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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Public Notification of Road Works
From 16th of May to 18th of May, there will be a planned Railway track maintenance works at Cross road, Sulphur Point level crossing from 06.00AM until 06.00PM each day.
A Stop-Go closure will be installed on site for the road works.
There will be work vehicles and crew where Remove Rosehill panels, fastening and fixing the Railway lines on 16/05 and resurface with Thin Asphalt Concrete will be done between 17/05 to 18/05.
Access will be maintained to the affected driveways by STMS/TC on site– if you need urgent access, please approach, and enquire with staff – we will assist you when it is safe.
There will also be parking restrictions in place on both sides of Cross road will be in place from 4:00PM on 15th May 2021 until the work ends.
The road will be safely managed by NZTA-qualified traffic management contractors, who are also able to assist with parking of vehicles and managing access to your properties.
We understand that Road Works can be at times frustrating, annoying, and seemingly excessive; please rest assured that we do our utmost to keep the contractor(s) safe alongside the general public and as a result are sometimes required to close areas off.
If you have any concerns or complaints about this operation, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will assist wherever possible.
Business Development Manager
Road Safe Traffic Management Limited
124 Whakakake Street, Tauriko
Long Distance Nationals - Good luck to Panepane Golds and Salt and Pepper. Travel well, race well and we look forward to seeing videos of you paddling with dolphins!
Whāingaroa Hoe 2021 - This is a race at Raglan our club likes to take as many crews as possible to. Get organised and get your entries and canoe bookings in asap, but no later than 21st of April to give us time to process entries and invoices please. Thanks very much. We are taking one payment per team, and Whāingaroa Hoe are taking only ONE payment per club, so all entry fees must come through TMOCC for this event. See more on the full event details:
There is a club shed roster up at the shed for groups to undertake shared rotation of our monthly clean ups. This includes mowing, weed eaters, spraying weeds (on chip seal) rubbish, and equipment stock take. Keep an eye out for your turn.