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Check, Clean, Dry

Aquatic pests, such as Didymo, cause huge amounts of damage to river ecosystem and native flora and fauna. Paddlers are highly likely to spread pests between rivers, that is why it is essential that we Check, Clean and Dry our gear between river trips.

Whitewater New Zealand is currently creating whitewater specific Check, Clean Dry guidelines.

In the meantime please consult this website for current Check Clean Dry advice:
https://www.mpi.govt.nz/outdoor-activities/boating-and-watersports-tips-to-prevent-spread-of-pests/check-clean-dry/