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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…

2000-03-27T21:14:15+12:00 Graham Charles of New Zealand Whitewater guidebook fame, has kindly supplied some great action photographs for your viewing pleasure in Whitewater Gallery / Classic West Coast drops.

2000-01-19T19:04:02+13:00 Colin Leitch describes the background to the non-release on the Mangahao last year in Access / Mangahao Madness, while Timon Walkley recounts his day on the Mangahao which turned…

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…

1999-12-14T18:53:22+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,…

2000-01-28T19:06:08+13:00 An extended version of Sarah McRae’s article on treaty issues (from NZ Canoeing, Summer 1999 (99.3)) is available in Access / Treaty Issues.

2000-01-26T19:05:03+13:00 The Whitewater Gallery has been redesigned. Along with the original pictures in a new format, there are some pictures from the 1999 World Freestyle Kayaking Championships held in Taupo…

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).

2000-09-12T21:43:50+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…

2000-08-09T21:38:42+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…

2000-08-13T21:39:53+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…

2000-06-22T12:13:45+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…

2000-04-04T21:15:46+12:00 The New Zealand Freestyle Kayak Committee is hosting the Wairoa Extreme Race on Sunday 23 April (that’s Easter Sunday). Registration starts at 9am on the paddock next to the…

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…

2000-05-17T21:28:28+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…

2000-06-13T21:30:56+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…

2000-05-01T21:21:16+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.

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…

2000-04-17T21:30:10+12:00 The NZRCA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 5 August 2000, 9:30am-4.00pm at the SVS Rooms, 3rd floor, 160 Manchester St, Christchurch. It would be great to…