Members of the New Zealand Canoe Association, formed in 1950, encounter the spectacular Whakaheke rapids on the Waikato River while exploring in rubber dinghies in 1957. During the late 1940s and the 1950s, surplus air force inflatable dinghies were used in waters that were inaccessible for canoes.
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Reference: New Zealand Mirror 16. National Film Unit, 1957
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