This Spring's Mangahao release will be on Saturday 28 October. Following the release, paddlers are invited to "a party of all parties" at River Valley Lodge, hosted by River Valley Lodge and Bliss-Stick kayaks. The party will feature dance, merriment and bands/DJ. On Sunday there will be a mass paddle down the Rangitikei Gorge (backup and safety will be provided). There will be free camping and river access, food, refreshments and lodge accommodation available at the River Valley Lodge. Industry folk are invited to bring along their new toys. For details contact Richard 06 3881445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.