Access to rivers, touring and trip reports, recreational releases, river usage.
Genesis Energy has advised that the Poutu Canal maintenance programme has been rescheduled for 25 March 2008 to 25 May 2008. The four month maintenance programme started last January, but was suspended due to electricity shortages and the need to maximise generation from the Tongariro Power Scheme. The Tongariro River below Poutu Intake (Access 10 run) will be flowing at about 30 to 35 cumecs, although rainfall and generation flow changes will affect flow rates.
Sue Clarke advises that the Secondary Schools and Open Nationals for slalom and down river racing will be held on the Tarawera River, Kawerau from 17-23 March (Easter week).
Join us in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty for a few days of fun and competition. There is the opportunity to paddle Wairoa on Sunday 16th, Kaituna or Anawhenua so plenty of paddling for everyone making the trip worthwhile.
The Tekapo Whitewater Course was funded by ECNZ and built by Works Construction in the bed of the Tekapo River on behalf of the Tekapo Whitewater Trust, as partial mitigation of the loss of whitewater recreational amenity in the Waitaki region.
Kerry Hoglund and Brett Miller ignore the omens and survive an adventure on the Oparara river.
Hugh Canard and friends revel in the wild majesty of the Wairaurahiri River in Southland.
Mike Dawson describes a heart-pumping trip through Gnarly Gorge on the Kaituna.
This article by Jonathan Hunt summarises the NZRCA submission regarding the "Kahurangi National Park Draft Management Plan", (October 1997) and was originally published in NZ Canoeing 98.1, March 1998.
Clare McLennan says that after the huge success of last years event, Women on Whitewater (WOW) are pleased to announce that there will be two womens' weekends in February. The first event will be held at Murchison on 8-10 February. A couple of weeks later head to the the North Island weekend to be at Mohaka on 23-24th February. These weekends are a chance for women of all skill levels to come together, learn new skills and generally have heaps of fun paddling together.
DOC's West Coast Tai Poutini Conservancy advises that didymo has been found in the Arahura River. DOC is concerned it could be spread to more rivers and might impact on endangered native whio (blue) ducks. The didymo cells have been found in samples taken near the mouth of the Arahura River in a DOC didymo survey.