Kapi-Mana News : November 8th 2011
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The day is an opportunity for locals and others from the Wellington region to try their hand at new water sports, say Denys Latham and Litea Ah Hoi, the Porirua City Council sport, leisure and recreation portfolio leaders. The day will help promote the many differ- ent water sports we enjoy here in Porirua and hopefully get more people active and fit in an enjoyable way,'' says Mr Latham. Many water sports clubs use Porirua Har- bour and surrounding coastline for their rec- reation and water sports events. These include boating, canoeing, jet skiing, kayaking, surf lifesaving, power boating, rowing, sea scouts, sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, waka ama, water skiing and yachting. Ms Ah Hoi says most of the water sport clubs will be present on the day. There are about 12 clubs or organisations participating and the council is keen to encourage residents to be more active as individuals and as families by making use of the recreational facilities we have in the city. Getting people to be more active in their lives provides the opportunity to focus more on quality family time' and help alleviate the social and health issues that currently has an impact in Porirua.'' Each club will be given 30 minutes to high- light their sports and provide the public with the opportunity to have a go''. The Porirua Multi-Water Sport Family Day will take place from 9am till 2pm and will be based at Onepoto Park in Titahi Bay. Discover joys of waka ama Have a go: Members of the Aniuwaru ki Porirua waka ama club will be taking all comers out for a ride on the harbour as part of a Porirua Multi-Water Sports Family demonstration day this Saturday. From front, Marama Elkington, Te Punawai Hotu, Hinepounamu Apanui-Barr. By KAROLINE TUCKEY Looking at Porirua City from the middle of the harbour was not a sight I anticipated for my evening assignment -- but I highly recommend it. Iwastakenforarideona waka ama canoe last week for a taste of what punters at this Saturday's Porirua Multi- Water Sports Family Day can expect. Climbing into the long out- rigger fibreglass waka and walking down its length to perch on the bow looking back at the rowers, I wasn't sure how wobbly the ride would be or how wet I'd get. But the crew from Aniuwaru ki Porirua club reassured me I wasn't likely to take a dip in the harbour. As soon as we started mov- ing, I could feel I was in good hands. The canoe felt safe as houses. It glided smoothly and firmly through the tiny peaks, fast enough to feel that we had some speed up. The crew of six teenage girls laughed and hassled me for being nervous. They get up for training at daybreak most mornings, and despite being a new team, they work together like clockwork, pull- ing in unison. Marama Elkington, who took the pacer position at the front, is the New Zealand champion in the intermediate girls' 500m class. She loves the sport because she loves the adrenaline of competition. She says the public should give it a go because it's good to get out in the fresh air on the water and stretch one's muscles. What I didn't expect was for the city to look so different. The white-green water stretched out into a horse- shoe, matched by the dark green semi-circle of hills cradling the city. It was breathtaking, and with only man-power shooting us through the water, very peaceful. The team's coach Mere Elkington says a key focus of the demonstration day is sharing the har- bour. It gives us an indication of the need to co- operate and work well with one another.'' The three waka ama clubs taking part are connected to Porirua iwi Ngati Toa, and as well as learn- ing about pad- dling, participants will get a taste of how the sport is rooted in local identity and tra- dition. For me it's important,'' Mrs Elkington says, we know every part of the waterways; we know the shallows, we know the deeps, we know the sand bars, we know signifi- cant places like the paru -- the dying place for harakeke [flax] and where the pipi beds are. This is our awa [water- way], when we give our mihimihi [formal introductions], and we look after it -- if there's any rub- bish we pick it up, clean up around here. We are the kaitiaki [guardians].'' Porirua Harbour is the ideal playground to experi- ence the many water sports for the first time, she says. It's a really safe harbour, it's predominantly shallow from the shore to 50-80 metres out. So if you do tip you can touch the ground. We always paddle around the foreshore unless you're competent, and there's no hard current, but we'll always have people out watching out for you on shore for safety.'' Before venturing out the tutors will provide lessons on paddling, team work and safety. The teams are looking for- ward to welcoming newbies out onto the water, Mrs Elkington says. Waka ama is now a sport, but it's also a way of life.''
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