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March 2017

Annual General Meeting March 26, Karapiro

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association will be held at Karapiro on Sunday 26 March 2017. It will take place in the Don Rowlands Centre after the Maadi Safety Briefing is completed. The Agenda for the 2017 AGM can be viewed online. This is a Rule-change year so a lot will be happening at the AGM. Draft minutes will be published when available.

January 2017

New Maadi website Maadi websitewww.maadi.co.nz

A new website has been released for Maadi 2017.

Head to www.maadi.co.nz to check it out!

This is where you'll find all your Maadi news and updates.


November 2016

Special General Meeting outcomeFriday 11 November, by postal ballot

The matter of lightweight rowing at the junior level was considered by New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association member Schools through a Special General Meeting.

The Schools Committee proposed that the Association cease classifying rowers by weight due to health and well-being issues within our sport at the junior level.

We are disappointed to announce that this remit did not pass but we respect the decision of the School Principals (67 for/35 against/2 abstentions = 65.7% is less than the required 75% majority of votes cast) and therefore weight-classification will continue.

A second remit was proposed by a member school that classification by weight should be restricted to rowers over 15 years (i.e. U17 and U18 only).

This was supported by member schools (77 for/16 against/6 abstentions = 82.7% is greater than 75% majority of votes cast). Therefore no rower who is under the age of 16 years on 1st of January in the Season in which the competition is held shall be eligible to be classified by weight.

September 2015

Special General Meeting Friday 11 November, by postal ballot

Members have been notified of an impending Special General Meeting. It was requisitioned, by Local Associations, to consider the matter of ceasing to use weight-restricted classification in rowing.

The SGM will be held by postal ballot on Friday 11th November 2016. Schools will be posted an agenda, ballot form and supporting material for this meeting.

April 2016

Annual General Meeting April 3, Ruataniwha

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at Twizel on Sunday 3 April 2016. It took place in the Twizel Events Centre after the Maadi Safety Briefing was completed. The DRAFT minutes for the 2016 AGM are available online.

March 2016

Annual General Meeting April 3, Ruataniwha

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association will be held at Twizel on Sunday 3 April 2016. It will take place in the Twizel Events Centre after the Maadi Safety Briefing was completed. The Agenda for the 2016 AGM is available online. Draft minutes will also be published when they become available.

April 2015

Annual General Meeting Sunday 22 March, Lake Karapiro

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at lake Karapiro on Sunday 22 March 2013 in the Don Rowlands Centre. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2015 AGM are now available online.

Some items of note arising from the AGM include:

July 2014

NZSSRA Newsletter Winter 2014

The Winter newsletter is now available.

May 2014

Annual General Meeting Sunday 23 March, Twizel

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held in Twizel on Sunday 23 March 2014. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2014 AGM are now available online.

Some items of note arising from the AGM include:

  • John O'Connor admitted as a Life Member of NZSSRA.
  • New members for the Schools Committee. Leith Menzies retired by rotation and was replaced by Scott Wilson. Members ratified the Board's reappointment of Janey Wackrow for a second term.
  • 2015 Championships fees are now set. NISSC and SISSC fees have been kept unchanged. There is a small increase in Maadi entry fees but the Maadi non-progression penalty has been raised to $100 (from $40). The penalty rise is part of an effort to try and curb the practice of entering pupils in more events than they can complete.
  • 2016 Championships hosts have been appointed but the dates for SISSC and Maadi are subject to confirmation. SISSC because the regatta duration needs expanding. Maadi because it is so late in the year.
  • Financial provisions of the Constitution were updated (Articles 9 and 15)
  • Rule 4.4 was changed to allow the use of shoes and stretchers with quick-release systems.
  • 'Nike tick' draws have been ruled out for future Maadi regattas

The Constitution and Rules have now all been updated online.

March 2014

Maadi footage

Videos for Maadi Cup are in the process of being edited. As they are edited they are being uploaded to the RowingNZ YouTube channel. Once that process is complete work will start on the DVD and downloadable video files.

In the meantime, if you need more information, you can go to whitetable.co.nz/maadi. There you can add yourself to a mailing list. Or, if anyone needs races urgently they can contact Adam Dransfield directly:

Splashaudio
PO Box 11-465
Manners St
Wellington
Ph +64 4 974 4024
Ph +64 21 455997
www.splashaudio.co.nz
www.facebook.com/Splashaudio

March 2014

Annual General Meeting 5:00PM Sunday March 23, Twizel

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association will be held in Twizel at 5pm on Sunday 23 March 2014 at the Events Centre Theatre. The Maadi Safety Briefing will be held at the same venue immediately prior to the AGM. The Agenda for the 2014 AGM is now available online.

Maadi on TV Sky Sport broadcast times

After Maadi is complete Sky Sport will be broadcasting a Maadi package. This will screen during the week following the regatta:

  • Thursday 3 April, 7:00PM, SKY Sport 2
  • Thursday 3 April, 11:00PM, SKY Sport 1
  • Friday 4 April, 6:00AM, SKY Sport 3
  • Friday 4 April, 10:00AM, SKY Sport 1
  • Friday 4 April, 5:30PM, SKY Sport 3
  • Saturday 5 April 8:15AM, SKY Sport 4

Maadi notices www.maadi.co.nz

For Maadi notices and news see the Maadi website: www.maadi.co.nz.

MeaslesMinistry of Health advisory

The Ministry of Health is concerned about measles spreading among secondary school pupils. There have been 62 confirmed measles cases in NZ since December; the majority among secondary school pupils.

Because NISSC and SISSC will bring together a bit over 3000 pupils from around the North and South Islands it's important schools be aware there is a concern about measles. To raise awareness the Ministry has provided some brief advice [pdf 42KB] for schools to take on board.

Schools should be aware an outbreak of measles at NISSC or SISSC would probably jeopardize Maadi for any unimmunised pupils from that Island.

November 2013

Championships exhibition events: novice eights SISSC & Maadi 2014

The Schools Committee is pleased to announce that Novice Eights will be included in the 2014 Aon Maadi Cup and the 2014 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools as exhibition events at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel. The girls race will take place as event 9A and the boys take place as event 17A.

Note: the novice eights already form part of the NISSC Championships.

Review outcome: Championships Programme of Events Revised programme for 2015-2019

After an extensive review by the Schools Committee of the Championship Programme for 2015-19 cycle, this programme will also include Novice Eights along with Under-15 Octuples which were voted in at the last AGM (see remit 18). Therefore the 2015 programme events will be re-numbered to include these 4 extra events giving a programme of 52 events in total. The Under-15 Octuples will take place towards the end of the programme.

August 2013

Changes at NZSSRA New support staff

We are happy to be announcing the arrival of Sonya Walker at NZSSRA.

Sonya is the new Schools and Universities Manager at RowingNZ and will be based there to support the Schools Committee. Sonya will already be known to many within the rowing community from her involvement with University Rowing or as the Regional Manager for Otago Rowing Association or as a coach, etc, etc!

The old Executive Officer role has finally run its course but Andrew remains involved with school rowing through the NZSSRA Board and continuing as the volunteer looking after the Association's IT. Andrew has pledged to make sure the institutional knowledge he holds remains available to NZSSRA, the Schools Committee and Sonya, as she settles into the new role, and is looking forward to seeing what they achieve over the coming years.

July 2013

Head Coach wanted Marian College, Christchurch

Marian College Rowing is looking for expressions of interest by 30th July from rowing coaches to fill their Head Coach role.

They are looking for someone with several years' experience who can give direction to & mentor their existing assistant coach.

The position might suit a person looking to step up into this role. They would be supported by an experienced Director of Rowing but would be responsible for guiding the day-to-day training programme.

Marian College Rowing is based at Kerr's Reach & expects to have approximately 15 female rowers in the upcoming season. Official start date would be late September but we would expect some input prior to this in formulating the upcoming season.

For further information please contact Kevin Meates at [email protected]

April 2013

Annual General Meeting Sunday 17 March, Lake Karapiro

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at lake Karapiro on Sunday 17 March 2013 in the Don Rowlands Centre. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2013 AGM are now available online.

Some items of note arising from the AGM include:

The Constitution, Regulations, Rules and Safety System have now all been updated online. The article about NZSSSC's STEC has also been updated to include the new exception voted in by Members.

Head Coach wanted Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland

We are seeking a suitably qualified rowing expert to be our Head Coach.

Presently we are in a developmental stage operating a large club and are looking for a rowing expert to ensure Row DIO reaches its full potential over the next few years.

Diocesan School for Girls is a high performing independent Anglican School with an outstanding reputation for excellence in all aspects of achievement. With state of the art educational and sporting facilities, the School provides a unique environment where girls can achieve excellence in a wide range of academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual activities.

The Head Coach Row Dio will lead a team of coaches who will be coaching from Novice to U18 level. Reporting to the Director of Sport they will:

  • administer, with the rowing sports manager, all things to do with rowing at the school.
  • provide expert knowledge and assist with programme development decision making and in establishing a culture which meets the needs of the schools' overall sport strategic plan and key targets

Applicants will be experienced in leading teams and have:

  • experience in writing training programmes specific to the needs of female athletes at the levels required of a secondary school
  • excellent technical, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills

Hours of work will be negotiated.

The School provides generous support, resources and very competitive terms and conditions to encourage coaches to reach their highest professional standards.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity then contact:

Peg Lockyer, Director of Sport
Diocesan School for Girls
Phone: DDI 550 2896
Email: plockyer[]diocesan.school.nz

Coach wanted Avonside Girls High School

A rowing coach is sought by Avonside Girls High School in Christchurch. They have a small squad of young rowers urgently in need of a conscientious coach who will provide them with the coaching that they need to take them to greater things.

If interested please contact Kevin Everest at kevin.everest[]sce.co.nz for more information ASAP; ready to start in September.

Coaching Conference Gisborne

Gisborne Rowing Club invites all rowing coaches, administrators & officials to a Coaching Conference to be held in Gisborne from 27th to 29th September.

More information can be seen at the web site: www.gisbornerowingclub.co.nz/cc2013

Accommodation options are available at all price points and flights into Gisborne are currently pretty cheap - but won't remain so.

March 2013

Maadi webcast Lake Karapiro, 21-23 March 2013

This year we had three days webcast live from Lake Karapiro. The general webcast URL is www.new.livestream.com/i-filmsport/.

February 2013

Coach wanted Hillcrest High School (Hamilton)

Hillcrest High School require an Assistant Coach to help build on previous success.

The role is to assist the Head Coach with senior and novice rowers during the season 2013-2014. Also to help run novice recruitment, and a training programme.

Please contact Pete Yeoman 0276747200 for further details.

December 2012

NK Safety Recall NK R2 Microphones purchased pre 1 Sep 2012

NK is voluntarily recalling the R2 Microphone for the Cox Box 08® and the Cox Box Mini® due to potential electric shock (12.7 volts).

This recall includes any NK R2 Microphone with an exposed black metal boom. Microphones purchased after 1 September 2012 have a rubber-covered microphone boom and are not covered by this recall. This recall does not affect NK BNC Microphones.

Download full details here

November 2012

Assistant Coach sought Baradene Rowing

Baradene College Rowing Team operates under Head Coach Dudley Storey. They are seeking an Assistant Coach to train girls on the water and to assist in fitness training, regattas and the annual camp.

The Baradene Rowing Team typically comprises approx. 30 girls competing in U15, U16, U17 and U18 with additional double sculls as required. Training times occur after school on weekdays with additional weekend sessions.

Baradene College are seeking an assistant coach. Previous experience required. Police vetting essential. Remuneration is negotiable for the right applicant.

Expressions of interest welcome until close Friday, 22nd February 2013. Please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your relevant coaching experience to: Mr Richard Turnbull, Baradene Rowing Committee, richard[]wallsandroche.co.nz

September 2012

Maadi DVDs 2012 Aon Maadi

Maadi DVDs are now shipping and there are copies available in stock for those who have not placed orders.

  • Full 4 disc set of all A finals, medal ceremonies and relevant interviews: $80 (incl GST and P&P)
  • 2 disc sets for either Friday or Saturday: $45 (incl GST and P&P)

Orders can be placed by: email Russell[]positivepictures.co.nz or phone 0800 488226 or 04 5662474

June 2012

Coaches wanted Avonside Girls High School

Avonside Girls High School in Christchurch are wanting a Head Coach and another Coach for the 2012/2013 season. They have a small group of keen students who even through all the earthquake drama have continued to pursue their passion for rowing and now wish to continue. They would like to give some coach the opportunity to ensure these and any new students the chance to pursue their passion for the sport.

If interested please contact Sean Walker glendaandseanwalker[]paradise.net.nz (Rowing Chairperson) or Susie Paton spaton[]avonside.school.nz (Sports Administrator) for any more information.

May 2012

Special General Meeting Sunday 13 May 2012

The Special General Meeting was successfully completed with an excellent turnout of Members (see draft Minutes). Members voted resoundingly in favour of the business of the meeting. Consequently the constitution has been updated (see updated constitution and the Association in on track for incorporation.

Top Ten badges 2012 Aon Maadi Cup regatta

at the start of May 410 Top Ten badges were posted out to the Principals of 60 schools. Top Ten badges are awarded where more than 10 crews compete in the heats of an under-18 event, other than an event for novices, at the New Zealand Championships (Reg 18). 2010 marks the first year when we've enough entries to award Top Ten badges in every class of boat. There is a full list of Top Ten crews available in the results.

April 2012

Maadi Webcast 2012 Aon Maadi

The archived web cast from the Maadi Cup finals is now available online at www.r2.co.nz/20120330/. The webcast is also available for download and has been edited into each of the 48 A-final races, plus two other clips (NZ 8+ and Major Awards)

March 2012

Newsletters

  • Ruataniwha Rowing: March (.pdf [2.7MB]).

Annual General Meeting 5PM March 25, Events Centre Theatre, Twizel

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association will be held in Twizel at 5pm on Sunday* 25 March 2012 at the Events Centre Theatre. The Maadi Safety Briefing will be held at the same venue immediately prior to the AGM. The Agenda for the 2012 AGM is now available online.

* during the 2011 AGM Members decided the AGM should be shifted to the Sunday prior to racing (from its usual Tuesday date) in an attempt to make it more accessible and to try and boost attendance (see the draft 2011 AGM minutes).

Ruataniwha Accommodation available

Twizel

A Twizel house has come available for Maadi Cup week from the Sunday 24th due to a cancellation. Details can be viewed on www.holidayhouses.co.nz.

February 2012

Special General Meeting Sunday 13 May 2012

A Special General Meeting of the Association has been requisitioned by the Auckland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary School Rowing Associations. The purpose of the SGM is to further progress the School Rowing Integration Project Plan that was adopted by Members in October 2010: updating the constitution to replace the Executive Committee with the now-operational Schools Committee; updating the constitution to prepare for incorporation; and, incorporating the Association. The business of the SGM is due to be conducted by postal ballot closing on Sunday May 13. Material will be sent out with the Agenda and pre-paid postal ballots in mid-April.

January 2012

Annual General Meeting 5PM March 25, Twizel

Notice is given the The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association will be held in Twizel at 5pm on Sunday* 25 March 2012. The Maadi Safety Briefing will be held at the same venue immediately prior to the AGM.

We are now calling for remits for the AGM as well as for nominations for Honorary Solicitor and for Honorary Auditor. These must be lodged with the Executive Officer by Sunday 19 February 2012.

* during the 2011 AGM Members decided the AGM should be shifted to the Sunday prior to racing (from its usual Tuesday date) in an attempt to make it more accessible and to try and boost attendance (see the draft 2011 AGM minutes).

Newsletters

  • Ruataniwha Rowing: January (.pdf [915KB]).

December 2011

Newsletters

  • Ruataniwha Rowing: December (.pdf [3.1MB]).

October 2011

TAKA Announcement new Director of Rowing

Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club have appointed a new Director of Rowing, Marc-Oliver Klages, who arrived from Berlin in early October. Marc was most recently in Canada coaching. He has an extensive background internationally and has served in clubs around the world including Germany, USA, Canada and in China for their national team. He was head coach at the Montreal Rowing Club in 2007 and 2008. Marc has had a number of roles as Head of Rowing in Secondary Schools and we are excited to have him join us and feel fortunate to have someone of his skills and experience to lead our rowers.

Takapuna Grammar

September 2011

Newsletters

  • Ruataniwha Rowing: September (.pdf [2.1MB]).

August 2011

Coach wanted Avonside Girls High School, Christchurch

Avonside Girls High School are looking for a coach for this season. Any interested people please contact Mrs Susie Paton: Avonside Girls High School, Greers Road, Christchurch. Ph 03-389 7199 ext 220. Fax 03-389 9250.

July 2011

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: July (.pdf [299KB]).

March 2011

Newsletters

Coach/Teacher position sought rowing + science

Fully registered science and maths teacher, with much premier rowing and coaching experience, is seeking an approx 75% teaching & 25% coaching position. Limited experience in school scene, but extensive club experience would suit senior assistant role in large program, or sole charge in small program. Also have good boatbuilding skills. Personal coaching expenses need to be covered. Can relocate to most places in range from top of South Island to Waikato/BOP. Email: dhanley1964[]gmail.com.

Maadi Laundry? Self-service laundromat

For those Maadi attendees short on laundry facilities there is a self-service laundromat now open at 112 Shakespeare St, (Cnr Shakespeare and Raleigh Sts), Leamington, Cambridge (less than 5 minutes from Karapiro). It is open 7 Days: 6.00am to 9.30pm.

Facilities include: five Maytag 8kg front loading washing machines, one Larger 18kg washing machine, six 16kg dryers, a Soap Powder dispenser and Coin Changer (so you don't need exact change).

Karapiro Accommodation available

Any accommodation we hear of that's available for regattas in the Karapiro region will be listed here.

Cambridge i-SITE, Visitor Information Centre

The Cambridge i-SITE, Visitor Information Centre has been compiling a comprehensive list of accommodation that is available prior to and during the upcoming Maadi Cup, there is a wide range on their books that are suitable for all budgets and various requirements. All the properties they have listed have been inspected and are to a high standard - at the moment they have many self contained/cottage type accommodations available in Cambridge and surrounds, all very close to the Karapiro domain.

Cambridge i-SITE, Visitor Centre
Corner Queen & Victoria Streets, Cambridge
Ph: 07 823-3456
E-mail: info[]cambridge.co.nz

Excess Maadi Accomodation

Epsom Girls Grammar has 10 spare beds (3 per room) available for the 2011 Maadi week at Cambridge Country Lodge. We have booked the entire complex and the beds are surplus to requirements. Complex is a backpackers with bed linen provided, self service communal kitchen and showers, in other words very basic but clean. Cost is $25pp per night. Only girl rowers or parents please. Contact Peter Hook 0274 472 316

Caravans

Caravans for hire - delivered to your site, connected to power, awning erected if required. Prices from $45/night, minimum of 3 days rent. Delivery and pick up $50 each way, insurance $20. All caravans have spotlessly clean interiors. Hamilton Caravan Hire 07 843 5529, 027 272 4499, email hamiltoncaravanhire[]xtra.co.nz

Tirau Motor Inn

Tirau Motor Inn is situated 15 minutes from the Karapiro Rowing Facility. They have a variety of unit sizes and prices. They have off-street parking and can offer the use of their laundry facilities and internet wifi. Tirau has many eateries for early breakfast to a late dinner.

For enquiries and bookings contact Julia. Phone: (07) 883-1111 Fax: (07) 883-1999 Email: tiraumotorinn[]clear.net.nz

Lake Karapiro

The Oar & Paddle is a new self-contained cottage semi-detached and independent from a home over-looking the rowing course at Lake Karapiro. The cottage has its own Kitchen, lounge and dining. All rooms have their own separate entrance, privacy and spectacular views over the lake and it's only two minutes walk to the start line of the rowing.

The cottage is best suited to families as it has one room with a queen bed and own en suite plus another room also with its own en suite, this room can have either two single beds or a super King bed.

For more information the web site is:www.oarandpaddle.co.nz.

Hall available: Cambridge, cnr Shakespeare & Thompson Streets, Leamington

There is a hall facility located just off the main Shakespeare St, Leamington for rent this up incoming rowing season. It has;

  1. 2 x toilets
  2. A kitchen
  3. A moderate, size hall space.
  4. A few mattresses available
  5. Would comfortable sleep up to 20 x people.

It could also be an ideal facility for rowing clubs to use as a gathering, meeting or time out facility. Indoor games can be played within this facility. Any further queries please contact Tui Thomas: 89 Shakespeare St, Cambridge; PH:078274074; Mobile: 021505141; Email: cddsthomas[]clear.net.nz.

Annual General Meeting 29 March 2011

The Annual General Meeting of the Association being held at 7:00pm in the Lecture Theatre at St Peters School, Cambridge. The agenda is available online.

To get to the venue: St Peters is on SH1 between Cambridge and Christchurch, enter through the main gates, take the first road on the left, the lecture theatre is in the first building on the right. There is parking below it.

February 2011

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: February (.pdf [922KB]).

January 2011

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: January (.pdf [978KB]).

Bishop Bavin School Rowing Festival 20-27 August 2011. Johannesburg, South Africa

The Bishop Bavin School Rowing Festival is held bi-annually at venues in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. The festival is a week-long event and aims to bring together junior rowers from different countries with a view to providing competition, cultural exchanges and entertainment for the crews in a unique African environment.

This year's event will be held between the 20th and 27th of August and organisers would like to know if there is any interest from New Zealand.

The South African rowing season runs much like ours (Sept to Mar), so they use the festival as a means to "kick-start" their season. It acts as a good motivator for existing rowers to remain fit and for new rowers to join up during the winter. The Northern hemisphere schools generally use the festival as an end of season tour where the emphasis is on enjoying the experience of new competition in a unique environment.

The event is backed by the Gauteng Schools Rowing Federation (GSRF) and can accommodate single crews or complete age groups.

For further information please check the regatta website, www.bishopbavinrowingfestival.co.za or email Eric Donaldson, Chairman of the organising committee, at bbrowing[]global.co.za.

December 2010

GAP year position wanted Ryan from South Africa

Ryan Grace from South Africa would like an opportunity to do a gap year in New Zealand with a school that focuses on rowing. He attended a private school in South Africa called St Albans College. St Albans is the top sculling school in South Africa and has won numerous national titles. Ryan was part of the 2009 quad and double that won gold at the South African national championships. He also competed at the Holland Beker in Amsterdam in 2009.

Ryan describes himself as very dedicated and hardworking and he would love to explore rowing in New Zealand. Ryan's interest was created through a gap student, Chris Tiley, from Wanganui in 2009.

If Ryan sounds like the coach for you please email ryang[]waterafricasa.co.za for his CV.

October 2010

General Meeting Outcome 29 October 2010

The General Meeting of the Association that adjourned on 26 October was reconvened and concluded on Friday, 29 October 2010 . NZSSRA members voted in favour (92%) of the policy proposition; allowing the project plan [.pdf 328KB] to proceed to the next stage.

Thank you to those schools who took the time to return their ballot papers!

General Meeting adjourned 26 October 2010

The General Meeting of the Association that was being held by postal ballot and scheduled to conclude 26 October has been adjourned until sufficient ballots for a quorum are received. With 50 ballots received so far turnout has been much better than previous years and it's hoped the meeting will be able to reconvene within days.

Thank you to those schools who got their ballot papers back on time.

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: October (.pdf [583KB]).

September 2010

Classifications: quick guide NZRA & NZSSRA classes

A 1-page quick guide to the revised NZRA classifications is now available for download [.pdf 189KB]. This version of the guide has been updated to show NZSSRA classifications for comparison.

There are two key points for schools/clubs to take home:

  1. Being an NZRA Novice does not guarantee you are an NZSSRA Novice.
  2. Having an NZSSRA Lightweight crew does not guarantee it will be eligible for NZRA lightweight events.

Note: because NZRA's season dates now match NZSSRA's season dates the changes to NZRA classifications actually mark a significant improvement in compatibility from previous years.

Support Maadi 2011 Patronage, appearance & advertising opportunties

There are exciting opportunities to be part of Aon Maadi 2011. By doing so you will gain access over a full week to thousands of students and their parents from all over New Zealand. These students will go on to fill influential roles throughout New Zealand society in just a few years time. Many will firstly complete post secondary education courses and will be considering which educational facility to attend.

Race Patronage

  1. Naming rights to your assigned race. Your race would be called (for example) The Acme Lawyers Boys under 16 Quadruple Sculls.
  2. Medal presentation rights. The race patron is invited to present the winners' medals on the presentation dais, or to nominate a New Zealand representative rower to do this on your behalf.
  3. Signage on the dais at medal presentation time, providing a marvelous photograph opportunity.
  4. Recognition by the "on course" race commentator each time a race is rowed in the sponsored event, heats through to finals.
  5. A full page colour advertisement in the souvenir programme.
  6. A complimentary gate and car park ticket, for the duration of the regatta.
  7. A complimentary souvenir programme.
  8. ROWERS EXPO
    For the duration of the Aon Maadi 2011, Race Patrons will be assigned a 3m x 3m stand in this area (on a first come first served basis), in order to promote their product or service. This will be held in the new Don Rowlands Centre, and will provide the perfect opportunity to interact with the rowers, their parents and supporters. We encourage you to always have someone in attendance.
  9. To maximize your investment in race patronage at Aon Maadi 2011 we can post your details onto the official Maadi Cup website, and provide a link from it, to your website. This can be implemented soon after we receive your payment.

To become a Race Patron, the price is $2,500.00 plus gst.

Races will be assigned to race Patrons on a first come first served basis. However, we will endeavor to comply with individual requests.

Other Opportunities

  • A 3m x 3m stand in the Rowers Expo, in the Don Rowlands Centre. Cost just $1500 for the 6 days.
  • A colour page advertisement in the A4 size souvenir programme. Cost $750.
  • A 30 second radio style advertisement, which you provide on cd, played at least twice daily, over the event public address system. Cost $400.
  • Other combinations of the above, by negotiation.

Enquiries

Contact: Roger Milne, 7a Sayegh St, St Heliers, Auckland 1071.
Ph 09 575 6266 or 021 636 601.
Email: milnerl[]xtra.co.nz
download (.pdf [138KB])

GST will be added to all quoted prices.

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: September (.pdf [481KB]).

Cox Education programme under development, can you help?

A coxswain education programme is now in the early stages of development. The program will eventually be available to all coxswains throughout in New Zealand as a course. This course will pass on coxing knowledge for novices through to senior coxswains.
As plans are in early stages, feedback is being sought from NZ school coaches on what they would like their coxswains to have more education about.

Please email rowbigservices[]gmail.com for more information or if you can assist by completing a short questionaire.

Coaches wanted Kings College, Auckland

Expressions of interest are called from Kings College, Auckland for coaching positions contracted 1 Oct 2010 -15 Apr 2011:- Experienced coaches are invited to apply for boys crews of various age levels - this may include the U18 premier crew/s. It is expected that contracted coaches will be available for all regattas and camps held throughout the rowing season as well as working with assistant coaches in a mentoring capacity.
Coaches will be engaged as independent contractors to provide a coaching service for a fee commensurate of experience and previous performance.

Expressions of interest are called from Kings College, Auckland for assistant rowing coach positions:- Keen beginner coaches are invited to apply for boys or girls crews of various age levels. It is expected that contracted assistant coaches will be available for all regattas and camps held throughout the rowing season. Coaches will be engaged as independent contractors to provide a coaching service for a fee.

Please send CVs to Mrs Barbara Fenner, rowsmart[]gmail.com by Friday Sept 24th 2010. For further information please call 021 275 1998.

August 2010

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: August (.pdf [536KB]).
  • Karapiro Rowing Inc: August (.pdf [105KB]).

July 2010

Single Scull and Essential Equipment For Sale SOLD

Unfortunately I have to sell my boat as I am heading overseas for five years.

  • This four year old, Chinese 'Wudi' single scull is suitable for anyone around the weight range of 60-75kg.
  • For the two years I have owned it, I have rowed at a competitive level and it has been perfect for me.
  • It comes with a matching 'Wudi' Rigger, a set of sculls, two dumps which are at a great height for rigging, a boat cover and a homemade frame to carry your boat on top of your car.
  • $3,400.00 ONO
  • picture of red single scull

This is a brilliant boat that must sell. My coach and I would be happy to talk to you about it in further detail. If you have any enquires or you want to organise a trial row, please phone 04 9048192 or email me at michelle_campbell07[]hotmail.com

Michelle

June 2010

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: June (.pdf [696KB]).
  • Karapiro Rowing Inc: June (.pdf [66KB]).

May 2010

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: May (.pdf [472kb]).

April 2010

Lost & Found 2010 Aon Maadi

Star Boating Club has mis-placed 2 new Rigtech Dumps. They're aluminium with grey strops and have Star written on them in blue. If you have found these for Star please contact Johnny Johnson: jandhjohnson[]xtra.co.nz or (04) 388-3193

Top Ten badges 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta

In mid-April 408 Top Ten badges were posted out to the Principals of 59 schools. Top Ten badges are awarded where more than 10 crews compete in the heats of an under-18 event, other than an event for novices, at the New Zealand Championships (Reg 18). 2010 marks the first year when we've enough entries to award Top Ten badges in every class of boat. There is a full list of Top Ten crews available in the results.

Maadi Webcast 2010 Aon Maadi

The webcast of the 2010 Aon Maadi regatta is now available online at: www.r2.co.nz/20100326/. It has been broken into hour long pieces.

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc: April (.pdf [818kb]).

March 2010

Newsletters

  • Karapiro Rowing Inc: March (.pdf [92kb]).

 2010 Aon Maadi Cup: Maadi 2010 

Maadi highlights on Sky 1-7 April 2010

After the 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta is over Sky Sport will be broadcasting some regatta highlights. There will be two different packages: one of 85 minutes and one of 55 minutes. Times for the broadcasts follow:

  • Thursday 1 April at 8:30pm for 85mins on SS3
  • Friday 2 April at 10:30am for 85mins on SS3
  • Saturday 3 April at 4:25pm for 85mins on SS3
  • Sunday 4 April at 9:00pm for 55mins on SS1
  • Monday 5 April at 8:30pm for 55mins on SS2
  • Tuesday 6 April at 9:30am for 55mins on SS1
  • Wednesday 7 April at 8:30pm for 55mins on SS2

Newsletters

  • South Island Rowing Inc:
    • March (.pdf [805kb]). Latest tent site allocations as well as other information about Maadi.
    • February (.pdf [515kb]).
    • January (.pdf [485kb]).
  • Karapiro Rowing Inc: the December Karaipro Rowing newsletter is now available (as .pdf file [248kb]).

Activities during Maadi™ Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

If you're looking for activities to undertake during Maadi Cup™ week then DOC can assist organise your educational visits at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

There are talks at the Visitor Centre, a variety of walks accompanied by a DOC Ranger (1, 1.5, 2 and 4 hours in duration) as well as special rates for 4WD, jetboat, helicopter, horse riding, kayaking and tours.

Please see this flyer (.pdf file [467kb]) or contact Coral Butler, LEOTC Educator at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre, for more details: cbutler[]doc.govt.nz; (03) 435-1795

even more activities...

SIRI the Lake Pukaki Vistors Centre and www.mtcooknz.com have identified a number of activities in the Mackenzie region that might be of interest to those attending Maadi. If you've got some down-time during the regatta you might like to consider the activities below.

For enquiries and bookings please contact the Lake Pukaki Vistors Centre: phone 03 435 3280, or visit them at the Visitors Center at Lake Pukaki (10min from Twizel).

Flights

  • Air Safari flights across High Country Farm land and around Mount Cook, viewing the West Coast. 1hr but does not land.
  • "Mt Cook Ski Plane" around the Mountains and landing on the Tasman Glacier (also view the West Coast).
  • "NZ Helicopter Line" flights up to Mt Cook and landing on a Glacier.
  • Air Safari from Pukaki Airport. Fly over Lake Pukaki up to and around Mount Cook viewing Tasman, Fox and Franz Glaciers.

Popular Walks

  • Hooker Valley. From the camping ground: 1 hour round trip to 2nd Swing Bridge; 3hrs round trip to Hooker Lake.
  • Kea Point. Approx 2 hours.
  • Red Tarns. Climb approx 2hrs up and back.
  • Sealy Tarn. Approx 4 hours.
  • Drive up the Tasman Valley and walk over to the Tasman Lake to view the ICEBERGS.
    NOTE Most Rental Vehicles ARE NOT ALLOWED on this Gravel Road
  • Glen Lyon Road along to the Twizel River (view of Mt Cook) on thru the North West Arch back to town.
  • Opposite side of Lake Ruataniwha (turn in opposite the Salmon Farm) great views of Mount Cook, mountains and lake.
  • Wetlands out by the canals.

Tours

  • Kaki - Black stilt Breeding Hyde (The rarest Wading Bird in the World) Tours 9.30am and 4.30pm Bookings Essential
  • "High Country Salmon Farm" just south of the Rowing. Start on the Main Highway
  • "Discovery Tours"
    • "Lord of the Rings" Gonder and the Pelenour Battlefield.
    • A wide variety of trips and tramps thru this fabulous area.
  • "Glacier Explorer". Boat trip around the ICEBERGS on the Tasman Lake 10am and 2pm (3hrs) Bookings Essential
  • "Glacier Sea-Kayaking". Tramp/Kayaking around the Hooker Lake around other Icebergs

Destinations

Twizel

  • "IHub" Heli Mountain Bike tours into the Mountains. Biking is a great way to see the area. Bike repairs & Service, also Bike Hire.
  • Art Exhibition
  • Play Golf on the Twizel 9 Hole Coarse;
  • Tennis
  • Fishing in our local rivers and Canals
  • Biking around some of the Canal Systems, (this water generates Power thru 8 Power Stations and supplies approx 50% NZ electricity
  • Bring a FRISBEE and play against the locals on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5pm. Open at other times but obtain Score Card etc from Twizel Visitors Centre
  • "Op Shop" will be open with extended Hours

Lake Pukaki 10 minutes from Twizel

  • Visit the Lake Pukaki Visitors Centre and enjoy the fabulous views
  • Walk around the "Kettleholes" which were formed by the Glaciers 1 million or so years ago. Great views. [1 hour]

Glenntanner Station 30 minutes from Twizel

  • NZ Helicopter Line: Flights up to Mt Cook, mountains and landing on a glacier

Lake Tekapo 40 minutes from Twizel

  • Drive the canal Route to Tekapo, stopping at the Mt Cook Salmon Farm (catch, feed or buy the Salmon for a meal)
  • Visit Mt John Observatory
    • Day tours. Cafe. Enjoy the view
    • "Earth & Sky" Night tours to view the stars thru the huge telescopes. {Bookings essential}
  • Hot Spa Pools
  • Visit the "Church of the Good Shepherd" and the "Sheep Dog" Statue
  • Visit the Tekapo iSite

Mt Cook 45 minutes from Twizel

  • At "THE HERMITAGE":
    • Visit the "Sir Edmund Hillary" Museum
    • View a 15min 3D Film about Mount Cook
    • Visit the Planetarium. Showing 11.30, 1.30, 3.30 and from 7pm
  • Visit the DOC Visitors Centre and Learn more about the National Park, Mountains and Tramps/Climbs
  • "Cook Connections" offers transport to the Mt Cook Village from Twizel 8.45am and 12.30pm. Departs the Mt Cook Village 10am and 4pm

Heading South from Twizel

Omarama 20 minutes from Twizel

Clay Cliffs. Look for signs on the route to Omarama. It is approximateloy a 15 minunte drive off the main road, going onto private land. Well worth the visit to these special cliffs.

Hot Tubs

Otematata 45 minutes from Twizel

Visit the Benmore Hydro Power Station. It is the largest earth-built dam in the Southern Hemisphere.

Oamaru 1.45 hours from Twizel

Visit the Blue Penguin Colony; especially at dusk when they return from the sea.

Other destinations

  • TIMARU: approx 1.45 hrs from Twizel
  • QUEENSTOWN: approx 2.45 hrs from Twizel
  • WANAKA: approx 1.45 hrs from Twizel
  • LAKE OHAU: approx 40 mins from Twizel

This is just a taste of the variety of activites in the Mackenzie Basin. Support your crews but take in some of the local highlights too. Bookings are ESSENTIAL for many of the above activities.

Visit the VISITORS CENTRE at LAKE PUKAKI (10mins from Twizel, open from 9am each day). The staff will be pleased to assist you.

Maadi™ Accommodation available

Any accommodation we hear of that's available for the 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta will be listed here.

Twizel

New house that sleeps 10, 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite, good indoor/outdoor living with outdoor furniture & BBQ, garage, dishwasher. Funds will be used to repair a badly damaged school skiff. $3200 fixed price for Maadi. Contact Chris Grave: chris[]configureexpress.co.nz or 027 679 5452

Twizel

A new modern 3 bedroom house in Twizel, which is available for rent this month. The charge for up to 4 people is $250 per night. There are two queen beds and two singles. Please contact Anne on 03 3229450 or 0210531572 for further details

Twizel

House with 2 double beds and 2 single beds as well as a sleepout that has a set of bunks and 2 single beds. (The inside of the sleepout is in the last stages of being fully re-lined but not painted as yet). House has front and back decks, bbq, shower over bath, fridge, washing machine and freezer.

Available from 22 February 2010 onwards @ $300.00 per nite. Contact Jim Knowles for more information: jgknow[]xtra.co.nz.

Otematata and Omarama

Holiday homes available for Maadi Cup™ week in Otematata and Omarama, prices range from $100 to $120 per night for 4 adults $10 per person per night extra. Comfortable and fully furnished, linen can be provided with food and beverage your only requirement!

www.waitakiholidayhomes.co.nz, or contact Jane Mullins at 03 438 7771 or 021 1466220 for further information.

Ben Omar, near Omarama

We have been advised there is more accommodation available at a station called Ben Omar based just out of Omarama. They can take approx 25 people. Please contact Ginger and Sylvia Anderson: 03 4389 784, benomar[]xtra.co.nz.

February 2010

2010 Annual General Meeting To be held during 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta

Members are reminded the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held as usual during the 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta on the evening of Tuesday 23rd of March. The AGM will take place in the auditorium in the Twizel Events Centre, beginning at 7:00PM. The Agenda is now available.

January 2010

Rowing Reunion St Bede's College

As part of the buildup to the St Bede's Centennial celebrations in 2011 a Rowing Reunion will be held at the College on Saturday 13 March 2010. All former Bedean rowers, current Bedean rowers, parents and supporters are cordially invited to a dinner, which will feature the welcome return of Fr Earl Crotty SM and presentation of caps to the 2010 eight.

For more information please see the flyer (.pdf [2Mb]) and registration form (.doc [5Mb]) or contact oldboys[]stbedes.school.nz.

2010 Annual General Meeting To be held during 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta

Members are reminded the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held as usual during the 2010 Aon Maadi Cup regatta on the evening of Tuesday 23rd of March. The AGM will take place in the auditorium in the Twizel Events Centre, beginning at 7:00PM

Nominations for Office

Members are reminded nominations for the Honorary Auditor and Honorary Solicitor close on Monday, 15 February 2010. Persons being nominated for these positions should first be contacted to see if they wish to be nominated.

Remits

Members are reminded the closing date for submission of remits for the AGM is Monday, 15 February 2010.

Note: The Rules and Regulations are not up for change in 2010 (ref cl 10.6 of constitution) so unless there is an emergency to be dealt with remits should be of a general nature or relate only to changes of the constitution or safety system.

Application to host NZSSRA Championships regattas

Potential hosts are reminded the closing date for receipt of applications to host the 2012 NZSSRA Championships regattas (Maadi, North Island Championship and/or South Island Championships) is Monday, 15 February 2010. Such applications should be made on the form given in Appendix (F)1 of the Constitution.

Remits, nominations and applications must be lodged with the Executive Officer.

December 2009

Authorised Maadi™ apparel supplier Global Culture logoGlobal Culture

Global Culture Group Limited of Christchurch has been licensed as a supplier of apparel bearing our Maadi and Maadi Cup trade marks.

You can expect to see Global Culture's products appearing at the 2010 Aon Maadi Cup.

It's not too late! Rowing Calendars Fund-raising opportunity

The Rowing New Zealand calendar is returning for 2010 and again offers a great fund-raising opportuntiy for schools, as well as the possibility of winning a Concept 2 Rowing Machine and other great prizes. Calendars sell for $20 with schools keeping $10 of that. Orders can be made through Robin Owens at robinowens[]xtra.co.nz.

November 2009

Boats needed for Maadi™ Melbourne Girls College

Melbourne Girls College will be attending the 2010 Aon Maadi Cup at Ruataniwha and need to borrow boats for the event. They will be needing a quad/four, double and single; all for U17 year old girls. If you can help with this it would be much appreciated.

Please contact Head Coach, David Carr-Smith, carrsmith[]gmail.com or Tanya Woodward tanya.woodward[]gmail.com

Mercer Regatta For club, novice and school rowers

The Mercer Rowing Club is holding a regatta on 5 December 2009 for club, novice and school grade rowers. More information is available on rowIT or by contacting Don Strachan: 09 236 0873, 027 292 6377, donstrachan[]ihug.co.nz.

House wanted Twizel: Maadi Cup™ week

Rotorua Girls High School is looking for one house to rent in Twizel for Maadi™ week (20-27 March 2010) - sleep 7. If you have a house booked that you will not need, or if you know of one that may be available they'd love to hear from you.

Please contact Tim Payn (tim.payn[]clear.net.nz, or 07 3453039 evenings, 021 866 137 any time)

Newsletters

The first Karaipro Rowing Inc newsletter is also out (as .pdf file [137kb]).

October 2009

Fund-raising opportunity Rowing Calendars

The Rowing New Zealand calendar is returning for 2010 and again offers a great fund-raising opportuntiy for schools, as well as the possibility of winning a Concept 2 Rowing Machine and other great prizes. See the flyer [.jpg 420k] for more details. Orders can be made through Robin Owens at robinowens[]xtra.co.nz.

Equipment hire: Concept 2's school programme Concept 2 rowing machines

If you can't win a Concept 2 rowing machine through the Rowing Calendar promotion you can now hire one at special student rates:

  • Model C with PM2: 12 months @ $50 per months or 3 months @ $95 per month
  • Model D with PM3: 12 months @ $75 per months or 3 months @ $120 per month
  • Model E with PM4: 12 months @ $90 per months or 3 months @ $150 per month

Prices include GST. Refundable bond & hire application fee apply. Contact 0800 ROWING (769464) or sales[]concept2.co.nz for full details.

Samoan Sports Scholarships Applications close 5:00pm 15 October

The Samoan Sports Association offer opportunities to young, talented athletes Nationwide through their annual 'Junior Scholarship Programme'. You can download an application form for the scholarships and more information is available online at their website www.samoansports.co.nz. Please note applications close Thursday 15th October 2009 and must be received no later than 5pm.

September 2009

SIRI Newsletter

The latest South Island Rowing Inc newsletter is now available (as .pdf file [856kb]). It contains a calendar of events for Lake Ruataniwha.

August 2009

Web cast archive now available 2009 Aon Maadi Cup regatta

Archived coverage from the Maadi™ web cast is now available for viewing. It includes nine hours of viewing; covering 'A' finals and medal ceremonies.

Maadi™ DVDs 2009 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta

Post-production work on the DVDs of the 2009 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta has completed and they are now available for purchase and distribution.

These DVDs (2 per day) make a fantastic record of Finals days at the regatta. If you haven't already purchased a copy then you can place your orders with Russell at Positive Pictures via: email, tapes[]positivepictures.co.nz or Russell[]positivepictures.co.nz; phone, 0800 488226 or 04 5662474; or fax, 04 5664826.

Payment can be made by cheque, telephone Visa transaction or by internet banking. Any problems ring Russell on 0274 476570

  • Both Friday and Saturday (4 discs): $80.00
  • Just Friday OR Saturday (2 discs): $45.00

All prices include GST and postage & packaging

Rowing Calendars supporting NZ's Elite rowers

Robin Owens would like to say:

a huge thank you!
To all the schools and clubs
who worked so tirelessly
to sell so many calendars

Altogether $62,000 was raised - with $27,000 being donated back to schools and clubs and our elite rowers received $35,000 to be shared between them.

THE WINNERS of the prizes for most calendars sold are:

  1. St Andrews College, Christchurch who won a Rowing Machine generously donated by GARY REID AT CONCEPT 2 NZ
  2. Whakatane Rowing Club, North Shore Rowing Club and St Peters College, Cambridge who all won Cox Boxes generously donated by BARRY CLEAL OF NEILSEN KELLERMAN LTD

Congratulations to you all!

Special thanks to the New Zealand Rowing Foundation

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is now available (as .pdf file [1439kb]).

May 2009

Head Coach Westlake Girls High School

Westlake Girls High School has a long and proud tradition of performing at the highest levels in Secondary Schools rowing. Significant work has gone into identifying our goals for the next 5 years - multiple wins of the Jubilee and Dawn cups among them. Securing the services of an experienced and successful Head Coach is seen as a key part of our future plans.

You'll take ownership of and provide leadership in developing and executing coaching plans for the current squad of 30-40 rowers and a coaching staff of 2-3. The school is very keen to grow the squad so you'll be pivotal in recruiting new rowers and communicating with all stakeholders from the school, to students, the Rowing Society, parents and supporters. Ideally you have considerable experience coaching high performing school rowing squads and have the technical expertise to develop the skills of both coaches and rowers.

This is a great opportunity to further your career as a professional rowing coach within an organisation that has the tradition, raw talent, facilities, and parent support to again perform at the highest levels of Secondary Schools rowing.

To request a full Position Description or discuss the opportunity in confidence please call Marcus Clark on 027 242 0124 or email Marcus[]OnlineExecutiveSearch.co.nz.

April 2009

Missing/lost equipment

  • Rotorua's sculling oars have been located. Thanks.
  • The electrical distribution box has been located. Thanks.

March 2009

Prizes for under-18 single scull champions in association with Outward Bound

Outward Bound donated a 21-day Outward Bound course for the winners of the boys and girls Under 18 Single Sculls, at Aon Maadi '09:

Go to www.outwardbound.co.nz to see more on Outward Bound courses.

Other rowers who have benefitted greatly from such courses include the current NZ Lightweight double, Peter Taylor and Storm Uru, and Under 23 World title holders Nathan Cohen and Graham Oberlin-Brown.

Maadi Programme Competition Winners

The following people were winners in the Aon Maadi '09 Programme Competition:

Aon Maadi '09 Tee Shirt Competition Winner

Gisborne Boys High School won a set of Croker training sculls, courtesy of Croker Oars Ltd.

Favourite Maadi Shop Competition Winners

The best shop display went to Robert Harris. They had adopted Wanganui Collegiate and its colours. The winning shoppers were:

  • Craig Prier, a St Andrews supporter
  • Jo Hartley, the local winner

Maadi Programme Competition Progammes cost $10, purchase at the regatta

The entry form for the programme competition is only available from the Aon Maadi '09 Programme, and the official entry form must be used.

Simply fill out the details required and place your entry in the box located in the Aon Maadi Village, at the Cambridge i Site stand in the Water Sports Centre, by 2pm Saturday April 4, 2009.

The draws will take place after the presentations are made on Saturday afternoon. Prizes are:

Another innovation from Aon Maadi '09 !

Aon Maadi '09 Tee Shirt Competition in association with Croker Oars

Conditions of Entry

  1. The competition is open to all schools that enter crews at Aon Maadi '09, one entry per school.
  2. Entries take the form of a tee shirt that is being worn casually by the school's rowers, during the regatta. (Not row suits).
  3. The name "Maadi" must be included on the Tee Shirt.
  4. The logo of the principal regatta sponsor, Aon, must be on the tee shirt. The logo is attached.
  5. The use of the words Maadi and Aon must not bring the regatta sponsor, the NZSSRA, or the sport of rowing, into disrepute.
  6. Tee shirt entries are to be with the Regatta Secretary in the Don Rowlands Tower, by noon on Wednesday April 1, 2009. They are to be submitted in a clean plastic bag with the name of the school attached to the shirt, and on the bag, and the contact details of the person in charge, with a cell phone number. They may not be returned.
  7. Entries may be shown on the regatta website.
  8. A judging panel will be the sole adjudicators.
  9. The winning school will be announced during finals, April 3 & 4, 2009. The winner will receive a set of Croker training sculls, courtesy of Croker Oars Ltd.

See some of last year's entries.

Maadi Accommodation

  • Cambridge i-SITE: "For all your lodging requirements contact the Cambridge i-SITE, Information Centre who are experommodating large groups to one person, in and around Karapiro, Cambridge and surrounding districts. We have up to the minute availability online. Every accommodation we recommend has been visited by our friendly and experienced staff, who know the needs of rowers, coaches, supporters, spectators & regatta officials. E-mail info[]cambridge.co.nz phone: 07 823-3456
    We can also help you find and book activities for your school or group to do out of racing time, recommend places to visit and things to do away from the course."
  • Due to an injury Rotorua's party is much reduced; they have 10 bed accommodation available in Cambridge for Maadi week. Enquiries to Alastair at ariddle[]pocket.co.nz or 021 447 111.
  • If you are looking for accomodation you might also like to try www.cambridgenewzealand.com. They are an accommodation website focused on holiday accommodation in and around Cambridge. As Cambridge residents they have great "insider" knowledge, and a database of accommodation available for the Maadi Cup. They offer a free accommodation finding service and pride themselves on finding that "Perfect" accommodation for our guests requirements.
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation 4.5km from Cambridge & Karapiro: www.hazelbankhouse.co.nz
  • There is a three-bedroom hous available for rent in Leamington, Cambridge. For more information please contact Jenny Risi: jenny[]getframed.co.nz, (021) 466 516

Breakfast with Mahe Drysdale and Warren Gatland

Waikato Diocesan Rowing Club invites you to breakfast with Mahe Drysdale and Warren Gatland:

  • Thursday 2nd April 09, 6.30am
  • Narrows Landing, Hamilton. 2 mins drive from Hamilton Airport
  • $100 per ticket. For tickets please email: mcmaster1[]xtra.co.nz or phone 027 486 7192
    Tickets are limited so bookings are essential

February 2009

Rowing Calendars

Dear Rowing Supporters

Thanks so much to all the people who have bought our 2009 Calendars so far. We are down to our last 500 calendars so PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT OUR ELITE ROWERS.

This is the development time for the next Olympic cycle and every cent of the calendar money is going to our Rowers either at School or Club level or to the Elites.
We want to make this our best year ever for calendar sales!

BUY NOW! BUY NOW! BUY NOW!

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO ORDER CALENDARS TO SELL IF YOU ARE A SCHOOL OR CLUB AS THE ROWING MACHINE FOR THE MOST SALES IS STILL UP FOR GRABS!!

Please contact Chelsey Gee chelsey[]rating40.com (If you have bought some calendars and are struggling to sell them please contact Chelsey)

To buy ONE calendar visit the Rowing NZ website. Go to the Trading Post and then go to the Shop where you can order and pay online.

SUPPORT US TO SUPPORT OUR ROWERS

Merry Christmas
Warmest Wishes

    Robin Owens

Maadi Sponsorship Opportunities become a Race Patron

There are a limited number of opportunities to become a Race Patron at the 2009 Maadi Cup Regatta. Patronage gives you race naming rights, an invitation to present medals to the race's medalists, advertising within the printed programme, space in the Maadi Village, car parking, VIP Lounge access, online presence and more...

If you or somebody you know might be interested in becoming a Race Patron there is information available on the Maadi Cup Regatta website: Maadi 2008 (including a full proposal) or you could contact Roger Milne: milnerl[]xtra.co.nz.

Rowing Coach Nelson Rowing Club & Nelson College for Boys

Nelson Rowing Club in conjunction with Nelson College for Boys is looking for a GAP student for this season. They would be accommodated at Nelson College boarding house and supported by the Nelson Rowing Club which caters for several schools, boys and girls and club rowers. The club is currently one of the most successful in the country being the holders of several National and School titles and holders of various Club and National Club event titles. The GAP student would be coaching with the support of Head Coach, Ian Weenick, a former National Coach.

For enquiries please contact Club Captain Andrew Conway on ajconway[]clear.net.nz.

Rowing Coach Samuel Marsden Rowing Club

Samuel Marsden Rowing Club is looking for a new coach. This person should ideally:

  • Be able to take up the position from 1 September 2008 and coach until at least the end of the season (approximately end of March 2009); and
  • Have rowing coaching experience; preferably at least a level 1 coaching certificate

You will be assisted by 2 assistant coaches and be responsible for a squad of approximately 20 to 30 keen and committed rowers, of whom about half are likely to be novices. You will be supported by a dedicated Rowing Club Committee.

The Club is part of Samuel Marsden School, one of the leading girls' schools in New Zealand. The Samuel Marsden Rowing Club is also part of the Wellington Rowing Club, a club with a 122 year tradition located in the Boat Shed on Wellington's waterfront and through which further support and resources are available.

Applications should be made by email to the Club by emailing Simon Jensen at southey-jensen[]xtra.co.nz.

Coaching position wanted gap year coaching

Chris Hermes is currently looking around for a gap year type rowing coaching position at schools in New Zealand. Chris has just finished a degree at Nottingham University, and would very much like to take a gap year abroad coaching rowing at a school boat club.

Chris is 21 and has been sculling since the age of 13. Having coached juniors for the last three years Chris is also in the process of attaining level 2 of the UK coaching course in rowing.

If Chris sounds like the coach for you please email chris.hermes[]mail.com.

Rowing Coaches Required Westlake Girls High School

Westlake Girls High School require rowing coaches for the 2008/2009 rowing season for all age groups. Westlake Girls has a proud history in the sport of rowing and wishes to appoint coaches that will continue this in the future. Successful applicants must have a sound understanding of rowing technique and knowledge and be able to work effectively in a team environment.

For further information, or expressions of interest, contact Dean Flyger Sports Director on (09) 489-4169 extension 704, email dflyger[]westlakegirls.school.nz

SIRI Newsletter

The first newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc of the year is now available (as .pdf file [331kb]).

December 2008

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is now available (as .pdf file [144kb]).

November 2008

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is now available (as .pdf file [244kb]).

October 2008

Head of the Waikato Schools eights racing on the Waikato River

Please note the date for the Head of the Waikato River Race has been changed to 8-9 November 2008. More information about this exciting rowing event is available in this "Head of the Waikato Heads-up" letter.

Rowing calendars supporting NZ's Elite rowers

Robin Owens would like to say a huge thank you to all the Schools who sold rowing calendars and CONGRATULATIONS!

A grand total of $65,000 was made. Schools and Clubs received $25,000 for their fundraising efforts and they contributed $25,000 of the $40,000 that went to Elite Rowers. This meant 31 Elite Rowers each received $1290. The athletes were absolutely amazed and very happy as most of them live on very small incomes.

There was a competition for the School or Club who sold the most Calendars, which schools cleaned up:

  1. Takapuna Grammar School Won a Concept 2 Rowing machine
    This will be Presented at the Fundraising Dinner in Auckland on 24th May
  2. Christchurch Girls High School Won 2 Vouchers worth $259 each for Polar Heart Rate Monitors
  3. St Andrews College Won 1 voucher worth $259 for a Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Well done to all the winners; they all sold a lot of Calendars. As Robin says, all round it is a magnificent effort!

The great T-shirt competition

The inaugural Great T-Shirt competition was won by St Peter's School of Cambridge.

2008 AGM highlights Tuesday 1 April 2008, Twizel

  • Jack Collin elected as Life Member of the Association
  • Annual subscription raised from $80 to $160 and Championships amenity fees raised by $2 per pupil to cover the cost of services (e.g. web cast, online entry and results) provided by the Association.
  • Remits:

1. Trade mark management

That the licensing and usage of NZSSRA's trade marks not be enshrined in the constitution and instead be managed as part of the general affairs of the Association.

PASSED

2. Tent site management

That balloting of tent sites be included as part of the requirements of future applications for hosting a Championhsips regatta.

FAILED

  • Championships applications:
    • 2009 & 2010 NISSC provisionally awarded to KRI at Lake Karapiro (provided suitable dates are available)
    • 2009 & 2010 SISSC awarded to SIRI
    • 2010 Maadi awarded to SIRI at Lake Ruataniwha
    see the regattas page for more details
  • Championships fees were set (see Appendix A for fees) as proposed by regatta hosts with amenity fees raised by $2 to cover online regatta entry and results services.
    Note: 2008 SISSC fees will be set by the Regatta Committee in conjunction with schools 2 months prior to the regatta.
  • Other business:
    • The Executive Committee should approve the inclusion of Novice Eights at NISSC if they are sought
    • The Executive Committee is to request Race Committees use seeding for heats at Championships regattas
    • Fred Strachan (Life Member and Otago representative) was awarded an NZSSSC Service to Sport Award
    • NZSSRA acknowledged the support given by Peter Sharp, NZSSSC's outgoing Executive Director, to NZSSRA and rowing over many years.

June 2008

OarSport sign up for your copy now!

OarSport is New Zealand's only rowing magazine. The latest 80-page issue is a school rowing special - with more than 20 pages on the 2008 Aon New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships and picture reviews from the North Island and South Island Schools champs. There's a round-up of University rowing, junior selection, North vs South Juniors and a look at how rowing has faired in the movies! Plus all of the usual news, views and features - and a frank interview with rowing legend Fred Strachan. If you don't get it - you should.

Email richardgee[]rowingnz.com and ask for a subscription form. The magazine is only $30 per annum for four issues.

May 2008

Maadi - Didymo A message from DOC

"There was a great response from everyone regarding the wash and a lot of interest shown in the didymo display. Congratulations once again for the tremendous effort from [South Island Rowing Inc] in the fight to stop the spread of didymo."

While every effort was made at the Maadi Cup to wash gear, there is always the possibility that some items may have been inadvertently missed. Please ensure that your boats, riggers, shoes, socks, oars etc are checked before being used again. If in doubt, please re-wash using a 5% detergent solution or leave to thoroughly dry out. Anything which is still damp and which may have missed the wash could still harbour live didymo cells. All equipment should be washed or dried when changing to another waterway. The ultimate responsibility for this rests with you!

Useful information about didymo can be found on the Bio-Security website: www.biosecurity.govt.nz.

"Snot Off" detergent is available from

Ice Clean Limited.
Ph: 09 522 5127
Fax: 09 522 1730
Email: iceclean[]xtra.co.nz

April 2008

An evening with Mahe 23 May 2008

Plan for an evening with 2005, 2006 & 2007 World Rowing Champion Mahe Drysdale (includes buffet meal, cash bar will operate). An auction will follow the dinner. All proceeds from the evening will help the New Zealand Junior and Under 23 Rowing teams compete at the 2008 World Junior Rowing Championships to be held in Linz, Austria and the Under 23 World Championships in Brandenberg, Germany, in July.

  • Friday 23rd May
  • Ellerslie Function Centre, Ellerslie Race Course, Auckland
  • 6.30pm arrival - 7.30pm seated
  • $89.00 per head OR $850.00 per table of 10

Tickets are available by phoning Roger Milne 021 636 601 or email milnerl[]xtra.co.nz. Please make cheques payable to Rowing NZ, crossed not transferable, and mail to 7a Sayegh St, St Heliers, Auckland 1071. Direct crediting available. Visa and Amex accepted.

Supported by www.beeflambnz.co.nz

Maadi coverageSky TV

After the regatta there will be packages broadcast on Sky Sports:

  • Tuesday 8 April at 9:00pm for 3 hours on SS3
  • Thursday 10 April at 10:00pm for 80 minutes on SS1
  • Friday 11 April at 11:30am for 80 minutes on SS3
  • Friday 11 April at 4:30pm for 80 minutes on SS2
  • Sunday 13 April at 10:30am for 80 minutes on SS2

Archived web cast

The live web cast is in the process of being archived for playback by members. Watch the website for news of its release.

Maadi DVDs

As usual Positive Pictures will be compiling a Maadi DVD. Watch the website for news of its release.

March 2008

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is now available (as .pdf file [287kb]). It contains some very important reminders for schools attending the 2008 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta as well as tent site allocations.

Bio-security ALERT

As responsible users of New Zealand's waterways all member schools need to be aware of the Didymo ("Rock Snot") bio-hazard, which has now been confirmed in Lake Ruataniwha. Schools should be proactive in their efforts to avoid the spread of this pest. For more information see the Biosecuity New Zealand website.

"CHECK, CLEAN, DRY"

Maadi Accomodation Availableupdated

Twizel Promotion has still got the following accommodation available fro during Maadi:

  • Twizel, house - sleeps eight.
  • Omarama Station - 12 beds
  • Omarama, house - 5 beds
  • Otematata, house - sleeps seven

Please email tpda[]twizel.com for any enquiries.
The Hermitage Hotel is offering a Maadi Cup Special, see the flyer (.pdf [1.3Mb]) for details.

WIN A CONCEPT 2 ROWING MACHINE! The great T-shirt competition

Brought to you in 2008 for the very first time by South Island Rowing Inc the 2008 Aon Maadi Cup regatta will include a competition for the best school T-shirt. The prize is a Concept 2 rowing machine. Every school may enter one T-shirt and the rowing machine will go to the school with the best entry.

  1. The prize is a new Concept 2 rowing machine and includes the cost of shipping the rowing machine to the winning school.
  2. The competition is open to all the member schools of the NZSSRA that are entered into the 2008 Aon Maadi Cup regatta. Only one entry per school is allowed.
  3. Entries take the form of a sample of a T-shirt that is being worn by representatives of the school during the regatta. The name "Maadi" should be included on the T-shirts. Aon is the principal sponsor and a generous supporter of the "Maadi" regatta and schools should recognise this by including the name "Aon" on their entry e.g. as in "the 2008 Aon Maadi Cup regatta".
  4. To enter the competition schools must present a sample of their T-shirt to the Row Shoppe in the Solveig MacRae Building (Lake Ruataniwha). All accepted entries will be put on display during the regatta and may be shown on the regatta websites. Schools may reclaim their entry after the winner has been announced.
  5. A three-person judging panel will be appointed by SIRI to determine the winning entry. The judging panel also has the right to reject any entry on any grounds. The decisions of the judging panel will be final and without appeal.
  6. Entries close 11:00am on Wednesday, 2 April 2008. At least 20 entries must be accepted in order for the competition to proceed.
  7. The winning school will be announced during the Accolades at the conclusion of the regatta.

2008 Aon Maadi Cup Broadcasting LIVE WEBCAST & post-regatta Sky TV packages

The two finals days of the 2008 Aon Maadi Cup will have a Live webcast (Friday 4 April and Saturday 5 April). Then, after the regatta, there will be packages broadcast on Sky Sports:

  • Friday 4 April LIVE WEBCAST all day
  • Saturday 5 April LIVE WEBCAST all day
  • Tuesday 8 April at 9:00pm for 3 hours on SS3
  • Thursday 10 April at 10:00pm for 80 minutes on SS1
  • Friday 11 April at 11:30am for 80 minutes on SS3
  • Friday 11 April at 4:30pm for 80 minutes on SS2
  • Sunday 13 April at 10:30am for 80 minutes on SS2

Activities in the Mt Cook Mackenzie region during Maadi

SIRI the Lake Pukaki Vistors Centre and www.mtcooknz.com have identified a number of activities in the Mackenzie region that might be of interest to those attending Maadi. If you've got some down-time during the regatta you might like to consider the activities below.

For enquiries and bookings please contact the Lake Pukaki Vistors Centre: lake.pukaki[]xtra.co.nz, phone 03 435 3280, or visit them at the Visitors Center at Lake Pukaki (10min from Twizel).

Flights

  • Air Safari flights across High Country Farm land and around Mount Cook, viewing the West Coast. 1hr but does not land.
  • "Mt Cook Ski Plane" around the Mountains and landing on the Tasman Glacier (also view the West Coast).
  • "NZ Helicopter Line" flights up to Mt Cook and landing on a Glacier.
  • Air Safari from Pukaki Airport. Fly over Lake Pukaki up to and around Mount Cook viewing Tasman, Fox and Franz Glaciers.

Popular Walks

  • Hooker Valley. From the camping ground: 1 hour round trip to 2nd Swing Bridge; 3hrs round trip to Hooker Lake.
  • Kea Point. Approx 2 hours.
  • Red Tarns. Climb approx 2hrs up and back.
  • Sealy Tarn. Approx 4 hours.
  • Drive up the Tasman Valley and walk over to the Tasman Lake to view the ICEBERGS.
    NOTE Most Rental Vehicles ARE NOT ALLOWED on this Gravel Road
  • Glen Lyon Road along to the Twizel River (view of Mt Cook) on thru the North West Arch back to town.
  • Opposite side of Lake Ruataniwha (turn in opposite the Salmon Farm) great views of Mount Cook, mountains and lake.
  • Wetlands out by the canals.

Tours

  • Kaki - Black stilt Breeding Hyde (The rarest Wading Bird in the World) Tours 9.30am and 4.30pm Bookings Essential
  • "High Country Salmon Farm" just south of the Rowing. Start on the Main Highway
  • "Discovery Tours"
    • "Lord of the Rings" Gonder and the Pelenour Battlefield.
    • A wide variety of trips and tramps thru this fabulous area.
  • "Glacier Explorer". Boat trip around the ICEBERGS on the Tasman Lake 10am and 2pm (3hrs) Bookings Essential
  • "Glacier Sea-Kayaking". Tramp/Kayaking around the Hooker Lake around other Icebergs

Destinations

Lake Pukaki 10 minutes from Twizel

  • Visit the Lake Pukaki Visitors Centre and enjoy the fabulous views
  • Walk around the "Kettleholes" which were formed by the Glaciers 1 million or so years ago. Great views. [1 hour]

Glenntanner Station 30 minutes from Twizel

  • NZ Helicopter Line: Flights up to Mt Cook, mountains and landing on a glacier
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • "Discovery Tours": Alps2Ride (Helicopter up and Bike down)

Lake Tekapo 40 minutes from Twizel

  • Drive the canal Route to Tekapo, stopping at the Mt Cook Salmon Farm
  • Visit Mt John Observatory
    • Day tours. Cafe. Enjoy the view
    • "Earth & Sky" Night tours to view the stars thru the huge telescopes
  • Hot Spa Pools
  • Visit the "Church of the Good Shepherd" and the "Sheep Dog" Statue

Mt Cook 45 minutes from Twizel

  • At "THE HERMITAGE":
    • Visit the "Sir Edmund Hillary" Museum
    • View a 15min 3D Film about Mount Cook
    • Visit the Planetarium. Showing 11.30, 1.30, 3.30 and from 7pm
  • Visit the DOC Visitors Centre and Learn more about the National Park, Mountains and Tramps/Climbs
  • "Cook Connections" offers transport to the Mt Cook Village from Twizel 8.45am and 12.30pm. Departs the Mt Cook Village 10am and 4pm

Heading South from Twizel

Omarama 20 minutes from Twizel

Clay Cliffs. Look for signs on the route to Omarama. It is approximateloy a 15 minunte drive off the main road, going onto private land. Well worth the visit to these special cliffs.

Otematata 45 minutes from Twizel

Visit the Benmore Hydro Power Station. It is the largest earth-built dam in the Southern Hemisphere.

Oamaru 1.45 hours from Twizel

Visit the Blue Penguin Colony; especially at dusk when they return from the sea.

Other destinations

  • TIMARU: approx 1.45 hrs from Twizel
  • QUEENSTOWN: approx 2.45 hrs from Twizel
  • WANAKA: approx 1.45 hrs from Twizel
  • LAKE OHAU: approx 40 mins from Twizel

This is just a taste of the variety of activites in the Mackenzie Basin. Support your crews but take in some of the local highlights too. Bookings are ESSENTIAL for many of the above activities.

Visit the VISITORS CENTRE at LAKE PUKAKI (10mins from Twizel, open from 9am each day). The staff will be pleased to assist you.

Trailer space to Maadi required Wellington to Maadi return

Paraparaumu College need to get 2 fours and an eight to Maadi and would like to know if any school was passing through Wellington who might have room on a boat trailer for the boats. If so could they please contact Matthew Hall: matthewhall[]xtra.co.nz or mobile 027 447 3043

Special General Meeting Outcome 5 February 2008

The Special General Meeting of the Association that adjourned on 3 December 2007 was reconvened and concluded on Tuesday, 5 February 2008 (minutes). NZSSRA members voted in favour (98%) of ratifying the changes to our constitution, Rules and Regulations that were sought by members at the 2007 AGM (remits 1 & 7) and also in favour (100%) of rectifying the award of Top Ten badges.

Thank you to those schools who took the time to return their ballot papers!

Maadi DVDs/Videos 2007 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta

Post-production work on the DVDs and videos of the 2007 Aon NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships has completed and they are now available for purchase and distribution.

These DVDs (2 per day) make a fantastic record of Finals days at the regatta and feature wide-screen coverage and many of the Steven McIvor interviews from the live SkyTV broadcast.

If you haven't already purchased a copy then you can place your orders with Positive Pictures via email, tapes[]positivepictures.co.nz, or by calling their toll free number: 0800 488 226.

  • Both Friday and Saturday: $70+ $5 postage & packaging
  • Just Friday or Saturday: $40+ $5 postage & packaging

See the www.rowingvideos.co.nz website for more rowing videos and DVDs.

SCRATCHINGS PLEASE! 2008 Aon North Island Secondary School Champs

With over 1000 crews entered there are currently 247 heats, repechages and semi-final races to get through at the NISSC in a very short amount of time. There are a few events where a small number of scratchings will cut several races out of the schedule and help make it more managable. If you are planning on scratching in any of the following races please let us know asap by emailing Regatta Control, murray.campbell[]xtra.co.nz, and cc'ing rowIT, nzssra[]rowit.co.nz. Thanks!

  • 1+ scratchings sought
    • 10: boys under 18 quad
    • 12: girls under 15 eight
    • 30: boys under 18 novice eight
  • 2+ scratchings sought
    • 04: boys under 17 four
    • 14: boys under 18 novice four
    • 17: boys under 18 lightweight four
    • 22: girls under 18 four
    • 31: boys under 17 eight
    • 35: boys under 16 eight

February 2008

Coaching position wanted gap year coaching

Rob Irving is currently looking around for a gap year type rowing coaching position at schools in New Zealand. Rob graduated from University last July, and is currently coaching a junior team at a club in London as well as continuing his rowing and working part time at various other jobs.

An experienced rower, Rob started rowing at school and continued at University where he won at Henley Royal Regatta as well as winning National Championship gold, British University Rowing Champs golds and rowed for England at the annual Home Countries regatta - as well as doing all sorts of races against Boat Race crews, in Poland, China, Ireland, Belgium etc. Rob has also been trialling for the British national squad this year.

If Rob sounds like the coach for you please contact him at r.s.irving[]hotmail.com.

Boat holders required Fund-raising opportunity

KRI require boat holders at the start for the following regatta dates:

  • 2008 Club Nationals: Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st Feb
  • 2008 NISS: Friday 14th March

Please email Murray Twining mrtwin[]xtra.co.nz if you are able to assist. This is a paid job, a good fundraising opportunity for all clubs and schools.

Rowing Coach - Auckland Dio You even get a hat with "coach" on it

Diocesan School For Girls (Auckland) is looking for a new coach for a paid position from January through to Maadi.

Contact AJ Harper on aj002[]hotmail.com

Fund-raising opportunity Rowing Calendars

The Rowing New Zealand calendar is returning for 2008 and again offers a great fund-raising opportuntiy for schools, as well as the possibility of winning a Concept 2 Rowing Machine. See the flyer [.pdf 822k] for more details. Orders can be made through Robin Owens at robinowens[]xtra.co.nz.

For Sale Single scull

Sarah (sarah.s[]stmargarets.school.nz) from St Margarets' College, Christchurch, has a KIRS single for sale. Suitable for 60-75kgs sculler it has a wing rigger and comes with a red "Nielson Kellerman" pace coach and near new "Croker" sculls. Price: $5,500 ONO. For more information or photos, please contact Sarah.

Wanted Single scull

Mark (mark[]stickypictures.co.nz) is looking for a single scull to purchase for an 86kg person. If your school is updating its plant and has a single for sale, or if you know someone who is selling a single, please contact Mark.

Head Rowing Coach Wanted Baradene College, Auckland

Baradene Rowing seek to appoint a Head Coach for the 2007 / 2008 rowing season.

Baradene Rowing continues to grow from strength to strength. We seek a person who is able to build on the success we have enjoyed, working closely with our existing coaching staff, including our Director of Rowing, Dudley Storey.

This is a part time role, requiring the successful applicant to be available to coach on week day afternoons after the end of school, during weekends and to accompany the teams to weekend regattas. Remuneration is negotiable depending on level of experience and expertise.

To be successful, the applicant must be able to demonstrate technical expertise in rowing, a track record of delivering high quality coaching to College based students, an ability to foster an effective team environment and commitment to achieving the objectives of Baradene Rowing.

For further information, or expressions of interest, contact Tony Paterson, Chairperson, Baradene Rowing on ph: (09) 5754637, email: tony.paterson[]xtra.co.nz

Convenor of Rowing Queen Margaret College, Wellington

Queen Margaret College (QMC), an Independent Presbyterian Girls' School, providing top academic standards and pastoral care, and a stimulating teaching environment.

QMC offer rowing as a sport to Girls in and above Year 9. Crews compete at local and national regattas and all QMC rowers are affiliated to Star Boating Club in Wellington.

We seek an enthusiastic, qualified and enthusiastic person with a proven track record, to establish and manage a new coaching structure at the College. The successful applicant will personally coach rowers and manage a small team who will develop and support rowing at the QMC.

NB: Police vetting of coaches is mandatory.

Please apply in writing to:

Principal's Assistant
QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE
53 Hobson Street, PO Box 12-274, Wellington
Email: principals.assistant[]qmc.school.nz

Rowing Coaches Wanted Hamilton Girls High School

HAMILTON Girls High School requires rowing coaches for the 2007 / 2008 rowing season.

Hamilton Girls High is beginning to rebuild their ranks and require coaches that will continue this in the future.

Applicants need a good understanding of training methods and must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

If this sounds like you, and you would live to train on the mighty Waikato, then please don't hesitate to contact Debbie Ford, HGHSRC President: fordd[]hghs.school.nz!

2008 Maadi fees Lake Ruataniwha, 31 March - 5 April 2008

At the 2007 NZSSRA AGM members set the GST-exclusive fees for the 2008 Maadi at:

  • 1x: $24 ($27)
  • 2x/2-: $32 ($36)
  • 4x+/4+: $40 ($45)
  • 8+: $56 ($63)
  • ammenity: $17 per pupil ($19.125)

Figures in brackets are the GST-inclusive fees

Remits for 2007 AGM 7pm, 27 March 2007, Lake Karapiro

1. Alteration of Safety Rules

That Rule 17 (Safety) be altered so the Director of Maritime Safety is satisfied NZSSRA has a safety system that can be approved for the purposes of Maritime Safety Rule 91.4(2)(d) (exemption to carrying/wearing personal flotation devices).

Ammended to...

That Rule 17 (Safety) be ammended to incorporate NZRA's safety system requirements where applicable.

PASSED (as ammended)

Note: proposed wording for Rule 17 was not pursued by the meeting so the Executive Committee will bring new wording to members at the earliest opportunity.

2. Honorarium for President

That the President be paid an annual honorarium ($500).

PASSED

3. Regular subscription review

That a review of the annual membership subscription be carried out by the Executive every four years.

PASSED

Note: the first review is to take place in time for the 2008 AGM.

4. Trade mark management

That the constitution be altered to include provisions for managing NZSSRA's trade marks (encompassing the traditional use of those marks by member schools).

PASSED

Note: proposed wording for the constitution was not accepted by the meeting so the Executive Committee will bring new wording to the 2008 AGM and in the interim will manage the trade marks as part of its normal business.

5. Merchandising licensed apparel

That the right to merchandise licensed apparel at NZSSRA regattas be offered in the first instance to the Local Association of the region in which the regatta is being held, on such terms and conditions as are agreed between NZSSRA and the Local Association.

LOST

6. Fundraising by members at sanctioned regattas

That NZSSRA retain the right to control and approve fund raising activities undertaken by participating schools at venues hosting NZSSRA sanctioned regattas.

LOST

7. North/South Island Secondary Schools Championships

That the definition of "Championships" be amended to clarify the fact the North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships and the South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships are Championships regattas for the purposes of NZSSRA's Constitution, Rules and Regulations.

PASSED

Note: despite passing the remit almost unanimously members did not propose specific a specific alteration for the constitution, so the Executive Committee will bring new wording for members to vote upon next time.

January 2008

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is now available (as .pdf file [326kb]). It contains updates about ongoing and recent work at Lake Ruataniwha, a reminder for schools to check and confirm their accomodation requirements and also the bad news that Didymo has been confirmed at the lake. Schools will need to be extra vigilant and remember to always "Check. Clean. Dry"

December 2007

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is now available (as .pdf file [218kb]).

Rowing Coaches Wanted Westlake Girls High School

Westlake Girls High School require rowing coaches for the 2007 / 2008 rowing season for all age groups.

Westlake Girls has a proud history in the sport of rowing and wishes to appoint coaches that will continue this in the future.

Successful applicants must be willing to learn and expand their coaching horizons, have a sound technical knowledge of rowing technique and be able to articulate this to the rowing students. They also need a good understanding of training methods and must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

For further information, or expressions of interest, contact Dean Flyger, Sports Director on (09) 489-4169 extension 254, email dflyger[]westlakegirls.school.nz

November 2007

SIRI Newsletters

The latest newsletters from South Island Rowing Inc are available (as .pdf files [247kb]/[360kb]/[304kb]).

The November newsletter (.pdf [304kb]) contains tent site allocations for the season and important safety related information.

September 2007

Wanted Single scull

Anna from John Paul College, Rotorua, is looking for a second hand single scull to for an 60kg female. If your school is updating its plant and has a single for sale, or if you know someone who is selling a single, please contact Anna.

August 2007

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is available (.pdf file [198k]). Schools should take note of the items baout accomodation.

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is available (.pdf file [102k]) with a round up of their 2007 AGM.

June 2007

SIRI Newsletters

The latest newsletters from South Island Rowing Inc are available (as .pdf files [114k]/[227k]).

SALE: Maadi Clothing Official 2007 Aon Maadi Cup Regatta apparel

There is still a limited amount of offical regatta apparel from the 2007 Aon NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships available from the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Rowing Association and prices have been reduced to clear this remaining stock.

itemsizesprice
Boys' Tee shirtsS M L XL 2XL 3XL$20.00
Girls' Tee shirts8 10 12 14 16 18$20.00
Charcoal Microfleece topsXS S M L XL 2XL$50.00
CapsOne size$10.00

To place your order you will need to post the order details and a cheque for payment + $5.00 postage to WBoPSSRA

ORDER FORM DETAILS
Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Home Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Home Ph. (a/h). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
item. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quantity. . . . . .Size. . . . .

Make cheques (for the cost + $5.00 postage) payable to W/BOPSSRA and post to:

Marion Edwards
3 Byron Way
Otumoetai
Tauranga 3110

Items will be bagged ready for postage on first come first serve basis, and will be dispatched when cheque is cleared. Any queries to Marion Edwards: Ph. 07 576 2045 or 021 158 2477, email mariontga[]xtra.co.nz

March 2007

Cambridge Autumn Festival 17 March - 12 April

Much of the Cambridge Autum Festival coincides with this year's Maadi regatta. You will find many interesting events in the festival program [.pdf 335k]. For further information please contact Cambridge i-Site Information Centre. Ph (07) 823 3456

Accommodation Tirau Motor Inn

Hawkes Bay Rowing Club has had to cancel 3 family units with Tirau Motor Inn (State Highway 1, Tirau - 15 mins south of Lake Karapiro). Each has its own kitchen and sleeps up to seven. Please contact Tirau Motor Inn: Ph. 07-883-1111, Fax 07-8831999, email tiraumotorinn[]clear.net.nz if you are interested.

Activities in the Waikato during Maadi

KRI and www.vistihamilton.co.nz have identified a number of activities in the Waikato region that might be of interest to those attending Maadi. If you've got some down-time during the regatta you might like to consider the activities below.

For all enquiries and travel bookings please contact the organisers: danya.jury[]visithamilton.co.nz, phone 07 839 3580, fax 07 839 3127, or visit them at the Lake Karapiro domain information office.

Jet boating Camjet Jet Boat Tours

Experience the thrills of a half hour jetboat or a 15 minute adrenaline rush up Waikato River!!!

  • Minimum of 4 pax, maximum of 10 pax per trip
  • 30 minute jetboat ride: $70 adult, $60 student (14-18yrs), $50 child (under 14yrs)
  • 15 minute adrenaline rush : $40 per person
  • (10% discount if booking for 10 or more people)
  • Tours depart from Dominion Ave in Cambridge

Horse Magic Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge

Special Maadi cup horse magic show ( 1 hour long) 10.30am Thursday 29th March!!

  • 5 minutes from Lake Karapiro!!
  • Maadi show also includes a tour and an opportunity to ride a horse.
  • Minimum of 10 people
  • $12 adult, $5 child (2-14yrs)
  • Discount for 25 people or more - $9 adult, $4 child

Blackwater rafting Waitomo Caves

Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the deep caverns of Waitomo caves. Not for the faint hearted!!

  • Black Labyrinth - 3 hour trip (1 hour underground)
    • Tour Includes: caving and walking, cave tubing, glowworms and waterfall jumps.
    • Tour times: 10.30am, 12.00pm, 3.00pm
    • $90 per person (12 people max per trip)
  • Black Abyss - 5 hour trip (2-3 hours underground)
    • Tour Includes: Abseiling 35 metres, abseiling training, caving and walking, cave tubing, glowworms, jumps, flying fox and climbing.
    • Tour times: 9.30am, 2,30pm (may be able to put more times on depending on numbers)
    • $175 per person (8 people max per trip)

Rotorua & Taupo Archer Tours

Sit back and relax and let someone else show you all the great sites of Rotorua and Taupo with Jim Archer - a true kiwi bloke!!

  • Available for tours both days
  • Minivan holds 10 people max (can take up to 40 if there are the numbers)
  • Rotorua day tour $165 (includes lunch)
    • Tour Includes: Agrodome Sheep Show, Rainbow Springs, Lake Front and Government Gardens, Green and Blue Lakes, Lake Tarawera look out and Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre.
  • Taupo day tour $140 (includes lunch)
    • Tour Includes: Wairakei Steam Fields. Craters of the Moon Thermal Valley, Lake Taupo, Bungy Jump viewing, Aratiatia Controlled Rapids, Huka Falls, Honey Village.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Seen the movie - now see the location of LORD OR THE RINGS!!

  • Pickups from the Lake will be arranged for this tour.
  • Visit the original Hobbition Village Movie Set from Lord of the Rings which has been returned to its natural state.
  • Tours: 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm
  • Tours are 2 hours 15 minutes long
  • $50 adult, $25 youth (10-14yrs)

Stud Farms Barry Lee Stud Tours

Cambridge is well known for some of the finest stud farms in the world - visit the best in the area with equine expert Barry Lee Stud Tours.

  • Inspect their Bloodstock and facilities. Personally conducted tour, max of 4 people per tour.
  • 1 hour tour visiting the Cambridge Stud, $60 per car
  • 2.5 hour tour visiting the Cambridge Stud and three other studs in the area, $120 per car

Golf Wairakei

One of the best courses in the country - if you are a keen golfer you don't want to miss this one!!

  • Located in the heart of the North Island and set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Lake Taupo region.
  • Non-registered golfers $200.00
  • NZ registered golfers (member of a NZ golf club) $85.00
  • Junior (under 18yrs) $55.00
  • Hire equipment is also available at cost

February 2007

Maadi fundraising? An opportunity for schools

The promoters of the 2007 New Zealand Rowing Calendars are offering a special deal to all Rowing Schools who wish to fundraise for the 2007 AON NZ Secondary School Championships.

Participating Schools are offered the NZ Rowing Calendars to sell for $20.00 and the School will retain 50% of the proceeds (i.e. 100 Calendars sold will reap a net profit of $1000.00.!!)

Retailers or anyone interested in the Schools calendar fundraising promotion should contact Robin Owens, PO Box 10292, Bayfair, Mount Maunganui or contact her via email at robinowens[]xtra.co.nz.

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is available (as a .pdf file [373k]). They are running an interesting raffle and have provided some information about what happens to the surplus income from Maadi.

Old wooden oars

At Karapiro, rowing is working hard to lift the image and profile of regattas in the lead up to the FISA 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, and to this end they are trying to obtain a large number of used wooden oars of any age or type, preferably still with school colours brightly and proudly painted on them, which are surplus to your school's requirements.

It is KRI's intention to use these to promote and to dress up the prominent parts of the Karapiro Domain.

If you are able to assist KRI with this request could you please advise Roger Milne by email to milnerl[]xtra.co.nz and arrange to bring the oars to an early Karapiro regatta. The more they get, the greater the impact will be.

KRI look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in anticipation.

FAQ

  1. Will the oars stay with our school's colours on them?
    YES, KRI are keen to see as many and varied colours as possible. You may even wish to touch them up a little, so they look even better!
  2. Will KRI pay for the oars?
    Unfortunately, their budget does not stretch to this, but remember your oars will form part of a fantastic picture, making Karapiro even more unique.
  3. What if I've only got 2?
    Little fish are sweet!!
  4. What are KRI going to do with them anyway?
    Use them as flag poles for sponsors signage, and make the whole scene a real ROWING affair.
  5. How many do KRI need?
    As many as they can possibly get. Please contact Roger and give him an idea of how many you can spare, and he can maybe call a halt at some future time. But in the mean time, please bring them to the first regatta you can at Lake Karapiro.

Winter reviews progressions || programme || honorarium

The NZSSRA has now concluded its winter reviews.

progressions

The first review was of the progression system used for Maadi this year. After due consideration, including a review of feedback received from schools who attended the 2006 AON NZ Maadi regatta, we have made two small changes:

  1. It is now no longer necessary to place first in the heats or repechage races to make the final when there are 33-40 entries for an event.
  2. Crews no longer have to race in a repechage to make the final when there are 41-48 entries.

The above changes have been achieved by adding semi-finals to the progression system in these two bands of entries. The revised progression system will be used for Maadi and the North Island Secondary School Championships in 2007.

programme of events

The second review was the four-yearly review by the Executive of the programme of events for championships regattas. For the first time since the introduction of the review process we will not be increasing the number of events in the programme; nor will there be a reduction in the number of events. After due consultation with our members, including a rigorous discussion during the 2006 AGM of some possible changes and exploration of the possibility of replacing the lightweight four with a lightweight pair or double, the NZSSRA Executive has decided to make only one change to the range of events to be competed in for the next four years:

  1. Under-17 novice events will become under-18 novice events.

The order of events has now been assessed to determine whether any reordering was needed to accomodate the above change in events. The Executive Committee decided the order of events has worked well for the past four years, is familiar to coaches and remains suitable for the next four years. There will be no change to the order of events (other than to replace under-17 novice events with under-18 novice events). The next programme review is due in 2010.

honorarium

A motion from the floor at the 2006 AGM required the Executive Committee to review and adjust the Executive Officer's honorarium (set at $600 in approximately 1990). The new honorarium is now $2,500; a figure more commensurate with the time and effort involved with the role.
The Executive Committee noted this change highlights the dangers of leaving figures unreviewed for long periods of time; it is believed incremental increases are preferable to a large remedial increase. The Executive Committee recommends members also consider a review of the annual subscription and introduce a President's honorarium.

November 2006

Karapiro Accommodation Maple Lodge

Karapiro Accommodation available in Matamata. 30min easy drive to course. Can take up to 40 guests, $25.00 per head per night based on 4 per unit. All units fully self contained with cooking faculties, BBQ or out catering can be arranged.
Currently available for following regattas: KR1, KR2, NISS Champs & NZSS champs
All enquires to:

 Clive & Denise Williams
 Maple Lodge Motel
 Affordable Comfort
 11 Mangawhero Road
 Matamata. New Zealand
 Tel:64 7 8888 764
 email: maplelodge[]xtra.co.nz
 www.maplelodgemotel.co.nz

Maadi race sponsorship 2007, Lake Karapiro

In 2006, 101 schools sent 1264 crews to the 2006 AON NZ Maadi, making it one of the world's largest regattas!

A limited number of races are still available for race sponsorship at the 2007 Maadi Cup Regatta. We are keen to work with your organisation, to achieve maximum exposure, to this exciting demographic of elite New Zealanders.

Race Patrons, as you would be referred to, would receive the following benefits: naming rights to the race, medal presentation rights, signage on the dais at medal time, recognition in the programme and during commentary, race Patron's Expo Centre [Elite patrons], gate and carpark tickets, passes "Officials/VIPs Lounge", right to install signage at venue [Elite patrons], complimentary souvenir programmes, right to include material in the "regatta pack".

To get more information about how you or your company can become a Race Patron at Maadi 2007, Lake Karapiro, please contact Roger Milne:

KRI Sponsorship Coordinator, Maadi 2007
7a Sayegh St
St Heliers
Auckland 1071

Phone: (09) 575 6266
Cellular: (021) 636 601
Email: milnerl[]xtra.co.nz

Training in Australia St Kentigern College

This is to advise that Saint Kentigern College is sending a rowing eight to Brisbane on 3 December 2006. It will train under the guidance of Mr. Joe Rodrigues, Head Coach of Queensland University and with rowers from Brisbane Boys College.

On Wednesday 6 December the crew (along with a crew from BBC) will travel south to Grafton, NSW and train on the river in preparation for a two day regatta on the Saturday and Sunday 9, 10 December. The crew will return to NZ on Monday 11 December 2006.

This is St Kentigern's third trip to Brisbane and second to the Grafton Regatta. If any schools or clubs are interested in doing this trip in the future, please contact Leith Menzies.

Coaches wanted Hamilton Girls High School

Megan Scott, teacher in charge of Rowing at Hamilton Girls High School, is currently looking for people to form a coaching staff. In the past year they have had only a small number of girls (30 odd), so they are looking for 2 coaches at this stage; for Under 15 and for Under 17.
If you are interested please email Megan at school: scottm[]hghs.school.nz.

September 2006

NZSS Indoor Rowing Championships 2006 October 2006, Cambridge

The 2006 New Zealand Secondary School Indoor Rowing Championships are taking place on 15 October 2006 at St Peter's School in Cambridge. This is an NZSSSC sanctioned event. For further information please see the flyer [.pdf 121k] or contact Janey Wackrow at: janeyc[]stpeters.school.nz or 07-827-9899.

The entry forms [.pdf 41k] are now available. Entries close 2 October 2006.

August 2006

Sponsorship Coordinator Maadi 2007

Karapiro Rowing Inc (KRI) is the organisation charged with the responsibility of making all arrangements for the hosting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro from 26 March to 1 April 2007. A vital part of this hosting arrangement and having a successful regatta is ensuring we maximise any fundraising opportunities to provide income to offset the expenses of the regatta and providing for the maintenance and ongoing development of the facilities at Karapiro.

To help accomplish this task KRI wishes to appoint a sponsorship coordinator to raise sponsorship income from the association of sponsors with the forty odd races on the Championship programme. KRI has a number of sponsors from previous regattas who will no doubt be interested again and the opportunity to introduce new sponsors to the sport will be at the highest level for many years.

This is a specific project role with the aim of having all race sponsorship in place by mid-December. Remuneration will be discussed with the successful applicant. Persons interested in this exciting opportunity should apply in writing to the Secretary, KRI, and P O Box 1052 Cambridge by 15 September 2006.

April 2006

Vacancy KRI Secretary

KRI wishes to advise, that John Harper, who has been Board Secretary for the past 5 years, and latterly has assisted Murray Campbell with regatta entries, is leaving us, to pursue other interests in Blenheim. KRI thanks John for his work there and wish him and Vandra well in their new lifestyle.

The first issue KRI now has to address, is to find someone to assist Murray Campbell in processing the regatta entries and programme printing. KRI would envisage this person would most probably live in the Cambridge area. The job will most probably entail the 5 days immediately prior to a regatta, and attendance at the regatta would also be beneficial. We would expect the person to be computer literate and have a basic knowledge of the sport.

A modest honorarium is contemplated. Persons interested in wanting to know more should contact the KRI Board Chairman, Don Swales at 09 232 2755 or email to dswales[]clear.net.nz.

Lost at Maadi?

North Shore Rowing Club may have left 4 bowside riggers labelled 'Kotuku' in the boat park at Lake Ruataniwha after Maadi. If you have found these rigger please contact Tess Stephens.

Proposed new rowing course

A new 2,150m long, 8 lane rowing course has been promoted for 4 years now, on Massey University's Riverside Farm in Palmerston North, by a retired consulting engineer who has his 100 page Engineering & Feasibility study, preceded by an 8 page summary (that you may prefer if you're short of time) at: www.masseylake.org.nz

  1. At a critical stage now in the politics of this venture, to obtain the use of that land for a lake instead of cattle research, Mr Ray Christmas needs letters of support from all Secondary Schools' Rowing Clubs, (as well as all other Rowing Clubs and University Rowing Clubs), to put before Massey (PN) University Council, attached to a comprehensive letter that he is preparing to that council, to convince that council that there will be high involvement in regattas that would be held there. Many of your secondary school students could be tertiary students at Massey(PN) or at UCOL(PN) within 4 years and they will be able to carry on their rowing and yachting on this course which is combined with a Yachting area (all within 77 hectares) which could be built by 2010.
    If your club has not already sent a letter of support, would you please exhort them to do so. If you wish, please send in your own personal support.
  2. All your letters of support will be kept by Mr Christmas for years, if he ever has to keep lobbying the Varsity for a few more years or he writes a book about this.

You can contact Mr Christmas at: Ray.Christmas[]masseylake.org.nz

March 2006

Remit for 2006 AGM To group quads on one day and fours on the other

Christchurch Girls High School has submitted a remit for the 2006 AGM:

That the regatta programme should be changed so that coxed fours and coxed quads should be separated on day one and day two of the programme, and that these events should be spread out as to allow ample time for re-use of the boat by different crews in different events.

Christchurch Girls High School believes running all coxed fours events before the coxed quads would seriously reduce the amount of re-rigging required during the regatta. The school submits, given that there are 12 coxed four races and 8 coxed quad races at the regatta, these events need to be spread out more throughout the program, rather than being bunched together at certain spots.

LOST

Remit for 2006 AGM To further space the girls under 18 4x and 8+

Nelson College for Girls has submitted a remit for the 2006 AGM:

That the girls under-18 quadruple sculls be moved from Event 34 to a place in the program that allows for more time between that and Event 41 the girls under-18 eight.

Nelson College for Girls believes there is not enough recovery time for the rowers to compete in both events. The school submits we are seeing scratchings/DNS's in a Prestigious A Final event, we are seeing crews just row out the race as rowers are saved for the eight final.

LAPSED

Remit for 2006 AGM To replace under-15 sweep oar events with sculling events

The NZSSRA Executive has submitted a remit for the 2006 AGM:

That the under-15 four and under-15 eight be removed from the Championships programme and that under-15 octuple be added to the Championships programme in 2008.

The NZSSRA Excutive believes our youngest most vulnerable althletes should be encouraged to learn watermanship and boat control through sculling. Sculling is safer and will allow young bodies to develop in a symetrical way; rather than develop in the asymetrical fashion created by sweep oared rowing. For more reading members might like to look at these Youth Rowing Training Guidelines.

The NZSSRA Executive also believes adopting octuple boats will allow clubs/schools to teach sculling to greater numbers of people, more quickly.

In addition, the NZSSRA Executive notes this remit will have an added benefit of reducing the number of events at regattas, which will delay the inevitable introduction of limitations on entries.

LOST

Remit for 2006 AGM To replace the under-17 novice events with under-18 novice events

Christchurch Girls High School has submitted a remit for the 2006 AGM:

That the under-17 novice four be changed to the under-18 novice four.

Christchurch Girls High School believes this would enable senior students who begin rowing later during their secondary schooling to have a better experience as novice rowers than they do at present when they are thrown in at the deep end, as it were, among very skilled and experienced rowers.

PASSED

Remit for 2006 AGM To introduce "C" and "D" finals at championships regattas

Takapuna Grammar has submitted a remit for the 2006 AGM:

That the NZSSRA Championship progression system, announced in August 2005, be modified slightly to include A Finals in events with 6 to 13 entries, additional B Finals in events with 14 to 21 entries, additional C Finals in events with 22 - 32 entries and additional D Finals in events with 33 or more entries.

Takapuna Grammar has asked that the following material be made available so other members can evaluate it:

LAPSED

SIRI Newsletter

The latest newsletter from South Island Rowing Inc is available (as a .pdf file [531k]). There is a further update on improvments to the venue, which will be appreciated by all attending the 2006 AON NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships.

November 2005

2006 Prime Minister's Athletes Scholarships

The guidelines for the 2006 Prime Minister's Athlete Scholarships have been released. Scholarships are available for High Performaance rowers in all categories, including Junior. Application take place through Rowing New Zealand. More details are in the guidelines.

October 2005

Indoor Rowing: 2005 NZSS Champs 15 & 16 October 2005, Tauranga

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Indoor Rowing Champs are being held this year at Bethlehem College (in the Events Centre) in Tauranga. Entries close Monday, 3 October 2005 -entry form and details [doc].

September 2005

Ruataniwha "Two K" 24 & 25 September 2005, Lake Ruataniwha

South Island Rowing Inc are holding a regatta to promote and encourage excellence and to encourage participation in rowing. Age Group Sculling Events include the following:

  • Under 18 single for Boys and Girls
  • Under 17 singles for Boys and Girls
  • Under 16 singles for Boys and Girls
  • Under 15 singles for Boys and Girls

First prize of a SET OF SCULLS for winners of all age groups.
Competition is open to all Registered CLUB and SCHOOL ROWERS and will be conducted under the Rules and Conditions of NZRA and SIRI. Conditions [pdf] and Entry Forms [xls].

November 2004

NZSS Indoor Rowing Championships 2004

Greetings,
Please find enclosed the Official Entry Forms for the 2004 New Zealand Secondary School Indoor Rowing Championships. Please note that this event is part of the of the College Games. There are a few details that I would like to bring your attention to that I think you need to take extra note of:

  • The location. This year it is being held at St John's College (in the Gymnasium) in Hamilton. Beside the University.
  • The starting time of 10.00 am on Sunday 5 December. (We are starting on Sunday so as to avoid a clash with the College Games outdoor rowing event taking place on Saturday)
  • As part of the College Games all competitors will receive an ID tag, this must be picked up from the College Games registration desk (located at the University) before they can compete.
  • The inclusion of an Individual Under 19 Lightweight Division. The max. weight is Females, 61.5kg and males, 75kg.
  • The closing date for entries is Monday November 8 2004.
  • This event has been sanctioned by the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on any of the numbers below.
I look forward in seeing you there.

Kind Regards,
Craig Bocock
Chairman, 2004 NZSS Indoor Rowing Championships

  • 39 Pooles Road, Tauranga
  • A/Hrs Ph: 07 541 0227
  • Fax: 07 541 0779
  • Mobile: 025 628 6454
  • E-mail: wbop.region[]schoolrowing.org.nz

October 2004

For Rent or Sale Single Scull

  • 1998 Chickcraft Greenhawk single scull
    suit lightweight woman (built for 58-62kg range)
  • Reasonable rental rate or enquire for purchase price
  • Raced at elite level for 2 years.
    Winner LW1X 1999 NZ National Championships
  • Excellent condition, in mint condition
    boat bag and oars available

To view please contact Alex Scott:

  • email: alex[u]sfrito.org.nz
  • mobile: 027 4452 415
  • work: (04) 916 4377
  • home: (04) 577 3743

August 2003

Win a new single scull be a part of the Ruataniwha "Two K"

To be held at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel on 27th and 28th September 2003

Age Group Sculling Events include the following

  • Under 19 single for Boys and Girls
  • Under 17 singles for Boys and Girls
  • Under 16 singles for Boys and Girls
  • Under 15 singles for Boys and Girls

First prize of a state of the art SINGLE SCULLING BOAT to the winning crew in both the Under 19 Boys and Girls Events.

Plus prizes of a SET OF SCULLS for winners of other age groups and minor place-getters receive an individual prize.

Competition is open to all Registered CLUB and SCHOOL ROWERS And will be conducted under the Rules and Conditions of NZ Rowing and SIRI

Details, Conditions and Entry Forms available here.

This is a South Island Rowing Initiative to Promote and Encourage Excellence and to Encourage Participation in our Great Sport

  • Organiser: Fred Strachan QSM
  • Contact address: ora.fred[]xtra.co.nz

July 2003

Indoor Rowing NZ Endurance Championships

100 km Individual - 100km Teams of 10
Masters | Open | School | Lightweight | Openweight
Saturday 26 July, 2003
12 Venues Nationwide

The Nelson Rowing Club - Indoor Rowing Group, in association with Concept2 NZ, invites entries [forms with this newsletter] for the 2003 NZ Endurance Championships for teams and individuals.

Teams and Individual grades for both men and women, light and openweight, will be:

  • Individual
    • Schools ( Must be enrolled - no age limit )
    • 19 to 26, 27 to 35, 36 to 42, 43 to 50, 51 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 64 to 69, 70 +
  • Teams
    • Schools teams (must be enrolled - no age limit or weight limit )
    • Open (19 up to 42)
    • Masters 43 to 54, 55 to 64, 65 +
    • Mixed Teams ( any age, any weight )

Entry fee:

  • Individual $25.00
  • Team $150.00

Sponsored by:

Entry forms are [enclosed with this newsletter] or available from the Event Organiser:

  • Alan Winwood, A A Winwood & Associates Ltd
  • 19 Richmond Ave, Nelson
  • Phone 03 546 6973 Fax 03 546 6972
  • Email awinwood[]xtra.co.nz
  • www.concept2.co.nz

October 2002

Below is an extract from the September 2002 Newsletter put out by the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Rowing Association relating to Indoor Rowing.

2002 NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS INDOOR ROWING CHAMPS.

Once again we are hosting this event for the third time, last years event being bigger and better than the year before. So we are hoping that this years will maintain the momentum and be bigger again. If the interest shown so far is anything to go by then it certainly will be.

The date for this year is Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October.

The venue is Fairfield Intermediate in Hamilton.

The entry forms are [enclosed with this newsletter]. If you would like further information, then please contact me.

This event is sanctioned by the New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council.

The entry fee is $20 (GST incl.) per individual. (Unlimited events)

Remember the Closing Date for entries is Friday 11th October 2002.

This event is not restricted to rowers only.

We would like to see as many rowers and non-rowers there as possible, so please encourage all pupils.

Who wants to be a New Zealand Secondary School Indoor Rowing Champion for the year 2002?

Craig Bocock
(President W/BOPSSRA)

NZSSRA