Category Archives: Department of Conservation

Heaphy Track – MTB Paradise

Originally posted on coastingnz:
There are stars glittering in the sky – it is still dark out – too early for the sun to be up yet and we’re in the car driving north.  We have a mission planned –…

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Karamea Radio Interview with Trail-Running Vickis

Trail Runners Vicki Woolley & Vicki Quinn arrived in Karamea after running the Heaphy Track in two days. They stayed at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea and enjoyed a Heaphy Conqueror’s Feast, visited the Oparara Basin arches and caves … Continue reading

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Auckland Lad Attempts 1st Lap of N.Z. Coast on Foot

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     On day 173 of his epic attempt to walk the coastline of New Zealand, intrepid 19-year old traveller Brando Yelavich arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at … Continue reading

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Father-Son Holiday Adventure Sets Heaphy MTB Record

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   Zac Stones and James Hartshorne arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery (www.rongobackpackers.com) on July 17, 2013 after a four-day adventure mountain biking on the Heaphy Track with their Dads Damian … Continue reading

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DOC Plans Unprecedented 1080 Operation in Kahurangi National Park

The following letter was sent out to residents of the Northern Buller district regarding proposed resource consent application by the “Department of Conservation” to permit the government body to aerially poison 113, 699 hectares of the Kahurangi National Park. The … Continue reading

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A Bit of Humour: Amusing E-mail Exchange with Transport Client

Subject: Transport from Karamea-Westport 27 January     Hi   I am looking for transport from Karamea to Westport on Sunday 27th of January 2012- we are a party of 2 who will have been staying at Rongo backpackers after having finished … Continue reading

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Japanese TV Crew Visit LivinginPeace Project in Karamea

A TV crew from Tokyo Broadcasting System came to Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand to film the daily lives of Japanese expat Sanae Murray and her family for a programme … Continue reading

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Heaphy Hut/Lewis River Bridge Construction Progress Report

Construction is underway on the new ‘super-bridge’ that will replace the two swing bridges at the Heaphy-Lewis River confluence. July flooding washed away the bridge across the Lewis River and it was eventually recovered near the Heaphy River mouth. The … Continue reading

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The Mirror Tarn: ArtofNature Photography by Paul Murray

The Mirror Tarn is one of my favourite places. The tarn (small mountain lake) is surrounded by dense beech forest that protect the surface of the water from even the slightest breeze. The tarn is very deep and the water … Continue reading

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Unicycling The Heaphy Track

By Ken Looi The 82km Heaphy Track is one of New Zealands nine ‘Great Walks’, located at the top of the South Island in Kahurangi National Park. Every year, thousands of people make the trek across some of the most diverse terrain … Continue reading

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