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NZFWDA interpretation of activity management

Jun 10, 2015 With the introduction of the Adventure Activities Regulations in 2011 there has been uncertainty about how NZFWDA clubs might be affected. 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

UFWDA online magazine Sept edition

Sep 23, 2014 The NZFWDA are members of United Four Wheel Drive Associations Inc., who publish a free quarterly online magazine. 4x4 activities and land access problems, they're much the same worldwide, enjoy reading about them! 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

A serious unformed legal roads (ULR) issue.

Feb 22, 2011 There is a Bill in Parliament concerning a serious unformed legal roads (ULR) issue. There are several aspects of the Bill which give concern. A specific bylaw making power to address vehicular use of unformed legal roads has been included in the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (213-2) (14 December 2010) before Parliament as at January 2011 Read more

New North Island Conservancy

Dec 07, 2010 Tongariro Whanganui Taranaki (TWT) Conservancy, which is an amalgamation of the former Tongariro Taupo and Whanganui Conservancies. 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

Warning about preparing for four-wheel-drive journeys.

Jan 15, 2015 ''Although it was a four-wheel-drive, it wasn't suitable for the conditions. ''Not all four-wheel-drives are equal.'' 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

Be among the first to read a new Australian online 4x4 magazine

Jul 04, 2014 A free online 4x4 magazine with many respected contributors promoting the pleasures of 4x4 travel and adventure. Read more

What is a road?

Apr 21, 2011 A question that is going to impact widely on 4x4 use of public lands Read more

Rethink on access to Rangitaiki conservation area (SF70)

Jan 03, 2011 Access is being reviewed according to a report in the Taupo Times Dec 31 2010 Read more

Coastal & Marine Access - David Round (Canterbury Law lecturer)

Oct 18, 2010 The Attorney-General and Minister of Treaty Settlements, Mr Christopher Finlayson, has said on various occasions that it is ‘clear’ that public access will be allowed as of right, and free of charge, over any foreshore and seabed to which Maori might be granted ‘customary marine title’ under the bill. Now this is simply not the case, and if Mr Finlayson thinks that it is the case, then he is either dishonest or not as good a lawyer as he thinks he is. Read more


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