Fun for family at raft race, Northern Advocate, Whangarei Northland

Fun for family at raft race
Northern Advocate, Whangarei Northland, General News, Peter de Graaf, 13 Mar 2019

More than a dozen ingenious home-built rafts of varying seaworthiness competed in the Great Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race on Saturday. The annual event is organised by Kiwi Can, a life-skills programme taught in nine Far North schools. The race sees makeshift vessels race from Clansman’s Wharf to Whangaroa jetty. This year adventurer and Kiwi Can founder Sir Graeme Dingle and his partner, Jo-anne Wilkinson, were special guests. Photos by Peter de Graaf RESULTS: Schools division 1 Kaeo Hunters, Kaeo School; 2 Golden Kiwis, Oruaiti School; 3 Turbo Turtles, Te Kura o Hato Hohepa Te Kamura; 4 Submarines, Mangonui School; 5 Oruaiti 1, Oruaiti School. Totara North School capsized after getting into a tangle with another raft. Best flag: Kaeo School; Most creative: Oruaiti 1; Best team spirit: Mangonui School; Hard luck: Totara North School.

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