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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 1 January Sunday 8 January
Sunday 15 January Sunday 22 January
Sunday 29 January Sunday 5 February
Sunday 12 February Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 February
Sunday 26 February Sunday 5 March
Sunday 12 March Sunday 19 March
Sunday 26 March Sunday 9 April
Sunday 23 April  Sunday 7 May