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I think at least part of FMC's argument is (hugely paraphrased by me) that the data isn't suitable for the purpose it's being used. The fact that there's no better ...
DOC wanted to get a great walk in in the north for easier access for the bigger population... easier said than done since there's a lot of conditions that need ...
Yeah. I hear you. Visitors might expect huts. But I'm picturing a map of the proposed Te Paki great walk showing "great walk campsites" not huts, just as the W(h)anganui ...
My understanding was that huts are an expected part of the "Great Walk" package. Good point about the water supplies @waynowski. @honora, walking on sand always takes a toll in some way. ...
@si-dog, The FMC gave more detailed reasons on their thoughts of the MSC's "Walk in the Park" report in one of the more recent Backcountry magazines. My impression of that ...
I'm sad with how MSC's changed. It failed to adapt to the changing ways people are visiting the outdoors, imho, and then tried to adapt completely the wrong way.
MSC ceasing their instruction courses was utter madness. I think some of the burden to fill this gap then fell on not-quite-prepared community tramping clubs and the like. Interesting that ...
I assumed being a great walk it would have huts.. all the others do....
Were they considering huts for Te Paki? Thought I read it was going to be camping only - but can't recall where I read that, so may be wrong. But ...
Te Paki has issues with enough water in summer, you can get droughts. there could be issues maintaining water to a big hut, its bad enough at the campsites. same issues ...
I visited beaches/coves along on Te Paki after cycling up to Cape Rienga last winter - strongly recommend a visit to the area. It's certainly not tramping south-island style, but ...
https://www.fmc.org.nz/2019/07/13/fmc-resigns-from-mountain-safety-council/?fbclid=IwAR3on1DUm-gbjRjy3NVKO246v6MctRkda4gtSewYVmq5IsWoGML0md5LUZI or: https://tinyurl.com/y2mjvghe Good summary from Tania Seaward here. Definitely had me scratching my head with dismay over the direction the MSC went to after 2014. I instructed with the MSC over ...
She is a Staffy/Cattle Dog X
@nzbazza: thanks for that info. Be nice to check it out some day. I hear beach walking can be pretty tiring for the TA people.
What kinda dog do you have?
Thanks for the advice. I haven't tried DoC yet as my success rate has been low over the years (often no-one answers the phone), but will give them a ring ...
No risk of bogging typical Forrest service road hard and rutted. 2wd up to the car park is fine just take it easy through the pot holes some of them ...
Thanks guys some good info. Dog sleeps inside curled up next to me - warmer for both of us. Macpac is still looking good at this stage - just waiting ...
I don't know about ULA but I have a Gossamer Gear pack (marisopia 60) and love it. I used to have a first gen Aarn which was awesome but I ...
Hi there, I'm looking to do some tramping in the Tangihua forest within the next few weeks. Has anyone been there recently that can offer some information on the condition ...
Assuming there is no snow on the road, the "4WD" bit is usually just the steep hill at the end of the road up to the carpark. Worst case scenario ...
Te Paki starts/finishes at Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) DOC campground then heads W to Cape Reinga. Both Te Paki and the TA then head S to Te Paki stream. TA obviously ...
The Macpac Minaret would give you the most versatility and is perfect for one person and a medium/large dog or two people that are happy to sleep quite close together. ...
I recommend Twin Needle too. They do such a professional job. I got them to convert the bottom seam of my sleeping bag into a drawstring as I suffer very ...
Too lazy to do the research but is the Te Paki Coastal track also part of Te Araroa?
Recommend you post this question to the wellington tramping & mountaineering club FB page - they do quite a few trips in that area and may be able to help.
I don't have a dog but assuming they will sleep in the vestibule I would very strongly recommend the Vango Helium Series, they make one and two person tents around ...
Hi guys, Looking for recommendations for a tent for me and my dog - 3 season use in the SI. I have an Exped Gemini III which has been pretty good ...
60km of track, $5 million
DOC media release: https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2019/hump-ridge-on-track-to-be-nzs-next-great-walk/ Interesting to note that for the "Great Walk" the track will be a three night trip rather than the two nights it currently takes. Perhaps this is ...
I will have to remember to use link shorteners.
Synthetic sleeping bags usually have seams holding an insulation layer to each of the outer and inner fabric layers so that the inner and outer seams are offset from each ...
@giuseppe23 easy mistake to make when you look at @madpom's avatar photo... :smile:
Thanks @geeves I've already got a sacrificial donor bag. I'm especially looking for tips on how to sew the join so there aren't cold spots like a single seam which ...
I'm not sure how it's an income stream. If anything it spends government money, from DOC and from Police and from lotteries. Certainly an entity that's existed for several decades, has ...
Geeves, you *do* know that you can shorten links to more manageable size? Eg - your link above is also : http://tiny.cc/wnjn9y Not difficult and only takes a few clicks - have ...
https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-sleeping-bag.html?spm=2114.search0104.0.0.6f306032yhSgFb&site=glo&SortType=price_asc&g=y&SearchText=sleeping+bag&CatId=100005438&initiative_id=SB_20190712203901&needQuery=n&pvId=200001175-4100,380-200012008,200001580-200012000 There are a few cheaper options here (but also some definite non options) Stiching the second piece on should work if both bags are the same width at the join and ...
Guys...I have been in this forum for 2 years now...and I always thought that the name was MAD PORN....ok...I beg for forgiveness hahahah. G.
Anyone driven on Kashmir Road of late? DoC site says it is suitable for 2WD cars but a couple of tramping club trip reports from 2018 say differently. I'm looking ...
Considering their involvement in setting up the likes of outdoorsmart and other intentions websites at the demise of log books at trail carparks and their input into the adventure tourism ...
I need to make my sleeping bag a bit longer. What's the best way to sew an extra 30cm section, onto a synthetic sleeping bag? To avoid cold spots where ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1907/S00298/federated-mountain-clubs-quits-nz-mountain-safety-council.htm Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:51 pm Press Release: Federated Mountain Clubs Federated Mountain Clubs quits the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council 12 July 2019. Federated Mountain Clubs is resigning from the New Zealand Mountain ...
Regarding the road seal story source. last november while i was waiting at the info centre for my ride to the trailhead i got talking to one of the young ...
Photographer accidentally runs afoul of conservation rules with pics of Mt Taranaki https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/114191801/photographer-accidentally-runs-afoul-of-conservation-rules-with-pics-of-mt-taranaki
Kids sick these holidays :-( but we will try for a Sunday in August and bunk school on the Monday :-) Thanks for the info everyone
I'm selling a Vaude Power Lizard SUL 1-2 person tent. Acquired this tent second hand but never got around to using it. Selling as this is too similar to my ...
its pretty much like an honesty box really where the govt are reliant on operators being honest , theres little chance of catching people and prosecuting them,,
Omg that's funny
Think I need glasses...I never noticed the misspelling!
As mentioned it is probably too hard to chase a lot of these guys down and costs of enforcement may well outweigh concession revenues anyway. You also have to weigh up ...

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https://www.fmc.org.nz/2019/07/13/fmc-resigns-from-mountain-safety-council/?fbclid=IwAR3on1DUm-gbjRjy3NVKO246v6MctRkda4gtSewYVmq5IsWoGML0md5LUZI or: https://tinyurl.com/y2mjvghe Good summary from Tania Seaward here. Definitely had me scratching my head with dismay over the direction the MSC went to after 2014. I instructed with the MSC over ...
Hi there, I'm looking to do some tramping in the Tangihua forest within the next few weeks. Has anyone been there recently that can offer some information on the condition ...
Hi guys, Looking for recommendations for a tent for me and my dog - 3 season use in the SI. I have an Exped Gemini III which has been pretty good ...
DOC media release: https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2019/hump-ridge-on-track-to-be-nzs-next-great-walk/ Interesting to note that for the "Great Walk" the track will be a three night trip rather than the two nights it currently takes. Perhaps this is ...
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Anyone driven on Kashmir Road of late? DoC site says it is suitable for 2WD cars but a couple of tramping club trip reports from 2018 say differently. I'm looking ...
I need to make my sleeping bag a bit longer. What's the best way to sew an extra 30cm section, onto a synthetic sleeping bag? To avoid cold spots where ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1907/S00298/federated-mountain-clubs-quits-nz-mountain-safety-council.htm Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:51 pm Press Release: Federated Mountain Clubs Federated Mountain Clubs quits the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council 12 July 2019. Federated Mountain Clubs is resigning from the New Zealand Mountain ...
I'm selling a Vaude Power Lizard SUL 1-2 person tent. Acquired this tent second hand but never got around to using it. Selling as this is too similar to my ...
Wow. 395,000 followers. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114065946/instagramfamous-australian-bow-hunter-rescued-from-west-coast-mountains I'm glad he was rescued but reading the article got me wondering about how social media influencers operate. I don't know the details of exactly how Adam ...
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114065946/instagramfamous-australian-bow-hunter-rescued-from-west-coast-mountains Interesting. I'd expect if flying into the hills, you'd have the gear and food to survive if pickup is delayed. Taking a stream route to get off the tops in ...
Hi Matthew I see you have used one of my photos to illustrate the track "Big River to Inangahua" but it is not of that track but of the "Big ...
Thought I might mention Kim Hill interviewed Shaun Barnett and Chris MacLean on RNZ on June 29th regarding their new book 'Leading The Way'. This publication marks the centenary of ...
Is anyone able to give me an idea how busy Woolshed Creek Hut at Mt Somers tends to be during the July school holidays (Sunday night or a weekday)? I ...
I'm wanting to buy a new GPS for under $500 with maps of NZ either loaded or included in the price. Also which is the best, AA batteries or internal ...
Lately I've been updating electrical devices (torch, gps, camera are my main three). More and more they're trending towards charging and/or running straight of USB, whether or not they have ...
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Hello people! I hope everyone is doing great. Did someone of you ever done the Gillespie track in winter? Having full equipment for tramping in winter would you recommend it? I've been seeing lot ...
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Shane Jones warns Tūhoe against closing off Lake Waikaremoana by stealth https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/113542122/shane-jones-warns-tuhoi-against-closing-off-lake-waikaremoana-by-stealth
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Pulling out my thermals for winter, they are looking sad and need to shop for some more. I'm trying to find some that doesn't pill as much. I did have a ...
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Hi Matthew, Google maps don't work - instead, a grey pane shows with "This site can't load Google Maps correctly. Do you own this website? g.co/staticmaperror/signature"
Our plan was to fly from the USA to NZ and rest in Nelson for 2 days before doing the tramp from Anchorage Hut-Bark Bay - Awaraa-Whariharangi and then take ...
Darren Myers' death breaks my heart. I want to open a discussion regarding marking and signage in the Tararuas. I know there have been other threads that addressed this topic. ...
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Hi guys, let’s make it straight. Two of us are planning to do three great walks, starting with Tongariro Northern Circuit(off-season), then lake Waikeremoana then Abel Tasman coastal track in ...
Hi I’m planning a trip in Kahurangi Forest, my experience is mostly hunting trips around Opotiki where I live so I’m basically a complete beginner in real tramping. I’m starting with ...
Can anyone remember a tramping (not mountaineering) SAR story where sufferers were publicly shamed for not having a PLB – AND it being the case that having a PLB would ...
Hi there, has anyone got any advice on tramping the Earnslaw Burn track to the head of the valley in winter? I'll be well prepared for the conditions but can't ...
Hi everyone. I plan to do tramping at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. I have average fitness and I'm constantly building on this. Most of my mates are more about walking around ...
Body found in search for missing man, West Coast https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-found-search-missing-man-west-coast
they dont seem to sell them anymore. I have a 7 and 8 year old to kit out and that pack ticked most boxes for me. any ideas? also kids ...
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Would it be possible to walk most of if not all of the te anau trail without staying in huts or in places in town? I’m fine with paying any ...
Hi all, I am again looking for track recommendations to try and trick my friends into spending time in the bush with me. This time I am looking for overnight tramps ...
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Works out alright in the end, but goes a bit beyond fun around the 48sec mark. https://youtu.be/Y3ViHPnxuk8 "On Wednesday, a 74-year-old woman stumbled and suffered head and face injuries while ...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113194756/man-missing-in-tararua-ranges?fbclid=IwAR3rc0uuOhQH5xydcxocZpa-3SsW60F7tZW0pILBO5sA-hHxoxpZzEfw3lQ theyre still searching.Northern crossing area. don't think he started from otaki forks - to do nth crossing huts checked,
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Well, not very famous because the website wasn't named. But in this Otago Daily Times story https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/police-suspend-search-after-fatal-boat-accident they mention this page on your website about the wind funneling down from the ...
I went socializing the other evening and was served these so attempted them at home a couple of times. Very pleased with the result. You make up instant polenta a ...
Greetings People, Three of us will be walking the Stewart island Southern Circuit at the beginning of September. I have been to Doughboy Bay and Masons Bay a few times but have ...
On the Wangapeka track is camping allowed somewhere off the track and not in a hut or campsite? On the Heaphy and Wangapeka info on this site it says “Wangapeka ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuJoZfMXi0 "Dan Becker In this video I discuss ultralight backpacking, ultralight gear, and lightweight gear and why I decided not to care as much about any of the weight any longer when ...
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Like new condition 2018 Tarptent Notch for sale $400. This tent has been used once in the field and set up in my yard three times. This is the newer version ...
Hey all, I'm planning on walking the Heaphy track later this year and was wondering for those who have already done it what direction you walked and how many nights ...
Hey all, I'm planning on walking the Heaphy track later on this year and am wondering what size pack I should be taking with me. If you've walked the Heaphy (or ...
My wife and I (60's) are planning to visit NZ for 3 weeks and Tasmania for 2 weeks. We would like to do three treks in NZ, while we are ...
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As part of my on-going lowering of my base weight I'm now looking at shelter, specifically, a tent. I've read all the forum posts, but would still appreciate the community's ...
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Love it or hate it, more kiwis are doing the Great Walks since the differential fees got introduced. Here's a summary from the article... # Price hike for Great Walks: More money, ...
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Whitcombe valley from Neave down to Frews. Does anyone have any updates on the track after the March flood.Any info would be much appreciated.
What's the road like these days up to the road end up at the Mt Arthur carpark? Aka the Flora Carpark. I was planning to take my mother up there ...
How does someone "stumble" up to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe? "tramper who was stranded near the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe." "he became confused and stumbled into a restricted area." https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112297547/tramper-rescued-near-summit-of-mt-ngauruhoe-lucky-to-be-alive https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112300408/rescuers-battle-freezing-cold-strong-winds-to-rescue-hiker-on-mt-ngauruhoe
Quick update re: Cold Stream Hut in Lake Sumner FP: major rat infestation! Had an overnight there this past Thursday. Hut reeked of rat urine, with ammonia stains on the ...
Hi there - I use a camera and GPS on walks constantly. On my last trip the screen protector I used (a crap cheapie from trademe) failed and yes, another ...
Was wondering if anyone has been out on this track in the winter and what the conditions might be like? Looks like it has a couple low-level alpine passes but ...
Wairarapa Search and Rescue "Hypothermic Tramper rescued by local pilot. This evening Horowhenua SAR coordinated a search for a tramper in distress in the area of Kime Hut in the southern Tararuas. Carterton ...

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