2024 NZ Secondary School Canoe Racing National Championships


Mar 20 - Mar 22


Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua

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Karen Simpson

The inaugural 2024 New Zealand Secondary School Canoe Racing National Championships will be held over two and half days at the spectacular Lake Tikitapu, in conjunction with the NZ Waka Ama Secondary School National Championships.

This is a School Sport New Zealand sanctioned event.
Racing will include single person kayaks (K1) in 250m races and distance events (between 1.5-2.5km depending on age group), and 4x100m school team relay races.

Age group divisions will include 14&Under, 16&Under and 18&Under.  This event is disability inclusive and will include para canoe racing.

Canoe Racing NZ aims to lower barriers to participation through the provision of equipment across all divisions.

See full event details and race information in

Entry Information:

Entries are now closed.

Registrations are to be completed through your school via the EnterNow online entry system – https://www.enternow.co.nz/enternow-app/crnz

Contact your school’s team manager/sports coordinator to enter.
For School Sports Coordinators- EnterNow User Guide

Entry Fees 

  • $35 per paddler
  • $15 for paddlers who are also entered in the Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals

Schedule/Lane draw

Wednesday 20th March- Distance races (3.30pm start)
Thursday 21st March- K1 heats/semis & school team relays
Friday 22nd March- K1 Finals, School Team Relays & prizegiving

Race Schedule (Waka and Canoe)

Lane Draw (Waka and Canoe) 

See 2024 NZSS Canoe Racing Nationals Event guide #2 for full schedule and event/race information.