At the New Zealand Rowing Foundation our purpose as a registered charity is to assist in the promotion, fostering and encouragement of rowing within New Zealand and in particular to establish a capital fund to support New Zealand's Junior and Under-23 rowers.

We are extremely grateful to you for your generous support which allows us to assist the next generation of New Zealand rowers as well as the highly prestigious Legacy programme honouring our elite New Zealand representative rowers.

Because the New Zealand Rowing Foundation is a registered charity, upon making a donation you may be entitled to a tax credit or a tax deduction.


Olympic preview and coverage details

It is with great excitement we look towards the Tokyo Olympic Games. The New Zealand Rowing Foundation certainly watches on with great pride as so many of the current Olympic rowing team have benefitRead more

AGM Legacy Medal Presentation

Among those honoured at the recent Legacy Medal Presentation were trailblazing rowers, Stephanie Foster and Robyn Clarke as well as Alan Grey, 1962 British Commonwealth Games silver medallist in theRead more

Donation received in memory of Hugo Shaw

The New Zealand Rowing Foundation we were deeply saddened by the news of young rower, Hugo Shaw’s passing. We would like to thank the Ambler Family who have nominated the New Zealand RowingRead more

Legacy Medal Presentation in Tauranga

On a cool Saturday afternoon in April the opportunity was taken to present four legacy medals to our earlier representatives. This event coincided with the West End masters group training weekend onRead more

Future Legacy Medal Presentations

Our next opportunities for Legacy Medal presentations will be at the National Championships at Ruataniwha, February 2021 and the RNZ AGM next May. The sub-committee is looking at possible recipientsRead more

RNZ Elite Athlete Update – Men’s Eight, Tom Mackintosh

Tom entered the Rowing NZ system in 2014 where he earned a bronze medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships. He later represented NZ at the Under 23 level to a bronze and silver medal in 2018Read more

Special occasion as Legacy Medal is presented to Jim Hill's Family

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Hill earlier in the year however the Foundation was very pleased to be able to present the family of Jim Hill his Legacy Medal at a commemorative serviceRead more

Verdonk and first women's four honoured

Legacy Medals were presented to nine New Zealand representative rowers in celebration of their contribution to the history of New Zealand rowing during a special presentation at the 2020 Rocket FoodRead more

Our first New Zealand Rowing women's crew

In the winter of 1974 four women could be found slipping their oars into the foggy waters of Kerrs Reach each morning, steadily clocking up kilometers and constantly chasing the perfect stroke underRead more

Auckland Rowing Club 150th Anniversary Legacy Presentation

The Auckland Rowing Club recently held it's 150th Anniversary Celebrations with two Legacy Presentations included in the two day event.  The New Zealand Rowing Foundation were delighted to awardRead more

2019 Under 23 World Rowing Championships Success

The New Zealand Under 23 Rowing team won two silver medals at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, United States. Six of New Zealand’s eight crews contested A Finals, with fourRead more

AGM: Legacy Medal Presentation

The New Zealand Rowing Foundation, along with Rowing New Zealand were delighted to present six more highly prestigious legacy medals, honouring our elite New Zealand representative rowers, at theRead more

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