Tauherenikau Valley track work

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JT – track done This last week, three days were spent clearing the track from Smiths Creek Shelter to Tutuwai hut. The Hutt Valley NZ Deerstalkers have taken on maintaining the track. John Taylor (JT) of HVNZDA and myself took … Continue reading

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Lower Waiohine and Cone saddle tracks done

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Gerald Leather came in and helped clear the cut vegetation off the tracks Three days was spent up the Waiohine valley in the Tararua Forest Park tidying up the tracks. The Lower waiohine was re-cut as far as Makaka Creek, … Continue reading

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Alpha Hut loo gets moved

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exNZFS chaps John McCann, Ryan Mollier and Sandy Allan went in to Alpha hut over the weekend, to do a long overdue relocation of the toilet. A new deck was flown in by Jason Diedrichs (JD) of Amalgamated Helicopters. The … Continue reading

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Tararua track work update

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Planned work on the tracks in the Waingawa valley including the Arete Sidle track and tracks downstream to Mitre Flats began. Volunteers Alistair Barr nd Derrick Field Five days  spent at Mitre Flats hut, cutting the tracks around the hut. … Continue reading

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Waitewaewae cleanup

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Waitewaewae Hut work 4 – 8/4/22. Six members of the Hutt Valley Tramping Club walked in from the blue slip on the Otaki Gorge Road Monday afternoon to Parawai Lodge, then with the rain starting Tuesday on to Waitewaewae Hut. … Continue reading

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Washpool track maintenance

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The track work scheduled for the Washpool track from Te Kopi in Aorangi Forest Park was completed with help from Alistair Barr who spent about 8 hours tossing gorse and other cut vege of the track. A total of about … Continue reading

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ANDERSONS HUT GETS A MAKEOVER

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An exNZFS team of ex Forest Service hunter and ranger Joe Hansen, also ex NZFS, Bill McKenzie and good keen tramper and volunteer Alistair Barr spent the last few days working on Andersons hut. Andersons is on the Main Range … Continue reading

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TARHC get funding from Trust House Foundation

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An application by the TARHC to fund tramping track clearing on the Arete Sidle track in the Tararuas has resulted in a grant from Trust House Foundation. This will provide helicopter transport of equipment and the volunteer track team to … Continue reading

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The MT&SC tidy up the Mangahao Valley

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On 22 february to 25 February, keen trampers from the MT&SC carried out the annual Mangahao Flats hut work party plus additional track clearance between Mangahao Flats hut and Te Matawai hut. The work party was Jenny McCarthy, Adam Matich, … Continue reading

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Tauherenikau Gorge track

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A couple days were spent clearing gorse and other regen on the track to the Tauherenikau Gorge, at Bucks road near Featherston. Apart from a few creek washouts, the track in in good order and isnt long, about 2.4 kms. … Continue reading

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