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Cancelled

Tekapo Course Release

Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:00 - 15:00
Organiser: 
Otago University Canoe Club

Ian Fox advises, "Due to high lake levels, continuing alpine rain, and having a turbine out for repair at Tekapo B, Genesis has informed us that they have to cancel the scheduled Whitewater Course releases for the weekends of 17/18 and 24/25 March. However, given the water going down the Tekapo river is likely to be around 60-80 cumecs for the next few weeks we can still head down there and have a great time. The river run at that flow is well worth the trip."

Tekapo Course Release

Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 09:00 - 15:00
Organiser: 
Whitewater Canoe Club c/- Ian Fox

Ian Fox advises, "Due to high lake levels, continuing alpine rain, and having a turbine out for repair at Tekapo B, Genesis has informed us that they have to cancel the scheduled Whitewater Course releases for the weekends of 17/18 and 24/25 March. However, given the water going down the Tekapo river is likely to be around 60-80 cumecs for the next few weeks we can still head down there and have a great time. The river run at that flow is well worth the trip."

Tekapo Course Release

Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00
Organiser: 
Whitewater Canoe Club c/- Ian Fox

Ian Fox advises, "Due to high lake levels, continuing alpine rain, and having a turbine out for repair at Tekapo B, Genesis has informed us that they have to cancel the scheduled Whitewater Course releases for the weekends of 17/18 and 24/25 March. However, given the water going down the Tekapo river is likely to be around 60-80 cumecs for the next few weeks we can still head down there and have a great time. The river run at that flow is well worth the trip."

Whakamarino/Piripaua release

Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
Section: 
Whakamarino

Cancelled due to conflict with final Wairoa release.

Whakamarino/Piripaua release

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
Section: 
Whakamarino

Cancelled due to conflict with final Wairoa release.

Whakamarino/Piripaua release

Date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
Section: 
Whakamarino

The Whakamarino section of the Waikarataheke is choked up with logs and as a result the release in the top section will not be going ahead on 25 and 26 November. However the Piripaua section is good to go and this will release on Saturday 25 November. The HBCC crew have again been in there with chainsaws clearing out the debris, but there's more work required. For details see https://www.facebook.com/WhitewaterNZ/posts/1859339230773443

Whakapapa natural flow

Date: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 09:00 - 17:00
Organiser: 
Genesis Energy

Sunday 3, 10:39am: postponed, will try backup day 24 September.

(Backup day Sunday 24 September.)

Recreational releases from Whakapapa Intake require 16 cumecs or natural flow, whichever is greater. If the expected 16 cumecs is not reached on the planned day of the event, then it is deferred to the back-up day. If there is still insufficient flow on the back-up day, then the event is cancelled. Please check www.rivers.org.nz for release updates.

Whakapapa natural flow

Date: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 09:00 - 17:00
Organiser: 
Genesis Energy

(Backup day Saturday 23 September.)

Recreational releases from Whakapapa Intake require 16 cumecs or natural flow, whichever is greater. If the expected 16 cumecs is not reached on the planned day of the event, then it is deferred to the back-up day. If there is still insufficient flow on the back-up day, then the event is cancelled. Please check www.rivers.org.nz for release updates.

Tongariro release (Rangipo, Access 14)

Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 08:00 - 16:00

Cancelled due to a rahui in place currently covering an area that will impact Access 14 and Access 13. (https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96048013/rahui-put-on-during-search-for...). Genesis have been in contact with the Iwi and have let us know that the Rahui will continue past next weekend.

Genesis are supplying a replacement Access 10 release on Sunday 17 September.

Mangahao release

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
Section: 
Mangahao Gorge

The Mangahao release unfortunately cannot proceed as the gates have failed. The slalom course will be operating from 9.30.

Update, 20 March: Nigel Parry, President of Whitewater NZ says, "Hi all, apologies to all those that travelled to the Mangahao release on Saturday. The operator informed us that the gate failed to open at 8 a.m. on the day and unlike the weather (rain events are also problematic for Mangahao releases) that is something that should be controllable. We will be talking to Trustpower next week on next steps and options to restore reliable recreational releases."

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