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  • What’s up DOC? May 2021
    Fight for the Wild This documentary and podcast series takes viewers into the wild heart of Aotearoa and highlights the efforts to protect it. Over four beautifully filmed episodes, Fight for the Wild explores the notion of Predator Free 2050 and asks whether this big, bold initiative is achievable. Continue reading
  • Joe Gibbs
    Joe was a “resident” in the Tauherenikau Valley in the 1960s. He spent a lot of his time at the Tararua Tramping Club hut Tauherenikau hut. Trampers and hunters would … Continue reading
  • FMC Newsletter May 2021
    FMC photo competition As the days get colder and the nights get longer, it’s the perfect time to sort through your photos and pick the best ones to enter into the competition! Continue reading
  • The Huts of the Hector Track
    The development of the Hector track started much of the public interest in tramping in the Tararua range and what was to become the popular Southern Crossing. The history of … Continue reading
  • McGregor – Waiohine track
    This was an old track initially cut by the NZ Forest service deer cullers. It follows the main spur down to the Waiohine river at the confluence of Dorset creek. … Continue reading
  • Arete Forks tracks update
    Old NZFS tracks in the vicinity of Arete Forks have been remarked.. The map on the right is an extract from a 1960s NZFS Park Map.This route was maintained by … Continue reading
  • New – The Deer Culling huts
    Angle Knob hut in the Tararua Forest park. Destroyed by wind. The culling of deer in our backcountry led to opening up of remote areas. These huts and associated tracks … Continue reading
  • 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 … Continue reading