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by PeterVahry
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse closes early for 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1242

42 Traverse closes early for 2017

DoC have advised that weather damage has made a section of the 42 Travese unsafe for 4x4's and have closed it for the winter. "After the heavy rain over the past week some subsidence has occurred on the 42 Traverse. It looks like potentially an old log culvert that has collapsed or rotted away....
by PeterVahry
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Maratoto (often known as the “Wires Track”)
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Maratoto (often known as the “Wires Track”)

Due to weather conditions, the gate at Maratoto has been closed.
by PeterVahry
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Re: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.

The team at Friends of 42 Traverse have taken another step and it is now a registered charity, which means that receipts can be provided for donations that will enable tax rebates for donors.
http://www.friendsof42traverse.nz/donations.html
by PeterVahry
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Re: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.

Thanks Clint for your update... Friends of 42 Traverse Inc. http://www.friendsof42traverse.nz/index.html have been advised by DoC that the bollards at the entrances to the 42 Traverse have been removed today. DoC have cautioned that the vegetation cut back work they had planned was not achieved due ...
by PeterVahry
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users

Irresponsible 4WD activity puts access in doubt Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users, forcing DOC to rethink access rights to some areas. Date: 18 November 2016 Over the past twelve months, significant parts of the Mavora Lakes and Bo...
by PeterVahry
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Re: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.

A general update on Friends of 42 Traverse. There is now a signed MOU in place with DoC that identifies the relationship between the two organisations. DoC have advised that they have allocated a week of work by staff to cut back vegetation sometime in November. That work will still only just be a s...
by PeterVahry
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: taieri track message on facebook.
Replies: 19
Views: 2821

Re: taieri track message on facebook.

It might help if the area name is correctly spelt... it is Waitawheta Track... not Waiawheta Track.
by PeterVahry
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Rotorua area road stopping proposed
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Rotorua area road stopping proposed

It seems that no one has heard from the Rotorua Council... they are not highly regarded for their respect for the law around ULR's!
by PeterVahry
Mon May 30, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Rotorua area road stopping proposed
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Rotorua area road stopping proposed

I received today the following note from a Rotorua resident with an interest in access... The Rotorua District council (AKA Rotorua Lakes Council ) is trying to dissolve the only public access to Taheke Spring near Okere Falls Rotorua The springs are on Private land, but the road does allow you to s...
by PeterVahry
Wed May 04, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Re: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.

Thanks Vaughan, I talked with Brian a couple of months ago but haven't yet updated him on this. There seems to be a good level of interest and from DoC too. You might even get the Bulletin to run an article without needing to take an advert! They can find me at peter.vahry@xtra.co.nz

Thanks
by PeterVahry
Tue May 03, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Friends of 42 Traverse Inc.

A group has been formed to work with DoC and others to try to keep the 42 Traverse sustainable and a venue for vehicle recreation.
Membership is invited and info can be found on http://www.friendsof42traverse.nz
by PeterVahry
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3528

Re: 42 Traverse 2016 closure

Advice from DoC today "I can now confirm that as of Monday, 7 March 2016 the entire 42 Traverse track will be closed to all 4WD vehicles. LUVs and ATVs will be able to access the track from the end of Kapoors Road to ‘Canyon Lookout’. We are recommending that LUVs and ATVs do not continue beyon...
by PeterVahry
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Thompson Track
Replies: 61
Views: 13924

Re: Thompson Track

It's actually been open on public holidays and weekends... the wording of the Nov notice was referring to weekdays.
by PeterVahry
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: KOH 2016 Live
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: KOH 2016 Live

Saturday early... US times o 6:00 AM Driver Line Up 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima o 8:00 AM Start of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima (Saturday, 6 February 2016 at 5:00:00 a.m. NZDT UTC+13 hours) o 10:00 PM Close of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by...
by PeterVahry
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3528

42 Traverse 2016

DoC advise ...
"Good news. It is opening this Monday 11 January! "
by PeterVahry
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

There is good info on legal road use and history at http://www.panz.kiwi.nz
Scroll down the 'news' section to ....Auckland Transport publish 'Management of Unformed Legal Roads'

Probably this needs it's own topic!
by PeterVahry
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

I certainly deplore vandalism of the barrier that DoC erected, but there is some responsibility on DoC too in this case, as their website had not been updated and still showed an opening date of 1 December. A bit of frustration can be anticipated if people have traveled some distance after checking ...
by PeterVahry
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

DoC had indicated that they would open the 42 Traverse on 1 Dec. Give them a call at the Whakapapa office.
by PeterVahry
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Paper roads in Northland
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: Paper roads in Northland

Dylan, most forestry lands are off limits to casual use and joining a club should help with getting occasional access to some forest areas. 'Paper roads' or unformed legal roads (ULR) are often a challenge to identify on the ground, but if you research on the Walking Access mapping system (wams), th...
by PeterVahry
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

Regretfully, there are ongoing incidents during the winter closures to 4WD's and this year the damage was serious. The current DoC staff are good to work with and have been very helpful in working to get the now postponed cut back organised. A comment fron DoC today... "Many apologies for the i...
by PeterVahry
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

That's a tricky one... it's illegal to cut vegetation on DoC managed lands without permission so if someone complained about your actions, it could pose problems. DoC are also obliged to follow H&S rules if they do give permission! Part of the planning for the 21/22 had been getting a H&S po...
by PeterVahry
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015 postponed

Sadly as a result of the damage done and the action by DoC to block the ends of the 42 with concrete blocks, they have withdrawn permission to work on clearing vegetation until after 1 Dec. "Many apologies for the inconvenience of this. The people doing the damage have cost the Department sever...
by PeterVahry
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

Just cranking this activity back into life again... I've just sent an email to most of the 4WD clubs to try to encourage them to get involved and hopefully we'll get a few workers from this forum too. 9.30 am start at the Kapoors Rd pumice pit on 21 November and you'll need to bring food and drink t...
by PeterVahry
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Maratoto 2015 winter closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: Maratoto 2015 winter closure

DoC confirmed yesterday that they require the gate to remain closed until a plan to manage the risk of Kauri die back can be defined. There are many Kauri in the catchment bounded by the vehicle tracks, including one in the top ten of the country's biggest. DoC have, in the past few weeks mapped the...
by PeterVahry
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

Owhango end was worked on two years ago and some major cutting done. DoC are willing to weed spray but prefer to do it after a cut back and when new growth starts. Otherwise the dead material just becomes even more scratchy. The aim of the new group is to involve MTB people if we can. DoC have $5000...
by PeterVahry
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

The tractor mount unit is what we need and I'm working toward such a solution. I've got DoC's support for a new incorporated society called Friends of 42 Traverse that will involve users and aim to raise funding to enable mechanical trimming on a more regular basis, with some manual assistance when ...
by PeterVahry
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

DoC probably won't ask to see a chainsaw cert, but I have to do a H&S plan to cover our arses. Stooping low with a saw soon gets tiresome. With luck DoC may be able to provide some extra brushcutters with harnesses. The pattern that we've found practical, is having teams with a couple of brushcu...
by PeterVahry
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

I've used both weapons down there and think that the scrub cutter is probably more effective and a little less tiring. However the hedge trimmers can work well in some types of vegetation, they're just harder to work with at shoulder height... at least I find that's the case with my body! The scrub ...
by PeterVahry
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: 42 Traverse cut back 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5848

Re: 42 Traverse cut back 2015

This year again we will go in at Kapoors Rd. The downhill section to the Wione Stream is the target.
by PeterVahry
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Mamaku, Leslie Road - Intentionally Damaged
Replies: 31
Views: 5848

Re: Mamaku, Leslie Road - Intentionally Damaged

Thank you for your persistence, it is the only way unfortunately. Council's are slowly getting to recognise the law. Recently the Environment Court on the West Coast refused to stop a legal road along the coast even though several baches were built on it. The road was recognised as access to the coa...

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