There are some things you simply cannot do without while on the Awa:
You won't get far without supplies - this is the store room at Whitianga.
A sound waka will be your friend during the day.
Dry bags are essential for keeping dry items such as cameras, nibbles and anything else you don't want to get wet should you be unlucky enough to capsize!
For the Tawata to Pipiriki section water proof barrels are absolutely essential to keep the most important items dry e.g. food, tent, sleeping bag and tent.