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Waka ama team shows real commitment
Paddling potential: Papakura High waka ama coach Pauline Cvitanovich reckons the school team,
including, from left: Foli Waru, 16, Arthur Crichton, 15, and Jazz Tevaga, 16, have what it takes to make
it at a national level.
Photo: DUBBY HENRY
By DUBBY HENRY
A paddler s not much good
without his paddle.
That s what Arthur
Crichton discovered in the
middle of a crucial 500m
semifinal at the National
Waka Ama Secondary School
Championships in March.
The 15-year-old Papakura
High School student was
turning his school team s
waka around when he gave a
hard twist and the paddle
I had a spare one at the
back and I just pulled it out
and kept going, Arthur says.
But the incident proved
crucial -- the boat went off
course and they lost ground.
The fledgling team also had
their hearts broken in the
250m plate final where coach
Pauline Cvitanovich says
they were just pipped on the
line for third place .
The boys teamed up with
Auckland Girls Grammar for
the double hull competition --
the first double hull they d
ever rowed, Arthur says.
We expected to come last
but we just wanted to experi-
ence what it felt like, he
But they exceeded expecta-
tions, coming second in their
The team s been around for
two years and they re work-
ing their way up, despite hav-
ing no club in the area and
having to borrow gear. And
their coach believes they have
They finished races just
seconds off the times of teams
like Gisborne Boys and Roto-
rua Boys, who practically
live on the water , Ms Cvitan-
They re so talented as far
as sports goes, the kids from
this school. And they don t
actually want to go and play --
they want to go and win. Our
kids are fiercely competitive.
The team meets twice a
week at school at 5.30am to
drive to Te Paerangi rowing
club in Mt Wellington. They
also put in fitness and gym
work but the boys have been
harassing Ms Cvitanovich
for more time on the water.
Right now they re limited
to training twice a week
because they alternate with
Papatoetoe High School so
they can borrow their gear.
On race day they borrowed
girls life jackets for one race.
We have no shame. What-
ever it took to get on that
water, we did it, Ms Cvitan-
Looking at their potential,
if we had our own gear and
were able to get on the water
more often we d definitely be
up there at the cup level --
I ve got no doubt whatsoever
But if we re thinking
about taking these kids all
the way we want quality.
Quality in waka ama
means one thing: Fibreglass.
The paddles are thinner,
lighter and cut through the
water faster than the wooden
paddles Papakura currently
use. They also don t break
during races and come with a
But at $300 a pop they re
out of reach because by waka
ama season the school s fun-
draising abilities have been
It s something she ll keep
pushing for but in the mean-
time the coach is busy mak-
ing sure the boys stay
Waka ama is a holistic
sport, Ms Cvitanovich says,
and it helps people develop
their full potential in life.
She handpicked her team
for qualities like commitment
and a willingness to do as
they re told, she says.
They had to have 85 per
cent attendance or more and
they had to be doing well in
their subjects. It wasn t just
about the sport. You have to
tap into their emotions.
She s seen maturity levels
-- the respect, the comrade-
ship, the collaboration --
noticeably develop as their
Go online to wakaama.co.nz
for information on waka ama.
Imagine a world in which you could feel good about
grabbing a cookie as an afternoon snack, knowing it
was giving you a healthy boost of nutrition.
Better yet, what if these cookies were formulated
with ingredients specifically designed to deliver
essential nutrients you need while pregnant, nurs-
ing or as a busy mum.
Totally Devoted is a delicious new range of cookies
that combines healthy, whole ingredients with
added herbs that deliver vitamins and minerals
essential for families, nursing mums or mums-to-be.
The New Zealand-made range includes a Preg-
nancy Cookie, a Feeding Cookie and a Family
Cookie, so there s something for the whole team.
Ingredients such as oats, linseeds, coconut oil and
cinnamon are included in each cookie. On top of this
nutritious base, each cookie contains ingredients
that are especially beneficial for each stage.
Pregnancy Cookie: Contains ginger an ingredi-
ent widely used as a treatment for nausea, heart-
burn, migraine relief and for cold prevention; and
chia seeds for protein, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium,
magnesium, iron, niacin and zinc.
Feeding Cookie: Contains fennel and fenugreek,
which may help to stimulate milk flow and counter-
act infant colic.
Family Cookie: Is made with blackcurrant for
antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium; and
kawakawa an antifungal that is commonly used to
help combat colds and flu. The Family Cookie is an
immunity booster that everyone can enjoy.
Brett Friedman, nutritional medicine prac-
titioner, says that Totally Devoted brings back the
age-old concept of food is medicine.
Totally Devoted Cookies are all packed full of
wholesome nutrients, and provide the delicate but
powerful support of carefully selected herbs that
address the health of both mums and their babies,
Mr Friedman says.
Totally Devoted Cookies aren t just healthy they
are actively good for you.
The fact that they taste great, and are convenient
to eat makes them a fantastic snack choice.
The range was developed by Jesse Wilson, chef
and mum of two who struggled to find products that
would be beneficial for her milk production when
she was breastfeeding her two wee ones.
Many new mums struggle to produce enough
milk, yet we all want to give our children the best
start to life, and breastfeed if we can, she says.
My friends and I spent a lot of time talking about
feeding and if we had enough milk. We all tried the
teas you can buy, but they taste like grass!
Totally Devoted was born from my desperation to
find a convenient product that would help me
through my breastfeeding stage, and still taste
As a chef with a strong interest in nutrition and
the use of natural ingredients, Jesse developed the
range to be delicious and provide a substantial
snack, yet filled with the essentials for a good diet.
The entire Totally Devoted range is also dairy and
wheat free. Many babies have an intolerance to
wheat or dairy. They usually grow out of it, but it
can be hard for breastfeeding mums to find wheat
and dairy free snacks especially one that actually
tastes good too, Jesse says.
All three products in the Totally Devoted range
Pregnancy, Feeding and Family Cookies are baked
in New Zealand by Jesse, and come in a 235g re-
sealable bag perfect for popping into your handbag
or glove box.
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