Access

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

Numbers needed for Piripaua release

The NZRCA is assisting the Hawkes Bay Canoe Club and Genesis Energy to organise the next Piripaua release on 7 December. In order for the release to go ahead a minimum number of kayakers will need to register on-line at http://nzrivers.wufoo.com/forms/register/. Update 05 December: The Piripaua Release has been cancelled due to insufficient registrations

Rāhui Between Control Gates and Huka Falls on the Waikato River

Following a drowning on Wednesday 26 at Spa Park, it has been requested that river users show their respect by refraining from using the Waikato River between Control Gates and Huka Falls on the Waikato River. Futher notice will be given once this section is opened. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Brosnan at Taupo District Council (07 376 0835).

Tongariro river flows may be higher

Genesis Energy advise that due to recent rain, the flow in the Tongariro River below Rangipo Dam on Sunday 21 September will be at natural flows. Please note these may be higher than the 30 cumecs advertised. Rangipo Power Station will not be in operation and Genesis Energy has no control over flows in this section of the river.