Cozzie 4×4 are welcoming new members

Cozzie Four Wheelers Club have setup a new facebook page. Anyone seeking information on the Waikato based club can find details of what we do and who we are here. They can be contacted here: https://www.facebook.com/cozzie4wheelers/ Club Values Statement Cozzie Four Wheelers is a NZFWDA affiliated club and we require our members to Tread Lightly and obey all land access regulations. We are community spirited and work hard to develop and maintain great relationships with other community groups, landowners and Government departments. We understand the environmental implications of our sport…

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Winter Woolies Wonderland

Winter woolies ran last weekend again, the 2019 edition was once again across 2 days, with about 80 trucks on Saturday and 70 on Sunday. The winter weather on the plateau kept everything interesting and a snowy treat in most places. Participants started out fromo Karior Domain which was used for camping and scruiterneering. There were a lot of participants that hadn’t attended the event before which is a good sign for official 4×4 events such as these. There were quite modern utes and shineys along with the die hard…

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Guide to tyre pressures

Tyres being your only contact point between terrain and truck determines how easy or hard your off-roading will be. Playing with different tyre pressures represents the cheapest mods you can do to your truck to change the way it behaves in an environment. Simple mod tip – If stuck, reduce your tyre pressures and try again (no less than 15psi if not beadlocked). Here is a simple tyre pressure guide:   Note that reducing tyre pressure is better for the environment as well as your traction. This is because you’ll…

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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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