Kiwi paddlers win open sprints titles

Thursday November 30, 2017

New Zealand’s Team Kina and Maire Mura won the Matson Vaka Eiva V6 Sprint Races open categories in Muri lagoon yesterday.

Tough and exciting competitions were seen in the singles races on day two of the Matson Vaka Eiva on Monday.

NTV finish on top in mixed V6

Wednesday November 29, 2017

A  young crew from Ngakau Toa Vaka (NTV) handed a paddling lesson to more experienced crews finishing approximately two kilometres ahead of second placed Te Tupu in the Bob Worthington Memorial Trophy Mixed Round Raro Relay yesterday.

A highly regarded New Zealand paddler has returned to Rarotonga for the opening of Vaka Eiva after winning an award that recognises prolific voluntary work in the community.

Celebrations despite rough weather

Monday November 27, 2017

The unforgiving weather did not stop the supporters and paddlers from gathering for the grand celebration - the official opening and prizegiving for the Matson Vaka Eiva 2017 on Saturday night.

Saturday saw the opening on the annual 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva paddling competition. Despite the tough conditions, which one spectator described as “cyclone-like”, the brave men and women paddlers were undaunted. Although the races were shortened for safety reasons, the spirits of the competitors and supporters was not diminished.

Ngakau Toa ready for battle

Monday November 27, 2017

The threat of wind and rain for next week’s forecast is certainly not dampening the spirits of the Ngakau Toa Vaka paddlers.

Meet the ‘Mixed Bag of Nuts’

Friday November 24, 2017

Australia-based team “Mixed Bag of Nuts” is looking forward to the experience at this year’s Matson Vaka Eiva which starts this afternoon with the official opening at the Avarua Wharf Vaka Shed.

Overseas teams have started arriving for the Matson Vaka Eiva 2017 which starts this Friday.

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