My buddy and I are new to this wonderful country and we're hoping some people might want to get out this weekend and paddle. We're both instructors over in the states and I don't think we'll die on you, at least I plan not to. I'd even be down to run some safety for those who want an adventure. I'm over on the coromandel this week but if anyone is heading down south to Rotorua or nearby definately let me know. Thanks and Cheers!