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Possible Release (1) Back-up date – If this back-up release is cancelled there are no more release (1) opportunities.
The natural flow of the Whakapapa River will be released downstream of the Whakapapa Intake for 8 hours between 9am and 5pm.
Recreational releases from Whakapapa Intake require a minimum flow of 16 cumecs in the Whakapapa River. If there is still insufficient flow, then the event is cancelled.
Updates on the likelihood of the release are posted 24 hours prior to the event and the final decision is made on the morning of the release.
Leading up to the release date WWNZ will be in liaison with Genesis Energy and will give updates to paddlers via the WWNZ Facebook page as information is available.
Location – Whakapapa Intake (Get-in), Whakapapa Intake Rd off State Highway 47. (Map)
Stop the spread of freshwater pests!
All equipment that has come from any other fresh waterway (regardless of island) must be decontaminated using approved methods (see CheckCleanDry) before entering the river.
Please do not rely on the ‘dry’ method alone as the inside of kayaks take a very long time to dry out!
Cleaning solution is available at the entry and exit points during recreational releases.