A French trio launched on 8 January from Raranga Beach, north of Blenheim, to paddle around the South Island. Agnès Penisson, Thierry Puyfoulhoux and Maxime Raux made good time down …

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Fiona Weatherall and James Corfe (UK) set off from Auckland’s east coast on 30 November 2016, and paddled clockwise around the island, completing their un-supported paddle on 7 March 2017.


Lynn (Red) Paterson set off from Takapuna on 27 October 2015 for a clockwise circuit of the three main islands, accompanied by a shore-based support crew.

Lynn completed her full circumnavigation at Takapuna on 31 December 2016. Her trip took 432 days from start to finish.


Fiona Weatherall and James Corfe completed an unsupported South Island paddle on 24 February 2015 taking 79 days.


Following a three month paddle through Fiordland, Tara Mulvany set off with Sim Griggs in May 2012 to paddle around the South Island in winter. Massive surf off the Heaphy …

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After paddling across Foveaux Strait on 30 January 2009, Simon Meek soloed around Stewart Island and then paddled back to Colac Bay on 16 February 2009.

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