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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

Kahawai Paddling Champs proves a big hit

The Kahawai tagline of kia kaha i te wai – be strong in the water – was perfectly exemplified by all the paddlers who competed in challenging conditions at the inaugural Kahawai Paddling Championships in Tāmaki Makaurau on Saturday.

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Kahawai concept set to launch

The inaugural Kahawai Paddling Champs – a brand new Canoe Racing NZ initiative designed to help develop the next generation of paddlers – is set to launch tomorrow (Saturday May 8) on Auckland’s Takapuna Beach.

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