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Retrieving Data

You’ll find one of New Zealand’s best stretches of accessible white water on the Wairoa River, above State Highway 29. Access to the river is open to everyone, free of charge. 

Please note, the river is grade five - exceedingly difficult with long and violent rapids. Safety on the water is your own responsibility, so suitable skills and preparation is vital. If in doubt, contact the Kaimai Canoe Club.

Here are the upcoming dates for releasing recreational flow:

On the following dates, a flow of 15 cumecs is due to be released, between 10.00am to 4.00pm.


Sunday 29 September
Sunday 13 October
Sunday 27 October
Sunday 10 November
Sunday 24 November
Sunday 8 December
Sunday 15 December
Sunday 22 December
Sunday 29 December


Sunday 5 January
Sunday 12 January
Sunday 19 January
Sunday 26 January
Sunday 2 February
Sunday 9 February
Saturday 15 February
Sunday 16 February
Sunday 23 February
Sunday 1 March
Sunday 8 March
Sunday 15 March
Sunday 22 March
Sunday 29 March 
Sunday 5 April
Sunday 19 April
Sunday 3 May