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A quick vid from a mate who did The Nugget.

Hey Team, I just wanted to share this quick video with you all. An old school mate, Grant Smith, decided he was going to do the Solo Nugget this year. This is no small undertaking, especially for Grant who suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s disease. This basically means […]


An F1 is born

This is the latest kayak to come out of the Ruahine workshop and it’s our best yet. Built for my sponsored athlete, Dave Jaggs, this F1 is full carbon fibre and weighs in at 12kg. The colour is see-through navy blue on top and clear on the hull. This allows […]


A Gladiator is born

Hey Team, just a quick brag about our latest kayak to head off to a lucky customer. This is a Gladiator and we think it looks pretty sweet. The Gladiator is ideally suited to the larger bloke, or anyone who is looking for a quick, yet very stable yak. It […]


Back From Holiday

Hey Team, just a quick note to say that I’m back from holiday and Ruahine is back in action. I spent 10 days in the Fiordland wilderness and had an absolute blast. We saw deer every day and I was lucky enough to shoot a couple including this 9 pointer.

Tim with his 9-point stag he shot in Fiordland

I’m on holiday

Hi guys and girls. Just a quick update to let you know that Ruahine Kayaks is closed until Easter weekend. After a crazy summer I’m in need of some time away from the water so I’ll be in the hills putting my legs to use while chasing a few deer. […]


Endurance Nutrition

Any form of Endurance Race is as much about the running/kayaking/riding as it is the eating and drinking. Before you switch off and think ‘I only run 10km or 21km’, if you consider this to be a long way or pushing outside your comfort zone then this article will help […]