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Permit system enforced for Rangitaiki

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Apparently a permit system is being enforced for access through the Kaingaroa Forest to sections such as the Jeff's Joy run on the Rangitaiki river. The forest is managed by Timberlands and permits can be obtained from Independent Security Consultants Ltd. (ISCL). Timberlands provide data on forest access and permits.

Numbers needed for Waikaremoana releases

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The NZRCA is assisting the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise the next Waikaremoana release on the Waikaretaheke River. In order for the release to go ahead a minimum number of kayakers will need to register on-line at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/.

Waikaremoana releases to go ahead

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The Piripaua and Whakamarino releases will be going ahead this weekend (4th and 5th April 2009). Bernie Kelly was at the river last weekend clearing logs and obstructions and took some photos. Follow the hot tip!.

Numbers needed for Waikaremoana releases

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The NZRCA is assisting the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise the next two Waikaremoana release weekends on the Waikaretaheke River. In order for the releases to go ahead a minimum number of kayakers will need to register on-line at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/.

Mangahao Release

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King Country Energy have advised that there will be a Mangahao release on Saturday 28 March.

Kayaking in Kawerau

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Bruce Webber (info@morefun.co.nz) is running a couple of kayaking events at the Kawerau Slalom site. On Saturday 7 March, there will be "two courses set up - an easy course and a more challenging course. We will start with a timed run on the course of choice. Then unlimited practice. Second timed run early arvo, lets see how much better you get.", On Sunday 8 March, "Rapid races on the main slalom site, head to head and must catch one eddy. We will match kayaks and there will be a plastic boat class.

Solo sea kayak on the Clarence

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Maggie Oakley describes a 2007 solo adventure down the rugged and remote Clarence river.

Solo sea kayak on the Clarence

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Maggie Oakley describes a 2007 solo adventure down the rugged and remote Clarence river. This article originally appeared in The Sea Canoeist Newsletter #136, August-September 2008 (p9-10).

Numbers needed for Piripaua release

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The NZRCA is assisting the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise the next Piripaua release on Sunday, 01 February. In order for the release to go ahead a minimum number of kayakers will need to register on-line at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/.

Dates for Piripaua and Whakamarino releases

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The NZRCA has agreed release dates with Genesis Energy and HBCC for the Piripaua and Whakamarino releases for 2009.

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