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2012-08-19T10:15:34+12:00 Whitewater NZ held a successful Annual General Meeting in Christchurch on 28 July 2012. The meeting was well attended and there was excellent commitment by various clubs from around…

2016-03-05T16:41:20+13:00 Pirongia kayaker Sean Curtis, 20, drowned on Wednesday 2 March after getting into difficulties on the Collier’s Gorge section of the Whitcombe River. He was submerged for 20 minutes…

2015-12-22T12:10:15+13:00 Whitewater NZ has joined with Fish & Game NZ, Fish & Game Hawke’s Bay, Forest and Bird, Jet Boating NZ and Ngati Hori ki Kohupatiki to seek a Water…

2015-11-24T21:12:11+13:00 Gordon Rayner of Central Otago Whitewater reports that around 100 kayakers and rafters attend the protest paddle, meeting at the Dogleg put-in with the Kawarau River running at 180…

2015-08-21T20:57:17+12:00 KJET have once-again applied for resource consent to operate on the Kawarau River via Smith’s Falls. Whitewater NZ is joining local clubs to oppose the consent because of safety…

2015-03-12T18:16:15+13:00 Talented kayaker Louise Jull went missing from her kayak during a descent of the Kaituna river on Wednesday evening. Her body was found the following morning by raft-based searchers….

2014-08-16T18:53:34+12:00 Bill Parks and Glenn Murdoch are seeking donations for their movie “Rivering”. Pitched as ‘An ode to the whitewater obsession, filmed in the New Zealand wilderness,’ the movie is…

[Updated 12:50pm] Czech kayaker Ladislav Švarc, 29 drowned on Saturday 19 July while running a waterfall near Puketitoi Rd in Northland. Švarc was boating with three friends on the Wairau…

On Saturday 14 June, Whitewater NZ held a successful AGM at University of Canterbury, Christchurch to review the previous year and to plan new initiatives. Following the election of officers…

Kawarau Jet Services Holdings Ltd (KJSHL) has applied for a resource consent (14MB, PDF) to extend its operation from the Arrow River confluence down to the Kawarau Gorge suspension bridge…

Kayakers are advised that flood protection works are underway on the Water of Leith from February to May 2014. Otago Regional Council (ORC) works are between the Dundas St Bridge…

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…

Kiwi adventurer Graham Charles has updated his guide to the best of New Zealand Whitewater. New Zealand Whitewater 5 is now available to order, direct from Graham at http://www.grahamcharlesnz.com/. The…

Minister for Environment Amy Adams has announced that dams will be prohibited on the Nevis River, per the majority recommendation of the Environment Court. Whitewater NZ volunteers have invested many…

2013-10-03T09:22:17+13:00 This year’s Tekapo Throwdown will be held on the 26th and 27th of October (Labour Weekend) at the Tekapo Whitewater Centre. The social event encompasses a variety of fun…

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, architect of the Resource Management Act has decried the changes in a report Protecting New Zealand’s Environment writing, “The Government’s proposals will replace [sections 6 and 7]…

ECAN Commissioners have approved the Hurunui Water Project’s (HWP) application to Environment Canterbury for consents to take water from the Hurunui River for irrigation (Report and Decision of Hearing Commissioners,…

Zero Invasive Predators Ltd (ZIP), DOC and Predator Free 2050 Limited are carrying out research in the Perth River Valley, to develop an approach to completely remove possums (and potentially…

2017-08-04T09:56:44+12:00 Ian Fox, Deputy Harbourmaster for ECan, has issued a river hazard warning: The Environment Canterbury Harbourmaster’s Office has received today a report that on Sunday 23 July 2017 a…