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Newsletter - Winter 2023

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Hi everyone,
I hope you are all keeping warm and had an enjoyable school holiday break.

This newsletter contains information to get you best set up for the new season which is just around the corner. Please ensure that all key rowing staff, are receiving this update.

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

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

Para Rowing

Do you have any students that would like to take up Para Rowing? Being in a wheelchair doesn't mean that you have to give up on your Maadi dream.

We have clubs around NZ that have coaches, boats and facilities that cater for para rowers so please get the word out to your school community.

Further information on Para Rowing can be found on the Rowing NZ website HERE.

Upcoming Age Group Regattas

New Zealand crews will be competing at these age group regattas:

  • U23 World Championships 19-23 July in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • U21 Australia & NZ Series 27-29 July in Lake Karāpiro, New Zealand
  • U19 World Championships 2-6 August in Paris, France

School Directory

I encourage you to check out the Directory of Schools page on the Rowing NZ website. Please let me know if you would like to add a bio about your rowing programme or any information such as websites etc for prospective school rowers out there.

This is a new addition to the Rowing NZ website and would benefit from some input from each school.

Rowing New Zealand Database

If you are changing your key person this winter, 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 and step by step user guides can be found HERE.

I encourage you to check out the Schools Directory page on the Rowing NZ website and also let me know if you would like to add a bio about your rowing programme or any information such as websites etc for prospective rowers out there.

Aon Maadi Regatta Logo

For the 2024 Aon Maadi Regatta onwards, we would like schools to use the official logo below as the word "Maadi" is a copyrighted trademarked term and shouldn't be used in isolation.

Uniforms should refrain from using the word "Maadi" and rather use the full logo. We have the versions below available in different formats.

The logo should appear separate from the school name/squad name/crew name and any associated sponsors/supporters names or logos.

The logo can not be used for commercial purposes or for purposes outside of uniform design, banner design or promoting the regatta to your school community.

Any banners produced by the school for the regatta should use the official logo as a guide if the logo is being included.

Any questions on this, can be directed to [email protected]

The logo files can be downloaded HERE.

Rowsuit Colours

There have been numerous reminders about school colours over the past six months. It is imperative that your school is racing in your approved colours and design:

Every rower must wear the official uniform of the school that they are representing. Any school not wearing approved rowing uniforms may be disqualified.

If you are unsure about your approved colours and design, please check HERE. Any school that wants to change colours, must apply to do so.


Please engrave the trophies your school received from the 2022-23 season as soon as possible.

We had delays at all of the regattas this season on trophy return as schools had forgotten to engrave them so were doing it at the last minute.

As a consequence, some recipients missed out having them presented which is very unfortunate.