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.
NOTICE OF 2021 AGM - Sunday 23rd of May 2021 at 2pm at the Tauranga Dive and Fishing Club, Cross Road, Tauranga
Annual General Meeting 2021
Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe Club Incorporated's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday the 23rd of May 2021 at 2pm at the Tauranga Fish and Dive Club, Cross Road, Tauranga.
Nominations are sought for the following officers:
Any resolutions sought at the Annual General Meeting must be submitted to the Club Secretary by Sunday the 2nd of May 2021, in accordance with Rule 10.1 d of the Constitution.
Should a proxy form be required the member can request a proxy form to be sent out for completion and submission to the club secretary by Monday the 3rd of May 2021, in accordance with Rule 10.5 of the Constitution.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP your attendance.
on behalf of the Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe Club Committee.
Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe Club
Thanks to those members who are vigilant in reporting repairs required to the waka. We have spent quite a bit of time since March 2020 repairing old and recent wear and tear to the waka. We currently have 2 waka out of action until the repairs are complete:
We have put carpet strips down at the shed for placing between stacking canoes to protect ama and kiato. Please make sure you use them when stowing the waka.
The cleaning down has been awesome with 99% of the members soap washing our equipment and using salt away on our singles and doubles metal fastenings etc. Awesome work. This will minimise our replacement cycle and reduce risk of equipment failure on the water.
Three teams completed the final Hauraki Summer Series on Saturday 10th of April 2021.
Our Novice crew mixed across our open team due to challenging conditions and took out 1st and 2nd place in the 8km races. Of the five W6 crews that started TMOCC were the only ones to finish.
Our Salt and Pepper crew had a great race and came in 2nd in the 15km (reduced to 11km) and the Swell Chasers (already knackered from the Novice Race) managed to come in a tidy 3rd Place in the Open Mixed race.
Darryl Hyne took out 1st Place in the Senior Master Mens W1 8km race. Well done, smashing it out there.
Well done to all who participated and thanks to Mark Sutherland for towing the waka to the race, and for offering his house for refuge afterwards!
Maroro: A flying fish that crosses the bow of a waka.
On Monday April 5th with a small gathering of clubbies, we fare welled Maroro, one of our club`s oldest waka. Maroro and Manaia, commonly called the 1990`s, as that`s when they were made, have served our club for 30+ years, and taught literally hundreds of clubbies during its tenure, to paddle and enjoy waka ama.
A lovely mihimihi and karakia was given by Karoha George, followed by reminiscent korero by both Gary Richards and Gill Robertson, two of the club`s longest serving active members, who recalled waka stories of Maroro and Manaia on the harbour and at various regatta.
Wednesday April 7th saw Maroro leave with karanga, to send it onto its new home at Omokoroa Primary School, where it will continue to teach young children, under the watchful gaze of clubbie and retired teacher, Liz Webster.
Haere atu ra i te rangatira, haere atu ra, haere atu ra.
Some of you training at the club may have noticed the new club trailer. We are completing some final work on this and are looking forward to attending regattas. A huge thank you to Steve Hill and Gaylene Macfarlane for their tireless efforts to deliver this. Also to Lawrence Smith for his design assistance and advice. Thank you also to Karoha for blessing our new trailer on the 20th of March 2021.
Our Old Trailer has been sold to club member; Corrina Gage. We wish our trailer well and hope that it serves Corrina and Kim well for years to come.
We have received 50% funding from NZCT towards a new mahimahi canoe and 3 x sets of W6 spray-skirts.
There is a huge backlog on mahimahi orders and we expect Moana Nui to start construction in September 2021 with delivery before the end of the year.
Out of the funding one set of replacement skirts have been purchased for Wairoa. Tataramoa's skirts will be replaced and the final set going to the new canoe.
Our Cultural Connections Committee are currently working on a name for our new waka.
A fine day was had on Valentines Day this year! We wish to extend our thanks to all of the club involved in helping. We managed to make approximately a $3000 profit for the club. This goes toward our operational costs, keeping our membership fees down and delivering good quality equipment. Thanks for your help everyone!