Lower Hokitika

Recent high winds and rain on the coast have bought a small slip and several trees into the river below the put in.Although we could paddle around them last Sunday they WILL move down the river into the gorge and through with further rains. They may block the first drop (a squeeze on river left) so check the river carefully as you fly in. Don't run anything you can"t see. There is also a log across the river in the middle of the gorge (Kakariki Canyon) but in quieter water and not a problem at the time. Also visible from the Chopper. Cheers and safe boating.