South Island dreaming

For a good few years now, I have wanted to drive the Molesworth Station and Rainbow Station Roads and my partner, Paula, has wanted to hike some tracks in the Wanaka area… So, we finally started planning a two week trip south to the mainland. After a whole lot of planning, the time came to pack the Nissan Patrol and get on the road. We left Taupo, stayed one night in Wellington and had the 8:00am ferry accompanied by a pod of dolphins on the way out of Wellington Harbour….

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NZ4Wheeling with the Cozzie4x4 Club in Pureroa

Join us for another nz4wheeling adventure, this time into Pureroa Forest situated in the center of the North Island of New Zealand. Pureora Forest Park is 53 km southeast of Te Kuiti along Highway 30 via Benneydale. It offers walking, mountain biking, 4x4ing and camping options with a few nearby lodges supplying accommodation alternatives. NZ4wheeling can be contacted via: https://www.facebook.com/Nz4wheeling/ All NZ4wd club contact details can be found here (incl the Cozzie4x4 Club http://www.nzfwda.org.nz/clubs/  

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Karioitahi: Location Feature

Karioitahi, situated near Waiuku in South Auckland, is a beautiful west coast beach. It is one of two beaches within Auckland that you are legally allowed to drive on, making it a great place to visit. As you come down the road to the beach entrance, you have the option of turning left to go to the Southern access or right to go to the Northern access. The Northern section of the beach consists of lots of small bays, formed by big cliffs that fall to the high tide line….

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Kauri Dieback update

In light of Maratoto being closed down (as per NZ4WDA newsletter and notice), NZ4Wheeling swapped some correspondence to update our previous Kauri Dieback disease article posted in early 2017. NZ4wda have informed the 4×4 community that  All off road tracks in the Maratoto area are now CLOSED to ALL vehicles. This includes the Whangamata (Wires) Track, Loop Road, Waipaheke and all tracks off these tracks. This closure is by order of the Department of Conservation and is due to Kauri Die Back. DOCs spokeperson states that New Zealand’s kauri remain…

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Ahuroa Volunteer Fire Brigade 4WD Safari 2018

  The Ahuroa Volunteer Fire Brigade 4wd Safari was run last weekend hosted by the Ahuroa Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Rodney Off-road Club, and for those of you that missed out, its not surprising. This is a very popular event with limited spaces to limit logistical and health and safety effort. Even with limited spaces there were 77 trucks in total that attended. We attended 5 years ago with fond memories of this run, and it did not disappoint for 2018. This years run was without a tough truck section…

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Mudmods smashed through their first mad mudmods year in business!

After working together for a couple of years in the geothermal world and realizing that we had a mutual passion (and a large slice of craziness) for modifying everything, in November 2016, Darren Pettengell decided to start MUDMODS Limited and invite Shane Southwick-Hazelden to be his chief fabrication engineer (MODifier). From there, we opened our shops in Taupo and Wellington and spread the word to our friends in the 4WD scene about what we were starting. Additionally, we started our Facebook page  and highlighted the various vehicle rebuilds and modifications…

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2018 January Giveaway – 2 x.3.0 meter Kings Awning!

The demand for awnings has been massive over the last 2 months, here’s your chance to win a FREE 2 x 3.0 meter Kings awning. (Retail $329) These are a fantastic product and one of the best on the market in its price range. Find out how to enter below. Oh, and the runner up, wins a $100 spending card from our friends at SuperCheap auto. This giveaway is for nz4wheeling readership and the 4wdwarehouse, entering is simple: 1. Like and follow the Nz4wheeling magazine facebook page 2. Join the…

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4WDWarehouse has arrived

4wdWarehouse has been quietly operating in 2017, steadfastly building up its customer base and product range. It stocks a wealth of camping gear from a major brand you may all recognize from across the ditch with the Adventure Kings range and 4wd accessories. They stock 4wd Accessories like: – Tyre Deflators – Winches – LED Driving lights – Hercules 48″ Jacks – Light Bars 42″ 32″ 22″ 6″ – Thumper & Thumper Max Compressors And they stock the adventure kings range for camping gear – Roof Top Tent Tourer’s –…

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