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Upcoming Events

Find out what's to look forward to in AUCC 2014 below or check out some of our past events from the last year. Had an awesome time at one of our trips? Tell us about it or read others stories in Trip Reports.

 2014 Semester 1

O'Week

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...

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.

Download the 2014 Fuljames Guide here.

Theme: Wild West

Taupo, NZ
R18
Tickets: General Admission $40 for members, $50 for non members
or upgrade to the party bus for $80 (incl. GA, members only)

Beginner’s Whitewater Kayaking
Whitewater Rafting
Prizes
Natural Hotpools
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

 


 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

Come share a meal with the club.


Kaituna! - Kaituna river, rotorua.

22nd March - single day trip.

For this trip you will need to organise your own transport to Rotorua. We will meet you there with everything you need.

Bring togs, towel and a wetsuit if you have access to one.

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!

 


 

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



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.

Dates:

2013

Sept 15, 29,

Oct 13, 27,

Nov 10, 24,

Dec 8, 22, 29

2014

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26,

Feb 2, 9, 16, 23,

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,

April 6, 13, 27,

May 11