ONE- Protecting the White Nile River

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Salt Lake City – Kokatat at Outdoor Retailer Show

Polly Green heads to Salt Lake City, Utah to Kokatat Water Sports Wear’s 40th Anniversary celebration, and finds out what makes Kokatat such a unique and special company.

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Best Car Breakdown Ever

The 8th blog update in the A Fire Within Series, Polly’s car breaks down on the way to run the South Fork of the Salmon river. Find out why it was the best breakdown ever.

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New York City – Film Festival and More

The 7th blog in the A Fire Within series, Polly Green’s journey to the freestyle kayaking world championships. Polly heads to New York City after kayaking on the Main Salmon River in Idaho, and meets up with Jessie Stone and her cousin Becky Durkin. They go to the NY Film Festival, learn about the quality of drinking water in New York, and paint the town red! DREAMS COME TRUE!

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Will and Tom’s North American Cycle Tour

The 6th video blog update in the A Fire Within Series. Polly meets Will and Tom on the street in Missoula, Montana, and asks them about the lessons they have learned so far on their trans N. American cycle tour.

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Art. Outrigging. Pilates.

Here is the 3rd video blog in the Fire Within Series. Polly Green’s journey to her dream of winning the World Freestyle Kayak Championships. Polly talks about the importance of art, the challenge of pilates, and waka ama (outrigging).

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Video Blog 4 – USA, Germany and Rain

This is the 4th video blog of A Fire Within, Polly Green’s journey to the 2011 World Freestyle Kayak Championships. On her way to the freestyle kayaking world cup in Germany she stops in California and runs into a war veteran who puts life into perspective. In Germany the river floods and the competition gets canceled.

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My Pecha Kucha Presentation, Gisborne, NZ April 2010

Pecha Kucha began in Tokyo, Japan when a bunch of creative types got together, and the format has spread around the world. The idea of showing 20 slides for 20 seconds and talking about whatever you want keeps the evening moving along and highly entertaining. This is a presentation I gave in Gisborne back in April.

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Cycling – 80s bike shorts

Video Blog – Cycling training on the coast of New Zealand

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National Champion!


photo by Fritz

I won the New Zealand Nationals on Sunday! This is a huge relief as it was my first freestyle competition out of retirement.

I was really nervous the day before the competition and not in myself, (altho I did a great back blunt in practice) I shook off the nerves on Sunday and actually felt ok going into the prelims but completely choked! I thought I was done and was pretty disappointed. By some miracle I made it through to the finals. I figured at that stage I was lucky I even got another shot and had nothing to lose as I was already in last. So I went out there and had 3 great rides! I paddled as well as I could have and was happy with that, and at that stage it didn’t even matter if I won because I knew I did the best I could. Winning was just a bonus! So I am now focused on training for the World Cup events coming up in early June in Germany and will be representing New Zealand.

Am feeling like all the hard work in the editing suite is paying off and it will be great to focus now more on training and raising money to get to Germany.

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