Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-2013

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Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-2013

Postby Mudhog » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:15 am

Roger has just called me (14-02-2013)with the news that the park will be Closed until further Notice due to the High Fire Risk this includes the locking of the Rimmers Road and Beach gates 24/7 at this time.:cry:

The Auckland Council is closing Wilsons road aswell until further notice due to the fire risk.

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby Mudde1 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:38 am

Bugger. :cry:
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby Jay » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:41 am

Mudde1 wrote:Bugger. :cry:


x2 - Any idea for how long....?

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby Mudhog » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:59 am

The word is until they get some decent rain fall which doesn't look likely at the moment :(

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby Gardengnome » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:49 am

Not looking too good. Or rather, it is too good. Depends on your point of view.

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby datsunsafari » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:00 pm

yeah just had a text saying 4x4 park closed,bit of a shame but beats seeing it go up in flames.

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby Jerry » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:19 pm

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk!!!

Postby Mudhog » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:03 am

Just spoke to Roger and the Park will be closed this weekend the 2/3 Feb and will not open until they get a reasonable amount of rain fall. :cry:

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Open this Weekend 9th and 10th of Feb!

Postby Mudhog » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:51 am

Just had a text from roger saying the Woodhill 4x4 Park will be Open this weekend. :D

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 17-02-201

Postby Mudhog » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:27 pm

14-02-2013 Roger has just called and the park is now close until further notice due to the extreme fire risk.
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 17-02-201

Postby T-Boon » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:23 pm

So the rain yesterday wasnt enough to do much... :(
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 17-02-201

Postby Drurban » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:07 pm

T-Boon wrote:So the rain yesterday wasnt enough to do much... :(


You are kidding right :? that was the most pitiful amount of rain I seen this month, If anything it needs to be pissing down in order for Woodhill to reopen.
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 17-02-201

Postby LOLYF » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Mudhog wrote:17-02-2013 Roger has just called



Roger has a time travel machine????...Tell me it's not a Delorean :lol:

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 17-02-201

Postby Mudhog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:07 am

No, just fat finger typing on my part :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby Mudhog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:11 am

The rain the other day was measured at less than 1mm at the Forest the other day :(

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby Mudhog » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:49 am

Just keeping this Active so people don't get caught out heading up to Woodhill forest with it closed down at the moment. :D

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby LR90NZ » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:51 pm

Woodhill Forest and the 4WD Park is still closed and is likely to remain so for some time yet as there is no significant rain forecast.
Roger of the 4WD Park has advised that it will now take at least 50mm of rain before it will open again.

On another note Roger has advised that despite the closure of Woodhill Forest, people have been ignoring the warning and closure signs and accessing Wilsons Road.
The residents are upset at these actions that are putting them and their homes at higher risk from fire danger. They have forced the Council to act and as from Saturday 23 February the road will be closed with large concrete barricades at either end.
The beach end will be at the top of the dune so be warned that if you race up the dune ignoring the warning signs you are likely to hit those concrete blocks.
I think I know who will come off worse.

Also if you do drive up Muriwai beach remember that some of those dune areas are within the Woodhill Forest boundaries, even though not fully planted at the moment. A closer watch is being made of the area up there and those that do infringe into forest land could find themselves with a trespass notice.
Of course anything off the high waters edge at the top of South Head is of course a complete no go area.

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby T-Boon » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:53 pm

Wow, sounds like she is pretty dry up there :(
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby on2it » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:17 pm

Still closed?
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby luckyme » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:28 pm

on2it wrote:Still closed?


yip, until further notice :( need some decent rain...

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby on2it » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:25 am

Status? A Little birdie told me some landrovers were running this weekend. ???
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby LR90NZ » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:30 am

Your little birdie must be telling fibs again.

Sorry, but Woodhill 4WD park is still closed and will remain so until significant rain fall. Even the forescast rain this weekend may not be enough.
Its so dry up there that they were planning to close the forest for all access from this weekend and put security in place to keep walkers, mountain bikers etc out.
After a minor fire scare last week the forestry company is very nervous.

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby on2it » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:17 am

bloody birdies.
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby T-Boon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:23 am

LR90NZ wrote:After a minor fire scare last week the forestry company is very nervous.


Yeah, insurance would also be pretty nervous...
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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby vitz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:04 am

Hi Guys

Anyone know if Wilsons will be open this weekend after the rain we have had?
Or is there a number I can call to find out closer to the day?

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby Mudhog » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:14 pm

Wilson Road has still got concrete blocks across it from the Council. They also have cameras set up to catch those trying to get around them. :)

The Jeep Park will still be Closed this weekend too. :(

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Re: Woodhill 4x4 Park Closed due to High Fire Risk 14-02-201

Postby LR90NZ » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:06 am

Good news as of weekend 6-7 April the Woodhill 4WD Park will re-open after some rain yesterday.
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