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NZ paddlers make Tahiti their new home

By Rahia Timutimu

The Va'a World Sprint Championships are almost underway in Tahiti.  Te Kaea went to one accomodation that is housing competitors from six countries, including New Zealand.  Despite being a little busy, it's nothing new for our paddlers as it's similar to a marae.

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Paraplegic athlete paddles to success

By Iulia Leilua

Waka ama athlete, Wally Noble, is heading to Tahiti next month as part of NZ’s elite para waka ama team.  They’re set to compete at the 2018 International Waka Ama Championships, a challenge Wally set for himself three years ago.