By Mike Carter. "In the early sixties, as imported teachers from the UK, Di and I were sent on separate courses – hers involved New Plymouth and Science, mine Auckland and Mathematics. As a result she climbed Mount Taranaki and I bore a twinge of jealousy for over fifty years that I hadn’t."
$26.5 million dollars has been allocated to re-development around the "Pancake Rocks" at Dolomite Point. Neil Silverwood questions the wisdom of this project, and ponders whether DOC's focus has shifted from conservator to developer..
Done a bit of tramping on the eastern side of the north island? Chances are you've stayed at a Heretaunga Tramping Club hut. Glenda Hooper and four club mates from HTC visit a favourite spot and recall the clubs hard work building huts and tracks there in the 40's, 80's and today.
Not just for adventure racers or soliders any more; packrafters beware! Timothy Hargrave gives us the low down on rotting feet in Fiordland.
A remote West Coast river, packrafting, rain, a lack of information about paddling descents; for Chris Abel, it was hard to think of more exciting ingredients for an adventure.
On Christmas Eve we set off from the West Arm of Lake Manapouri with around a weeks’ worth of food, packrafting and tramping gear, a bunch of TOPO maps and loose plans to make it to Foveaux Strait. We had a small box of food delivered to Lake Roe Hut on the Dusky Track to pick on the way. For two weeks we linked together rivers, Fiords, lakes, some trails and a few different mountain ranges to make it to the Southern Ocean.