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CUMEC Magazine Issue 11

CUMEC #11 is out, featuring Buller Festival 2010, Only in Africa, The Slalom Diaries, Quickfire: Wairoa Extreme Race, Interview: Jez Blanchard, Misadventure on the Bo Bo, plus the magazine is full of all the regular features like Video Technique with Wayne Johnson, river running technique with Zak Shaw, and paddling fit with Megan Foster.

CUMEC Magazine Issue 10

CUMEC #10 is available now, and features an interview with Andy Fuller, Whitewater Frontiers - The Indian Himalayas by James Thorp, Into the Jungle - Exploring Sumatra by Jared Meehan, Intermediate Independence - by Rachel Lynskey, Top Ten Tips - Creeking in Quebec by Josh Neilson, Quick-fire Interview - Lifeblood of the Nation, Events - Xmas @ Kaituna by Antz Longman, Technique - Cross Current Speed with Zak Shaw, Videography 101 - with Wayne Johnson, Paddling Fit - Pins & Needles by Megan Foster plus news, event reports, the gallery, competitio

Wairoa Extreme Race 2010

Stefan Gilmour advises the Wairoa Extreme Race is going to be back for 2010. It is going to be a one-day race format with the time trial starting at 10.20 sharp, and the head-to-head races starting at the conclusion of the time trail. The event will be held on Saturday 13 February 2010 with Sunday 14 being a back up day, and or fun event day such as a ball race (to be confirmed). Entries will open in early January with the entry cost to be confirmed.

CUMEC Magazine Issue 9

Antz Longman advises, CUMEC Magazine issue #9 is out now featuring Canadian Summers, Creeking in Val Sesia, Italy by Justin Gale, interview with Mike Dawson on the Sickline World Championships, Interview with Cooper Lambla on 12 months in NZ, Voss Extreme week by Jason Juno, The Southern Circuit (NZ) by Megan Foster & Crescent Head/Byron Bay (AUS) by Tracy Gibson, Murray White Water Festival from Western Australia.

BlissFest 2009, 3 and 4 October, Dunedin

BlissFest 2009 is coming up (3 and 4 October) in Dunedin. This festival is in it's fifth year and features a variety of events including a boatercross, giant slalom and surf competition. There is also a themed party on Saturday night; come along dressed as something starting with the letter 'B'. Entry is $50 for the weekend. For more information visit

CUMEC Magazine Issue 8

Cumec Magazine Issue #8 (July 2009) is out now with a Safety and Rescue flavour, featuring an interview with Zak Shaw, 10 Lessons Learnt from the River, All the Way on the Whitcombe (Keith Riley), Come with me... (Nikki Kelly) plus columns on surf kayak technique, photography, river safety, shoulder instability and some great photos.

CUMEC Magazine Issue 7

Cumec Magazine Issue #7 (March 2009) is out now (subscriptions), featuring Himalayan River Girls (Sophie Hoskins and Malika Davies), NZFKS 2008, Laos (Sean Bozkewycz and Lachie Carracher), Kayaker Categories, Fiordland, The Upper Otaki (Chris Lacoste), Sevens Creek (Shaun McManamny), Paddlin'Fit - Finding the Balance (Megan Foster), Surf Kayak Technique - Posture and Trim (Ross Boardman), Interview: Hayley Shepherd, Technique: Boofing 101 (Ben Jackson) plus Photography Technique with Graha

Josh Neilson presents 'Ways of Life'

Kiwi kayak auteur Josh Neilson writes, "This film follows us kayaking in Norway, USA and the Nepali Womens Kayak Expedition that happened last year. I was lucky enough to spend six weeks with a bunch of amazing Kiwi and international women teaching Nepalese women to kayak and get them ready to take on the male-dominated industry. The film is 1 hour long and half covers the adrenaline-packed creeking segment and the other half of the story is some amazing kiwi women kayakers.

Buller Festival 27-28 February, 1 March 2009

BullerFest 2009 is rapidly approaching. Featuring Boater Cross on Friday 27 February. Kayak Slalom (individual and teams), Rafter Cross and the famous Rock the Buller Party on Saturday 28. Sunday March 1 sees the return of the kayak Big Air competition. Rock the Buller Party with DJ's O.B One (UK) and Aunty Ethel (Takaka). A weekend not to be missed.