Battle for our birds, Ruahine FP
Snow Damage – Ruahine FP.
Trap Line – Makaroro River, Ruahine FP.
Labour Weekend 2017
Lightweight Tramping. Posted 29 July 2017
Our speaker at the club meeting on 27 July on the subject of Lightweight Tramping equipment weight comparisons was very informative, and interesting. Click on the links for his information and also the Internet sites he uses for his research and equipment purchases.
Battle for our birds, Ruahine FP. Posted 27 July, 2017
In the July FMC newsletter there is an article on the ongoing pest control in the Ruahine FP. Here is a link to the article.
Snow Damage – Ruahine FP. Posted Monday 17 July 2017
We have definitely had a significant amount of snowfall that has caused a large amount of remedial work that will need to be conducted. This week we will get out to as many gateway sites to conduct an assessment as we can. With the amount of residual snow that is in some of the areas, we will have to wait for some of it to dissipate before safely conducting chainsaw work etc.
What would greatly assist us would be detailed feedback on our tracks and huts with photo’s like you have provided. This will allow us to have an indication of the amount of work required within those areas to consider with our planning.
Also if anyone is planning on heading up to our huts, conducting some snow clearance around water tanks, surrounding huts, clearing tracks to toilets/woodsheds etc would be greatly appreciated.
If people are heading out into the forest park, I urge them to be prepared for the conditions and have a contingency plan in place if the situations changes. There is more unfavourable weather on its way.
If anyone would like to contact myself to provide any feedback my contact details are below. Stay safe out there.
Trap Line – Makaroro River, Ruahine FP
Pleased to officially advise/confirm that the Central Hawke’s Bay branch of Forest & Bird, in conjunction with RWP/Ruahine Whio Protectors was awarded a grant to purchase 44 double DOC 200 stoat traps, to be placed up the Makaroro River between the Gold Creek confluence and Barlow hut.
The traps have been ordered, and we hope to be able to place them by the start of spring, or thereabouts, weather and conditions permitting. We’re still having some access issues to the river, but hope to have this resolved in time.
Ben Douglas has been liaising with DoC in Palmy to beg, steal or borrow some pack frames, so the next thing we need is some vollies to help carry, place and bait the traps, please. If anyone’s keen, let me or Janet Wilson know, so we can get a handle on numbers and logistics. Hopefully we can complete the process in a couple of days, possibly staying at Barlows for a night.
We’ll post updates as arrangements progress and firm up.
NTC members & family trip to Mount Maungatauari
Labour weekend Friday 20th Oct-Monday 23rd
Walk through beautiful native bish in the largest pest-proof sanctuary in the world.
5-6 hr walks crossing 2 highest peaks & plenty of other walks ranging from 1-5km in the sanctuary or nearby.
Staying in the homely guesthouse ‘Out in the Styx’
Accommodation from bunk rooms to ensuite double rooms
Pick up a brochure & registration form at the meetings or contact Sue Martin 8358144