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2013 National League Documents Available

The 2013 National League documents are now available, we apologise for the delay in getting these published.
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Please visit the <a href="">National League page</a> to view the format documents and access the team information document that is required with entry.  Entries close 1st March for A grade and 21st March for B/C grade.


All enquiries regarding this to the Competitions Director <a href="">James Mitchell</a> please.
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NZL U21 Women Bronze Medalists

The 2012 Canoe Polo World Championships have come to a close with the New Zealand Teams doing us proud. Three of our four teams made semi finals in their respective categories with the U21 women’s bronze medal being the highlight.

The U21 ladies played France in a closely fought semi-final early yesterday for a 1 : 2 result in favour of the French. The Kiwi girls did a great job of turning around the disappointment of a loss in the semi to dominate all over the pitch against Great Britain for a 3 : 6 win to secure the bronze medal. Germany went on to claim the U21 title.

The NZ U21 men demonstrated fantastic form in another NZL v. FRA semi-final. The Kiwi’s showed enormous heart in this game against an in form and experienced French side but gave up the win (2 : 1) with the French awarded a goal penalty in the last 15 seconds of the game. The bronze medal match against Germany later in the day also went to the wire with a one all scoreline at full time. The Kiwi U21s again demonstrated exciting and skillful polo to match the game hardened Germans but conceded the win in sudden death.

Today the senior women faced the 2010 World Champions Great Britain in the semi-final. The NZ ladies played a fantastic team game against the reigning world champs but  conceded the game 4 : 3. Australia also lost their semi-final to Germany ensuring trans tasman rivalary for the bronze medal match. NZL went down to AUS 2 : 0 in another closely fought contest.
Overall this has been a highly successful championships for the New Zealand squad with our teams demonstrating in tough competition they are right up there with the best in Europe. Huge congratulations to the New Zealand U21 Women’s Team – 2012 World Championships bronze medalists!!300-207

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Oceania Championships



The Oceania Championships Tournament was hosted by New Zealand at Lake Roto Kohatu, Christchurch during Easter, 29 – 31 March 2013.  Categories included:

U21 Womens

U21 Mens

Veterans (over 30)

Masters (over 45)

Senior Women

Senior Men


In winning three of the five categories with sufficient entries, Australia regained the Julian Carter Trophy which has been held by New Zealand for a number of years.  New Zealand will be going all out to get that trophy back in 2015!


Full results are:

Final Placings



Aus Mens A


NZ Mens A


NZ Mens B


Aus Mens B



Aus Women


NZ Womens A


NZ Women B











Aus U21



Aus Vets


NZ Vets A


NZ Vets B



NZ Masters


Aus Masters


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2013 Secondary Schools Champs Results

Final results from the 2013 NSSC competition are below, a pat on the back to all the teams that participated and congratulations to those that
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Senior Open Division 1
1st Palmerston North Boys High School
2nd Horowhenua College
3rd Taradale High School
4th St Johns College
5th Hastings Boys High School
6th Wairarapa College
7th Feilding High School
8th Napier Boys High School
9th Onslow College
Senior Open Division 2
1st Havelock North High School
2nd Napier Boys High School
3rd Karamu High School
4th Palmerston North Boys High School
5th Mt Albert Grammar
6th Rongotai College
7th Otaki College
8th Hamilton Boys High School
9th Wellington College
10th Freyberg High School
Senior Girls Division 1
1st Taradale High School
2nd Wairarapa College
3rd Karamu High School
4th Horowhenua High School
Senior Girls Division 2
1st Napier Girls High School
2nd Karamu High School
3rd Horowhenua High School
4th Waikato Diocesan School
5th Palmerston North Girls High School
Junior Open
1st Horowhenua High School
2nd Hastings Boys High School
3rd Karamu High School
4th Palmerston North Boys High School
5th St Johns College
6th Wairarapa College
7th Feilding High School
8th Onslow College
Junior Girls
1st Taradale High School
2nd Karamu High School
3rd Feilding High School
4th Horowhenua College
5th Wairarapa College


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South Island Secondary School Champs

The South Island Secondary School Champs were held in Oamara on August 24 and 25.teststarter Teams from all over the South Island in what was reported to be a great competition. Full results, tournament teams and final results can be found here. siss tourn team male SISS Boys Tournament team from top L-R. Allan McDonald (SBHS), Paul Ritcher (James Hargest), Kevin-Dean Huxtable (Greymouth), Alec Adamson (James Hargest), Ryan O’Connor (Greymouth), Aaron Blyleven (Middleton), Dave Buter (Middleton) and Jeremy Flett (Middleton)   siss tourn team female SISS Girls Tournament team from top L-R. Eleanor Hay (Otago Girls), Anna Flett (James Hargest), Hannah Redman (Middleton), Lydia Nutall (Middleton), Kelly McMillan (Middleton), Katie Flett (James Hargest) and Ella Hall (James Hargest)300-209

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New Zealand Coaching Appointments

The Board of New Zealand Canoe Polo are pleased to announce the following national team coaches for the 2014 World Championships campaign.

Peter Housiaux (Head Coach) and Nick Burnett (Assistant Coach) continue their well established coaching collaboration with the Women’s Squad having now worked together for World Champs, Oceania, and World Games campaigns. These coaches have chosen to have a change in emphasis for the 2014 Tour which will see Pete working more closely with the seniors and Nick having more focus on the U21s.

Steve Hunt retains his now long held position as Head Coach of the Men’s Squad. Steve coached at his first World Champs in Amsterdam in 2006 and the 2014 event will be his fifth as a World Champs coach. Steve is joined by Mike Taylor as Assistant Coach. Steve and Mike formed an effective coaching relationship during the 2013 Oceania Champs campaign that they are looking forward to building on in 2014.

The 2014 World Championships are being held in Thury-Harcourt, France from 24 – 28 September.

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Applications invited for NZ Selector positions

New Zealand Canoe Polo will be selecting teams to compete at the 2014 World Championships in France during September. We are now calling for applications from people interested in filing a NZ selector position. teststarter Selection

panels will be established for the Men’s Squad and the Women’s Squad. Each panel will consist of the respective Head and Assistant Coaches plus one independent selector. To apply for an independent selector position complete and return the application available for downloading below. Applicants need to be available to attend the 2014 National League A Grade Finals Tournament being held in Auckland on 10th & 11th May. Applications close Friday 17th January. C4040-108 NZ Selector Position Application Form

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Membership Comms

New Zealand Canoe Polo is in the process of updating our Communication Plan for 2014. We are seeking input from clubs and members on areas in which we could improve our current communications. We are also seeking feedback on any communication channels which you think have worked well in the past.
Any feedback needs to be received by Friday 24th of January. Please emai Brenda Clayton.



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