Alerts

Te Araroa Trail

For Hunters hut (Mt Richmond)
Alert Mt Richmond Forest Park - Ben Nevis and Wairoa valley access

All access to the Lower Wairoa Valley Left Branch road and tracks will be closed round the clock 19 December 2018 – 30 September 2019 due to forestry logging operations. This will affect Te Araroa walkers intending to enter/exit via the Left Branch Wairoa River for Mid Wairoa Hut. 

Access updates for Mt Richmond Forest Park.

First published on 9 September 2018. Last reviewed on 4 June 2019.
Date 4 Jun 2019 16:32
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Porters Creek Hut
Alert Redhills/Porters Ridge – Aerial wilding conifer control operation

The DOC Motueka Biodiversity Team will be undertaking wilding conifer control from a helicopter in the Mt Richmond Forest Park. The helicopter will be operating from the Motueka Gorge road area during fine weather on 10 June 2019.

The herbicide 'Grazon' (active ingredient triclopyr) mixed with biodiesel will be delivered from a hovering helicopter directly to the top of individual wilding conifer trees in the Porters Ridge area.

The herbicide delivery is targeted at individual trees through a hand-held lance at low pressure. It is unlikely that any person on the ground at the time of the operation would be in contact with the herbicide. It is advised that members of the public avoid leaving the track, however, the application of herbicide will not be applied within 50 m of the Te Araroa Trail.

First published on 6 June 2019.
Date 6 Jun 2019 16:38
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Red Hills Hut
Alert Redhills/Porters Ridge – Aerial wilding conifer control operation

The DOC Motueka Biodiversity Team will be undertaking wilding conifer control from a helicopter in the Mt Richmond Forest Park. The helicopter will be operating from the Motueka Gorge road area during fine weather on 10 June 2019.

The herbicide 'Grazon' (active ingredient triclopyr) mixed with biodiesel will be delivered from a hovering helicopter directly to the top of individual wilding conifer trees in the Porters Ridge area.

The herbicide delivery is targeted at individual trees through a hand-held lance at low pressure. It is unlikely that any person on the ground at the time of the operation would be in contact with the herbicide. It is advised that members of the public avoid leaving the track, however, the application of herbicide will not be applied within 50 m of the Te Araroa Trail.

First published on 6 June 2019.
Date 6 Jun 2019 16:38
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Top Wairoa Hut
Alert Mt Richmond Forest Park - Ben Nevis and Wairoa valley access

All access to the Lower Wairoa Valley Left Branch road and tracks will be closed round the clock 19 December 2018 – 30 September 2019 due to forestry logging operations. This will affect Te Araroa walkers intending to enter/exit via the Left Branch Wairoa River for Mid Wairoa Hut. 

Access updates for Mt Richmond Forest Park.

First published on 9 September 2018. Last reviewed on 4 June 2019.
Date 4 Jun 2019 16:32
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Mid Wairoa Hut
Alert Mt Richmond Forest Park - Ben Nevis and Wairoa valley access

All access to the Lower Wairoa Valley Left Branch road and tracks will be closed round the clock 19 December 2018 – 30 September 2019 due to forestry logging operations. This will affect Te Araroa walkers intending to enter/exit via the Left Branch Wairoa River for Mid Wairoa Hut. 

Access updates for Mt Richmond Forest Park.

First published on 9 September 2018. Last reviewed on 4 June 2019.
Date 4 Jun 2019 16:32
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Hacket Hut
Alert Miner Stream/Hacket – Aerial wilding conifer control operation

The DOC Motueka Biodiversity Team will be undertaking wilding conifer control from a helicopter in Mt Richmond Forest Park. The helicopter will be operating from the Hacket car park area during fine weather on 9 June 2019.

The herbicide 'Grazon' (active ingredient triclopyr) mixed with bio diesel will be delivered from a hovering helicopter directly to the top of individual wilding conifer trees in the Miner Stream area.

The herbicide delivery is targeted at individual trees through a hand-held lance at low pressure. Whilst it is unlikely that any person on the ground at the time of the operation would be in contact with the herbicide it is advised that members of the public avoid leaving the track. The herbicide will not be applied within 50 m of the Te Araroa Trail.

First published on 6 June 2019.
Date 6 Jun 2019 16:38
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.