There is a proposal to drain the middle run of the Matakitaki River, near Murchison, in the South Island of New Zealand. I think everyone who has been to the NZ Kayak School has paddled the middle section (class 2). I have both paddled and swam it.
It's a magic part of Murchison and very important for class two paddlers and learners - the next generation of NZ west coast boaters.
Please send an email to the NZ minister reponsible:
CC a copy to the independant consultants who are doing a hydro pre-feasibilty study right now:
If you wish to be kept updated or contribute to the study, request that Barbara adds you to the consultant's interested parties' list.
You might be doing 1000s of future paddlers a favour!