Paddling

Kayakers celebrate a successful year

Wednesday December 12, 2018

The local based Cook Island kayakers have made their mark this year competing in three of New Zealand’s calendar regattas, NZ Nationals (Feb 23-25) in Karapiro and Blue Lakes 1 (Oct 13-14) and Blue Lakes 2 (Dec 1-2) staged on Rotorua’s stunning Lake Tikitapu.

Ngakau Toa Vaka wins mixed open race

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Eleven crews lined up to contest the Bob Worthington Memorial Round Rarotonga mixed teams race on day three of the Vaka Eiva 2018 yesterday.

There was more perfect weather for the Vaka Eiva sprint day at Vaiana’s on the beach at Nikao.

Cook Islander Makayla Timoti, who is at the top of her oe vaka game in New Zealand, joined  Te Tupu’s women’s crew this week to compete in a paddling festival she’s been dreaming about since her father entered years ago.

In a fantastic show of support for the Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Services, a record 74 swimmers took to the water in front of Trader Jacks on Wednesday to race round the boiler and back.

Local teams dominate iron races

Monday November 26, 2018

Saturday morning saw competition begin in earnest with the 12km iron races for V6 canoes in the 2018 Vaka Eiva.

The official opening of the week long Vaka Eiva festival on Saturday provided a great welcome to all paddlers and friends.

Oe vaka festival set to take off

Thursday November 08, 2018

Outrigger paddlers from across the globe will soon flock to our shores for the annual Matson Vaka Eiva 2018 paddling festival.

Aitutaki Oe Vaka off to Tahiti

Saturday July 14, 2018

The Aitutaki Oe Vaka Club will be representing the Cook Islands at this year’s 18th IVF World Oe Vaka Sprints in Tahiti, starting tomorrow and running through to July 27.

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