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Paddling

Nicholas honoured with award

Thursday May 28, 2020

Jane Nicholas is gutted not to pick up her award and thank everyone in person. 

For the first Cook Islands women’s team to compete in Takapuna’s 42km relay, the other paddlers weren’t their real opponents. It was the cold.

‘These are your waters’

Monday November 25, 2019

Local girls fearless in rough seas, leading from start to finish. Harvie Allison and Jonathan Milne report.

Many paddlers reckoned the musicians, dancers and caterers deserved their own medal at Vaka Eiva 2019’s opening night festivities. Story and photo by Harvie Allison.

The challenge of the quick-change

Friday November 22, 2019

Uha Reuther started paddling six months ago with Ngakau toa – now she is ready to compete in Vaka Eiva in the U16 division.

The vet clinic’s resident canine Sonny might tag along with Te Are Manu’s vets for the fundraising Boiler Swim, they joke.

It will not only be the race to the finish line, but a race against the time as well in the much-anticipated Round Raro Relay in the 2019 Matson Vaka Eiva.

Waka ama provides Coromandel teenagers with lessons for life, reports Cameron Scott.

Vaka Eiva 2019 boasts the return of a youth competition after three years. Anneka Brown spends the afternoon with one of the local teams getting ready for the competition off Nikao beach.

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