Haere Mai / Welcome

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ABOUT

The Taniwha Outrigger Canoe Club is based on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.  The club evolved in the 90’s from being both an outrigger (Waka Ama) and a dragon boating club to being a club that has grown into one of the strongest Waka Ama clubs in the country.


The club is lucky enough to have access to two superb paddling venues, Lake Pupuke and Takapuna Beach.  Both venues are only minutes from downtown Auckland, and each other, and provide the full range of conditions for all paddlers of varying experience and confidence to enjoy. 


Nationally, Waka Ama has enjoyed a significant period of growth in recent years with the National Sprint Championships and the Secondary Schools Nationals being amongst the biggest sporting competitions in New Zealand in terms of team numbers and participants.    


The Taniwha club has contributed to that growth and, in 2007, a team within the club, the Grizzlies, successfully established the Takapuna Beach Cup, a 42km long distance race that is now regarded as one of the best races in the Pacific.  From an initial fleet of 19 waka in 2007, it quickly evolved into a truly international race with crews from all around the world and attracts race fleets in excess of 95 waka.

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MANAAKITANGA

The Taniwha club supports and embraces the goals and values of the national Waka Ama body, Nga Kaiohe O Aotearoa (NKOA), and in particular:


Manaakitanga – the practice of reciprocity and inclusivity through sharing of ourselves and our resources, nurturing all people and accepting our differences, Whaunaugatanga – belonging, identity and collective strength, Hauroa – well-being, and Tū Tangata – accountability, respect, integrity & passion.


Those concepts are reflected and incorporated in the club’s strategic vision – PRIDE


People – recruitment and retention

Resources – coaching and equipment

Involvement – culture and relationships

Direction – clear and communicable

Excellence – achievement and recognition

 

OUR COMMITTEE

MICHAEL MANN

President

JENNIE COLVER

Financial Controller

LEWIS BEER

Equipment Controller

JON BAXTER

Club Secretary

GARTH CLARKE

Operations Manager

GLENN WHITING

Registrations Manager

EMMA HELMICH

Committee Member

AUDREY WIKIRIWHI

Committee  Member

CHRISTIE STANTON

Committee Member

JAMES FRENCH

Committee Member

 
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SQUADS

Squad & Training Times

 

GRIZZLIES

Mens 

Team training times: 5:30am Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6am Saturdays.

MIBS

Mens

Team training times: 5.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6am Saturdays.

TIGERS

Mixed teams

Team training times: 5:30pm Mondays & Wednesdays, 3.30pm Sundays.

Single canoe training: 8am Saturdays

WAHINEZ

Womens

Team training times: 5.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6am Saturdays.

Single canoe training: 7.30am Sundays

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NEW PADDLERS

 

WHY WAKA AMA?

Waka Ama provides a superb opportunity to get fit while enjoying both the company of similarly minded people and the challenges of varying water conditions.   It’s a natural blend of competition and culture that is healthy on a number of levels.  Paddlers can range in age from 5 to over 75, and although predominantly of Māori and Pacific Islands ethnicity, Waka Ama includes paddlers from very diverse ethnic backgrounds.

WHY TANIWHA OCC?

The Taniwha club is a great illustration of the above.  It is composed of a number of training groups that are both competitive and recreational.  The club has a strong and progressive administration that is always seeking to develop the club so that it can be enjoyed by all.


Transition from a new paddler to a confident paddler in a crew is undertaken in a structured way by experienced coaches.      

WAKA AMA SAFETY

Taniwha Waka Ama Club treats the safety of its members with with upmost importance. We comply with the safety guidelines and rules set out by Waka Ama NZ and Maritime NZ. Click here to access the Maritime NZ Waka Ama Safety rules.

NEWS & UPDATES

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

31/08/2020

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Club Events

  • Have A Go Day
    Auckland
    18 Apr, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
    Auckland, 36 Sylvan Park Avenue, Milford, Auckland 0620, New Zealand
    Come and experience Waka Ama, New Zealand’s fastest growing water sport and enjoy the great combination of camaraderie, culture, and competition that Waka Ama offers to all. Introduction will be by some of New Zealand’s top male and female paddlers and coaches. Time: 9.00am start – finished by 11.30
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