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Just for a few days

I’ve been back in New Zealand for the last few days. We came back mostly for a wedding (in the Coromandel) which has been and gone. After that we drove down the North Island via Taranaki, turning many corners and … Continue reading

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Tutuwai Hut damaged

I know a few people who follow this blog visit the Tararuas. If this is you, make a note that Tutuwai Hut is presently damaged thanks to a fallen tree in the recent stormy weather, and officially closed until further … Continue reading

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I’m outta here

…at least for a while.

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Meridian, DoC and the Mokihinui River

Just to add to some of happenings around the Mokihinui River (historic references: a trip report about walking it, a decision to allow damming it, and the Department of Conservation’s appeal to that decision), it looks as if there’s been … Continue reading

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Mokihinui to be dammed

Well, probably. Several months ago I wrote about our trip along the Mokihinui River, which has been under threat of being dammed by Meridian Energy for some time. A few months later than planned, the Official Commission has finally released … Continue reading

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No time to get out this weekend

Today I went for a walk with Shaun around Belmont Regional Park, starting at Korokoro and up to Belmont Trig, then over to Cannons’ Head and back through the valley. I’d taken annual leave from work, and it was a … Continue reading

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Tragedy near Kime Hut, part 2

Also see Tragedy near Kime Hut and Tragedy near Kime Hut, part 3. Last winter there was a tragedy when two trampers died of hypothermia in blizzard conditions near Kime Hut in the Tararuas. One was particularly high profile, which … Continue reading

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Just a little frightened

It’s neat getting home and finding one of these inside the curtain. We get them outside from time to time, but I’m not sure how this one found its way in. We probably left a window open, and once inside … Continue reading

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Claustrophobic bivy bags

It’s bright orange! I commented to Craig and a couple of others earlier this afternoon that to me it seems the most embarrassing kind of tramping accident that didn’t necessarily involve idiocy might be to become trapped inside a sleeping … Continue reading

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Workplace dizziness

Lately I’ve set myself an informal rule at work whereby if I want to visit the junk food floor (for the primary purpose of obtaining junk food), I have to take the stairs there and back. I figure this fits … Continue reading

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