Whakapapa release dates changed February 11th, 2020 2005-07-09T08:47:00+12:00 [8 June] The NZRCA and Genesis Energy have agreed to new release dates for the Whakapapa, to assist DoC with respect to whio nesting studies. The new dates are Saturday 9 July and Saturday 23 July. Brrr! [Update 8 July] Genesis report that there is no rain in the Whakapapa catchment at present. The current flow is 10cu, and the likelihood of a release on Saturday is remote, though a decision will be reserved until the last moment. Check on this site on Saturday for a prediction regarding Sunday. Update, 9 July: The release is on today (Saturday) at 30 cumecs. Enjoy!