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Paddling for island pride

Wednesday September 16, 2020

The upcoming Cook Islands Games has brought about a huge resurgence to the sport of oe vaka. 

Rookie’s whale of a time

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Paddlers impress in the national singles competition on Saturday. 

Kite-licious all the way

Friday August 14, 2020

The annual Oe Vaka Corporate Race Day brings the best out of amateur paddlers.  

‘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.

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