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    The appointment for British legend Tim Brabants to a key Canoe Racing NZ high performance role has sparked dreams of a return to the halcyon days of Iain Ferguson and Paul MacDonald

    The appointment for British legend Tim Brabants to a key Canoe Racing NZ high performance role has sparked dreams of a return to the halcyon days of Iain Ferguson and Paul MacDonald


    That duo were Olympic forces for New Zealand in the eighties but the New Zealand men's canoe racing has been in the doldrums in recent times unlike the successful women's programme.

    CEO Tom Ashley believes Beijing Olympic K1 1000 gold medalist Brabants will provide a big boost for our leading male kayakers.

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     Today's News

    Environment:
    A storm likely to bring damaging winds and huge waves is centring on New Zealand's West Coast, sparking warnings to those camping, tramping or on the water 21:17

    Sailing:
    United States challenger American Magic dramatically capsized in a sudden squall while leading Italy's Luna Rossa on the third day of racing in the America's Cup challenger series 19:27

    Environment:
    A tropical cyclone has formed off the coast of far north Queensland, with residents told to prepare to bunker down for gale-force winds and heavy rain 18:57

    Environment:
    Bushfire warning downgraded for fire in Perth's south 18:27

    General:
    The Buffalo Bills are through to their first AFC Championship game since 1994, defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs 18:17

    General:
    IOC encouraged to involve UN in decision on Tokyo Olympics future amid coronavirus pandemic 18:07

    Sailing:
    American Magic's capsized in yachting's final Prada Cup race of the day 18:07

    Wellington:
    Corbin Strong has edged teammate Finn Fisher-Black to win the 2021 New Zealand Cycle Classic 17:47

    Entertainment:
    Mary-Kate Olsen has finalised her divorce from Olivier Sarkozy 17:36

    Cricket:
    Tim Southee's keeping mum over naming a retirement date from professional cricket 17:27


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