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  1. Video for #WakaWorlds - Kiwis relishing the Tug-of-War with Tahitians
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    #WakaWorlds- Kiwis relishing the Tug-of-War with Tahitians

    Marama Elkington's win was celebrated with a haka by whānau and friends after beating long-time Tahitian champion Hinatea Bernadino in the Open Women 500m Sprint today.  With only a tenth of a second between Elkington and Bernadino, supporters cried tears of joy as the humble paddler was welcomed through the holding tent met with hugs and kisses.

  2. Video for NZ teams excel in Tahiti waka ama finals
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    NZ teams excel in Tahiti waka ama finals

    The Master 60 women had the first final of the day and three New Zealand teams were in the race.

  3. Video for Start of club races at the IVF Va'a World Sprint Championships
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    Start of club races at the IVF Va'a World Sprint Championships

    Club colours were seen far and wide, signalling the start of the club section at this year's world championships.

  4. Video for Lack of training Waka in Tahiti forces teams to dig deep
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    Lack of training Waka in Tahiti forces teams to dig deep

    The moon was still out when Ahumai made their way to their practice.

  5. Video for First NZ para-waka ama team to win gold
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    First NZ para-waka ama team to win gold

    The New Zealand para team are proud of their achievements at this years IVF Va'a World Sprint Championships in Pape'ete Tahiti. The V12 mixed team claiming gold in the 500m final, the first time a para team from New Zealand has made the number one spot.

  6. Video for First day of IVF Waka Ama Worlds brings first golds for NZ
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    First day of IVF Waka Ama Worlds brings first golds for NZ

    The Elite men’s started this competition off, and it started off so well it was a sign of what to come. NZ elite teams were out in force today, racing the best paddlers of every country, the first race was the Elite men’s v12, Unfortunately NZ just missed out on gold, claiming silver.

  7. Video for NZ paddlers make Tahiti their new home
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    NZ paddlers make Tahiti their new home

    The Va'a World Sprint Championships are almost underway in Tahiti.  Te Kāea went to one accommodation that is housing competitors from six countries, including New Zealand.  Despite being a little busy, it's nothing new for our paddlers as it's similar to a marae.

  8. Video for Thousands in Tahiti for 2018 Waka Ama Champs
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    Thousands in Tahiti for 2018 Waka Ama Champs

    Thousands turned out to the official opening of the 2018 IVF Va'a World Waka Ama Championships in Tahiti. 

  9. Video for NZ expected to dominate Va'a World Sprint Champs opening today
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    NZ expected to dominate Va'a World Sprint Champs opening today

    With the largest contingent of 586 competitors, New Zealand paddlers are expected to dominate at Va'a World Sprint Championships.

  10. Video for Paraplegic athlete paddles to success
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    Paraplegic athlete paddles to success

    Waka ama athlete, Wally Noble, is heading to Tahiti next month as part of NZ’s elite para waka ama team.  They’re set to compete at the 2018 International Waka Ama Championships, a challenge Wally set for himself three years ago.

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