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Ōtūmoetai College works alongside Tauranga Rowing Club, based at Memorial Park, Tauranga, in conjunction with a group of parents.

The club was founded in 1919.  It caters for competitive and recreational rowing for Novice, Intermediate, Club – Senior, Elite and Masters.

Regattas are held throughout the season over weekends with the North Island Secondary School champs being held in early March and the Nationals (MAADI) being held at the end of March in Summer tournament week. MAADI moves between Lake Karapiro and Twizel each year.

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2024 Aon Maadi Regatta

The Aon Maadi Regatta is the National Championships for school rowing in New Zealand.

Run by the NZSSRA and Rowing New Zealand, it is New Zealand’s largest rowing regatta, alternating annually between Lake Karāpiro in Cambridge and Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.

The 2024 New Zealand Secondary School Championships (Aon Maadi Regatta) will be held at Lake Ruantaniwha from 18-23 March 2024 (Sunday 24 March is the spare day).

South Island Rowing are the hosts of the regatta at Lake Ruataniwha.