Courses and Careers day
Saturday 31st August
The club will be showing there is more to uni than just lectures and study.
14th September - 15th September
Saturday - Access 10 - Grade 3 kayaking and rafting - this will be long and cold, 80ish solid grade 3 rapids
Sunday - Access 14 - Grade 4 Kayaking and rafting - Shorter but more challenging than Access 10. Once again this will be cold.
Sunday afternoon - possibly run the beautiful Access 13 - solid grade 3+ kayaking
Hot pools at Tokaanu
Camping or staying in cabins at Turangi
Wairoa Summer Releases
Every sunday we aren't somewhere else!
Our local run and our favourite! One of the closest rivers to Auckland makes for easy day trips, or we often combine it with Kaituna on the saturday. Wairoa is a dam controlled river that only releases water on set sundays during summer. A bone dry river bed in transformed into a raging 14cumec river with grade 2/3/4/5+ sections. Also has a standing wave that is perfect for beginners learning, or just to play all day on. Something for everyone.
Sept 15, 29,
Oct 13, 27,
Nov 10, 24,
Dec 8, 22, 29
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26,
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23,
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
April 6, 13, 27,
Outdoor Clubs ball
Annual General Meeting Friday 27th September - 5pm-ish
The club AGM - Elect the new executive comittee to run the club next year. Bestow the great honors of club S**D and club S**T. Witness some time honored traditions.
President - the fall guy / girl
River Vice President - Helps to plan trips
Administrative Vice President - helps the prez to run the club
Treasurer - looks after the cash
Secretary - wears a skirt, arranges meetings, keeps notes, sends emails
River Safety Officer - Makes sure we are all safe on the water
Fundraising Officer - Helps us get money to buy new toys
Gear Shed Officer - Looks after the toys we already have
Media Officer - Looks after the website, makes posters + videos, T-Shirts and hoodies.
Pool Officers - Runs Tuesday pool nights
Social Officers - Plan parties and social events
Ful James Officers - Plans the biggest trip of the year!
Conservation Officer - Helps us look after rivers.
Food & Brew
Saturday 28th September - in the afternoon
We have got a very exciting event coming up that requires a little forward planning so if you like tasty food that has a bit of a wild New Zealand spin to it, or fancy a go at being the clubs best home brewer, have I got an event for you!
On the 28th September, AUCC will be presenting Food & Brew. It'll be a celebration of excellent kai and a chance to show of your brewing skills. Craft Brewing are getting behind the event and will be providing prizes for the winning brews. Check them out at http://craftbrewing.co.nz/
for brewing supplies, tips, and recipes.
There are three categories; best dark ale, best pale ale, and best cider. Entrants will need to have at around about 1L of brew to be judged on and you can enter as many different brews as you want.
For those that are more of the admiring others brews/eating some gorgeous food, we've got that covered too. The menu will be released as produce is confirmed. (On that note, if anyone can source meat, fish, bird, veges, fruit - please let me know). But I can tell you that there will certainly be some 24 hour pulled pork on the menu.
The event will be ticketed and you'll get an awesome feed for your financial support. All proceeds are going to the club to help us buy some new kayaks woot woot! Non-club members are more than welcome to join in.
More info will come out over the coming weeks but in the meantime start thinking about your brew.
Get your brew on and win stuff!
Know foodie/produce people - let me know!
More details or to get involved talk to Ally
Taupo Beginners Trip
5th - 6th October - Reids Farm
A trip aimed at getting beginners onto the river in Kayaks. Easy Grade 1 and 2 Kayaking, Hot pools, Taupo 5 min drive away, more hotpools and the Fuljames wave. Sign ups will be emailled out later this semester. Check the facebook page for more details.
Gear shed day - Saturday 12th October
Come and help maintain the club's gear. This years project is to finish the repair work on Roxanne - our oldest red raft.
Multiday trip - Location to be determined
Labour Weekend 26-28 october
Fight tooth and nail to get to go away on one of these trips! We pack the rafts and kayaks with camping gear and food for a few days and head off into the wilderness. No better way to experience remote New Zealand, in a way money can't buy. A likely option is the Motu river.
Journey to the Depths of Te Urewera - aka Waikaretaheke release
9th - 10th November
Once a year, in the heart of the Urewera National Park and just south of Lake Waikaremoana, Genesis Energy release 20 cumecs of water down what is usually a stream so small that it doesn't even feature on googlemaps. The result is an awesome, fast, continuous section of whitewater with lots of sketchy trees to add to the excitement/danger. BUT we have to register our attendance to ensure Genesis release the water.
Saturday 9 November - 28 cumecs down the Piripaua section 9am - 3pm (GII+ to GIII)
Sunday 10 November - 20 cumecs down the Whakamarino section 9am - 3pm (GIII+ to IV) and 32 cumecs down the Piripaua section 9am - 3pm
We will be staying at the DOC Motorcamp right on the banks of the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana (one of the great walks/paddles). Water, toilets, hot showers, BBQs, and kitchen are all there. Camping is $15/night and there are cabins which you can upgrade to in exchange for parting with a little more money.
It's a great trip on a great river that very rarely is run.
South Island trip
Summer Holidays 2013/2014
Every year a dedicated group heads down to the South Island to chase the water and live the kayakers dream. Some of the world's best whitewater is in the South Island, people travel from all around the world to paddle there and it's right on our doorstep! Spend as long as you want down there, Murchison and the West Coast are the places to be.
Maruia Falls in Murchison
2014 Semester 1
Puhoi: Paddle to the Pub - Puhoi River
Date: TBA - Meet at quad 9am sharp
Our first trip of the year! Puhoi is a completely flat river, so great to sit in a kayak for the first time and learn some basic paddling skills that will be essential for whitewater, all without the big scary rapids to distract you.
This trip is also very social; there will be heaps of paddlers on the water, a big mud fight, bury the prez in mud, and a BBQ and drinks at the end.
Bring togs, towel, sunblock, beer and gold coins for drivers. We'll arrange car pooling from Uni quad, so drivers are much appreciated!
Toga party - Secret location - details to be released soon!
Date: TBA (Night)
Bring a sheet and something to drink. Clothes underneath is optional, expect mayhem.
Lake training - Lake pupuke - Sylvan Park Ave
Date TBA - Meet at quad at 10:30am
On sunday, all those that are still alive after toga party will head to Lake Pupuke on the North shore. We'll split everybody into groups according to paddling experience, so that our amazing instructors can cater to teaching appropriate skills for your ability. We'll cover from the most basic forward paddling strokes, to turning strokes, bracing, t-rescues, wet exits, etc. If any of this sounds foreign to you, come along and find out all about it!
Bring togs, towel, sunblock and gold coins for drivers.
Ful james - Waikato river, Taupo
AUCC bring you the biggest event of the year...
FUL JAMES 2014!
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, hundreds of keen kayakers descend on the awesome Ful James rapid on the mighty Waikato River. White water, partying, and debauchery galore! A great time for newbies and seasoned pros, Ful James is not to be missed.
Tickets: General Admission $30 for members, $40 for non members
or upgrade to the party bus for $75 (incl. GA, members only)
Beginner’s Whitewater Kayaking
Dance Marquee with DJ
Freestyle Comp on the Ful James Wave
Debaucherous Costume Party
Tickets & further info at big blue AUCC marquee in the quad at O Week
Kaituna - Kaituna River/Rotorua rafting weekend
Come and raft the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Beautiful lush gorge. This is one of the most popular rivers to raft in the North Island.
Depending on numbers - 1 day rafting, 1 day tourist stuff in Rotorua.
More details to follow
Mohaka - Mohaka River
Easter weekend 2014
Mohaka is AUCC’s most remote trip and is smaller in numbers than both Ful James and Aniwhenua meaning more instruction for keen beginners and offers Grade II-IV paddling/rafting. Mohaka is an incredibly scenic trip through massive gorges and boulder gardens.
Aniwhenua - Rangitaiki River
Come kayak Aniwhenua, one of the best grade two river sections in New Zealand, and receive quality instruction. And then when you're all done kayaking you can raft the grade 4 Jeff's Joy section, a long wilderness section with countless rapids.
This is our big beginners' trip for the year, where the focus is on instruction and teaching you heaps of awesome skills. For the pros, kayaking on grade 3 and 4 is also planned.
Free camping by the beautiful Lake Aniwhenua, good times all round.
Club Dinner - - date and details to be confirmed
Come share a meal with the club.
Kaituna! - Kaituna river, rotorua. ...more info
These trips generally happen on a informal basis, so keep your ear to the ground for an email and make it known that you want to paddle.
When the wairoa isn't flowing the kaituna is our local run, and even when it is flowing it makes a great trip to combine the kaituna and the wairoa. Kaituna is an awesome river, warm water all year round that flows through an amazing gorge cutting through the jungle. There is a very short grade 2 section, an easy grade 4 section and a grade 3 section. Aswell as the world famous bottom play hole. Let's not forget a 7m waterfall, the highest commercially rafted watefall in the world!