[25 October] Access Officer Graeme McIntyre advises that the Mangahao release for Saturday 28 October is looking good at this stage. Watch this space for updates. Update 27 October: Graeme advises: “As at 9:00am today the release is all going ahead for tomorrow. There has been some concerns that as the dam is very high and the natural flow in the river is up that the release may have been postponed if the dam gates started to tip. (This would be under the safety factors in the release agreement). I would suggest that you keep in mind another run if for some reason the flow is postponed. Over the last week they have had around 200mls of rain and the situation up there is like winter. It’s wet, very cold etc. so take some food and warm clothes.