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people are so used to mobile saturation in populated areas, they dont realise how much infrastructure is required to get that saturation, people get some coverage in the mountains and they think they are fine, ...
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Thanks everyone. Much appreciated. Si-dog: The Kaipararo plane wreck track is near the bush edge of Mt Kaipararo, accessed from Kaipararo road end. Track to it is easy to find as it is well marked ...
What do maps do? That seems easy: they locate you in space. But they can also put you in time. Ngāi Tahu's innovative Kā Huru Manu is one of those maps. As an interactive cultural ...
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Maggie & I had 16 days on our backs winter 2013 for the Hollyford/Pyke but extended to 18 days with a surprise junkfood airdrop at Big Bay.Lot of exploring,2 night stays in some huts with ...
Took some mates out recently for an overnighter in Aussie. Nothing like NZ and not many loos around. Had no idea about pooing in the woods and had to do a full rehearsal for them ...
David Barnes has written a series of short articles for the FMC website wilderlife.nz about the differences between the differing classifications of conservation areas. https://wilderlife.nz/author/david-barnes/
I've had mixed success taping toes up too. Currently trying light weight Injinji toe-socks as a sock liner. They are also made of Coolmax polyester. So far so good but haven't been tested on a ...
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Just an FYI on sales in general - end of season clearance is the best time to get usually the best price on any outdoor gear. Most companies will clear stock at the same as ...
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We were planning on tenting (but taking hut tickets just in case). And yes, I expect it to be fairly busy, but hopefully with a tent we'll keep it reasonably quiet. Thanks for the coin tips, I'll ...
Hi tararua 1, wondering how you got on with this trip? Am looking at doing similar in early march 2019 so would be keen for some advice about certain aspects of it. I am also ...
great walks arent so bad in good weather at the huts, people can spread themselves around outside, but when the weather is rough, you've got up to 50 people crammed in and some of the ...
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Last week in Nelson Lakes there was hardly anyone in the valleys and it wasn’t until we got up to Angelus hut that we encountered more people. Stunning day up the Cedric route and along ...
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Icy 3 wire. Sounds like fun. I think I would be looking to ford the river
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I know many of the subscribers to this forum are well travelled so I thought I might pick a few brains regarding China. I am thinking of doing a month there, two weeks on a ...
it did, they arent on mt cook, they are beneath the footstool which is opposite the hooker valley from Mt cook
Without a doubt, this country's worst ever wildlife smuggler was Frederick Robert Angell, or Freddie Angell as he became universally known. Operating in New Zealand during the entire 1990s and a few year after 2000, his ...
I read both books (and many others including one by Simon 'slasher' Yates). He is a very humorous writer and Joe Simpson is a good writer, having qualifications in English literature. What I remember about ...
@si-dog sounds very sad... Can I ask you what happened ?
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"The ash has nothing to do with the smoke taste. It's the filtration method." @Berend, please elaborate.
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... and because Australian native animals have co-evolved with naturally occurring 1080, they have a resistance to the poison (at Aus dosage rates) and are very unlikely to be killed by it (although a short-term ...
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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/doc-recording-incidents-following-spike-in-violent-threats-staff-ive-been-told-need-eliminated The Department of Conservation (DOC) is so concerned about threats of violence against staff that it has ...
Good luck with this Geeves - I am thinking of doing something very similar. I'm kinda over wellington. Thank god for the Tararuas.....
I see NZ MountainSafety Council have just published a TAC video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bSomNPT2zQ
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the wallis's don't necessarily have anything to do with maintaining their helicopters. its a specialist job often performed by a different company to the company that operates the helicopters and employs the pilots. especially for smaller ...
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Those Garmin Rhino GPS's sound like a game changer.
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