This regatta is held annually in July by Parihaka Waka Ama to celebrate Hei Matariki (the Māori New Year).

The regatta has become a large event on the race calendar with over 300 paddlers expected to compete each year and growing. This race generally marks the end of our formal race calender and is a great race for our more novice members to compete alongside crews from all over the country.

Generally Hoe Matariki is held at Parua Bay and we are always well supported locally by Whangarei Cruising Club and nationally by our Waka Ama clubs who travel to the Winterless North.

Come and join us for a great day on and off the water!