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Hey Matthew. So, will there be downtime on the transition ?. Cheers !.
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>Insurance cos offering travel insurance know about the free service and set premiums that wouldnt cover the costs if it was removed I disagree with charging for SAR for the usually-stated reasons, but I'm not convinced ...
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Hi. I am just wondering if anyone is hiking into Lion Kinvig Hut in the Ruahine Ranges anytime soon? I left my portable GPS there and am currently unable to walk back in. If anyone goes ...
The article stated that they got lost after losing reception, this means they didn't have offline maps, which is a rookie mistake. I have always Google maps and Gaia topo maps downloaded onto my phone and ...
It is, without doubt, a serious problem. Exclusion for the foreseeable future is a reasonable strategy as humans are one of the vectors. Other control methods are necessary, too. Feral animal control, for example. There *are* ...
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The kauri dieback response is funded through MPI.
@fdi4r978fg, https://www.meetup.com/Source-to-Sea-and-Other-Adventures/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=28057597 has what you are looking for.
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its a forum people are free to comment even if it is repeating stuff... but if you pay attention often its not just repeating its elaborating on the same subject with more information, if you're ...
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The extra funding would let the Department of Conservation [DOC] cover 1.8m hectares, nearly double the current area and the size of Northland and Auckland combined. The investment was needed to protect wildlife like the ...
I run usually 3 times at week...and because I can I walk to work every day...so usually in one day I can do up to 8/10 k...I work in retail so I stand all day ...
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@krieg. The easiest way to do this would be three north-south traverses - one on the tops and two up the flanking valley systems, with a wee tops/gorge loop added to the eastern valleys to ...
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@Gaiters - been there, done that. What I see as fairly mundane day-walks to Field or Cone Huts turn into real logistical nightmares complete with bruises from major falls, twisted ankles and sore knees. Then ...
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It's nearly always claggy from the saddle to dundas.
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When I was instructing I took great interest in the Princeton University Freshers Program. All the students went on back packing trips and the guru had a great training program happening. There were some very ...
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Interesting you mention those straps @geeves as I've noticed they've largely disappeared from many packs. I think they are called hip-belt stabiliser strap/anti-sway straps. My Macpac Torre had them and they were brilliant. Designed to ...
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> ...until eventually he met a situation he couldnt cope with which happened to be severe enough to kill him ...and most likely someone else, which makes it even more sad.
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It's just another tool in the kit which may or may not be of assistance . There are so many circumstances possible, it is hard to say if it will be a critical factor or ...
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thanks for the link for status of pastoral leases, Matt. I've bookmarked it. Very useful.
Hi guys, @Kreig and I must have been on some kind of similar "forum break" as I noticed he's back too. Not sure many will know me if i'm totally honest, although I did speak with some ...
There's an excellent Stuff feature, from this month, on the motives for the mouse eradication at https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/03/the-island/
Storm water is a different problem to sewage. It should be relatively clean although road water is often contaminated with road grime and lazy peoples oil change residue. Sewage though is something we should not be ...
Well, for starters, I'm getting a certified self-contained camper. And Auckland recently opened up a bunch of freedom camping spots; for self-contained campers. But there's always infinite other legal options. :)
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My memory of Dome Shelter is that on an instruction weekend with the WTMC, our instructor had us have our lunch outside while it was snowing as he said this was a more realistic scenario ...
I understand where you're coming from Matthew. I would like to point out though, that the word 'urbanite' is not in any way derogatory - it simply means a person who lives in an urban ...
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Did the Fyffe Pass route in winter during the late 70's. Everything was frozen up when we did it and the avo risk was probably minimal, but from dim memory it was way easier than ...
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