Warren Hales (of HBCC) advises that Genesis Power have to do urgent repairs on the Whakamarino Dam (which
provides water to the Piripaua Power Station, which in turn provides water
to the Waikaretaheke River). These repairs have already started and should take 13
weeks. The Working Bee on 6 September is cancelled, the flow
below Piripaua on 7 September will only be able to be 24 cumecs instead of 28 (probably sufficient for a reasonable paddle), and the Whakamarino releases for 4 and 5 October is cancelled (although we can get 26 cumecs out of Piripaua as compensation). By the time we get to the November releases things should be back to normal.