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  • Latecomers

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    I won't stay in the big McMansion huts any more - too many nights ruined by inconsiderate boofheads. Give me a nice little backcountry 4 or 6 bunker, or a ...
  • 1920-1949 NZMS15 maps on mapspast

    I enjoy the old maps too! Re the old route of the Wangapeka track under Mt Zetland. JH & I came across what must have been it at the Kiwi ...
  • bigger govt budget for conservation

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    She seems most likely from Shaw's list, but has it been confirmed that one of the other named Green MPs isn't going to be Minister of Conservation? I wonder what it'll ...
  • Adopting a hut

    Thanks everyone, I'll start here and see how we get on.
  • Where to tramp in May ??

    Ok let me elaborate, First I was looking at Milford Track (although not sure about the flies and the rain). Then I started to consider Routeburn Track but the pass might be ...
  • taranaki deaths 2013

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    @izogi yep, that's the one
  • Mt Owen

    Mt. Owen is on my wish list so haven't been there yet! Having said that, have watched a few youtube videos and prepared a trail. Definitely taking the Northern route ...
  • What's on your hit list for the summer?

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    wandering the central Tararuas and Ruahines (lots, I hope) and 3 weeks in west coast/lake Sumner FP
  • Plan my trip

    A new tool coming online from MSC. Could be handy.
  • Missing Mongrel Mob now a real hagiography

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    To anyone offended by my comments, please accept my apologies. Goodnight.
  • The First Time, no not that, Tramping.

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    My Koro used to take me up the kawhatau for fishing trips since as long as I can remember. Pitching the tent and spending a weekend. We would walk for ...
  • Human waste is littering the Milford track

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    maybe this contractor is on a work visa and thinks milford road is the track
  • DOC vehicles sabotaged The Department of Conservation (DOC) says its vehicles have been tampered with in what's thought to be an effort to intimidate staff and contractors and disrupt 1080 pest control. In the ...
  • Want to buy Craigiburn?

    Yes, the stations were intended as a source of funding for the University of Canterbury. I've been reading a wee biography of Perrine Montcreiff. She bought a few reserves with her ...
  • Where did Kreig go?

    He's having a break from the forum. Sometimes people need a bit of time out.
  • Rahui placed on Kaimanawa search site

    To echo something I've just posted into Wayne's NZ Tramping News group, I've looked up the LINZ data. I'd assumed that the park boundary was State Highway 1. According to the ...
  • Electric undies

    The website states up to 8 hours before needing to be re-charged. Bit difficult in the middle of nowhere and no electricity supply. Curious about how much weight the electrics ...
  • Army tragedy on Mt Ruapehu - new details revealed

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    this has gone off topic, start another thread if you want to go into detail about teh military in other scenarios the ruapehu trip was a trainee scenario. i've been involved with ...
  • New Blue Lake warden

    Not sure if that's going to change anything as the volunteer hut wardens are only at each hut for one night in the week that they walk the Travers Sabine ...
  • Blogs

    Izogi has a good one
  • Calls to close access to the Waitakere Range

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    There's an MPI response from today's show at
  • every dollar counts I suppose The dam is an irrigation scheme The Selwen will be restored by taking water out of an irrigation scheme but even then 44m over 100 locations wont even get a ...
  • Tongariro rescue

    extremely lucky to have cell phone coverage, thats the exception rather than the rule in the mountains
  • Four trampers overdue in the Tararuas

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    Ive seen things in the papers here and thought Im sure I read that here first
  • Woman survives freezing night lost on Mt Ruapehu

    Could have been forums shortest thread ?! Sorry.

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