President’s Blog

Presidents AGM Report – Mar 2019

This is a special and sad presidents report – as in May, Paul Caffyn will celebrate his 200th and final edition as being editor of the KASK magazine. A truly momentous achievement and at the same time a cause for reflection for all that the magazine has achieved, but more…
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Feb 2019 Presidents report

With warm and wonderful weather, 2019 has already offered paddlers a variety of extreme conditions on which to hone their skills whether it be in surf, touring or rock gardening Kayak Fest 2020 The Organising Team and twenty other paddlers from different regions recently spent the first week of February…
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Dec 2018 Presidents report

As 2018 draws to a close the president thanked KASK members for their continued support during a fun year on and off the water. The committee is working hard on ways to increase our membership. Paul Caffyn anticipates retirement from the KSAK magazine in May 2019 and we are looking…
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October 2018 Presidents report

Congratulations to Lance Smith who was a guest at the Tsunami Rangers Retreat in California. The NZ Safer Boating Forum in Wellington, Paul Caffyn presented on paddlecraft fatalities. Their summer campaign kicks off until March 2019. The KASK magazine, a ‘bloody good read’, is looking for a new editor.
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August 2018 Presidents report

KASK committee changes. Rob Brown is standing down and Ruth Henderson takes up the gauntlet. A special general meeting to be held in July because of minor changes to the constitution. Safer boating campaign planning for 2018/2019 was discussed.
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Presidents report- July 2018

Congratulations to Scott on such an epic achievement in being the first person to kayak across the Tasman solo. The Paddling Film Festival – world tour 2018 is coming to NZ and will be shown in the main centres. Kayak Fest 2020 planning is well underway for Urupukapuka Island
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2018 Mar eNewsletter – KASK

This is a quick update from KASK following our national event, KASK Kayak Fest 2018 last weekend. 1. New President Congratulations to Shaun Maclaren, the new president and David Welch, the new vice president. Shaun is currently off line leading the IKW 2018 (the International Kayak week) around Marlborough Sounds…
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2018 Feb eNewsletter – KASK

KASK Annual General Meeting 2018 This is a quick message to confirm that the KASK AGM will take place on Sunday 4 Mar 2018 at 8:00AM in the Sea Scouts Hall Ngatitoa Domain during KASK Kayak Fest 2018. The link above will take you to a page that has more…
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Presidents Report – March 2018

This is a special and sad presidents report – as it the final update I do as the KASK president. After 3 years as president, I will be stepping down on 4 Mar 2018. It has been highly rewarding three years and I met or talked to most of our…
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2018 Jan eNewsletter – KASK

Safe and happy holiday season From KASK As 2017 comes to an end, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of KASK throughout the year and wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. Also, for your reading pleasure, here are…
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2017 Oct eNewsletter – KASK

Hello From KASK With the long holiday weekend coming many of us will be making the most of the relatively good forecast. For many paddlers it will be the first time on water after all the rain and bad weather we been having over winter. KASK, as part of the Safer Boating…
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Presidents report- October 2017

Welcome to another financial year with KASK! We have got a few important things to report on. 1. Survey results: We were delighted with the level of participations from members and community in the KASK survey last month. The survey is closed now with 182 members responding as of today.…
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2017 Aug eNewsletter – KASK

Hello From KASK By now you would have received your copy of the newly branded magazine of the Kiwi Association Of Sea Kaykers – the New Zealand Sea Kayaker. If you have not yet received the magazine in post (or by email, if you have opted for email only), please get…
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January 2017 Presidents Report

Welcome to 2017.  What a year 2016 has been! It was a great year for paddlers and we ended the year welcoming Lynn Paterson at Takapuna beach on New Year’s Eve. It was a pleasure seeing her finish her epic journey and be there for her with the media and…
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KASK e-newsletter – August 2016

In this month’s KASK e-newsletter, we’ve got information about our annual event (Kayak Fest 2017), International Kayak Week 2017, and the latest about our kayakers from the Rio Olympics. KASK Kayak Fest 2017 – Ponui Island Thank you for your interest and your registration for the Kayak Fest 2017, 25th…
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2016 May e-Newsletter

In this month’s KASK e-newsletter, we’ve got some exciting announcements from KASK about our paddling event and the latest survey results and news. KASK FEST 2017 We are excited to announce that the registration for the 25th annual KASK National Sea Kayaking Forum is now open. We can also reveal the…
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Presidents report- December 2015

In this month’s KASK e-newsletter, we’ve got some exciting announcements from KASK and Coastguard Boating Education as well as news, reviews, surveys and a quick preview of the next edition of KASK’s magazine – ‘New Zealand Sea Canoeist’. It is almost six months since the KASK Committee set the strategic…
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