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Each issue contains heaps of great advice on kayaking techniques, paddling destinations, kayaking adventures by readers, health, first aid, and the latest, greatest kayaks and gear.

If you are a recreational paddler, multisporter, whitewater paddler, or sea kayaker, you will find plenty of exciting reading in the New Zealand Kayak Magazine.

Unfortunately, the magazine is no longer in produced, but there is heaps of good reading in these past issues.

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Time Out at Queen Charlotte Sound - Arapaoa Island

Queen Charlotte Sound is an incredible sea kayaking destination, that’s a fact. There is an infinite number of trips to do within the waterways, bays, beaches, coves, in and out, up and down the flooded valleys. What can easily go unnoticed is that much of the magic that Queen Charlotte offers is in fact provided by Arapaoa Island (formerly Arapawa): New Zealand’s 13th largest island, not much smaller than Waiheke.  

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Circumnavigation of  Koh Chang Island, Thailand 

I was invited on a Sea paddle to circumnavigate the island of Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand by three sea paddlers that I met on a sea kayaking course run by South East Asia kayaking. They have formed a club in Bangkok and carry out sea and river trips throughout Thailand. As you can imagine, this has been a great contact for me as I am always on the lookout for people to paddle with here in Thailand. They have passed their three star and are now BCU (British Canoeing) overseas members. The trip was to take place over four days, and we would be camping once on Koh Chang and twice on the islands of Koh Gnam and Koh Man Nai.


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Giving back to the community - Westpac Chopper Swim 2019

We have all seen the Auckland Westpac Rescue Chopper flying past at some stage, but did you know that they fly over a thousand missions every year?  That means thousands of lives saved.  There are many reasons why they are called out.  One lady was run over by a horse, many are the result of accidents on our roads, and some are when people get into difficulty in the water. 


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North Sumatran Waterfall Hunting

In the middle of November 2018 three friends; Lachie Carracher, Robert Collister and Sam Ricketts set off on a mission to northern Sumatra. We were all in high hopes and looking for our chance to exploit the regions un-run rivers, creeks and waterfalls before the third Asahan River Festival commenced at the end of the month. 

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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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