Access to rivers, touring and trip reports, recreational releases, river usage.
Genesis Energy have confirmed that the release will proceed today, (Sunday, 26 September)
Whitewater NZ's submission was written by Mike Birch on 11 September 2009.
There has been enough rain overnight for the release to proceed today, (Sunday, 13 September) and there will be about 16 cumecs below the intake from about 9:00am.
In a review of the Kahurangi National Park Management Plan, DOC are proposing a yearly limit on trips (twelve, across the entire park), a restriction on landings, and a permit system for kayakers. This will affect access to the Karamea and other rivers such as the Anatoki, Slate, Waingaro and others. Nowhere in the plan are trips by kayakers identified as a source of user conflict.
DOC is reviewing the Management Plan for Kahurangi National Park. The review proposes multiple restrictions on helicopter access to river such as the Karamea.