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2014 Semester 1
Come see us at our O'Week stall, sign up, get your Fuljames ticket and see what we have on offer.
Club introduction night - Thursday 6th March 6pm - Engineering room 403.404
Come and watch videos and hear people talk about the trips we offer. Drinks and snacks provided
Club nights kick off on Monday 10th March. The dates for the first weeks are:
Monday 10th March
Tuesday 11th March
Monday 17th March
Tuesday 18th March
For the first two weeks please only come to one night each week as we have heaps of people attend during this time.
From Tuesday 25th March club nights are weekly on a Tuesday night.
For more info check out the club night page.
Puhoi: Paddle to the Pub - Puhoi River
Date: 8th March - 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: 8th March - evening
Bring a sheet and something to drink. Clothes underneath is optional, expect mayhem.
Lake training - Lake pupuke - Sylvan Park Ave
Date: 9th March - 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.
Fuljames - Waikato river, Taupo
Date: 15th + 16th March
AUCC bring you the biggest event of the year...
Download the 2014 Fuljames Guide here.
Beginner’s Whitewater Kayaking
Aniwhenua - Rangitaiki River
Date: 29th + 30th March
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.
Mohaka - Mohaka River
Easter weekend 2014 - 18th - 21st April
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.
Club Dinner - - date and details to be confirmed