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  • Bolger's comments on Cave Creek

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    Just reading up about your brother in law. What a sad situation. Poor fulla has been preyed on because he is lonely. Man the Internet can be an evil place.
  • Fiordland or Nepal??

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    @Kreig: The bivvy bag arrived OK. Frank had forgotten that the P O Box had a card in it, informing me it had arrived. Have you tried yours out?
  • Man uses 20-year-old beacon to call for help

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    Yes there is a self test mode on most PLB that will report OK if battery is capable of lasting 24+ hours (the minimum). On my RescueMe PLB1 its the LED ...
  • DOC incidents and abuse

    Really? The article itself is hardly front page material. I did find the referenced Threats and Intimidation document an interesting read, though, just to give a picture of the types of ...
  • FMC website

    Yes I really like the very active FMC at present - as you say lots of lobbying and speaking out, and doing a heap of representation.
  • 'Brazen' thieves steal fireplace from Marlborough

    i think they mistook it for a giant bong and decided to liberate it...
  • A Preventable Death in the Young Valley

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    We probably all remember the first time we learned in practice that a broken black line on a NZ map was absolutely no guarantee of a safe passage. It's at ...
  • NZ hunter adventures

    Boy you guys covered some good ground during that episode TararuaHunter.
  • pseudonyms or `trail names` on the Te Araroa

    Yep. Yet another example of dumb-arsery.
  • Te Araroa : Upgrades planned, charges considered

    For the many thousands who've done the PCT at least once, the TA is a very attractive next challenge. And now the global community is aware of the TA I'd ...
  • Outdoor clothing & microfiber marine pollution

    Well! There's always naked tramping I suppose. Not quite sure what one would do for warmth.
  • 1080

    Check out PAPP. VERY excited to see this getting used in NZ; targeting stoats! AND there's an antidote! :)
  • new lake in Tararuas

    Not sure, its been a few years since I have been up the river.
  • Mountain Incidents

    found http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-tourist-arthurs-pass-located
  • Fox Glacier body, 2 March 2017

    Identification of body found on Fox Glacier Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 4:49pm Tasman The human remains found on Fox Glacier on March 2 have now been formally identified. They belong to Cynthia Charlton, ...
  • Overdue but no emergency

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    The way I was thinking is that if you know a search is starting to look for you then setting it off is only going to assist that search to ...
  • We are not visitors

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    And then in the NE of Yorkshire you have 'trods' which are the old trading routes. They are paved with flag stones so I guess we are unlikely to have ...
  • Tongariro NP Parking

    Cheers Briar. That's good info to have.
  • Suggestion.....

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    Now you've got it! Tramper NZ ta moko! :D
  • Strategic review of Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    heavy thunderstorms forecast for the crossing this afternoon with hail... this could get interesting...
  • Record trampers putting pressure on DOC

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    I have been there twice overnight and both times bikers were tenting but using the hut. I wonder if it may have been the fact that they had lugged one ...
  • Saving Native forests from logging

    It must make them feel good that the forests are still standing and attracting tourists e.g. Pureora. My sister hung out with NFAC back in the day.
  • Incidents in the mountains

    Interesting about getting lost as opposed to stopping and retracing back to where you weren't lost: Frank and I were coming down from Worsley Pass to the Poulter years ago. I ...
  • Wild Camping in national Parks

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    I wouldn't have minded paying either @Ian_H but all booked out when I wanted to go... very weird it's signposted 'Howden Campsite' and no mention of it being called that ...
  • New Zealand's Great Tramps

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    ........ or economists with financial crises.

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