Whakapai Hauora Wahine Toa
Women’s Fishing Competition

It was a wonderful day on the water for 62 women competitors and a supportive group of skippers in the Whakapai Hauora Wahine Toa Women’s Fishing Competition. The sea conditions were ideal and some of us enjoyed seeing a large pod of dolphins playing around the boats. Plenty of fish were caught and everyone had a stunning day.

We really appreciate the work of Mark, Paul and Murray in the carpark: Carol, Pete and Wayne on the weigh station; Carol and Lyal who co-ordinated registrations; Alma, Stu and Rose for catering; Phil for signing in; Roger for radio operations; Scott, Eddie and Wayne for Coastguard support; Brendan and Pete for venue set-up; Christina as MC; Lyal for additional bar work and prize display; Ann and Andrea for organising dinner.

We would also like to acknowledge Danielle Harris from Rangitāne o Manawatū Best Care Whakapai Hauora whose organisation provided the major sponsorship and inspiration for this event along with the creation of the very symbolic T-shirt design which represents gathering food for our families and the well-being that comes with harvesting from the sea.

Thank you also to our other sponsors:

Hillcrest Gems

Hometown ITM Foxton

Manawatu Hunting and Fishing

Max Wilson’s Jewellers

Flax Gift Gallery

Petal and Bee

Rangitāne o Manawatū Maori Women’s Welfare League.

We’re all keen to do it again in 2022 so keep an eye on newsletters, Facebook and emails.

For Results click here


Summer Fishing Competition

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