Summer Tournament Results Posters - Outstanding Highlights

Carolyn Katu —

Here are some posters highlighting our successes at the Summer Tournament last week.

Image by: Carolyn Katu
Image by: Carolyn Katu
Image by: Carolyn Katu
Image by: Carolyn Katu


The team was led by Captain Zoe Kumeroa and had the calibre of Steffany Silva-Delautour, Siniva Teague, Seini Apikotoa and four junior students, Amber Lysaght, Kaiarihi Puku, Haedyn Keepa and Emily Armer who stepped up to play in the senior team. — Image by: Carolyn Katu

Our kura, Rautāwhiri is fortunate to have the talents of Adrian and Jeanene Lysaght as Coach and Manager of our Futsal Team that took part in their first ever summer Futsal tournament held over 3 days in Tauranga. The team did wonders to finish 4th in the tournament, falling behind some very experienced teams from the North Island region.

We would like to congratulate these wāhine toa for their immense participation, teamwork and commitment to Futsal here at Rautāwhiri 2023.

Special mention to our tournament sponsor Iven Kumar & Ms Naidu (TIC).

Noho ora mai!

Yugeshwari Naidu (TIC- Futsal/Football)

2023 Maadi Cup

The summer tournament held during the final week of March saw five of our senior students represent the school in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing National Championship, a.k.a. Maadi Cup.

They raced in Under 18 Novice coxed Quad Scull and in Under 18 Novice Double Scull events. Thanks to their determined preparations and excellent guidance from renown rowing coach Alastair Riddle, the girls went really far in the competitions. It was a time to use the fitness and skills they acquired during those early morning rows and the long ergs sessions.

The racing started on Monday with heats, then the next 2 days were reperchages and semi-finals. The quality of their results are best shown by the fact that they still raced on Friday when finals were held. Cara and Frances made it into the B final in their double, while Anna and Keeley have qualified for the A final. Although their Quad did not go that far, it shows real promise for the next season.

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These fantastic results mean that they are amongst the top 16 Novice doubles in New Zealand. They took on some very prestigious and historic rowing schools with pride and courage. It was an absolute pleasure watching them compete and enjoy the whole week of racing. A special mention goes out to Katelyn Dennison, who jumped on last minute to help us out with as a coxswain.

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The school congratulates them again, as we are immensely proud of them and their results. Planning has already started for their next season, when the Maadi Cup is held in Twizel…

Mr Attila Kiss