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Karameans Urge OVT to Allow MTBers access to Oparara

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Oparara Valley Track: “Using our Past to Secure our Future” It’s great to see open public debate on the subject of the “Wangapeka Road” proposal and many good points have been … Continue reading

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Israeli Traveller Conquers Heaphy Track in Wheelchair

  Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Arnon Amit from Israel arrived in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand on January 2, 2015, after successfully negotiating the Heaphy … Continue reading

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Is Indiscriminate 1080 Poison Use Causing a Rat Plague in NZ?

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   The New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright was invited to address the Nelson Science Society on August 19, 2014 at the Old St James Church on the subject of … 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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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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Heaphy Track MTBs Irk IRD

DOC Brands One-day Riders “Tax Evaders” Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray The Inland Revenue Department today acted on a report by the Department of Conservation that mountain bikers cycling the Heaphy Track in a single day … Continue reading

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