Pawarenga's Nga Hoe Horo waka ama team have made their intentions clear in the first few days of the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Waka Ama Sprint Championships on Lake Karāpiro.
The Far North team have claimed multiple medals after three days of competition at the Waikato-based event. Its junior men's team, Black Broncos, took out the six-person 1000m race by six seconds.
Other prominent results included a second-place finish in the junior women's 12-person 500m race, a third in the junior women six-person 500m race, and a fourth in the intermediate men's six-person 500m race, the junior women's six-person 1000m race and the Taitama six-person 250m race.
Tutukaka club Mitamitaga o le Pasefika Va'a-alo Canoe Club also recorded some good results with a second in the Taitama six-person 250m, 46 split-seconds off first, and a fifth in the intermediate men's six-person 500m race.
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Racing continues throughout the week.