September 2, 2020

Since Friday 10th July our cafe has been open on the weekends for fun, food and relaxing by the river.

Opening hours are:

   Fri 4pm - 8pm

   Sat 8am - 8pm

   Sun 8am - 8pm

If you want to pop in, fantastic. If you happen to have a larger group, a call to...

May 14, 2020

I can feel the excitement for all New Zealanders. Finally able to get out to explore their backyard; creating a new normal. Welcome to level 2 New Zealand, Mangaweka is a great place to start your exploration.

Mangaweka is situated between Manawatu, Whanganui...

September 6, 2019

Prices are for a guided trip and includes shuttles to or from Awastone, showers after your paddle and use of our bathrooms (S3).

We meet at Awastone Cafe at the time given. Trip departures are dependant on numbers (we do commit to 1 booked) and river conditions.

If you h...

February 11, 2019

What an awesome event, an amazing location, carnival atmosphere and a friendly and positive attitude from all involved. Loved it!

After 20 years of training kayakers for the event I have been remiss to have not been a part of it before now, kayaking the Waimak is one th...

November 11, 2018

The morning of departure from Alumine, not quite time to reflect on the campaign, but I will miss this little routine of mine of an early breakfast writing this blog in this seat. There will be plenty of time for reflection over the coming 25 hours of bus travel to get...

November 10, 2018

Sounds a bit cliche now maybe but another awesome day in Argentina. We had a pretty disappointing start with the lack of competition experience for the lads manifesting itself as a flustered first run that saw them miss loads of gates in the slalom.

Their second run was...

November 8, 2018

Heaps of photos today! Had an awesome day on the slalom training, the boys had fun and were pretty bloody styley actually. They were all over that slalom course, a couple of ferries that no other juniors were making and definitely smiling more than the others! Haven't...

November 8, 2018

Sorry folks no photos yet from our awesome day yesterday, might be able to get some up this avo (technical issues i.e. coach isn't tecinological enough). The boys had a really good head 2 head race but an unfortunate draw had them beaten in their first knockout race by...

November 7, 2018

Although the results board didn't really show it we had a great day yesterday. We have some very strong and experienced teams to compete against, even though we were a wee bit disappointed with the result we were all still really pleased with how we nailed our lines th...

November 6, 2018

First day on the water yesterday, everyone stoked to get out there. Was an exciting morning but certainly cold. The weather is clearing slowly, the sun was out but a cold wind meant we couldn't really enjoy it. Looks better out the window today!

Training day for sprints...

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