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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Standard of Rowing

Although competition against overseas crews of world class is the only real way of attaining the standard necessary to win world or Olympic titles, expense has been a serious problem. Over the past 10 years the standard of rowing in New Zealand has improved greatly, due to several factors: first, to the increasing number of proficient oarsmen being trained in secondary schools; secondly, to the use of better equipment and more efficient coaching methods by the various clubs; and, thirdly, to competitors passing on the fruits of their overseas experience to fellow club members.

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