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AROCA REGION
Apr 28, 2022
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AROCA REGION
Mar 16, 2022
In General Discussions
Please see link for more information - https://covid19.govt.nz/isolation-and-care/if-you-have-covid-1
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AROCA REGION
Mar 16, 2022
In General Discussions
Changes to school sport came into force through the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Order from 11.59pm Saturday 12 March 2022. All children and young people, regardless of their vaccination status, can participate in school-organised teams and groups, or as an individual representing the school in a competition or event. This applies whether on or off the school site, and to registered schools only. School organised teams, groups and individuals are to be treated as if they are vaccinated and cannot be required to show a My Vaccine Pass. This means the capacity limits for vaccinated students are applied when sport takes place out of school hours, or off school grounds. Support staff, including coaches, managers, teachers and parent volunteers continue to be required to be vaccinated. This includes student coaches, both when they coach teams from their own school, and those from other schools. They will still be required to show a My Vaccine Pass if the external venue or facility requires. Sport NZ has updated its School Sport guidance here. All primary and secondary students can participate in school sport and recreation regardless of their vaccination status. This includes intra and inter school sport and those representing their school in a club or community competition on and off the school site. Most sport and recreation activities are classified as Gatherings. For information on Gatherings click here. Gathering examples in your setting include sport that takes place outside of school hours or off school sites; a netball training after school or a First XV fixture between two schools on a Saturday. For specific guidance about sport and recreation Events (including how to work out if your activity meets the criteria of an Event under the CPF), For more info see attached
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AROCA REGION
Feb 28, 2022
In Event Panui
Kia ora koutou While Aotearoa remains in the Red setting of the COVID Protection Framework, it is not possible to hold the Waka Ama Long Distance Nationals. With no guarantee of when the country will move out of the Red setting, the decision has been made to postpone the Long Distance Nationals to October 2022 The event will now be held from the 6th to the 9th of October 2022 In Waitangi. Racing will be planned for Friday and Saturday 7th & 8th October with Sunday 9th reserved a saver day should that be required. Online entries will now close on 31st August. If your club has changes to make to existing entries, due to this date change you can do so up until the 31st of August. A revised Pānui will be issued for the event this week. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to email ldn@wakaama.co.nz
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AROCA REGION
Feb 24, 2022
In General Discussions
NZ's daily Covid-19 cases pass 6000 for first time There are 6137 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand today and as daily case numbers and hospitalisations rise, it’s time to move on to the next phase of our Omicron response. Changes to self-isolation and testing requirements come into effect from 11.59pm tonight, 24 February.
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AROCA REGION
Feb 02, 2022
In General Discussions
As a part of the Sport NZ Waka Ama Strengthen and Adapt Plan, Waka Ama NZ is hosting an online zoom consultation for our Clubs and their members in each Region. We would like to invite our Waka Ama Whānau to be a part of these zoom consultations. The purpose of these zoom will be an opportunity for us to listen to our members and to understand the opportunities for, and barriers to, growth in a meaningful and sustainable way. This zoom will be hosted by Waka Ama NZ and facilitated by Tracey Diack who is project managing our application process. To make the most of the time we have, Tracey will be focusing the forum on the potential transformational changes and any discussion on current issues will be parked. These zooms are open to our clubs, their members, and the wider Waka Ama whānau. Zoom sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm - click on link below Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - AROCA Click here for more information about the Sport NZ Strengthen and Adapt Waka Ama Project or contact admin@wakaama.co.nz
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AROCA REGION
Feb 02, 2022
In Event Panui
Kia ora koutou Due to the current Covid Omicron outbreak and Aotearoa being in the Covid Protection Framework Red setting for an unknown period of time, Waka Ama NZ has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Secondary School Waka Ama Nationals. It is not possible to safely run the event under the Covid Protection Framework red setting rules while ensuring the health and safety of our rangatahi, kaiako and kaimahi. We are also mindful that kura who attend the event come from throughout Aotearoa, we do not want our event to be the cause for further spread of the Covid-19 virus to small and remote communities across Aotearoa We would like to thank Te Waiariki Purea Trust for all their work so far in the organisation of this year's event. If you have any questions relating to the cancellation of the event, please do not hesitate to contact us at schools@wakaama.co.nz We look forward to seeing you all at the 2023 Secondary School Waka Ama Nationals. Ngā mihi Lara Waka Ama NZ CEO
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AROCA REGION
Feb 01, 2022
In General Discussions
The Waka Ama NZ (WANZ) Event Sanctioning process exists to ensure waka ama events, organisers, participants, and the sport itself remains safe and protected and that a duty of care is upheld within the sport. WANZ Event Sanctioning is only available to WANZ member clubs and regions. All updated sanctioning and approval documents are now available online and can be found on the website here: WANZ Event Sanctioning. Please ensure you use these new templates available when submitting your sanctioning or approval documents. If you have any queries please contact Waka Ama NZ admin@wakaama.co.nz
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AROCA REGION
Jan 24, 2022
In Event Panui
The paddlers who qualified at the AROCA W1 Trials for the opportunity to trial at the World Sprints have now been entered on line. Please can you check the roster (Click Here) and advise if anyone does not want to take up their spot wishes to take up any available quota wishes to be waitlisted The cut off to confirm any of the above is the 1st February Paddlers please note: - all requests must go through your club reps.
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Jan 24, 2022
In General Discussions
All of New Zealand will move to Red from 11:59pm, 23 January 2022 From 11:59pm tonight, 23 January 2022, all parts of New Zealand will move to the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) in response to cases of the Omicron variant identified in the Nelson/Marlborough region with no clear link to the border. As announced by the Government on 20 January 2022, in the event of an Omicron outbreak, New Zealand would move to Red. Red is not lockdown. At Red, businesses can stay open and you can do most of things that you normally do, including visiting family and friends and travelling around the country. What Red does mean is immediately increasing our use of masks, changing the way we interact in hospitality settings and reducing gathering sizes in order to slow Omicron down. It also means that if some businesses choose not to use vaccine passes they must close and some activities cannot go ahead. Businesses and workplaces remain open but some workers may need to be vaccinated. Where it is appropriate, businesses may wish to enable people to work from home. These measures will help take pressure off our health system and protect those most at risk of getting sick. We're taking this step now as nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the same household was confirmed late yesterday. These cases flew to Auckland on 13 January to attend a wedding and other events. Initial estimates suggest there were well over 100 people at these events. This cluster has already led to an additional infection of a fully vaccinated Air New Zealand flight attendant, who picked it up on flight 5083 on January 16th from Auckland to Nelson. That flight attendant has worked on four additional flights while infectious. These flights are listed as locations of interest on the Ministry of Health website. That means Omicron is circulating in either Auckland or the Nelson/Marlborough region if not elsewhere. More information on life at Red is available at the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
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Jan 24, 2022
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AROCA REGION
Jan 12, 2022
In Event Panui
Please see attached and online here - information regarding the New Zealand Qualifying Event 9th - 10th April 2022, Lake Karāpiro, Cambridge Due to the cancellation of the 2022 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, Waka Ama NZ will host this event at Lake Karāpiro for Club Teams and V1 paddlers to qualify. This event will also be open to those World Club Sprint Teams (already confirmed as qualified) and Elite Squads heading to London in August. Please take the next week to confirm your club teams would like to attend. We will touch base individually with clubs to confirm Ngā mihi Amiria
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AROCA REGION
Jan 06, 2022
In Event Panui
Please see list below to check where you have been assigned Unfortunately there isn't enough in the budget for T-Shirts this year However on behalf of the board a huge thank you to you all Any queries or issues, please let me know Nga mihi Tania
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Jan 06, 2022
In Event Panui
8th January 2022 Sylvan Park, Lake Pupuke Due to the number of entries received, the event has been reduced to one day only Event Information (OrangeLevel with a limited capacity (Please arrive 10 minutes before the break time in the lane draw) Events will be held over 250m & 500m, for age grades from Intermediate to Master 80’s This is the qualifying event for W1 paddlers wanting to trial for the Worlds. The format for the event will be as follows One race only per paddlerper event Fastest times will qualify No progressions No registration on the day No prizegiving No W6 racing Covid Requirements Record keeping and scanning will be mandatory Face coverings will be mandatory Vaccination certificates/passes will be required(Age 12yrs 3 months+) Photo ID may also be requested Children under 12yrs 3 month do not need to show proof of vaccination 1m distancing No spectators Hand Sanitiser & cleaning aids will be available Attendees are limitedto paddlers, a support personper paddler and officials No congregating Vaccination Status Certificates/passes Under the COVID Protection Framework, for this event to go ahead, all participants, volunteers, contractors & anyone onsite with the event will need to provide a COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate/Pass. This does not apply to any paddlers under the age of 12. If you were vaccinated in New Zealand, you can now request your vaccine pass through My Covid Record You can find more information regarding the COVID Vaccination Certificate here: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/ or https://sportnz.org.nz/resources/vaccination-update/ Volunteers Must be fully vaccinated Must present their covid pass Must be able to attend a hui Must sign up prior to the event Will be assigned a station Will need a cell phone A chair Each Station will have a team leader who will co-ordinate the activity and liaise with the Race Director & Event Manager Gate Entry There will be 2 x lanes for vehicles to enter Initially we will have 2 people attending each lane (one on either side of the vehicle) They will ask each person to scan the QR Code or manually sign in with the AROCA Register App They will check vaccination certificates/passes They will check off paddlers against the race schedule Issue a car park pass Stage 1 Waka will be unloaded Number holders checked or put in place 1m distancing in place Paddlers will move to stage 3 as soon as each paddler has checked in for their race Stage 2 Paddlers staged 1m apart Race prep, paddlers will be given a race safety briefing plus instructions Stage 3 Pre-loading Bay – paddlers will move to the loading bay as directed Lanes 4 to 6 will load out first & then lanes 1 to 3 Stage 4 Loading Bay – paddlers enter the water with or without assistance from their support person Support person can wait at the finish line Stage 5 Paddlers exit the water, waka weigh in spot check Volunteers direct the paddlers back to their cars Stage 6 Paddlers to leave site as soon as possible after their race has finished On Water Support There will 4 x support boats, one boat will be the media boat, Agnes will be taking photo’s. Results Tent 1 x running the schedule 1 x race starter 3 x spotters 3 x time keepers Catering for Volunteers There will be a catering table set up next to Admin for all volunteers to access water and food as required Other Paddler Info Waivers must be done by Friday 6pm Paddlers in more than one race can leave their waka at Stage 1 and wait by their vehicles Please advise the Marshalls if you are in more than one race or if someone else is using your waka Please follow directions AROCA are aware that some paddlers have previously raced in other regional W1 events this season. If those paddlers have already qualified for a regional quota spot within a region already, AROCA will not consider them for a quota spot at this weekend Regional W1 trial. Race Course
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AROCA REGION
Jan 04, 2022
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Kia Ora Due to the reduction in entries the event will be run on Saturday only. Please see attached Nga Mihi AROCA
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Dec 20, 2021
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Nov 29, 2021
In General Discussions
NZ Pass Verifier is a free Ministry of Health app for businesses and organisations to scan and verify their customers’ My Vaccine Pass. Last updated: 25 November 2021 Minimum mobile phone requirements: IOS: Requires iOS 11 or later (this generally means iPhone 5S or newer) Android: Requires Android 6.0 or later. About NZ Pass Verifier The NZ Pass Verifier is a tool that businesses and organisations can use to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep their community safe. Guidance will be published on business.govt.nz about business requirements under the new framework, including verifying passes, before the framework goes into effect. COVID-19 Protection Framework You can’t use the NZ Pass Verifier to scan International Travel Vaccination Certificates. How to use NZ Pass Verifier 1. Once you’ve downloaded the app, and accepted the terms of use, you will need to: allow camera permissions 2. The NZ Pass Verifier app requires camera permissions so it can scan My Vaccine Pass QR codes. 3. The app will request this permission when you start to scan. 4. Scan COVID-19 My Vaccine Passes 5. To scan a pass, press the large ‘Scan’ button. This will bring up the scanning screen. 6. Point your phone at the QR code on the pass so that it fits within the target area on your screen. 7. A valid scanned pass will show the person’s name and date of birth (as shown on the My Vaccine Pass) along with a green tick and the word 'valid'. 8. If the NZ Vaccine Pass is not valid, the app will tell you why this might be, this could include: the pass has expired or the QR code can’t be verified. 9. To scan another pass, tap the ‘Scan again’ button or swipe the results screen downwards to dismiss it. 10. Scanning a pass doesn't tell you whether a person is fully vaccinated or not – just if they meet the vaccination requirements. A person can either be fully vaccinated or medically exempt (a very small number of New Zealanders will be exempt). This maintains the privacy of those who medically cannot be vaccinated. Scanning someone’s pass proves that it is authentic, valid, and has not expired. Door posters When you are ready to check visitors' My Vaccine Pass with the NZ Pass Verifier app, you can display posters to let everyone know. Download door posters – Unite against COVID-19 Scanning passes with no internet Internet is needed for the initial app download and the first scan, but after that, the NZ Pass Verifier app can scan My Vaccine Pass without an internet connection but should be connected to the internet on a regular basis to ensure it can verify all valid My Vaccine Passes. Technical support Email VerifierTechHelp@mycovidrecord.min.health.nz Call 0800 800 606
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AROCA REGION
Nov 29, 2021
In General Discussions
Cabinet will review settings and provide an update on Monday 13 December. The next update by Ministers will be on Monday 17 January, and will continue on a fortnightly basis. Always do these things in Red • Record keeping and scanning of the COVID-19 Tracer App is required. • Face coverings are mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail, some education settings, and public venues. Face coverings are encouraged whenever you leave the house. • You should stay home if you are unwell and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5433 for advice about getting tested What’s open at Red • All outdoor parks, fields and playgrounds can open for use • You can use things like playground equipment and benches in public spaces • Gyms can open if vaccine passes are checked • Public facilities like council-owned swimming pools and recreation centres can open subject to capacity limits • Sports and recreational facilities can open but will need to consider specific additional rules that may apply for the commercial premises that they run such as cafes. See MBIE’s guidance for businesses. • If a business, event or organisation does not wish to request proof of vaccination, they will usually have to operate within more strict limits on capacity and space requirements. Events at Red Sport and recreation organisations will need to determine if their activity fits into a ‘gathering’ or an ‘event’ category. For the majority of circumstances, it will be clear whether something is an event or a gathering and you can move forward on this basis. We are aware of examples that may need to be worked through and we will support you with this and provide further information via webinars and fact sheets. • Indoor and outdoor sporting events at Red that check vaccine passes can have up to 100 people per defined space, as long as the facility/venue is large enough to allow enough space for at least 1 metre per person • Indoor and outdoor sporting events at Red that don’t check vaccine passes cannot go ahead For more info about play, active recreation and sport - see link https://sportnz.org.nz/media/4674/snz-cpf-red-guidance-at-a-glance-5_10.pdf
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AROCA REGION
Nov 29, 2021
In Event Panui
Kia ora koutou te whānau o waka ama We hope that you and all your whānau are all safe and well at this time. COVID-19 has certainly been difficult and challenging for everyone. As you will be aware we have been monitoring the latest COVID-19 situation closely. We are in contact with Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa, Government agencies and health professionals regularly to stay abreast of matters. The Waka Ama New Zealand Board have reviewed the current COVID-19 information available and have made the very difficult decision that the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals will be cancelled for 2022. We know that this will be very disappointing for all our Regions, member clubs, paddlers, volunteers and whānau and we share in that disappointment. The decision was not taken lightly and has been made, first and foremost, with the safety of everyone in mind. The Board has made this decision earlier than our previously advised decision making date of 13th December in light of our values, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, hauora, tū tāngata and the following factors: Our ability to ensure everyone’s safety from COVID-19 at and around the event. Our concern for Tamariki under 12 who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time and therefore at high risk of contracting the virus. Nationals will contribute to increased travel of our waka ama whānau throughout Aotearoa and the potential for COVID-19 to spread back to many of our waka ama communities as a result. The knowledge that although all adult attendees at Nationals will be required to be vaccinated, that there is still a risk, albeit reduced, for COVID-19 to be transmitted. The large inequities and disparity in vaccination rates for Māori and Pasifika whānau compared with general population vaccination percentages - click here for Vaccination Statistics in Aotearoa 75% of participants at the event are Māori or Pasifika Uncertainty regarding the COVID Protection Framework (Traffic light system), how successful its roll out will be over summer and the impacts it will have. This will be the first time in 32 years, since the event started in 1990, that we will not have a Waka Ama Sprint Nationals. This event has grown to become part of many of our lives and a highlight on our Waka Ama calendar, an opportunity to come together, catch up with friends and whānau, make new friends, share culture, compete on the water and celebrate a sport and kaupapa that gives us all so much. We plan to provide opportunities for everyone to share their Nationals experiences, virtually through the sharing of stories, photos and footage and celebrate the event even though it cannot take place next year. Many of you will have questions and we are happy to answer any and all questions that you have. We will put out some further information shortly regarding what the plan moving forward will be for qualification to World Sprint Championships in both teams and W1’s. To all our waka ama whānau who are essential workers and health professionals, we would like to thank you all for the mahi you have done and continue to do to protect and help us all while putting your own lives and whānau at risk. Finally, whānau, please continue to stay safe over the next couple of months, look after each other, be kind and make decisions that will help keep you and your whānau safe during this time. Please contact admin@wakaama.co.nz should you have any questions. Kia kaha, kia manawanui, kia haumaru ōu koutou noho Te Poari me Te Tari o Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa The Board and office of Waka Ama New Zealand Zalene Douglas - Board Chair Lara Collins - Chief Executive
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