Te Waka Taiohi o Tahu is the name of the Junior section of Te Waka Pounamu Outrigger Canoe club established in 2012. 


Te Waka Taiohi is aimed at getting tamariki, rangatahi and whanau involved in the sport and traditions associated with waka, including

waka unua, waka tiwai, waka ama and mokihi.

Generally, we hold weekly training sessions over the summer months (Sept-March) each Sunday from 10.30am-12..30pm at Naval Point. 

However, all communications about the sessions are done via the Te Waka Taiohi Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288065581399181

These are based building teams in the following categories:

- Midget (6-10 years)

- Intermediate (11-13 years)

- J16 (14-16 years)

- J19 (16-19 years)

Key Events for our teams throughout the season include:

- Ōtakaro Spring River Festival (Sept)

- Pioke Pursuit, Rāpaki (Oct)

- Waka Te Tasman, Kaiteretere (Nov)

- TWoA Regional Sprints, Lake Pegasus (Dec)

- WANZ Sprint Nationals, Lake Karapiro (Jan)

- Kawatea Waka Noho, Okains Bay (Waitangi Weekend)

- Tuna Hoe, Lake Rotoiti (Feb)

- Canterbury Secondary Schools Champs (March)

- Whakaraupō Chase (March-April)

For more information about getting your children involved, please contact Craig on 021874317


Sunday @ 10.30am (weather permitting)

Please search and join the Te Waka Taiohi Facebook group for specific details about our sessions

Click HERE for the 2018/19 Junior Program

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Iaean Cranwell

Iaean has been coaching the juniors for a number of years now.  With a passion for paddling involving him in many competitive paddling events, Iaen has a wealth of knowledge.

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Craig Pauling

Craig is one of the TWP founding members.  With so much experience under his belt you will find Craig competing at all levels and experiencing many successes over the years.

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Naval Point, Lyttelton, Christchurch


Summer Season

Tuesday - 6pm

Saturday - 8am

If you are new to paddling, please attend the Saturday session so we can give you some dedicated attention and ensure safety.




Winter Season

Weekdays if group organises

Saturday - 9am


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