Our relationship with Rowing New Zealand encourages the next generation of talent for future New Zealand representatives and helps foster the growth of young New Zealanders into great people.
Aon Maadi Regatta
One key focus of our relationship with Rowing New Zealand is the annual Aon Maadi Regatta, the largest school sports event in the country. This event alternates each year between Lake Karapiro and Lake Ruataniwha and is attended by over 120 schools across New Zealand.
Watch the 2023 Aon Maadi Regatta Highlights
Aon Emerging School Scholarship
The Aon Emerging School Scholarship aims to make rowing accessible to all schools, regardless of resource and funding. The scholarship helps a school that has a rowing program in its infancy and supports the development of rowing programmes.
2023 Aon Emerging School Scholarship winners | Taupo-nui-a-Tia College
Congratulations to the 2023 Aon Emerging Schools Scholarship winners Taupo-nui-a-Tia College. They aim to use the scholarship funds to recruit at least six new rowers each year, develop a badge system for premier team selection, enter a quad at the 2024 Aon Maadi Regatta and an eight in 2025.
Contragulations to Taupo-nui-a-Tia College
Read more about the 2023 winners here.
Applications for 2024 will open soon. More detail to come.
Aon Laszlo Legacy
As an extension of Aon’s support for the rowing community, we partnered with Laszlo Boats to provide two brand-new, world-class Laszlo Single Skiff boats to the female and male winners of the Under 17 Single Scull.
Congratulations to the 2023 winners Jameson McConnochie from Tauranga Boys College and Tegan O’Dwyer from Cambridge High School.
We chose the U17 races because any school in New Zealand could win it. The Aon Laszlo Legacy has now seen 7 different schools take home a brand-new skiff.
Thank you to Laszlo Boats NZ for partnering with us. Find out more about Laszlo Boats:laszloboatsnz.com
Find out more about Rowing New Zealand by visiting their website rowingnz.kiwi