Waka Ama is a huge sport with hundreds of students across the country competing in the annual regatta. This year our school team had some fantastic results with our Girls U16 W6 team winning gold in the 250m and 500m final and therefore holding the mantle of National Champions.
This U16 Team represented NZ at the World’s Waka Ama Regatta, held this year on the Sunshine Coast of Australia where their golden success continued in the W6 1000m W12 500m and Silver in the W6 500m.
Tia Akurangi is a member of the aforementioned waka ama team at the World’s she went onto win gold in the U16 W1 finals. She teamed up in the NZ U19 Squad that included Pharyn Calles and Manea Swann and together won gold in the U19 W6 500m and W6 1000m.