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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 16 September
Sunday 30 September
Sunday 14 October
Sunday 28 October
Sunday 11 November
Sunday 25 November
Sunday 9 December
Sunday 23 December
Sunday 30 December 


Sunday 6 January
Sunday 13 January
Sunday 20 January
Sunday 27 January
Sunday 3 February
Sunday 10 February
Saturday 16 February
Sunday 17 February
Sunday 24 February
Sunday 3 March
Sunday 10 March
Sunday 17 March
Sunday 24 March
Sunday 31 March 
Sunday 7 April
Sunday 21 April
Sunday 5 May