est. 1967

Huanui College's approved colours
#115: Huanui College

Aon NZ



  Printer Friendly Version updated: 25 September 2021  

2022 Aon Maadi Cup NoticesNewsletter - Sitemap -  

NZSSRA Board Change of Directors

The NZSSRA Board announces the retirement of Leith Menzies. Leith has been on the Board since NZSSRA was incorporated in 2012. And he was the Auckland representative on the NZSSRA Executive Committee before that.

The Board thanks Leith for the many years he has been involved with NZSSRA and wishes him good health in his retirement.

Our President, Janey Charlton, has appointed Ms Kim Dowden to replace Leith. Kim is head coach at WLTG. She is also a Board member at ARA.

Annual General Meeting Sunday 21 March, Lake Karapiro

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at lake Karapiro on Sunday 21 March 2021 in the Don Rowlands Centre. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2021 AGM are now available online.

Some items of note arising from the AGM include:

  • Trudy Keys made a Life Member of NZSSRA.
  • Constitution updated to add some robustness to board memberships.
  • U17 Pair events added to the programme of events for Championships regattas.
  • During deliberations over remit 5 (per rower limit) enough delegates left the AGM that the the number of delegates dropped below the quorum required to consider that remit and the following 8 remits. Those items of business had to be abandoned. They will be carried forward to the next General Meeting.

The Constitution and Regulations have been updated online.

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. Schools should be proactive in their efforts to avoid the spread of this pest*. For more information see the Biosecuity New Zealand website.


* Users of Lake Ruataniwha need to be especially vigilent as Didymo is confirmed in the Lake, fortunately SIR has an excellent washing programme in place to help members "check, clean, dry"

Missing History Can you help???

It is an unfortunate and little-known fact that NZSSRA lost the bulk of its records in an arson attack on a Member school in the nineties. So when we were contacted by rowing's Archivist, Evan McCalman, who was looking for Maadi regatta programmes to try and fill some gaps in the record we were unable to assist.

The missing Maadi Cup Regatta programmes, which are needed to complete the Archives set, are: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982-1989 inclusive, and 1991.

These programmes are needed to establish with certainty when girls events began, to establish who were the winning schools (pre Jubilee and Dawn Cups), and thus the names of the winning crews.

If anybody can assist the effort to complete the archives by donating (or lending for copying and return) a programme from any of the listed Maadi regattas then that would be greatly appreciated. If you have one of these programmes please contact Evan McCalman: 35 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, phone 04-562 7154, or e-mail [email protected].

Have a notice?

Please send an email to [email protected] if you have a school rowing related notice you would like considered for publication.