Youth Development

Vector Wero Whitewater Park is committed to providing the largest schools programme for white water experience in the world. Whether the programme is about youth development and instilling self-confidence, water safety, teamwork, risk-taking, or high-performance sport, Vector Wero offers a unique opportunity for our community to engage alongside the world’s best. It is our aim to become the National Centre for swift water rescue training for our front line emergency services.

We have partnered with Water Safety NZ, Counties Manukau Sports, Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation, and John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams. We are supported by Canoe Slalom New Zealand through its Paddle Passport Programme that serves as the gateway for our youth to grow in the sport and achieve medals both here and abroad. We have invested more than $836,000 in sponsorships and subsidies with a focus to promote active living and sports and to lower the national drowning toll. 


Also on site is the High-Performance Sport New Zealand base for the training of our national and Olympic canoe slalom teams that inspire our youth to achieve. 


159 schools
Attended free or subsidised programmes in 2019

 14,138 students
Attended free or subsidised programmes in 2019
Total Community Good  Value

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