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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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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