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Waitaha River threatened by Westpower hydro

Westpower is proposing a 20MW hydro scheme at the exit of Morgan Gorge on the Waitaha. Zac Shaw was on a NZKS team run on the pristine Waitaha River and has posted some images and a video (by Ben Jackson). David Maurier was paddling the Waitaha also. The Waitaha is a beautiful and committing run through steep schist gorges and classic West Coast bush, and is regularly visited by NZ and international kayakers and trampers.
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