Access to rivers, touring and trip reports, recreational releases, river usage.

Submissions sought on Kaituna River plan

The Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is seeking submissions on the new Kaituna River Document (PDF, 6MB). This document outlines the strategy for management of the Kaituna River itself, as well as nearby catchments and tributaries (including the Mangorewa), and will bring changes to related regional and district plans.

Kayakers frustrated by Mangahao release failure

Kayakers from all over the North Island were looking forward to the Mangahao River dam release scheduled for Saturday 18 March, after many years of non-releases, ostensibly to repair the dam gate. Unfortunately at 8am on Saturday the dam operator informed Whitewater NZ that the gate failed to open when required.

Rangitaiki River (Aniwhenua) closure 29 Mar-1 Apr

(Updated) Timberlands Forestry have advised that they will be tree felling next to the Rangitaiki River approximately 400m downstream of the power station and as such are restricting public access to the river from 7am till 4pm during work days (Monday to Friday). There will be a security guard present at the power station enforcing this closure. This will not affect weekend or after hours access. For more information, contact Jody Thompson 0274 664 150.