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Paddling for island pride

Wednesday 16 September 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling

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

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Rookie's whale of a time

Tuesday 18 August 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Paddling

Paddlers impress in the national singles competition on Saturday.

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Kite-licious all the way

Friday 14 August 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling

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

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Increase in V6 paddlers

Thursday 9 July 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Paddling

The second round of racing on the Cook Islands canoeing calendar saw an increase in numbers for both the V6 and the singles races.

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Junior paddlers impressive on the water

Tuesday 23 June 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling

Juniors paddle with heart in testing conditions.

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Nicholas honoured with award

Thursday 28 May 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Paddling

Jane Nicholas is gutted not to pick up her award and thank everyone in person.

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'We conquered the cold and paddled to victory in our hearts'

Wednesday 26 February 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling

For the first Cook Islands women’s team to compete in Takapuna’s 42km relay, the other paddlers weren’t their real opponents. It was the cold.

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National kayakers impress

Saturday 22 February 2020 | Published in Paddling

The two Canoe and Kayak Cook Islands teams who competed in prestigious events in Australia and New Zealand have returned with good results.

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Third spot for local paddlers

Saturday 15 February 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Paddling

The Cook Islands female paddlers are jubilant to place third in the New Zealand open women’s Takapuna Beach Cup 42 km race. They received their medals yesterday wearing our signature ei katu.

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Female paddlers set for Takapuna Beach Cup debut

Thursday 13 February 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling

For the first time, 10 Cook Islands female paddlers – from a teenager to a mother in her fit fifties – will compete at the Takapuna Beach Cup 42km Race in New Zealand.

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Kayakers face Olympics test

Wednesday 5 February 2020 | Published in Paddling

In less than a week, Canoe & Kayak Cook Islands will be in two different countries, competing at two different events on the same weekend.

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In their DNA: Nicholas siblings paddle all the way to Olympics

Tuesday 4 February 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Paddling

Both Jane and Bryden have now qualified to compete in the C1 and K1 events, for Cook Islands.

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Paddling to the podium

Wednesday 22 January 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Paddling

Jane Nicholas is looking forward to a tougher competition in next weekend’s Oceania Championships.

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Dream come true

Saturday 30 November 2019 | Published in Paddling

The proud local legacy of the 18 foot Tangaroa class vaka will be on show at the 2019 National Championships held at Muri. Georgie Hills of Sailing Cook Islands reports.

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Junior paddlers steal the show

Friday 29 November 2019 | Published in Paddling

Young paddlers returned to the Vaka Eiva competition after a lapse of three years, showing what the annual event has been missing. Harvie Allison reports.

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VAKA EIVA 2019: Flip!

Friday 29 November 2019 | Published in Paddling

Swimmers celebrated reaching The Boiler with back flips – before making the long swim back to the beach by Rarotonga’s Trader Jack’s.

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Perfect conditions for senior sprints

Thursday 28 November 2019 | Published in Paddling

The lagoon at Nikao in front of Vaiana’s was the setting for yesterday’s senior sprint competition.

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Ngakau Toa Vaka wins mixed event

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Published in Paddling

After a night of heavy rain a warm clear morning greeted the teams as they prepared for their trip round Rarotonga yesterday.

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Local paddler wins V1

Tuesday 26 November 2019 | Published in Paddling

Paddlers enjoyed excellent conditions in an exciting and close singles events at the Vaka Eiva. Harvie Allison reports.

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'These are your waters'

Monday 25 November 2019 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Paddling

Local girls fearless in rough seas, leading from start to finish. Harvie Allison and Jonathan Milne report.

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