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Newsletter - Sepetember 2023

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Hi everyone,
Welcome to the start of the new rowing season.

The World Champs are currently in full swing in Serbia so I hope you have the chance to cheer on our crews as they aim to qualify boats for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Please forward this newsletter on to anyone involved in your school rowing programme.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please reach out. [email protected]

Congratulations scholarship

Congratulations to Taupo-nui-a-Tia College. Winners of the AON emerging school rowing scholarship.

2024 Important Dates

  • Aon North Island Secondary School Championships to be held on 1-3 March 2024 at Lake Karāpiro
  • Meridian South Island Secondary School Championships to be held on 1-3 March 2024 at Lake Ruataniwha
  • Aon Maadi Regatta to be held on 18-23 March 2024 at Lake Ruataniwha

Student transfers

At the start of a new season, there will be new students coming into your programme as either novices or experienced rowers.

Where a school has a new student who has previously rowed with another New Zealand school, they will need to be transferred from their previous rowing school (and possibly also their club).

Simply adding the new student to your roster in rowIT, does not mean that they have been transferred correctly. DO NOT re-create the rower in either rowIT or the Rowing NZ database as this will cause a duplicate profile.

If the student is transferring clubs they will require confirmation in writing from their previous club of their release. Once this has been done, please forward the email trail to [email protected] so the transfer can be completed.

NZSSRA Invoices

Please keep an eye out for the 2023-24 NZSSRA membership invoice. These will be sent out in September to all schools that competed in 2022-23.

I will endeavor to make sure they are sent to all of the email addresses I have on file.

Please ensure these are paid promptly as you will not be able to enter NISS, SISS or Maadi without being a financial member of the NZSSRA.

Rowing New Zealand Database

If you have changed your key person, please let me know via email so any changes can be actioned in the Rowing NZ Database.

It is important that all key people know how to register and license their rowers. UPDATED step by step user guides can be found HERE.

Making changes in rowIT does not transfer through to the Rowing NZ database so it is imperative that key people are doing the right process.

Upcoming Coach Courses

  • 7 October - Introduction to Rowing Coaching, Wellington
  • 4 November - Development Coaching Module, Wellington
  • 15 November - Development Coaching Module, Online
  • 21 November - Introduction to Rowing Coaching, Online

Please register for these courses HERE

Para Coaching Information

Information about World Rowing and Sport NZ para coaching courses can be found HERE.

Check, Clean, Dry Freshwater Gold Clams

The Check, Clean, Dry process is extremely important for all clubs and schools coming to Lake Karāpiro this season. The Freshwater Gold Clam was found along the Waikato River in May 2023. Overseas, this clam has proved difficult to control and eradication has never been achieved.

These clams reproduce rapidly (able to produce 400 juveniles a day and up to 70,000 juveniles a year) and form large populations that can clog water-based infrastructure such as electricity generation plants, irrigation systems, and water treatment plants. More information can be found HERE.

Please keep up to date with all communications from Rowing NZ, Karāpiro Rowing and the Ministry of Primary Industries for the correct boat and equipment cleaning procedures this season. A MANDATORY North Island School's briefing will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 19 September. A link will be sent via email to all North Island Schools that are competing at Karapiro this season.

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