Swimmer Mike Cochrane and Richard Saysell in the kayak as the orca pod surrounded the swimmers. Photo Renee Olivier

It seems that Waiheke’s Whale Huggers picked the perfect name, with orcas joining the team on Monday when they successfully completed the 2018 Chopper Swim from Waiheke to Auckland in support of the rescue helicopter service. • Richard Jones

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