Find information and resources for recreational kayaking, waka ama and canoeing activities in New Zealand.
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Before you head out, make sure that you’re visible and prepared
Wear a correct sized lifejacket
Take the right lifejacket for each person on board, and wear them.
Paddling culture and heritage
Waka, or outrigger canoes, are part of the culture of Pacific people. In recent years, it has grown in popularity as a recreational activity and sport.
Getting started with this activity
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