Matakitaki dam plan abandoned

Last year we passed on the news that Network Tasman had put its Matakitaki hydro scheme on hold due to unfavourable economic conditions. Now the valley land owned by Network Tasman is being sold meaning that the possibility of a hydro scheme inundating the river is probably gone for good. Mick Hopkinson from NZ Kayak School said “We are truly happy for the river, but extremely unhappy at the process.”