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Aoraki Board of Management:

At the General Meeting (Thursday 17-August-17) the following peple were elected to the Board.

  • Gavin Ryan (unaffiliated)
  • Ian Macbeth (Beca Crewsaders)
  • Janice Melville (Abreast of Life)
  • Isaac Sutherland (Ridge Riders)
  • Peter Mitchell (Tu Meke)
  • Cherie Prangnell (Otautahi)
  • Caleb Te Kahu (Tu Meke)
  • Izac Frunt (Ridge Riders)
  • Steve Greaves (Waimak)

The match-up of roles/positions will be at the next Aoraki General Meeting.

Note, Constitution Section 15 is now modified to remove the "terminates in odd/even years" notes. And Section 22.3 is modified to include "Each person on the BOM who has served for an even number of years (2, 4, 6 or 8) or part thereof are deemed to have "resigned", but they may stand for immediate re-election." Also, Section 13 is modified to add the word "which", as in "The maximum length of time an individual can serve on the BOM is for 10 consecutive years, which can be in the form of numerous positions …"

All postal correspondence to:

Aoraki Dragons,
PO Box 28133,
Christchurch 8242.

Note: by publishing email addresses on this website, we do not grant permission to receive unsolicited electronic messages (that is, we do not give Express, Inferred and Deemed consent, as described in the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act).

Past members

Other board members have included:

  • Terry Coyle (treasurer, from Oct-07 to Aug-08)
  • Vai Papali’i (Oct-07 to June-08)
  • Rebecca Polachek (to Aug-10)
  • Julian Yee (to July-12)
  • Scott Johnson (to January-13)
  • Glenn Dickie (to August 2014)
  • Lorraine Flintoft (to August 2014)
  • Pete (Maverick) Mitchell (to April 2014)
  • Toriana Hunt (for a brief period in late 2014)
  • Reon Tiweka (late 2014 to August 2015)
  • Noel Anderton (Secretary from August 2007 to August 2016)
  • Meri Gibson (Chair from August 2007 to August 2016)
  • Rick Smith (numerous roles including Equipment, Events and President, from August 2007 to August 2017)
  • Scruff (Dale) Hewinson (to August 2017)
  • Andrew Jones (to August 2017)

Local Dragon Boat Teams

Team Membership

There are a variety of teams in Christchurch catering for different paddlers. Some are in it to compete and win; others love it because it is great for team-building (in a business or school) while others use it as a social opportunity.

Team recruitment

Aoraki Exec (BoM) are keen to see new teams join the sport, and will do what it takes to help individuals or groups into Dragon Boating.

For example, we can arrange for Aoraki people like John Fox, Glen Dickie, Scott Johnson and Rick Smith to visit Christchurch High Schools, talking to assemblies and showing DVDs of our recent regatta. Board members frequently 'mentor' teams, such as the 'Tu Meke' and ABOL clubs.

Aoraki's Membership Committee

The current Constitution allows for a "Membership Committee". While this has not been formally in place, see Adult_Open, Adult_Business-based (corporate) or Adult_women if you wish to join their team etc. However, to enquire about a team, email us on aoraki.dragons@gmail.com.

Note: by publishing email addresses on this website, we do not grant permission to receive unsolicited electronic messages (that is, we do not give Express, Inferred and Deemed consent, as described in the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act)

Junior or School Teams

See teams_schools for "Junior" teams in the South Island. This includes (or included) Avonside Girls HS, Catholic Cathedral College, Chch Girls HS, Hillmorton High School, Greymouth High Schools, Lincoln High School, Marian College, Papanui High School, Rangiora High School, Rangi Ruru Girls, Riccarton High School, St Margaret's College, Shirley Boys HS and Villa Maria.

Past teams

  Past teams have included:  
  Canterbury Paddling Club (CPC).  
  CDHB Concords (Cant Health)  
  Christchurch City Cruisers (CCC) Kyle Dow, Nelson Wormald
  CIAL Flying Dragons (Chch Int Airport Ltd). [team is in recess] Vai Papali'i
  Darfield High  
  Dragon Hearts  
  Dragon Our Touche (Deloittes)  
  Evacut Express (P&N).  
  Fei Long - The Next Generation (originally an U23 Development squad, with a core of ex-CGHS paddlers, then affiliated to Tu Meke)  
  The Full Monty (Montgomery Watson)  
  Give it a Go [team is in recess] Sandie Brown and Karyn Brailsford
  NIWA (Who are NIWA?)  
  Papanui Club Kay Wallace
  Screws Loose (Corrections). Affiliated to CPC. Pomare Connell
  St Andrews College Jane Burrows
  St Bedes College Claire Kissock, Barry Stephens
  Tait Dragon the Chain  
  UC Varsity Vikings  
  UC Dragons Laura Campbell
  Van Asch College for Deaf  
  Vero