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Welcome to the new Tararua Aorangi Remutaka Huts Committee website. Check out information about huts we manage or some of the unique history of huts and tracks in our forest parks by clicking on the menus above. Below are some … Continue reading

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Wairarapa Volunteer News and Views Autumn Edition

Vol. 8 2021 Photo by Aaron Smith – Heritage and Visitor Ranger Good day to you! I really appreciate the reports and photos sent in on work completed to keep the Volunteer service data up to date. All the work … Continue reading

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Cow Creek facelift

Cow Creek hut in the Tararua Forest Park has had a facelift, and return to the original interior and exterior colours that were used when the hut was built in 1960 by the NZ Forest Service. The hut is now … Continue reading

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Winchcombe Bivouac Returns

Recently, the exNZFS team led by John McCann got the all new Winchcombe bivouac on site in the Tararuas. The idea to reinstate Winchcombe bivouac began a few years back after discussions about the old Forest Service bivouacs and that … Continue reading

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What’s up DOC? March 2021

For the love of charismatic megafauna
In celebration of #Seaweek this March, our Threatened Species Ambassador Erica Wilkinson wrote a post on our Conservation Blog about sea lions/ rāpoka / whakahao.
These fearless, confident, and curious animals were once hunted in Aotearoa, until one brave sea lion turned up on the Otago coast in 1993 and gave birth to a pup on a local farm. Continue reading

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FMC Newsletter March 2021

Nominations for the 2021 FMC Executive

It’s that time of the year again when we ask all our member clubs to think about nominating someone for the Executive. It is a stimulating body to work with, bringing together people from right around NZ and dealing with a wide range of outdoor recreation related issues. Continue reading

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FMC Newsletter February 2021

Nominations for the FMC Executive

In early March all Member Clubs will receive information related to membership renewal for 2021 and nominations for the Executive.

Start thinking now about whether there is someone in your club who would like to join our Executive to advocate on behalf of all our member clubs. Continue reading

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FMC Newsletter January 2021

Percentage of Revenue Framework Review

The Department of Conservation is reviewing its fee structure for activity fees that are determined by a percentage of revenue earned through a concession. The first of three opportunities to submit feedback closes on 19 March 2021. Continue reading

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What’s Up Doc? December 2020

Native bats thrive after predator control
Pekapeka were once common in Aotearoa but have disappeared from many areas due to habitat loss and being eaten by rats, possums, stoats, and feral cats.

Close monitoring of long and short-tailed bats over many years has shown a significant increase in populations. Continue reading

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Wairarapa Volunteer News and Views Summer Edition

Wairarapa Volunteer News and ViewsSummer EditionVol. 7 2020 Salutations Looking through reports and queries sent in and talking with the Bio Team can see how much time and work has been accomplished by you all – Many Thanks. Recently we … Continue reading

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