All five New Zealand boats in action so far have qualified from their heats on day one of the world rowing championships.

Lightweight single sculler Matt Durham, the men's pair of Thomas Murray and James Hunter and the lightweight double of Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle have all won their heats.

The men's quadruple sculls are through to the semis after finishing second behind Poland in their heat.

The men's four have also qualified for the semis after finishing third in their heat.

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Single sculler Robbie Manson starts his campaign later this morning.