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Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

All Waitākere Ranges forested areas are closed to public access from 1 May 2018. 10 high risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges are also closed.   More ▶︎

Awaroa Beach added to Abel Tasman National Park

Yesterday, an 8-hectare block of bush and sand was added to the conservation estate: Awaroa Beach became part of Abel Tasman National Park.   More ▶︎
Pike29: memorial money-maker

Pike29: memorial money-maker

Today, Nick Smith, Environment Minister, announced plans to construct New Zealand's tenth Great Walk as a memorial to the 29 miners who died in the Pike River Mine Disaster of November 2010. The Pike29 Memorial Track will be 45km in ...   More ▶︎

Casey Hut

A tramping group in the area came across the smouldering remains of Casey Hut on Saturday afternoon.   More ▶︎

Taranaki Speed Records new website

There is a new website out there called Taranaki Speed Records which has some speed records created in the Egmont National Park and beyond.   More ▶︎

News Item - Federated Farmers National Vice President vandalising DoC Car Park

Aricle in today's Press - 26/05/11   More ▶︎
Email from doc Turangi re the East Taupo Lands Block

Email from doc Turangi re the East Taupo Lands Block

An email received from Terry Slee at DOC Turangi regarding their negotiations with the East Taupo Lands Trust regarding access   More ▶︎

Easy to use online Topo Map

The official LINZ ‘NZTopo’ Topographic Map Series, traditionally purchased as printed paper maps have now been made even easier to use and access through the free online service at www.topomap.co.nz.   More ▶︎

New MAPSTIX USB for New Zealand Launched

MAPSTIX Provides LINZ 1:50,000 & 1:250,000 scale topographic mapping in Easy to Use GeoPDF format for Government and Recreational Users.   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut open for business

Atiwhakatu Hut open for business

The newly built hut in Tararua Forest Park is now open for people to stay   More ▶︎