Im new to the Rotorua area and want to get out on the water some more - but want to do this with a regular group that I can get to know and trust.
I had previously been with a kayaking club with semi-regular trips and haven't had any luck finding a non-competitive whitewater group or club in this area. I have followed the standing recommendation of just turning up to the put-in and asking but ended up with some pretty serious types or very competent raft guides that can make you feel like you know nothing.
Im a comfortable grade 3 paddler wanting to build up the skills to occasionaly tackle some fun grade 4 and get to know lots of different runs in the area. Although Im not competitive I do enjoy the atmosphere of the events and will do some of them (did the xmas at kaitinua last year)