Conservation

Preservation of whitewater, threats to recreational amenity, wild and scenic rivers.

Wanted: Old film, video and images for documentary

Bill Parks writes, "Dave Kwant and I are working on a documentary on NZ kayaking, a combination why-we-kayak/conservation/history film. For the historical section we are looking for old footage (super-8 film, VHS, whatever) as well as old photos. If anyone out there has material from the earliest days of river-running in NZ through the 1980's that you are willing to share, please contact me. First descents, old rafts, rowboats, fiberglass boats, dancers... anything like that that shows the development of the sport and the Kiwi ties to the outdoors would be great.

Submission on NPS for Freshwater Management

The proposed National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management fails to safeguard recreational interests. For example, the definition in the NPS of "environmental flows and water levels" has specific regard to protecting, maintaining, enhancing or restoring Notable Values. Notable values include recreational values. However, recreational values are not currently considered in the draft NES on Ecological Flows and Water Levels.

Submission on the Proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

To Judge David Sheppard
Chairperson
Board of Inquiry, National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

Name of person / organisation making further submission:

New Zealand Recreational Canoeing Association
c/- Duncan Catanach
North Island Conservation Officer
PO Box 284
Wellington

This is a submission on the proposed national policy statement for freshwater management (the proposal).

NZRCA Further Submission on NPS for Renewable Electricity Generation

Duncan Catanach has compiled the NZRCA's Further Submission on National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation. The proposed NPS seeks to encourage electricity generation from renewable sources, but NZRCA's concern is that rivers are not renewable.