About canoe racing
New Zealand (cRNz)

Kiwis love to be in, on and around the water.  Paddling in all it’s forms has been part of our culture since our early beginnings. 

Canoe Racing, incorporating Sprint, Marathon and Surf Ski paddling, embodies that connection to the water by offering both racing and recreational paddling opportunities across the country.  

We have a proud history of international success at the highest levels of the sport and we are committed to building on that success.  Equally we want to encourage paddling for the sheer enjoyment – incorporating racing and social events and building a community of paddling enthusiasts.

latest news

Tara makes Virtual Paddling Champs plea

Versatile Tara Smith, the early pacesetter in the women’s K1 division at the New Zealand Virtual Paddling Championships, believes the month-long event offers a great opportunity for paddlers of all standards to get involved.

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Covid-19 restrictions

Following the Government announcement that the Auckland region is currently back at an Alert Level 3 and that the rest of New Zealand is at an Alert Level 2, unfortunately means a return to paddling restrictions. A reminder of what those restrictions are see below.

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Ten Reasons to enter the NZ Virtual Paddling Champs

The 2021 New Zealand Virtual Paddling Championships is open for business throughout the entire month of March and times can be officially logged from Monday (March 1). So to whet the appetite for the exciting new event, we give you ten good reasons why you should get involved.

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