Hi, I'm a class 3-4 boater from the US and I will be on the North Island from November 17th to 25th. I would love to paddle the Kaituna and other rivers if possible, but I haven't been able to find a place to rent boats/equipment. I'm not planning on bringing anything there, but I could bring a PFD, helmet, and spray skirt (I'd also like to know any info on whether it would be beneficial to bring this equipment). Is there a good place to rent this equipment? Also I'm wondering if anyone is interested in paddling with me!