The Rangitaiki River festival will take place at the Thornton Domain Saturday 2nd March.
This is a great day for the entire whanau with plenty of activities for the kids along with Waka Ama Races, Kayak Races, Beach Touch, Kayak Fishing and the World Championships for Kina and watermelon eating.
Run down of the day:
6:30 Kayak Fishing Starts. (will be cancelled if bad weather is forecast.)
9:00 Waka Ama Races
10:00 Kayak Races start Te Mahoe and Te Teko – Kid’s entertainment, Food and Music
12:00 Hangi, Kayak Fishing Weigh-in – Waka Ama Prize Giving
1:00 First marathon kayakers arrive – SUP Race (Stand Up Baddle Board)
2:00 World Kina Eating Championships
3:00 Kawerau Gravity Club 1000 metre swim
4:00 Kayak Prize Giving
5:00 Festival Closes