Relating to the administration of the Whitewater NZ, e.g. AGM, clubs, media releases, etc.
It’s been another busy year for kayaking and for river conservation. Locally and nationally, the Canterbury earthquakes have had an impact on Whitewater NZ membership and Executive. Like many in Canterbury, two Executive members can no longer live in their houses, and one is still working in the red zone.
Whitewater NZ works to protect and conserve rivers, improve opportunities for kayakers to enjoy our whitewater resources safely, and protect public access to rivers for recreational use. Incorporated in 1957 as the New Zealand Canoeing Association (NZCA), the national association reorganised in the late 1990's as the NZ Recreational Canoeing Association (NZRCA). At the recent AGM it was agreed to rebrand as Whitewater New Zealand. We'll be rolling out the new brand starting with rivers.org.nz and NZ Canoeing.