News archive

  • Monday, March 18, 2002 - 15:08
    Meridian Energy have advised that the release on the Waiau from Mararoa to Monowai will occur on 24 March, not 31 March. Refer Events & Releases.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2002 - 17:43
    The NZRCA and Todd Energy/King Country Energy confirm a release of 30 cumecs for the Mangahao river, between 9am and 3pm on Saturday 16 March. This re
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2002 - 12:58
    The Ruakituri river in Hawkes Bay is a seldom-paddled gem according to Alan Bell. Alan's images complement Clinton O'Leary's trip report about a weeke
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 12:57
    New Zealand Canoeing, Summer 2002 (02.1) is out, and includes River alterations (Graham Charles), Tekapo course update (Mike Savory), A tale of two gi
  • 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.