1. Waka Ama NZ commended for fizzy drink ban  Stuff.co.nz
  2. Biggest waka ama sprint nationals to kick off at Lake Karāpiro  New Zealand Herald
  3. Wet start to Waka Ama Nationals doesn't deter competitors  Waikato Times
  4. 30th annual Waka Ama champs kick off today  Māori Television
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There will be no quenching your thirst with fizzy drinks at the massive event this year.

More than 1700 teams from 61 clubs will race for the prestigious national sprint titles.

Intergenerational teams are competing in the national championships.

Today marks day one of the annual National Waka Ama Championships held at Lake Karapiro.

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