The rain over the previous two days made the flow of water strong and muddy, and as well as being noticeably swollen there were some vegetation debris and large puddles visible on the Otaihanga Bank, the standpoint of this pic.  No doubt if there is no rain over the next two days it will be back to normal.

Whitebaiters can be seen in this pic also.  The season began this year on 15 August and lasts till 30 November.