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Whitewater NZ

Relating to the administration of the Whitewater NZ, e.g. AGM, clubs, media releases, etc.

2016 AGM and Canoeist of the Year

On Saturday 27 July, Whitewater NZ held its Annual General Meeting at University of Canterbury, Christchurch. We reviewed the previous year's achievements and challenges (PDF, 1.3MB). Other highlights included:

2014 AGM and Canoeist of the Year

On Saturday 14 June, Whitewater NZ held a successful AGM at University of Canterbury, Christchurch to review the previous year and to plan new initiatives. Following the election of officers to the Executive Committee, James Rae moves from Safety to Access, and we welcome Shaun McCracken and Aaron Osbourne as Safety and Education officers respectively. Thanks to departing Exec members Sean Bellamy (Access) and Aidan Haig (Education) for their hard work.

Annual Report 2014

The 2013 / 2014 Executive started with the last release of the Wairoa season. I am intentionally avoiding making any comparisons between the flipping of the Exec raft on the Mothers Nightmare and the events of this year. In no particular order and without indicating their position on (or out of) the raft, the Executive for 2013 / 2014 year was:

2013 AGM and Canoeist of the Year

This year the Whitewater NZ Annual General Meeting was held in Auckland on 11 May 2013, to which people came from far and wide. As people gathered into the Auckland University lecture theatre it was a time to catch up with old friends and make new ones over the mandatory coffee and home-made muffins kindly baked by our Auckland hosts AUCC.

Whitewater NZ AGM 2013

Whitewater NZ Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Auckland on Saturday 11 May at The Conference Centre, City Campus, University of Auckland.

All members and interested parties are welcome to join us for election of new officers, Canoeist of the Year, and discussion on topics regarding whitewater kayaking including, "How can Whitewater NZ help our member clubs with a focus on membership & the recent RMA changes."

Agenda:

2012 AGM and Canoeist of the Year

Whitewater NZ held a successful Annual General Meeting in Christchurch on 28 July 2012.

Whitewater NZ Annual Report 2012

Whitewater NZ President Polly Miller has released the associations' Annual Report for 2012, commenting "It’s been another busy year for kayaking and for river conservation. Highlights from the year include the decision by Meridian Energy to withdraw their application to dam the Mokihinui on the West Coast, and continued efforts in Canterbury and further afield to protect our precious whitewater. Developments within the Association have meant a new look for rivers.org.nz and a new on line membership system – both enormous projects finally coming to completion due to hundreds of volunteer hours."

Read the full Annual Report and join us in Christchurch for our AGM on Saturday 28 July.

Annual Report 2012

It’s been another busy year for kayaking and for river conservation. Highlights from the year include the decision by Meridian Energy to withdraw their application to dam the Mokihinui on the West Coast, and continued efforts in Canterbury and further afield to protect our precious whitewater.

Developments within the Association have meant a new look for rivers.org.nz and a new on line membership system – both enormous projects finally coming to completion due to hundreds of volunteer hours.

NZ Canoeing 11.2, Winter 2011

The latest NZ Canoeing 11.2 has been sent to members, with articles on Simon Davidson (Matt Burton, Tyler Fox, Louise Urwin, Josh Neilson), Mokau victory! (Terry Lasenby), Whitewater Grand Prix (Louise Urwin), Conservation News (Tony Ward-Holme), Releases and Events, How good is your rescue kit and techniques? Part 1 (Matt Barker). Grab NZ Canoeing 11.2 (PDF, 3.5Mb) here or via your club.

Annual Report 2011

It’s been another busy year for kayaking and for river conservation. Locally and nationally, the Canterbury earthquakes have had an impact on Whitewater NZ membership and Executive. Like many in Canterbury, two Executive members can no longer live in their houses, and one is still working in the red zone.

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