RWWC Club News

If you are interested in taking our Q-Kayaks beginner trips a little further and want to join in with a group we are highly involved with the local kayak club. Check the information below and see what they get up to. 

Ruahine White Water Club

The Ruahine White Water Club is a group of friendly, enthusiastic people who meet regulary to explore different rivers and sections of coastline. Trips range from afternoon jaunts down the Manawatu Gorge to week-long expeditions in the Marlborough Sounds or down Whanganui River. Members kayak as far north as the Wairoa River in the Kaimai Range, and as far south as Fiordland. Participants range from those just starting out who enjoy the scenery of the lower Rangitikei to the highly experienced paddlers who tackle its upper reaches.

Although the club exists basically for touring, it does organise slaloms, canoe polo and club races. These are generally more social occasions than competitions and are enjoyed by all levels of paddlers. The club produces a monthly newsletter which lists a programme of events which are coming up, and also has reviews of trips recently held.

                   TRIP CALENDAR 

Reminder: Please call the organizer of the trip you want to go on by Thursday!

This is a rough guide of what the kayak club gets up to. If you want more details please go to their website here and bookmark their page. Trip Calender is updated on the RWWC Website 

23  Otaki Easy Melz 027 3328182
30  WWNZ AGM Tauranga AGM  
1 Sea Kayak trip Mana or Foxton loop  Seakayak Max 027 2397096
3 (Tuesday) RWWC Committee meeting Meeting Prue 021 1360022
  Labour weekend sea kayak trip to Marlborough Sounds TBC  Seakayak Max


Some info may change above so please make sure you call the Club Organizer


Check the Trip Calender on the website for a more detailed description of the trip .

Where you can find information about the club

Check out up to date information on RWWC webpage, for more detailed information including a photo & video gallery + a page on River Info & flow phones. Please visit here - or checkout the facebook page - Ruahine White Water Club.(RWWC).

We have a group Flickr page for Ruahine White Water Club. It's a Group page which everyone can see, Check it out here -


Q-Kayaks Kayak Manufacturing Department has closed down. We have limited stock available + lots of kayak accesories that we will have avaliable to sell.

Check out there items on sale here - Q-Kayaks Accessories 

Also their specials in the Bargin Bin


 If anyone's interested in any of these please contact the guys at Q-Kayaks Ltd  06 3268667


                HIRING RWWC CLUB BOATS

For those who don't have their own equipment, the club has a variety of kayaks and full sets of kayaking gear available for hire. The cost to hire a kayak and gear is $10.00 per day for members and $15.00 per day for non members, only for approved club activities that are listed on our Club program.

Kayak Type

Daily hire rate - Members

Non-members (only Club trips)


"Y" & Magnum creek kayaks



Includes paddle, buoyancy aid,

Mini Mystic & Diesel river kayak



helmet, and spray deck.

Remix69 river kayak




Riot Nitro river/play kayak




Jackson 2fun & Fun

play/river kayak





Stealth river & surf kayak




Topo Duo double kayak


restricted up to grade 4




Incept inflatable double kayak


restricted up to grade 3




Club kayaks may be hired out to all Club members.

Club kayaks may be hired out to non Club members only for approved club activities that are listed on our Club program.

Contact person for hiring Club kayaks is; 

Ian Campbell, Ph. 027 2851975  needs 2days notice. On return all gear should be clean, this is the hirer's responsiblitly.

If you wish to find out more about the Ruahine Club, contact the following people;

President:         Melz Grant               Ph 06 3269924
Vice President: Dave Wiessing Ph 027 3656796
Secretary:        Prue Fry                   Ph 021 1360022

Secretary: Amber Kirkman (from November 2017
Ian Campbell            Ph 027 2851975 Membership

Club Hire boats:                    Ian Campbell           
Ph. 027 2851975
White Water-advanced:         Craig Peters            Ph 06 343 2562
White Water-Intemediate       Ian Campbell           Ph. 027 2851975
Sea Kayaking:                      Max Grant              Ph 06 326 8667
Kayak Races                        Melz Grant             Ph 06 3269924

Kayak Rolling                       Emily McGimpsey   Ph. 027 2602885

Canoe Polo:                         Greg Sawyer           Ph 021 2121551

Instruction:                           Craig Peters            Ph 06 343 2562

Newsletter Editor/Updates:    Melz

For Matt's Photo Gallery on Club Trips;

For further information on Sea Kayaking, visit the KASK Web site; 

Wellington Regional Sea Kayak Network; 

Whitewater NZ;   

Suggested Car Pool Costs for Club Trips

The list below is a suggested cost for people travelling to a kayaking trip in someone else’s car.

These prices may vary as to how many people are in the car and if the trip is for one day or a weekend.

Manawatu Gorge / Mangahao slalom site / local Rivers


Otaki & Lower Rangitikei Rivers


Wairarapa Rivers & Kaitoke Gorge


Whangaehu River


Tongariro, Whakapapa Rivers & Ruatiti Domain


Mangahao Release


Mohaka River & Hawkes Bay Rivers


Kaituna, Rangitaiki Rivers & New Plymouth Rivers