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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…

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,…

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…

The Whitewater NZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held via an online forum on Wednesday 29 August. The online approach was generally regarded as a positive development supporting solid representation…

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…

1999-05-16T18:16:53+12:00 Graham Charles describes the first descent of the Mungo River (West Coast) in the April edition of Air New Zealand’s in-flight magazine Pacific Wave.

1999-05-16T18:13:32+12:00 Updated links to missing Auckland University Canoe Club website and new Waimanui Canoe Club website. Fixed broken links on News page (thanks Gary). Changed What’s new? page to News…

1999-04-28T18:08:42+12:00 Added a Shotover picture to the Whitewater Gallery. Added email link for Open Canoe Newsletter. Added bio for Robin Rutter-Baumann. Added link to Victoria Canoe Club on Clubs page.

1999-04-22T18:07:02+12:00 Trouble with jetboats? Have a look at our Safety / Accidents and Incidents article and form on the Safety page. Added several images of the Clarence River. Fixed misdirected…

1999-04-07T18:04:08+12:00 Added ‘NZ Canoeing’ page describing the official newsletter of the NZRCA. Added What’s new? for previous news items, added Access, Safety and Education pages. Added new ‘hollow arrow’ to…

1999-03-30T22:37:57+12:00 The results from the NZFKC selection rodeo held on 27/28 March, and the dates of the next selection events are online at the NZFKC site.

1999-03-30T22:34:13+12:00 Some images from the Pukaki Release on Sunday 28 are now online in the new Whitewater Gallery section.

1999-03-12T15:13:39+13:00 Added articles on Amenity Values and Water Conservation Orders, Membership page with a Club Membership form, and changed the visual appearance of context headers and page footer information.

1999-03-07T15:10:16+13:00 Added About the NZRCA, List of Executive and Officers, Conservation page, How to make a submission, Example submission (Clarence), link to AUCC and more.

1999-02-28T13:34:43+13:00 The Department of Conservation’s Draft Management plan for Kahurangi National Park proposes to remove huts and may limit air access to the Karamea river, and Golden Bay rivers such…

1998-08-01T13:31:26+12:00 The NZRCA has announced Colin Leitch, previously of Blenheim, now in Auckland, as “Canoeist of the Year” for 1998. Whitewater NZ

1999-12-01T18:49:01+13:00 The New Zealand Recreational Canoeing Association publishes a 56-page A5 guide book for canoeists, kayakers, raft groups and jet boaters travelling on the Whanganui River through the Whanganui National…

1999-11-12T18:47:57+13:00 A major submission by the NZRCA to the select committee considering the Resource Management Amendment Act is available online in Conservation / Submission on Resource Management Amendment Bill 1999.