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    Veteran paddler supports next generation

    Ngā Paerangi descendant Howard Hyland is a veteran in Waka Ama and won gold and silver in the over 70s at this year's Worlds in Tahiti. Although he is now retired, he continues to support the up and coming generation of paddlers. 

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    Ngā Kaihoe o Ratana attend first Waka Ama Nats

    Whanganui's newest Waka Ama club 'Ngā Kaihoe o Ratana' are in final preparations for the nationals at Lake Karāpiro next week. 

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    Roozendaal aims for single's gold

    Ash Roozendaal (Ngāti Awa) is on a mission to win the Open Men's singles titles at next weeks National Waka Ama competition. The current title holder is Tupuria King, who has held this title for five straight years and has never been beaten by any other NZ paddler in the 500m race. However, Ash beat Tupu at the worlds, which makes for an interesting competition come next week.  

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    Maketu Hoe Waka to take one single team to Waka Ama Nationals

    Maketu Hoe Waka, based in the Bay of Plenty place of Maketu, is one of the smallest clubs that will compete at this year’s Waka Ama Nationals. With one team going to represent the entire club. The team that will paddle under the club is Kaitunaz, an U16 boys’ team, which will compete in two races. It's a sign that ,despite the low numbers from Maketu, all regions want to be part of the 30th National competition this year.

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    2019 Waka Ama Nationals to be bigger than ever

    Over 1700 waka ama teams from 61 clubs around New Zealand will take to the water to compete in the 30th annual Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Waka Ama Sprint Championships at Lake Karapiro next week.

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    World singles silver medalist eyes up team gold

    Makayla Timoti from Hei Matau is the second-best paddler in her age group in the world for singles, and after an 18-month break from team competitions, she has gone back to try and medal in the team events as well.  Te Kāea travelled to Rotorua to speak to the descendant of Tūhoe.

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    Tiare Māori prepare to defend National title

    Tiare Māori is a well-known team name in the Waka Ama community, the Under-16 girls are the current Nationals champions in the 500m W6 section. A loss to Horouta at the IVF World Championships last year has made them train even harder towards the Nationals.

  9. Video for Over 2000 paddlers to compete at 2019 Waka Ama Nats
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    Over 2000 paddlers to compete at 2019 Waka Ama Nats

    Over 2000 paddlers from different walks of life will represent their club at the annual National Waka Ama competition held in Karāpiro. In its 30th year, the competition continues to grow, especially the Intermediate section with 234 boys competing this year. One team has been together for only four short months but are touted to be among the best of 2019.

  10. Video for Te Whānau a Apanui club prepares for first Waka Ama Nationals
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    Te Whānau a Apanui club prepares for first Waka Ama Nationals

    Te Whānau a Apanui Waka Ama club was formed by seasoned paddler and coach Aroha Grant, who wanted her son to be involved in the sport that she loves dearly. This year the club will send two teams to compete in the Midget section, this will be their nationals debut. Nestled at the base of Maraetai Bay, near Te Kaha, the water kids are training every day to do their rohe proud.

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