Restricted access to Takapari Rd hut?

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Doc are considering restricting access to Takapari Rd, due to vandalism of the A Frame hut. Article on Stuff
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  2. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Thanks for posting here Steve - I for one would be dismayed if we were to lose access - unsure however as to how best to express a view to DOC on behalf of concerned & responsible adventure riders. perhaps access could be on some sort of permitted basis as with Wellington Regional Council into the Akatarawa Forest

    Perhaps we could organise some form of submission to DOC - I'll muse on this
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  3. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    They've been threatening for years to remove the hut. I don't know of anyone who actually stays there these days, and there are a number of huts within an hours walk which are better.

    Bugger the hut, but loosing the road would be a disaster. I think the real reason for this is that DOC don't want to pay the upkeep of the road. Previously they've put a gate across the road about a km before the hut to keep the riffraff out.

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    You can just see the hut middle left

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  4. Night Falcon

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    Maybe someone should organise a ride through there for those of us who never been there .................Bart :wink:
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  5. young1

    young1 Been here awhile

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    Did we go up there on the first RRRR ride?
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  6. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Teach you for never doing day 2 of the RRRR...

    OK, I’ll sort something out for in a couple of months time. The weather will be more settled, and I’m likely to be at a loose end work wise.
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  7. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Yep. We only went a little way though as they had the gate up.

    I’ll find more photos later.
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  8. Kempy

    Kempy Adventurer

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    Been meaning to get up there so best we go soon
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  9. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    The problem is you have to get the weather right. On a day like today you’d get blown off the hill. I went up once on a mildly breezy day. By the time I got to the top, I couldn’t stand up. I’ve heard it said that it’s one of the windiest places in NZ. That might be why the trees are only stunted little shrub things.
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    bart-nz Been here awhile

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