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Events In History

16 August 2008

While Kiwis had high expectations of their rowing squad at the Beijing Olympics, few expected identical twins Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell to successfully defend the double sculls title they had won in Athens in 2004.

2 September 1972

In 2008 the well-known sports writer Joseph Romanos chose the victory of the 1972 rowing eight as the best team performance by New Zealanders at an Olympic Games.

18 August 1910

Former top cyclist Dick Arnst had become world sculling champion in 1908. After two successful title defences at home, the muscular Arnst raced in a more exotic setting – on the Zambezi River.

29 January 1842

Auckland’s Anniversary Day commemorates the arrival of Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson in the Bay of Islands in 1840.

Articles

Rowing in New Zealand

The 2010 World Rowing Championships was the third major international rowing event to be held at Lake Karāpiro in Waikato. Find out about earlier events and other fascinating stories from New Zealand's rich rowing past. Read the full article

Page 1 - Rowing in New Zealand

The 2010 World Rowing Championships was the third major international rowing event to be held at Lake Karāpiro in Waikato. Find out about earlier events and other fascinating

Page 2 - From transport to sport

The origins of rowing and how it was introduced in New

Page 3 - The world professional sculling title

In the late 19th century, challenges for the world professional sculling title were among the most hyped (and gambled on) contests in the English-speaking

Page 4 - The world comes to Karāpiro

Lake Karāpiro's potential to become the best rowing venue in a country with few straight sheltered courses was soon recognised and it hosted the 1950 Empire Games and the 1978

Page 5 - The 2010 world championships

In 2010 the world rowing championships returned to Lake Karāpiro. For the first time the regatta ran over two weekends and featured a separate opening ceremony and four days of

Page 6 - Olympic medallists

Olympic rowing medals won by New Zealanders

Page 7 - World Championship medallists

List of New Zealand Rowing World Championship

Page 8 - Further information

Books and links relating to New Zealand