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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…

2001-04-07T11:27:53+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….

2001-01-13T22:03:12+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…

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,…

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.

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.

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…

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…

2000-10-23T21:53:51+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…

2000-11-03T21:55:40+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,…

2001-04-25T12:06:36+12:00 In early 2001, the Department of Conservation distributed a survey on air access in Kahurangi National Park. Access Officer Mike Savory organised the NZRCA response: Access / Kahurangi air…

2001-07-09T12:17:22+12:00 The NZRCA’s Annual Report to Members has been distributed to members, and is now online (in About the NZRCA) as Annual Report 2001 (PDF, 78k) or Annual Report 2001…

2001-07-02T12:14:43+12:00 In another historic account, Mick Hopkinson describes the first descent of Sargoods Weir on the Kawarau (in Education).

2001-08-14T12:21:23+12:00 Fourteen years after it was requested, a National Water Conservation Order for the Buller River is in effect, protecting the Buller and many tributaries. Doug Rankin describes the history…

2001-06-12T12:12:17+12:00 Alan Bell of Lower Hutt has taken on the role of Membership Officer, and Melissa Bardsley of Wellington is our new Administration Officer. Lynne Fuggle has moved to become…

2001-07-20T12:18:20+12:00 Would you believe that over one hundred years ago, the intrepid Park brothers undertook (in Education) an epic coast-to-coast canoe journey, via the Taramakau and Hurunui rivers?

2001-06-13T12:13:07+12:00 Now that winter’s here, and there’s not so much happening on the rivers, sit back and enjoy some of the best yarns of earlier days. Here’s Education / Huka…