13 Aug 2009

Kayak world champs underway tonight

8:13 am on 13 August 2009

The world kayak championships start tonight at Halifax in Canada, where the six strong New Zealand team is headed by Olympians Steven Ferguson and Erin Taylor.

It's the first campaign under a new high performance programme headed by Wayne Maher, who's been impressed by what he's seen of Taylor.

Maher says she has improved so much since the Olympics last year and she is now a podium contender in her events.

Canoe Racing New Zealand's Wayne Maher