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Find a Club

New Zealand Kayak Clubs, Networks & Contacts

There are a number of clubs and networks in New Zealand which specialise in
sea kayaking. These are listed below. The difference between a club and network
is that clubs tend to be run as incorporated societies while networks are an
affiliation of like minded paddlers, have a less formalised system and often
communicate via e-mail. Both of these are good places to make contacts and find
out about sea kayaking, equipment, training and trips in the region.

If you are part of a club or network and want your details included in this
list, please contact us.

Upper North Island

The Auckland Canoe Club

The Auckland Sea Kayaking Community ~ hosts an interesting chat-line/bulletin page.

Bay Association of Sea Kayakers (NZ) (BASK) Tauranga ~ Contact: Bevan Grant

Bay of Plenty, KASK ~ Contact: Iona Bailey 

Gisborne Kayak Fishing Club ~ Contact: John Humphris Ph (06) 868-4657

Hauraki Kayak Group ~ Contact: kayak@hkg.org.nz or P.O. Box 46-146, Herne Bay, Auckland.

Northland Canoe Club ~ P.O. Box 755, Whangarei. ~ Contact: Catherine Keleher

Rotorua Kayak Club ~ woolhouse.clark@xtra.co.nz

Rotorua. KASK ~ Contact: John Fleming Ph (07) 347-9950

Taupo Kayakers ~ Contact: Sophie Pearson

Waikato Sea Kayak Network ~ Contact: Evan Pugh Ph (07) 883-6898.

Yakity Yak Club ~ Bay of Plenty Steve Ph (07) 574-7415

Lower North Island

Ruahine Whitewater Club

Wellington Sea Kayak Network ~ Contact: Sandy Winterton Ph (04) 977-1862

Yakity Yak Club ~ Taranaki (06) 754-8368

Yakity Yak Club ~ Taupo (07) 378-1003

Yakity Yak Club ~ Wellington (04) 477-6911. ~ Contact: Jim or Andy

South Island

Canterbury Sea Kayak Network ~ Contact: Sandy Ferguson Ph (03) 365-8232

Marlborough Sea Kayak Network ~ Contact: Martyn Smith Ph (03) 577-6256

Nelson Kayakers – Sea Kayaking

Nelson. KASK ~ Contact: Chris Hinkley Ph (03) 526-6817

Otago Canoe & Kayak Club ~ Contact: Lesley Pijpker

Otago Sea Kayak Network (OSKA) ~ Contact: Rob Tipa Ph (03) 478-0360

Southland Sea Kayaking ~ Contact: Stanley Mulvaney Ph (03) 215-7263


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New Zealand Greenland Paddling

KASK's aims are to:

1. Promote and encourage the sport of sea kayaking
2. Promote safety standards
3. Develop techniques and equipment
4. Deal with issues of coastal access and protection
5. Organise sea kayak forums around the country
6. Publish the Sea Canoeist Newsletter and the KASK Handbook