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Whitewater— in a can!

Ferguson plans whitewater course

The New Zealand Herald, 4:00AM Sunday Apr 12, 2009
Nicola Shepheard


Olympian kayaker Ian Ferguson is bringing whitewater rafting and kayaking to South Auckland in a world-first facility.

Four-times Olympic gold winner Ferguson, 56, will run the whitewater course - his brainchild - with his two sons, fellow Olympian kayaker Steven and Alan.

Expected to open in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, it will adjoin the TelstraClear Pacific events centre, roughly halfway between Auckland City and Auckland International Airport. About 1.7 million tourists drive past the location every year.

The world's first whitewater facility in an urban centre, it will comprise two horseshoe rivers fed by a pond at the base. One river will be professional grade and the other will be suitable for school groups and beginners.


The target markets are tourists, recreational users, professional athletes and corporate and school groups. Ferguson said it would allow students to learn river skills in a safe, controlled environment.

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