The sun came out for us to have a fabulous day for our Annual Awards, and Christmas function, held at Sulphur Point.
Check out the award winners on our Club Awards page. Here's some photos of the day, with Mauao overseeing our celebration, and the trophies awarded to recipients who were present on the day.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to putting on this wonderful occasion. Wishing all clubbies and whanaunga a blessed Christmas, the best for 2022, and safe and happy holidays making special memories with your loved ones.
We now have multiple positive covid cases in Tauranga and the wider BOP area.
Although we remain at Alert level 2, we need to ensure that we exercise all precautions to minimise the spread of covid and follow Ministry of Health guidelines.
If you are not vaccinated please consider not paddling in a group to protect yourself and your team mates at this time.
Ngā mihi nui
TMOCC Health & Safety
Kia ora koutou ngā whānau TMOCC
Last Club Night Paddle Friday 17th Dec - Dress Festive!
Award Nominations called for community spirit trophies NOMINATE NOW
Awards & Christmas BBQ Sunday 19th Dec 12-2pm Sulphur Point Reserve - see flyer attached.
Please flood the Club Inbox with your RSVP of numbers of adults & children. Thanks!
2020 Award Recipients - please return your trophy asap please. (Thanks to those who have done so already)
Membership There's quite a number of TMOCC people yet to re-register. REGISTER NOW or, could you please reply to let us know you won't be this year? We'll be sorry to see you go, but thanks for letting us know so we can update our records. Thanks to those who have already registered. Much appreciated.
Dawn Paddle on Jan 2nd – meet at shed at 5.00 am for a paddle to greet the sun. Followed by breakfast at Raft. More info to follow.
Keep Up To Date: TMOCC Website TMOCC Facebook
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.