Raft race brings big fun
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Go to the beach. Schools, businesses, community groups and clubs in the Far North will battle it out in the Whangaroa Harbour on March 18.
The Great Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race is organised by the Whangaroa Kiwi Can Charitable Trust, which runs the Kiwi Can programme in the Far North region.
Spokesperson Tracy Rouse says that the event is all about bringing our wider community together in a fun outdoor event and to reinforce the values taught in Kiwi Can.
‘‘So far, Kaeo School, Totara North School, Matauri Bay School, Mangonui School, Kaingaroa School and the Bay of Islands International Academy are committed to the challenge and we look forward to hearing from other schools in the region that would like to enter,’’ she says.
The day will consist of a school division and an open division.
Prizes will be awarded in each division for first, second and third rafts across the line, best team spirit and most creative raft. Entry for schools is free, open division entries cost $30 with registrations closing March 10.
The rubber ducky race is an option for the young and young at heart. There are prizes for first, second and third duck across the line. Racing starts from 10am in the Whangaroa harbour next to the Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club.
Phone Tracy Rouse on 021 213 9470.
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