[15 December 2004] The NZRCA has announced its membership in the Living Rivers Coalition, joining Fish & Game, Forest and Bird and Federated Mountain Clubs to protect New Zealand’s rivers. Robin Rutter-Baumann, President of the NZRCA, says It is great that recreation and conservation groups have joined forces. Each group brings a unique perspective on rivers; ours is a knowledge and love of New Zealand’s world-class whitewater. Our experience is that the best results for natural river environments are achieved when interest groups work together rather than individually. Media release: Current to protect New Zealand’s rivers gains momentum (228k, PDF). Update 16 December: Hugh Canard explains the reasons for the NZRCA joining the Living Rivers Coalition.