Otaki Waka Ama success continues

F_AP15_WakaAmaIMG_0608.jpgOn the 14th of March, 4 teams from Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano participated in the Wellington Secondary Schools Regional Waka Ama competition, held in Porirua. 23 colleges participated from the Hutt Valley, to the greater Wellington Region, the Western and Eastern suburbs of Wellington, to Porirua through to the Kapiti Coast.

The races involved 250m 1 man waka ama and the 6 man 250m & 500m sprints. 


For the 6 man contest, restults were:


  • Whakatupuranga Rua mano J16 Boys had two teams:

    Kapumanawawhiti: 1st in 250m and 500m

    Maiotaki: 2nd 250m and 3rd 500m

  • Whakatupuranga Rua mano
    J16 Girls 
 Huia: 1st 250 & 500m

  • Whakatupuranga Rua mano
    J19 Girls 
 Korokī: 1st 250 & 500m 


For the 1 man and woman Waka Ama:


  • Whakatupuranga Rua mano
    J19 Girls singles
 Ariana Ransom 2nd 250m

  • Whakatupuranga Rua mano
    J16 singles
 Kaylin Doyle 2nd 250m
 Kauri Aroha Tapine – Miller
  • 
Whakatupuranga Rua mano
    J16 Boys singles
 Cail Terry 2nd 250m
 Neihana Kiel 3rd 250m


These teams will be participating in the National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Championships next week in Rotorua.Where the Whakatupuranga Rua mano J19 Girls are the current defending National Champions from 2014 for the 250 & 500m.
 Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano successful Waka Ama competitors have a lot to be cheerful about!