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  • Hut Bagging Rules- a dilemma

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    Im not sure. No one has bagged all 3 Powels in the same year so it would still be an achievement. Same with Totora Flats I have slept in all ...
  • Now they want the Wangapeka

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    well cyclists see a different part of nz, if they dont get off the main highways thats what they will see, there are various tourist routes that are now crowded ...
  • funding from tourists

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    insurance co's tayler the cover to the country of travel If there is ACC then accident cover is removed If a country covers all claimers you can bet the travel ...
  • Wilding pines

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    We get our volunters using stump paste so it's not a complete no-no. Basically comes as a paste in a bottle with a brush-head on the top to smear onto ...

    Only thing that is sure to help is an uninteresting car that is fully insured. Wont help you get home if the wheels are gone though
  • new barier fence at Flock hill

    Divisive high country fence likely to get ratepayer funds following delay
  • Govt accepts bid to protect pupu Spring

    Govt accepts bid to protect famously clear Te Waikoropupu Spring in Golden Bay One of the clearest freshwater springs in the world could soon be protected from commercial ventures. Environment Minister ...
  • 80% native birds threatened - commissioner

    The report's at I've just finished reading it and it's mostly a good report, imho, especially on the state of birds. The strange part is conclusion 10.6 (border levy and increased ...
  • Fiordland or Nepal??

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    Nice work man. Pity it was white out for you on cho la. But glad you made it and had a ball.
  • What's this hut on Mckellar Saddle, Caples track?

    Thanks for the replies. I agree it must be small huts to do with all the track work they've been doing up there. Cheers
  • bivy bags

    water permeable membranes and laminates vary up to ten times in how much moisture they let through , a cheap one wo't let much moisture out, then you're facing a ...
  • The Budget

    That DOC thing just seems misleading and makes me cynical about the motives of whoever wrote it. It seems to be referring to nominal funding rather than real funding (ie not ...
  • A call to 111 will now automatically locate you

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    footage of cell phone trial
  • DOC's 'Moa Town' plan doesn't fly
  • DOC to get $76 million boost in funding.

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    $11m just sounds like a lot to me, especially as booking systems are hardly a new thing. It's not as if they're inventing something that's never been done before. It really ...
  • Myrtle rust carnage

    I'm a little surprised there wasn't already some kind of seed bank for native species. Maybe there will be in future. Edit: a reread of the article and to be fair ...
  • Mountain man mourned

    Thanks for posting this wayno. I didn't know Eric well, but I recognise the face and I'm sure we crossed paths a few times. Sad to read of him passing like ...
  • DOC incidents and abuse

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    Didn't see any mention of DOC workers being smothered by bureaucracy.....
  • stewart island

    I freakin' LOVE Stewart Island! And now that I'm going to be based here in Invers for the next few years, there's a distinct possibility that I could end up ...
  • Powell hut to be replaced

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    @wayno Too true! It's often said that once you get good at the Tarry's everywhere else is more fun. :-)
  • Hunters versus DoC In Court

    In contravention of Section 23 (c) of the Wild Animal Control Act, which obliges DoC to consult with recreational hunters on such issues, DoC made a unilateral decision in 2014 ...
  • Great Walk hut/camp site Fees Increase

    All the new prices are here:
  • DoC puts up hut fees on NZ's Great Walks By Grant Bradley The Department of Conservation (DoC) will increase charges for huts and campsites on some of its Great Walks which are sometimes under strain from a surge in the ...
  • Bolger's comments on Cave Creek

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    Yes it's effectively a list of secondary causes. It probably doesn't match those identified exactly in the report, but it's a similar principle. I'm not sure how reasonable it is to ...
  • Kawhatau Base road access closed

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    I think the law's inconsistent around this. If it were private property being blocked off, the Property Law Act has an entire sub-part about land-locked land. It enables owner or occupier ...

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