University eyes Tarawera River venue | News | Kawerau

University eyes Tarawera River venue

14 August 2015

AUCKLAND University’s first white-water championship event could be paddling the Tarawera River later this year.

On Tuesday Kawerau District Council chief executive Russell George told the council’s regulatory and services committee about a university expression of interest in holding the event at Kawerau.

He said the event’s focus was “having fun”.

The October 3-4 event would include head-to-head races using rafts and kayaks, with slalom events open to general paddlers, Mr George said.

Source: Whakatane Beacon