Life after Breast Cancer

Nineteen years ago, the Busting With Life Dragon Boat Team was established to provide hope and inspiration to those with breast cancer, and to make a difference…


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WORLD MASTERS GAMES 29/30 April 2017 

Combined Auckland Paddling Squad (PINK CAPS) achieve success in all of their Events with 3 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal ... CONGRATULATIONS

National Championships, Lake Karapiro, Friday & Saturday 7/8 April 2017
We achieved a personal best — under 12 minutes for the 2km race! But we did know, in that moment, that all of our hard work had paid off and made that moment possible. Together, we had achieved something really difficult.
Regional Championships, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Saturday 18 March 2017
It was an amazing day with amazing people.  Everyone dug deep and found the energy needed. It was exceptionally nice to have some "bling" at the end.
Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, January 2017

It’s a long time since one season newbie had been part of a sports team; she said it felt great to be part of a fabulous group of friendly women who had a shared experience and had improved their fitness at the same time.

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Becoming a Supporter or Sponsor

Without our Sponsors, Donors and key supporters, Busting With Life could not stay afloat. The whole team is involved in a myriad of fundraising activities, and the corporate sponsorships and trust grants are our lifeblood. We are indebted to our Sponsors and Donors for their contributions. Have a look on our dedicated Sponsors and Donors page for more information.

To make an instant on-line donation via secure website, click here now. Busting With Life is grateful for any and all support.

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Members - Latest Updates

  • 13 October 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 22 September 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 31 August 2017 - (Events - Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival Dragon Boat Regatta, 19 August 2017)
  • 02 August 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 03 July 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 18 May 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 13 May 2017 - (Home Page/Events/Gallery -Regional & National Championships 2017)
  • 19 April 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 13 April 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 07 February 2017 - (Events/Gallery - Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, Viaduct Harbour, January 2016)
  • 26 January 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)

Paddles Ready !!!

For nineteen years and counting, the Busting With Life Dragon Boat team has participated in dragon boat racing to make a difference – to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage those living with it to lead full and active lives. And, while making a difference in the wider community, members have competed locally, nationally and internationally, enjoyed new and sustaining friendships, gained from enhanced fitness, and had endless fun.

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New Paddlers - Join us NOW!
Have you had breast cancer?
Are you ready to try something new?
Take a look at dragonboat racing.
For more information and to find out about our training schedule email us now.
Dates for Future Events
  • Season Opening Day Brunch, Sunday 15 October 2017, 10:00am-12noon
  • BWL starts on the water training Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm. Report time 6:30pm - land based training for those who arrive earlier
  • Thereafter, training Monday's 6:00pm-7:00pm. Report time 5:30pm for warm up. Training Wednesday's 7:00pm-8:00pm. Report time 6:30pm for warm up.
  • Tauranga Regatta - Saturday 28 October 2017
  • Hamilton Regatta - Saturday 18 November 2017
  • Christmas Beach Races - Saturday 9 December, Milford 1:00pm start
  • Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta - Monday 29 January 2018, Viaduct Harbour
  • Kai Iwi Lakes training weekend - Friday 9 - Sunday 11 February 2018
  • ADBA Regional Regatta - Saturday 17 March 2018, Location TBC
  • NZDBA Nationals - Friday 23 - Saturday 24 March 2018, Lake Hood Ashburton