The crowd-funded kayaking documentaryRivering New Zealand premiere showings will be held in Christchurch (3 March), Auckland (17 March) and Okere Falls (19 March). Rivering has been led by Bill Parks and Glenn Murdoch with contributions from many others.
This year's Tekapo Throwdown will be held on the 26th and 27th of October (Labour Weekend) at the Tekapo Whitewater Centre. The social event encompasses a variety of fun and competitive events including; a Ball Race, Rescue Relay, Slalom and Freestyle. The 2013 event is being supported by Up the Creek Kayaks (Jackson Kayak NZ) and Cumec Magazine. More information at http://www.cumecmagazine.com/tekapo2013 soon.
Central Otago Whitewater invites paddlers to the NZ Freestyle Kayak Nationals and the official opening of the Hawea Whitewater Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March. The weekend will be packed with fun and competitive events for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Saturday's feature is the NZ Freestyle Championships, but will also include Raft-a-Cross, King of the Wave and Best Move Competitions.
Cumec 18 is now available for your summer reading pleasure. Inside you'll find another great mix of articles covering the people and places that shape New Zealand and Australian kayaking. Find out what keep's Keith Riley focussed on his adventures, read about Shannon Mast's disjointed Madagascar expedition, and find out about some of the history of the mighty Kawarau River. Other articles include wearable cameras, scouting rapids and the Teva Lea race. Available now at all good kayak shops and select bookstores.
Cumec Magazine Issue number 15 is out now and available through kayak and bookstores across NZ and Australia. Inside you'll find features on paddling in the Northeast of Turkey, the Devils Postpile in California, the Teva Lea Race, BlissFest 2011, an interview with Tanya Faux, gear reviews, event reports, and heaps more. Check it out this holiday break, and get inspired to hit the water.
Cumec Magazine issue 13 is now available featuring articles on the threatened Morgans Gorge by Keith Riley, India's Pindar River by Kev England, an interview with Pete Simpson. Plus coverage of the Australian Slalom nationals, and the 2011 Oceania Slalom Champs.
The latest NZ Canoeing 11.1 has been sent to members, featuring West Coast Whitewater is officially awesome (Andy England), A tribute to Graham Egarr (Paul Caffyn), Conservation News: Matiri, Mokihinui (Tony Ward-Holmes), COW closes (David Welch), Adventure on the Upper Hokitika (Nic Thomas), Damn the dams - the quiet way (Miriam Odlin). Check it out at NZ Canoeing 11.1 (PDF, 5Mb).
Cumec Issue 12 has been released for the Spring/Summer season. Focussed on adventure paddling the issue contains an interview with Kiwi Adventurer Mike Abbott, Andi Uhl writes about keeping the adventure going as you get 'Old & Crusty', Gordon Rayner writes about a family trip down the South Island's Clarence River, and we take a quick look at the Sickline 2010 event that saw Sam Sutton crowned World Champion. There are gear reviews for summer including the Immersion Research Comp LX drytop, Hydroscapes Full on Vest, and the must have vanity accessory for summer: a GoPro HD head camera. Available at bookstores and kayak-shops all over New Zealand & Australia or subscribe online to save over 30% on the cover price.
Applications are now open for the 2010 Hillary Expedition grant administered by SPARC. $100,000 is available to support Hillary Expedition 2010 and this year SPARC are actively seeking applications from young and / or amateur adventurers. Applications close 5pm Friday 15 October 2010.