Paddling

‘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.

How to not flip your vaka

Friday November 22, 2019

Cook Islands paddlers are hoping for ‘pumping and rough’ waters to put on a spectacle for all the spectators. 

Love sparkles across the waves

Friday November 22, 2019

There’s a reason Oe Vaka is so significant for local paddler Tupuna Amo – it’s where he met the love of his life, Emilene Taulu.

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