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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…

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…

2001-04-07T11:27:53+12:00 The Mangahao release originally scheduled for Saturday 14 April has been moved to Saturday 21 April. This because the resource consent for the dam prevents such releases during Easter….

2001-03-13T22:09:30+13:00 Our Conservation team have been busy and have recently opposing the Rangitata Diversion Race resource consent to take 30.7 cumecs from the Rangitata River (Conservation / Rangitata Diversion Race…

2001-02-19T22:08:36+13:00 The 2001 New Zealand Secondary Schools Canoeing Association (NZSSCA) Downriver and Slalom Canoe and Kayaking National Championships are to be hosted by Mt Aspiring College, on the Hawea River,…

2001-01-24T22:06:38+13:00 The Ashburton and Rangitata Instream Users Group is holding a series of meetings seeking support for the proposed Water Conservation Order for the Rangitata river. A meeting will be…

2001-01-13T22:03:12+13:00 New Zealand Canoeing (00.3) has been sent to members (unfortunately production was interrupted by the break for Christmas). The latest issue includes articles on the Hydro scheme on the…

2000-12-11T22:01:28+13:00 In Safety / Hokitika Kayaking Weekend (from the White Water Club’s newsletter), Bob Morton analyses the good and bad after an epic weekend on the Kakapotahi River.

2000-11-03T21:55:40+13:00 As an inspirational entree to the new whitewater season, Bill Thomson relates his experience on Nevis Bluff in high water in Access / A Nervis One or Two. Remember,…

2000-10-23T21:53:51+13:00 The NZRCA has updated the Guide to the Whanganui River, mainly to reflect some changes advised by the Department of Conservation in Whanganui. Edition 11 is available now, either…

2000-10-16T21:53:12+13:00 Progress is being made as recreational and conservation groups coordinate their efforts to achieve adequate mitigation for the Tongariro Power Development Scheme in preparation for Genesis Power Ltd’s application…

2000-10-02T21:50:53+13:00 The latest issue of NZRCA’s official newsletter “NZ Canoeing” is now available to members. Features include the nomination of Ron Wastney of Nelson for Canoeist of the Year, an…

2000-09-27T21:45:34+12:00 The NZRCA’s submission against Rangitata South Irrigation Limited’s resource consent application to Environment Canterbury (Canterbury Regional Council) is online at Conservation / NZRCA submission on Rangitata South Irrigation Limited’s…

2000-09-20T21:44:41+12:00 The NZRCA’s constitution was modified at the 2000 AGM and the current version is now available at NZRCA / Constitution.

2001-10-30T12:35:02+13:00 A rodeo in memory of Niamh Tomkins is scheduled for 8 & 9 December, at Fuljames Rapid, Waikato. More information on Events & Releases and at Niamh Tomkins Memorial…

2001-10-29T12:33:16+13:00 In a press release (PDF, 60k) yesterday, the NZRCA wrote “The NZRCA extends its condolences to the families of Annabel Atkinson and Hayley North, who drowned following a fatal…

2001-10-23T12:31:09+13:00 Meridian Energy has announced dates for releases on the Lower Waiau river, Southland, from the weir at the Mararoa confluence to Monowai. Release flow is 35cumecs (though several releases…

2001-10-16T12:30:15+13:00 Shoulder dislocations are a particular risk for kayakers. Robin Rutter-Baumann passes on some lessons from an incident in the Rangitata Gorge (in Safety). Safety