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Tekapo Throwdown, 26 & 27 October

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.

NZ Freestyle Nationals and Hawea Opening

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 Magazine Issue 18

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 #15 out now

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.

NZ Canoeing 11.1, Autumn 2011

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 Magazine Issue 12

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.