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Jan 19th, 2011

The last weekend hosted the"Andy Duff Memorial Race" on the Kaituna River in Rotorua. This is a battle of epic proportions, with a bit of skill but a whole lot of luck involved. Everyone from Okere Falls, and all over NZ, clean out there garages, dust off their boats and venture out to the wild world of the Kaituna for a showdown in memory of Andy Duff.The race follows the Mass Start Format. ...

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Jan 14th, 2011

Yesterday was an epic. With the Arateitia Dam getting some work done, the entire generation flow has been diverted down the river bed, making something that gets your heart pumping. Forget the Zambezi, the Waikato at full noise is a serious proposition. The inky blue water looks so tempting, but the raw power of this beast is unbelievable.Aratietia was looking runnable, a serious rapid. But there...

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www.mikedawson.co.nz
Jan 14th, 2011

The last few weeks have been a mixture of almost everything as I am falling back into the NZ way of life. The summer is in full force in Rotorua, NZ- where I am living on Lake Roto-iti, near the put in to the Kaituna. Which is the epi-center of the universe..The NZ slalom season is picking up big time with the NZ team selection races happening in just 1 week. The 1st will be in Kawerau, on the ...

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Jan 5th, 2011

I put together a tiny little edit for the Tribe Whitewater Worlds. Was a bit limited by the footage I had with me in Aussie. But check it out. Plus check out the some of the other vids here.Some sick pics coming soon...

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Dec 18th, 2010

The first ever 2010 Up and Comers camp was held on the Kaituna River in New Zealand. The camp's goal was to get youngster up and coming kayakers to learn skills ranging from extreme racing till river swimming and kayak safety. The first installment of the camp was limited to 5 charging guys from all over New Zealand who tripped up and across to the Kaituna to participate in the 3 day camp. ...

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Dec 9th, 2010

Are you an up and coming extreme racer wanting to kick it big time and start running the stout rapids and racing hard then this is the camp for you. It's a 3 day camp held on the Kaituna River in Rotorua from the 16-18th with food and accom included. Check out the information below and for any more info contact Sam Sutton or Im.j.dawson@live.comSamkaituna@gmail.comOf check it out on Face book ...

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Dec 5th, 2010

After almost 8 months on the road my journey came to an end in Mexico and I returned to NZ for some R&R. Now I'm back in Tauranga and Okere Falls paddling on the Kaituna and getting ready for Christmas...Here's my last update from the awesome time we all had in Mexico. Almost everything we heard about Mexico tainted it's amazing image. From Gang warfare over the lucrative drug industry, high ...

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Nov 27th, 2010

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Nov 19th, 2010

We're still down in Mexico, and having an awesome time. This region is a whitewater mecca. I would love to get a place on the side of this sweet creek! It is unbelievable how much it drops in such a short time.. Every section of the River Alseseca is pumped full of stout, section after section.We have spent a few days doing some R&R at the beach on the East Coast of the country. It was deserted. ...

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www.mikedawson.co.nz
Nov 16th, 2010

The 2010 Mexico end of season tour has been going down big time! This place is unreal. I am here with 3 Germans, 2 Norwegians, 4 Bask Countrymen, and My brother. We've met up with the local master Rafa Ortiz, and hucked ourselves down some amazing rivers and white water.We are in Veracruz Region, in a town called Tlapacoyan. It's an unknown tourist destination, with some of the best white water I...

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