Our purpose is to preserve New Zealand's whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.

Tekapo Whitewater Course

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The Tekapo Whitewater Course was funded by ECNZ and built by Works Construction in the bed of the Tekapo River on behalf of the Tekapo Whitewater Trust, as partial mitigation of the loss of whitewater recreational amenity in the Waitaki region.

Tekapo course is all go, 2001
Testing out the Tekapo, 1998
Tekapo Whitewater Trust Report to NZCA/NZRCA AGM, 1997

Course Protocol

Releases for the Tekapo Whitwater Course can only occur when there is a nominated Course Coordinator - that is, a responsible person who can arrange for collection of the key, opening and closing of the course gates and other tasks. It is vital that the Course Coordinator for a release contact Garry Gollan at Meridian Energy (garry.gollan@meridianenergy.co.nz, 021 408-199) at least two weeks prior to a release to get the necessary information regarding key pickup, responsibilities, etc. If you have questions, you can also contact Alan Hoffman (kirsty.hoffman@internet.co.nz). If Meridian have been unable to confirm arrangements with the Course Coordinator, the release will be cancelled.

Tekapo opening committee at 27-8-02

CoordinatorIan Russell ian.russell@nz.abb.com,ian_annie@paradise.net.nz
RodeoPaul Simmonspauls@dominator.co.nz
SlalomAlan Hoffmankirsty.hoffman@internet.co.nz
Murray Watsonmwatson@paradise.co.nz
DRRKelly Hansen
Phil Abrahams
kelly.hansen@ccc.govt.nz
NZRCA Access officer (flows)Graeme McIntyreaccess@rivers.org.nz
Patron NZRCAHugh Canard patron@rivers.org.nz
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