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2000-01-16T19:01:55+13:00 Several kayakers have died on New Zealand’s rivers this year. 21-year old German kayaker Guenther Schuppan was trapped under a rock ledge on the Nevis River, and 37-year-old Robin…

1999-12-26T18:58:46+13:00 The Timaru Herald reported on Monday 20 December, that at least three irrigation schemes are planning to extra water from the Rangitata river. Ruapuna Irrigation Limited have applied for…

1999-12-20T18:57:46+13:00 This event follows hot on the heels of last summer’s successful workday on the middle-Matakitaki take-out road. The workday is organised by the NZ Kayak School and the NZRCA.The…

1999-12-20T18:55:35+13:00 The latest issue of NZRCA’s official newsletter “NZ Canoeing” is now available to members. Features include the the NZRCA’s position on Treaty settlements, the story about the non-release at…

1999-12-20T18:54:23+13:00 The deadline for public submissions on the Canterbury Regional Council “Water – Our Future” discussion document has been extended to 5pm Monday 31 January. This is a particularly important…

1999-12-14T18:53:22+13:00 The December-January issue features hot kiwi kayaker Nikki Kelly, who placed fifth at the recent World Freestyle Kayaking Champs, and describes her boating on Huka Falls on the Waikato,…

1999-12-14T18:51:13+13:00 Finally the NZRCA site has an interactive links page, where you can jump to kayaking web sites in New Zealand and around the world. You can also add your…

2000-09-12T21:43:50+12:00 An additional Mangahao release for mid-April 2001 has been confirmed with the operators of the Mangahao Power Station. This release is to make up for the cancellation of the…

2000-08-30T21:42:18+12:00 This Spring’s Mangahao release will be on Saturday 28 October. Following the release, paddlers are invited to “a party of all parties” at River Valley Lodge, hosted by River…

2000-08-13T21:39:53+12:00 As an outcome of the Ngai Tahu treaty settlement, several rivers on the West Coast will have bilingual signs erected to display both English and Maori names. Kayakers will…

2000-08-09T21:38:42+12:00 Several changes to executive positions occurred at the NZRCA AGM on August 5. Robin Rutter-Baumann is now President and Sarah McRae is Vice-president. Mike Savory picks up the Access…

2000-07-17T21:35:06+12:00 The NZRCA’s Annual Report to members for 2000 has been released and distributed to members. You can also access an Adobe Acrobat version of the report here (PDF, 101k).

2000-06-26T21:32:48+12:00 Issue 100 (June/July 2000) includes a response from the NZRCA regarding access to the Karangarua river, a retrospective of kayak adventures on Nepal’s Sun Kosi, Donald Johnstone excelling at…

2000-06-22T12:13:45+12:00 The NZRCA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 4 August 2000, 10:00am-4.00pm at the Tararua Tramping Club rooms at 4 Moncrief Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington. All members…

2000-06-18T21:31:58+12:00 In an article from New Zealand Canoeing, Autumn 2000 (00.1), Janette Kear describes the background and current status of the joint NZRCA/NZOIA kayak instructor certification scheme. The article is…

2000-06-13T21:30:56+12:00 The New Zealand Alpine Club has contacted the NZRCA concerning apparent non-payment of hut fees, more canoeists are using our Club’s Homer Hut, which lies off the road near…

2000-05-17T21:29:25+12:00 New Zealand’s NetGuide magazine (www.netguide.co.nz) mentions this site in the ‘best sites’ section for the month of June. (Thanks for the pointer, Jenny).

2000-05-17T21:28:28+12:00 Over Easter, Robin Rutter-Baumann and friends had a ‘big day out’ on the North Branch of the Mokihinui, one of the West Coast’s less common helicopter-accessible adventure runs. They…

2000-05-14T21:26:37+12:00 The latest issue of NZRCA’s official newsletter “NZ Canoeing” is now available to members. Features include Mick Hopkinson on the use of play-boats on West Coast rivers, river works…

2000-05-02T21:23:54+12:00 Graham Charles has published an article in Photography International (v13 #5) on taking good whitewater pictures. Paddling legend Olly Koehler is apparently on the cover. See Photography International in…

2000-05-01T21:21:16+12:00 The NZRCA’s submission against Ruapuna Irrigation Limited’s resource consent application to Environment Canterbury (Canterbury Regional Council) is online in Conservation / NZRCA submission on Rangitata Irrigation resource consent.