The NZ Freestyle Kayak Series encompasses four events throughout New Zealand over a four month period. The series commences with Blissfest 2008 in Dunedin (3, 4, 5 October, details). 1 and 2 November features the Tekapo Throwdown and 20 and 21 December has Xmas @ Kaituna. The focus of the NZFKS is to provide an opportunity for kayakers to participate in a fun social environment where the emphasis is on giving things a go. Each event includes both fun and semi-competitive events and have included events like pairs ball-racing, downriver freestyle and social rodeos.