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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

Why Race the 10km Series – with Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie

In a welcome boost for the Kayak Krazy 10km series, NZ Kayak men’s squad members Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie finished one-two in the open men’s race in Tauranga last month. Here the pair, who earlier this year secured a K2 1000m slot for New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, offer their thoughts on why paddlers should compete in the series. 

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Women in Coaching

A small group of female coaches are starting to make their mark on the sport in New Zealand. We chat to a trio of emerging coaches to find out more of their journey and why they would encourage other women to make the same step.

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