Ngakau Toa Vaka (NTV) kicked off their 2018 campaign with a winning start in the season opening Cook Islands Canoeing Association fortnightly competition this week.
Last month the National Canoe and Kayak Programme held an open day, hoping to recruit under-13s as a feeder programme to the national programme already in full swing.
Legendary paddler Serena Hunter and her husband Conrad departed Rarotonga yesterday for Hawaii, as they prepare to compete in the famous PAA Kaiwi Channel Relay event this Saturday.
Students from Tereora, Nukutere, Titikaveka, Te Uki Ou and Imanuela Akatemia are participating in the Vaka Iti Regatta to be held at Nikao lagoon next Monday, and more than 300 students began theoretical and practical vaka lessons in February.
Motu2Motu again turned on the perfect weather for race day, defying an overcast and drizzle forecast to instead offer a light breeze and brilliant sunshine.
Supporters and paddlers converged at the Vaka Village last Friday night to celebrate and reflect on the fantastic week that was the Matson 2017 Vaka Eiva.