VUCC is a canoe club based at Victoria
University of Wellington, in Wellington New Zealand.
The main objective of our club (as quoted from our constitution) is
``To further the abilities of members to safely negotiate
courses through aqueous material by utilising craft designed for
this purpose and propelled by manual means.''
In other words, we encourage people to get out and paddle! To this end,
the club organises instruction courses and paddling trips,
and during the university year has a weekly pool session (Thursday, 8:30pm
at Freyberg swimming pool on Oriental Parade) where members
can socialise, play around, practice their paddling skills and get
Courses and trips are mostly organised by the club's committee, with
others cajoled into helping out when necessary. The current
committee is listed here
About this Web Site
You can read reports of past trips and
look at our collection of kayaking pics.
There are also these tips on what
to do and what not to do to get the most enjoyment out of a VUCC
And if you're wondering about some of the expressions you might hear on the
river when paddling with VUCC, check out the VUCC
On a more serious note: here is a copy of the
draft safety policy that
the club safety officer, Nicholas Smith, is putting together.
unfortunate as it may seem, club gear does get lost or damaged. The
Gear Breakage Policy describes what the
club expects of those responsible.
Upcoming events and notices are listed in the
VUCC has now started a club library. Beginning the collection are, not
surprisingly, two books on white water safety and managing risks in the
outdoors. These are available for loan to all club members. Please
contact Nicholas Smith if you would like to borrow a copy.
If you know of any other publications or videos that would be a
valuable addition to the club library, please let a committee member
White Water Safety and Rescue, Franco Ferrero, Great Britain, 1998 (sponsored by Palm Equipment)
Managing Risks in Outdoor Activities, Cathye Haddock, NZ Mountain Safety Council, 1993
River Flow Information
- Otaki flow phone: (06) 364-2087
- Hutt River at Birchville: (04) 526-7264
- Waiohine River Level: (06) 379-7927
- Wellington Regional Council
Web River Flow information.
- Genisys Power (Tongariro): 07-386-8113
- Mighty River Power (Waikato): 0800 820 082
- Tasman District Council river flows (inc Buller)
- Westcoast Regional Council Rainfall information
- Bay of Plenty
river info (incl Kaituna)
- SunSpots' Kaituna river level page.
- River Valley Lodge
(Rangitikei River level)
- Environment Waikato river flows
- Hawkes Bay regional council river flows
- Horizons (Manawatu/Wanganui Regional Council)
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Links to Other Kayaking Web Sites.