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Land access

Early closure of 42 Traverse

Mar 02, 2016 DoC have advised that due to overgrowth and associated issues, 4WD access is to close early. Read more

DoC concerns over illegal use of a central North Island area, once known as SF70

Dec 03, 2015 "The department is currently losing the battle to protect the ecosystem from the impacts of public activity' Read more

Whangamomona Road closed and needs work

Oct 29, 2015 Severe damage from winter weather creates problems. Read more

Department of Conservation 4WD options

Mar 18, 2015 DoC have published a list of places with 4WD access on conservation land Read more

Tenure Review outcome for Poplars Station in the Lewis Pass

Dec 22, 2014 Unformed legal roads (ULR) formally identified as part of the tenure review. Read more

Update from Matamata-Piako District Council

Nov 26, 2014 Thompson's Track is a largely unformed legal road that crosses the Kaimai Range and has been closed by major slips for many months. Read more

NZ Four Wheel drive Submission on Waikato CMS.

Dec 05, 2013 This response from Tinaka Mearns DOC. Read more

DoC advise 42 Traverse opening from 11 Jan 2016

Jan 08, 2016 DoC statement on opening of 42 Traverse Read more

42 Traverse cut back postponed

Nov 05, 2015 Sadly the planned vegetation cut back at the 42 Traverse in the Tongariro Forest on 21/22 Nov has had to be postponed. Read more

Auckland Council beach permits

Sep 02, 2015 Auckland Council from 1 Sept require vehicles wanting to use Muriwai and Kariotahi beaches to have permits. Read more

Auckland Transport document about unformed legal roads

Feb 21, 2015 Auckland Transport have compiled a guideline called 'Management of unformed roads' that is quite a balanced overview. Read more

DoC release their draft CMS's for Canturbury, Otago and Southland Murihiku

Dec 01, 2014 These drafts have been released concurrently . Read more

Community conservation groups

Jun 20, 2014 Kaitaia 4WD club are helping to restore the Tauroa middens. Middens are the remains of ancient rubbish dumps that give us a glimpse into how people lived in the past. Read more

4WD use encouraged by DOC’s Conservation Management Strategy

Jul 28, 2013 http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1307/S00209/4wd-use-encouraged-by-docs-conservation-management-strategy.htm Read more


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