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Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards

Just before New Zealand headed into level 4 covid restrictions in August 2021, Nic Mead from Auckland Sea Kayaks attended the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards – hosted by their brand ambassador Richie McCaw. These Awards seek applications from tourism businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to their people, community and place. 

Auckland Sea Kayaks was a finalist and recognised for their excellence in the areas of manaakitanga, tiaki and whanau.

  • Manaakitanga – A deeper expression of hospitality based on true empathy and connection
  • Tiaki – Our duty of care for people and place  
  • Whanau – Embracing visitors as family  

We demonstrated alignment with the Tourism New Zealand brand promise of 100% Pure New Zealand, where people, culture and landscapes embrace to create immersive experiences that leave visitors with rich stories to tell.

From a domestic tourism perspective, our community based initiatives from the past year were celebrated and include: 

  • Motu Manawa Kayak Day 13.06.2020
  • Motu Manawa Kayak Day 14.06.2020
  • Māngere Kayak Day 2020
  • Okura Kaitiaki Day 14.02.2021 
  • Papakura Paddle Day 27.03.2021
  • Rototoa Lake Kayak and Snorkel Day 28.03.2021
  • Waimahia Kayak Day 2020
  • Motu Manawa Kayak Day 18.04.2021 
  • Whau Day Out – a day to celebrate your awa
  • HOOP-LA Day 
  • Mountains to Sea Wānanga 2021
  • PILLARS Charity Organisation Watersports Day

Thanks to everyone who has been on this journey with us and helped to shape our products for the domestic audience in the face of COVID. We’re grateful for the connection we’ve been able to build with our community so far and look forward to evolving this in the years to come. 

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Join our online photo exhibition as part of @aklphotofestival 

Final week to submit an image/s - by midnight Mon 31 May, up to 4 images can be entered per photographer. 

Image by @backcountryweb - taken on a multi day kayak trip utilising a split paddle as a handy camping accessory. 

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We are presenting an online community photography We are presenting an online community photography exhibition - Paddling the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana. 
Anyone that has a cool or interesting image of paddling in the Hauraki Gulf can enter! 

Up to 4 images can be entered per photographer - we are looking forward to including your photograph/s in the online exhibition on show from 3 – 20 June as part of Auckland Festival of Photography. 

SOO SEND US SOME PICS! 📷 

PRIZE up for grabs: 1 Photographer will win a $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

To select the WINNER we have invited Ocean, creative manager responsible for Auckland Sea Kayaks's website/digital imaging, Ocean has a tourism background and is committed to ensuring visitors to New Zealand get as excited about the country as she does. When she’s not paddling with us, you’ll find her sailing competitively or catching a few waves on her longboard.

Please submit your photo/s here by midnight Mon 31 May: https://www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Image by @ocean_patrice
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We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our communi We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our community photography project as part of @aklphotofestival

You have 2 weeks to submit photo/s (by midnight Mon 31 May) head to: www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Paddling the Hauraki Gulf will be a community photography exhibition presented online, read more: www.photographyfestival.org.nz

PRIZE up for grabs: $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

Image by Eric Webster taken in the sheltered waters of Whakanewha Regional Park. 

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