1st of October is the official start of the new Waka Ama season.
This is a call out for our membership - it's time to update your membership.
Complete your Membership registration form HERE.
(One person per registration)
Kia ora mai ano waka whānau,
A big mihi out and thank you for the feedback cultural connections received around joining and or contributing to our roopu. It is much appreciated.
We now have new members and some awesome cultural ideas, which we`re looking forward to sharing with everyone very soon, to further enhance our cultural connections with our beautiful Tauranga Moana.
Ngā mihi nu nui whānau,
Ora (on behalf of CC roopu).
Hopefully you're all well and fit and keen to get paddling again! We've been here before but please spend 1 min reading to refresh yourself on the procedures for TMOCC under COVID Alert Level 2.
Level 2 limits group gathering to 100 persons outdoors and 50 people indoors.
Disinfectant Cleaning is now resuming
At the end of a training using the sprayer provided please disinfectant everything you touch including:
We already have a sign in sheet at the shed and everyone (each individual) who enters the shed or uses equipment needs to sign it – needs date, time, first and last name and what canoe you paddled in. Also note we have added a phone number column for the phone that is taken on the waka. We are asking that all waka take at least one communication device whilst out on the water. Phone bags are available and you can tuck the phone into the front or back of a lifejacket
Direct from the COVID Website:
Mandatory record keeping comes into effect from 11:59 pm on 7 September 2021.
Everyone aged 12 and over legally must keep a record of where they have been when visiting certain places so contact tracing can happen quickly. You must do this at all Alert Levels.
The club has a COVID tracer code on the door and table.
A really important part of level 2 and 1 is contact tracing. If we do have a positive case, we need to be able to quickly and correctly trace all contacts.
Please remember all training's MUST be booked via Liz Webster (Bookings Officer)- well in advance (not 1 hour before or 5mins before or after ) - this is also part of our contact tracing
TMOCC Executive and Health and Safety Committees
Kia ora Clubbies.
We trust you and your loved ones are safe and well in your respective bubbles.
With the change of Covid levels, it is timely to provide an update on several items.
Move to Covid Level 3
Level 3 means our TMOCC Club shed and equipment is still closed to all members. Those with private canoes are able to paddle and to check government rules around Level 3, i.e. remaining 200m from shore. Check out the Covid-19 Govt Website for sport and rec guidelines.
Please click this link to place your order. All the details including a sizing chart are there.
We hope to have a try-on day when Covid Level 2 is in place. We'll let you know!
CUTOFF DATE for this round of orders is Sunday 12th September 2021.
Kaiteriteri Waka te Tasman 12 November 2021
We've been getting some good interest - please email the club if you are interested in this event asap so we can begin planning forward. Hoea!
TMOCC Quiz Night
Watch this space! Covid Levels permitting, we are looking at holding a fun club night soon.
Regattas Coming Up
Check out the Race Calendar on the Waka Ama site, and please let us know what races you're keen on entering.
Child Protection Policy
This recently adopted policy is available on our website
2021-2022 Membership Registration Now Open
Click here to complete your registration
Kia ora koutou waka ama whānau,
This is a call out for interest by clubbies wanting to participate within the cultural connections roopu that sits within our club committee.
So a little bit of background: the cultural connections (CC) was formed about two years ago, after it became apparent of the lack of cultural guidance around waka ama pertaining to karakia, rāhui, waka naming and unveiling, correct use and spelling of kupu (words), tikanga around waka, pōwhiri for visiting paddlers both locally and internationally, as well as visiting clubs. The last two years has seen a huge improvement with CC sitting alongside the committee and contributing from a tikanga Māori perspective.
Moving forward….CC is looking for any interested paddlers who would like to be part of CC and contribute to the kōrero of our club. Think about what it is you can contribute, you don`t need to have whakapapa to Tauranga Moana, it`s more about having an interest in upholding and maintaining the cultural integrity and māna of our club.
Kia haumaru whānau, Ora, Karoha, Jacinda, Paora. Please email me: email@example.com Ph / text: 02102229324
Head to our 6-Week Beginner Group page on this website to find out more, and register. Spaces are strictly limited so get in quick to avoid missing out!
Many thanks for the awesome response by club members to turn out and deliver the Yellow pages book this year.
Anyone hoping that Saturday would also turn out fine like the day before were sorely disappointed as the clouds rolled in and the wet stuff arrived. It didn’t matter, with the great delivery results achieved on Friday we were out to break the record and get home early, if a bit wet.
Our 11500 books were delivered by 1130 am on Saturday – an all comers record. Awesome!
It was great to see the team work created and the stick-ability of our clubbies shone throughout the day.
Once again, many thanks for all your help with the deliveries, (some folk turning out on both days...).
The funds will greatly assist with the growth of our club and will be allotted to another new project, which will be announced later in the year.
Cheers from the TMOCC Yellow pages subcommittee.
Te Reo Taiohi o Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa
Rangatahi Voice for Waka Ama NZ
If you are interested in being a rangatahi voice for Waka Ama NZ and contributing to the future of waka ama then this is for you!
For full information and to check eligibility criteria, please ensure you read the Te Reo Taiohi Terms of Reference available on the Waka Ama NZ website.
The club has been awarded the deliveries of the Yellow Pages for another year.
This is our 10th year delivering!
The club runs two fundraisers a year - the Ōmokoroa Dash and the Yellow Pages.
Our goal is to concentrate our efforts, minimise volunteer burn out and gain funds to support the running of the club, keep membership fees affordable and use for purchase of equipment / canoes.
What is required:
We require people to assist with delivering books throughout the Ōtūmoetai Area.
Friday 18th June - Business Deliveries and some residential
Saturday 19th June - Residential Deliveries
Please click here to register as a helper
If you are away that weekend please let us know, you may be able to help in other ways with food prep to support our delivery teams, supply of a trailer or back up deliveries in the weeks following the delivery weekend.
We'll be in touch with you individually, but for now please save the date.
The more hands the quicker the deliveries will go.
Cheers TMOCC Committee