News archive

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 12:56
    Fletcher Challenge Forests (FCF) will be harvesting from areas immediately adjacent to the Aniwhenua section on the Rangitaiki River, from March 4 thr
  • Monday, February 11, 2002 - 12:55
    Back in September last year, the NZRCA submitted an appeal against the resource consents granted to Genesis Power Ltd. for operation of the Tongariro
  • Monday, February 4, 2002 - 12:53
    On Friday 1 February, Timothy Jamieson (21), a student in a group from Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth, became pinnned on a partially-submerged l
  • Friday, February 1, 2002 - 12:52
    Many articles lament the death last year of the revered author of "Kayak" and other books, William Nealy: William Nealy, Famed Whitewater Ca
  • Monday, January 28, 2002 - 12:51
    Ray Beentjes has provided the Whitewater Gallery with some images from recent trips to the Hutt Gorge, where Wellington paddlers have been making the
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 12:50
    Meridian Energy have announced releases on the Tekapo for this weekend: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January. Details in Events & Releases.
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 12:49
    To avoid unnecessary impacts on the rare whio (blue duck), DoC have formulated guidelines for river users. Robin Rutter-Baumann backgrounds a recent m
  • Friday, January 18, 2002 - 12:48
    Although busy on the next edition of New Zealand Whitewater, Graham Charles has passed on some important news about several West Coast rivers that hav
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 12:47
    Trevor James of Westland Canoe Club advises that in the recent heavy rain, the access road to the put-in for the Totara and Mikonui Rivers has been se
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2002 - 12:46
    The Australian Canoeing has announced a major festival over Easter 2002 to be held at Penrith, Sydney and featuring freestyle, slalom, wildwater and o
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2002 - 12:45
    The Wairoa Extreme Race, organised by Andi Uhl, is on February 16 and 17. Colin McIntyre is planning a rodeo event for all abilities on the Mangaore S
  • Friday, December 21, 2001 - 12:40
    Following up on the original submission, last month the NZRCA had the opportunity to present evidence to the Special Tribunal evaluating the case for
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2001 - 12:39
    New Zealand Whitewater author Graham Charles is seeking updates for a new edition of the definitive guidebook to New Zealand's whitewater. If you have
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 12:38
    Some recent Tekapo releases were cancelled, but release flows for December 1 & 2, and 8 & 9 have been confirmed by Meridian Energy and are lis
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 12:37
    Vladimir Filipovic, President of the Whitewater Canoe Club, writes: "On Sunday 18 November 2001 a kayaker, Rod Banks, drowned while kayaking the
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 12:36
    From the days when plastic kayaks were a new idea, comes a 1985 trip report about a descent of the Waiwhakaiho in Taranaki.
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 12:35
    A rodeo in memory of Niamh Tomkins is scheduled for 8 & 9 December, at Fuljames Rapid, Waikato. More information on Events & Releases and at N
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 21:13
    In a press release (PDF, 60k) yesterday, the NZRCA wrote "The NZRCA extends its condolences to the families of Annabel Atkinson and Hayley North, who drowned following a fatal accident while cano
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 12:31
    Meridian Energy has announced dates for releases on the Lower Waiau river, Southland, from the weir at the Mararoa confluence to Monowai. Release flow
  • Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 10:47
    Shoulder dislocations are a particular risk for kayakers. Robin Rutter-Baumann passes on some lessons from an incident in the Rangitata Gorge (in Safe