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Who’s Who

President – Shaun Maclaren

Job: President

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KASK Publications & Safety – Paul Caffyn ONZM

Paul Caffyn

Job: The newsletter editor, the most important job on the committee. Collects bad jokes and publishes the worst of them. Writes reports for coroners (leaving out the bad jokes) on kayaking accidents. Writes pamphlets, articles and books to help stop kayakers getting into trouble.

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Web Administrator – Sandy Ferguson

Sandy Ferguson

Job: To edit what you are reading and hoping it makes sense.

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Administration – Karen Grant

Karen Grant

Job: Sorts out your membership and does the finances (and does rock climbing).

Committee – Peter Brooks

Pete Brooks

Job: Committee.

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Committee – Steve Flack

Steve Flack

Job: Committee.

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Committee – Ruth Henderson


Job: Committee.

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Committee & WSNZ Liaison – Ian McKenzie


Job: Committee & WSNZ Liaison.

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Committee – Tim Muhundan


Job: Committee

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DoC Liaison – John Gumbley

John Gumbley

Job: John is our DoC liaison.


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