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The Walking Access Mapping System Goes Mobile

I’ve recurringly written about the Walking Access Mapping System since it was put online by the Walking Access Commission. The system collates masses of data from local and central goverment. It’s very helpful when trying to figure out places which … Continue reading

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Unofficial Tracks in Egmont National Park

Track Closed signs in Egmont National Park. I hope that some of the quotes in Wednesday’s article via the Taranaki Daily News have been printed incorrectly or out of context. In it, a senior DOC ranger, referring to Egmont National … Continue reading

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Trespassing from public land

A story hit the news not long ago, based on a DOC media release (alternative Stuff rendition), where a group of people (labelled ‘hunters’ but better described as a group of dope smoking idiots with guns) have been trespassed from … Continue reading

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On New Zealand Conservation Estate Fees for Tourists

It’s interesting to see that David Round, a member of the Aoraki Conservation Board, is calling for foreigners to be charged more than NZ Citizens and Residents for use of the Conservation Estate. From that single article, it’s unclear to … Continue reading

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My submission about increasing maximum penalties on the Conservation Estate

I’ve finally put my submission in for the Conservation (Natural Heritage Protection) Bill, which (if successful) will increase maximum penalties available for many crimes on the Conservation Estate by about ten-fold. Often this will be good. For example, judges have … Continue reading

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The entry restrictions of Matiu/Somes Island

My previous post criticised some aspects of closed public land, and how DoC sometimes handles it, and so I found it interesting to read a report on Tuesday of DoC rangers being verbally abused in a comparable scenario. It occurred … Continue reading

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A Brief Question: Public Land Access Rights and DoC

The introduction below was an opinion piece thefor the November 2012 Federated Mountain Clubs Bulletin. With permission I’m republishing it, plus extra content that includes legal references and various opinions of my own. Please be mindful that nothing here is … Continue reading

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Check Out FMC Bulletin Number 190

A Track Closed sign in the Eastern Tararua Range. Photo: Craig McGregor. If you have access to the November 2012 copy of the Federated Mountain Clubs Bulletin Number 190, please take a look at pages 40-41 on which I have … Continue reading

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