Ōtaki Teams for 2024

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NI Combined
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Ōtaki Aces
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GOŌtaki! ... also supporting our Ōtaki players representing Kiwi Manawatū

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We encourage anyone to give this sport a go, whether you played 20 years ago, or have never kayaked 

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Ōtaki Canoe Club

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ōtaki Pool,
Haruātai Park, ​​​​​200 Mill Road, Ōtaki

or contact:
[email protected],


​​​​​​​Social League
(excludes school & public holidays)

Cost per session  $5.00

We have experienced players and coaches that will help and be supportive.  Ideal for anyone who wishes to play a team sport, get fit, multisport training, ​​​​​​​or just chill out on the water.  First time trying canoe polo with us is free

Summer League Jan - April

...Winstone Ōtaki Quarry Comp
...Art Deco Champs
āhua Cup
...Central West School Regionals
​​​​​​​...NZSS Canoe Polo Champs & Cup


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Intermediate Canoe Polo

Inter-club is open to intermediate-age girls and boys interested in making new friends, having fun, and an introduction to competitions.  To compete at Regionals and Nationals, players are invited to train with our secondary school squad

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Secondary School Canoe Polo

Students from Ōtaki College, and surrounding Districts, are invited to play in our open grade mixed teams

Canoe Polo is a game for everyone.  Competitions are graded according to skill level.  Ideal for all students who wish to play a team sport​​​​​​

Tuesday Club Night

7.00pm - 8.30pm
Cost per session  $5.00
Teams organised on the night
​​​​​​​NZ-qualified referees on the sideline

Polo Players from Manawatū, Horowhenua, Wellington, compete alongside senior students from Ōtaki, Horowhenua and ​​​​​​​Kā​​​​​​piti Colleges

​​​​​​​​​​​​About Our Coaches 

Pete, current Oceania Vet squad member, Coach of New Zealand Women's Canoe Polo Squad, winning World Championship Title (2016)

Cam, New Zealand's Refereeing Manager since 2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our Coaches are competitive polo players, possessing a wealth of knowledge and expertise, with plenty of humour and banter on offer.  Kei runga noa atu korua

​​​​​​​''We offer a family-orientated environment,
we are disciplined, but also have a lot of fun,​​​
​​​​​​​becoming a great player is just a bonus"

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Club gear is provided, including helmets, paddles, and boats

Recommended clothing, swimwear, shorts, and ideally a rash top or sports shirt

Canoe Polo, is a team sport, a mix of basketball, water polo, and kayaking, it's great fun, and our Coaches will look after you

Competition Rules, if you wish to brush up on the rules, head to Chapter 10​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

About our Club

The Ōtaki Canoe Polo Club is always welcoming new and returning members throughout the season. Our aim is to offer and promote canoe polo at all levels within and surrounding Kāpiti

Our club was originally formed in the early 1980s, founding members were Bruce Benseman, Steve Elgar and Peter Housiaux (Pete is still a member of the club, being honoured with Life Membership over 10 years ago, and continues as a Coach, a Polo Player, and a committee member). All three men were involved in multisport/triathlons, surf life saving, and general river kayaking.  Skills gained through canoe polo, complimented their other outdoor pursuits

On the 15th January 1991, the club was officially incorporated under the name of the Horowhenua Canoe Club, having grown dramatically since its formation, back in the 1980s.  With a name change to the Ōtaki Canoe Club Inc in 2004​​​​​​​

Mā te wā
(this page was updated 5/4/24)