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AGM via Zoom on Wednesday 25th August at 8pm. The 2021 Whitewater NZ AGM will be held on 25th August at 8pm and we hope to see you there! Members will…

Show your love of rivers and support for Whitewater NZ by wearing one of these super cool new T-Shirts!!! Every purchase will help Whitewater NZ to keep our rivers wild…

Please donate here. After years of tireless efforts from Whitewater New Zealand and others, a Special Tribunal recommended that the Ngaruroro River in Hawkes Bay be protected by a Water…

What does whitewater paddling in NZ look like at the various pandemic alert levels?  With today’s news about Covid-19 in the community we thought it would be worth reminding everybody…

Well done New Zealand!Today (8th June 2020) Government has reported that there are no active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand. Because of this we will move to Level 1…

A Quick Guide to River Safety  Our collective efforts during Alert Level 3 and 4 has enabled New Zealand to do what many other countries have failed to do and…

On Thursday (14th May) NZ will move into Level 2 Pandemic Alert. Whilst some lucky paddlers were able to get a whitewater fix during the Level 3 Alert over the…

We are currently experiencing a time of great uncertainty due to COVID-19. Our current landscape has been dramatically changed with alterations to how we work, play, exercise, socialise and live….

At today’s 1pm Covid-19 briefing we heard that on Thursday (16th April) the Government will release guidance on what the shift from level 4 Alert to level 3 Alert will…

Attention all WWNZ members. We have decided to run a photo competition to try and inspire those of you who are in lockdown at the moment dreaming of WW kayaking….

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown situation this month’s scheduled Tongariro release has been postponed. Whitewater NZ has negotiated with Genesis Energy to postpone this release until later in the year,…

2019 has been a big year for WWNZ. Here’s a brief blow-by-blow run down of what’s been happening with us and around the country: Waitaha: After a five year long…

Todd Henry advises, “There is currently no river access allowed other than the scheduled Genesis releases on the Whakapapa/Whakapapanui River at the moment. Please be respectful of this.” The Landcorp/Pamu…

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Harbourmaster, Peter Buell, will not re-issue a closure directive for the section of Pari Tūkino (Gnarly Gorge) on the Kaituna river that has been…

Environment Minister David Parker has declined an application by Westpower for a concession to dam the wild and scenic Waitaha River at Morgan Gorge. The decision has been awaited since…

Whitewater NZ and community representatives recently met with the Lake Rotoiti scenic reserves board where we proposed an access track through the scenic reserve land on river left. For details,…

A possum control operation is planned for the Tutaekuri area over the summer. The operators advise “there will be no 1080 risk to people who drink water from streams and…

The wild and scenic Mokihinui River is to be added to Kahurangi National Park. The Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced yesterday that 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui…