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Cancelled

Whakapapa Release

Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday, 1 September.
The natural flow of the Whakapapa River is too low for a recreational release to take place.
No rain is forecast and the decision has also been made to cancel the back-up day of Sunday 2nd September.

Whakapapa release

Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:00 - 18:00

[Update: Sunday 25 September] Unfortunately, there hasn't been enough rain and the release has been cancelled.

[Update: Friday 23 September] Genesis advise that the Whakapapa release has been postponed to Sunday 25. Rain is forecast for Saturday night. A final decision on the release will be made early on Sunday and will be notified here and via twitter.com/whitewaternz.

Whakapapa release

Date: 
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 09:00 - 17:00

This release has been cancelled.

Piripaua release

Date: 
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:00 - 16:00
Section: 
Piripaua

12m3/s flow downstream Piripaua

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Piripaua section of the Waikaretaheke River.

Update, 3 November 2011

Genesis Energy have advised that the recreational releases scheduled for this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November) from Whakamarino and Piripaua have been cancelled due to health and safety reasons.

The broken bridge in the river, which is currently posing a significant hazard to kayakers, is expected to be removed soon.

Piripaua release

Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 10:00 - 16:00
Section: 
Piripaua

12m3/s flow downstream Piripaua

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Piripaua section of the Waikaretaheke River.

Update, 3 November 2011

Genesis Energy have advised that the recreational releases scheduled for this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November) from Whakamarino and Piripaua have been cancelled due to health and safety reasons.

The broken bridge in the river, which is currently posing a significant hazard to kayakers, is expected to be removed soon.

Whakamarino release

Date: 
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 09:00 - 15:00
Section: 
Whakamarino

20m3/s spill required from Lake Whakamarino

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Piripaua section of the Waikaretaheke River.

Update, 3 November 2011

Genesis Energy have advised that the recreational releases scheduled for this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November) from Whakamarino and Piripaua have been cancelled due to health and safety reasons.

The broken bridge in the river, which is currently posing a significant hazard to kayakers, is expected to be removed soon.

Whakamarino release

Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 09:00 - 15:00
Section: 
Whakamarino

20m3/s spill required from Lake Whakamarino

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Whakamarino section of the Waikaretaheke River.

Update, 3 November 2011

Genesis Energy have advised that the recreational releases scheduled for this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November) from Whakamarino and Piripaua have been cancelled due to health and safety reasons.

The broken bridge in the river, which is currently posing a significant hazard to kayakers, is expected to be removed soon.

Piripaua release

Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 09:00 - 15:00
Section: 
Piripaua

Update 8 December 2011
This release has been cancelled due to lack of interest from kayakers as well as health and safety reasons. The broken bridge in the river, which is currently posing a significant hazard to kayakers, is expected to be removed soon.

34m3/s flow downstream Piripaua

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Piripaua section of the Waikaretaheke River.
Please register by completing the form at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/

Piripaua release

Date: 
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 09:00 - 15:00
Section: 
Piripaua

Update 24 Feb: cancelled due to lack of registrations

34m3/s flow downstream Piripaua

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Piripaua section of the Waikaretaheke River.
Please register by completing the form at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/

Piripaua release

Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 09:00 - 15:00
Section: 
Piripaua

28m3/s flow downstream Piripaua

Whitewater NZ assists the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise releases on the Piripaua section of the Waikaretaheke River.
Please register by completing the form at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/

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