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Te Matawai hut gets spruce up

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A team of six lead by GWBN member Emma Gregg flew into Te Matawai hut on 21 February to give the hut a long overdue facelift. other team mebers were Hazel Gregg, Andrew Gibb, Anold Julian, Fletcher Klocek-Sawtell and Dale … Continue reading

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Totara Flats tracks cleared

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A GWBN team of Don French, Alistair Barr and Derrick Field went into Totara Flats on 4th Jan to cut the tracks around Totara Flats. Weather was bit wet, and 3 days were spent clearing the Totara Creek, Cone Ridge … Continue reading

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Tararua Southern Crossing Video

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The Southern Crossing is one of the classic tramps of the Tararua Range. While the tramp on a fine day provides amazing views and has always been a populur tramp for more than one hundred years. But on one of … Continue reading

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Newsletter #3 December 2022

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  Kia ora koutou Welcome to the this newsletter of the Greater Wellington Backcountry Network Inc.   After a lot of discussions over the last 18 months, the TARHC committee members finalized adopting proposed changes to the TARHC at the … Continue reading

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Tauherenikau tree fall get cleared

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Quite a few trampers and runners were met. Two volunteers for the GWBN did some long overdue work in the Tauherenikau valley over the last 5 days. Chainsaw operator Dave Eaton, keen hunter and mountaineer, and also mountaineer Don French … Continue reading

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Dorset Ridge gets a facelift

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Dorset Ridge hut got a much overdue facelift and is looking great again. The work was funded by the Greater Wellington Backcountry Network (GWBN). The work was spread over 2 trips totalling 10 days working on the hut. The hut … Continue reading

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2022 GWBN Track Programme Completed

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Photo; Volunteer Dave Eaton clearing fallen trees off the Arete Sidle track The GWBN track maintenance programme reached 132 kms of tramping track cleared in the Tararua and Aorangi forest parks in the last 10 months.. The last tracks to … Continue reading

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Mt Frith Track

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Photo; Alistair and Don finally at the end of the track on the Pylon road, after 9 hours on the track. Another Tararua track clearing job has been knocked off. The Mt Frith track links the Tauherenikau gorge camp ground … Continue reading

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The GWBN is here

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On Monday 10 October at the last AGM of the Tararua Aorangi Huts Committee, a new committee was elected. The name change to Greater Wellington Backcountry trust Inc was adopted and the society now operates under the revised society Rules. … Continue reading

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Arete Sidle Track Completed

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We finally conquored the Arete Sidle track, between Cow Creek hut and Arete Forks hut in the Tararua Forest Park. First stage began August when the team of Alistair Barr, Dave Eaton and Derrick Field flew into Arete Forks hut. … Continue reading

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