Perfect weather came out for the weekend which started with a waiata from local Marae representatives, anthem from the great kids at Fernly school and addresses from Hon Tracey Martin, Rt. Hon Trevor Mallard, Mayor Ray Wallace and FENZ CEO Rhys Jones and UFBA President Glenn Williams.
30 teams from across NZ comprised of the following brigades: Balclutha, Blackball, Brunner, Carterton, Darfield, Feilding, Greymouth, Havelock North, Hokitika, Kaitangata, Manly, Mayor View, Morrinsville, Mossburn, Oamaru, Rangiora, Reefton, Ross, Ruakaka, Ruawai, Runanga, Silverdale, Tairua, Wainuiomata, Wellsford, Whitianga, Wyndham
The results of the event can be found below.
A gallery of the event can be found here https://www.ufba.org.nz/media/photo_gallery/2019_national_waterway_challenge_wainuiomata