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Waikato in the Wet

Friday, leaving Auckland. Jammed on the motorway, wet, feeling rushed, can't wait to get out. 10 paddlers make it through Friday evening from the bustle to a great welcome, a prepared meal and a comfortable hunker down at Peter and Hiroko's home on the banks of the Waikato River near Jones's Landing, Arapuni. For some, this is an annual journey, for me a first time, for Ruth our organiser, this is year 13. 

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Motutapu Makeover

In 1903 on the occasion of the Oddfellows Annual picnic, 14,000 people, or 14 percent of the Auckland population, arrived at Home Bay, Motutapu Island by a fleet of streamers, much faster than sail, to enjoy the hospitality of the Reid family. One hundred of these picnickers came north from Waihi by train.

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Third Time Lucky

What draws one to explore, to adventure, to challenge themselves with difficult and risky endeavours? This is what I pondered as I paddled south along the western side of Stewart Island, well and truly in the Roaring Forties, the notorious belt of ripping westerly winds. 


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Antioquia – Colombia

Passing the season virtually anywhere in South America is the perfect option for the traveling white water kayaker and/or rafter. Over the past eight years I’ve sporadically travelled to South America, exploring Patagonia in Argentina, Southern Chile and Colombia. The cultures, friendships, quality of rivers and life makes it hard for me to resist returning. Colombia specifically, is a paradise that is quickly turning into one of the top tourist/white water destinations in all Latin America.  

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The New Zealand Kayak Magazine began in the mid nineties while we were rushing around arranging the monthly newsletter for the Yakity Yak Kayak Club members and Canoe & Kayak customers. The newsletter kept people involved in the sport, up to date with what had happened and what was planned. Read more...

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