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

Accident/Incident Database

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The Whitewater NZ Accident/Incident database is intended to be a definitive record of whitewater kayak and canoe incidents, published in order to raise awareness of risks among the recreational canoeing community.

Recently added or updated incidents:

Injury incident (2017-02-20): NZ,25,Waikato/Tauranga Taupo/Kiko Rd to SH1
Fatal accident (2016-03-02): NZ,20,West Coast/Whitcombe/Collier's Gorge
Fatal accident (2015-03-11): NZ,26,Bay of Plenty/Kaituna/Gnarly Gorge
Fatal accident (2015-04-04): NZ,20,Canterbury/Lake Coleridge/
Fatal accident (2014-07-19): CZ,29,Northland/Wairua
Fatal accident (2010-04-05): NZ,45,Southland/Mararoa/South Mavora Lakes to Kiwi Burn
Fatal accident (2007-01-13): USA,48,Southland/Waikaia/Canton Bridge to Piano Flat
Fatal accident (2006-10-11): NZ,68,Waikato/Waihou/Okoroire Falls
Near Miss (2007-07-22): NZ,25,NZ,25,Bay of Plenty/Mangakarengorengo/To McLaren Falls
Fatal accident (2007-08-20): US,23,Bay of Plenty/Kaituna/Awesome Gorge

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