Updated Recreational Release 16-17th September 2017


Hi all,


With the Rahui still in place between the Mangamate and Makahikatoa Streams, Genesis has been working with Ngati Tuwharetoa and Whitewater New Zealand to manage the planned recreational releases on the Tongariro River for 16/17 September.   The exit points for the kayakers/rafters for the Rangipo release is within the area of the Rahui and as such a decision has been made to cancel this release.  This release will be replaced with a second Poutu Intake release as this area is not affected by the Rahui.  The table below summarises the changes.


Date                               Original Planned Releases                       Revised Releases


Saturday 16th September    Poutu Intake, 30 m3/s 0900-1500hrs                                            No change

Sunday 17th September   Rangipo Dam, 30 m3/s, 0800-1600hrs     now changed to Poutu Intake, 30 m3/s 0900-1500hrs


These releases will see changes in flow at Turangi approximately two and a half hours after the releases at Poutu Intake.  Although the planned release is for 30m3/s, 14m3//s above the normal flow downstream of Poutu Intake, weather events and Power Station operation could see significant variation from this amount.

Please pass on this message to any interested parties, we appreciate your assistance with this matter.    

For any questions, give me a call to discuss.



Chris Ormandy, Genesis

Phone 07 384 7209

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