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Judge's Sentencing Notes and Ruling - GW case against NZFWDA

Apr 02, 2020 These are the notes from Judge Dwyer's ruling in In December 2019. Read more

Maratoto opened for four wheeling for the summer from 20 December 2019

Dec 07, 2019 DoC has now agreed Maratoto can be opened for four wheeling for the summer Read more

'One or two idiots ruin it': Council blocks track to vehicles

Oct 02, 2019 “The closure of Worsleys Rd was undertaken through the use of a temporary traffic management plan. This closure was notified by pre-warning signage on-site, as is required for temporary closures. As this is not a permanent closure, consultation as per road stopping process was not needed.” Read more

Review of the Walking Access Act 2008

May 21, 2019 This process is now open for comment and is a review that four wheelers need to be involved with. Read more

42 Traverse closed to 4WD use for winter

May 01, 2019 The 42 Traverse is closed from 30 April until 1 December 2019 Read more

Threats to our land access

Feb 17, 2019 A reminder to everybody who likes to go off-road, we all need to comply with the basics or run the risk of being denied access to properties or even face prosecution. The basics are land owner conditions of access, health & safety, respect for the environment. Read more

42 Traverse blocked by a washout

Nov 29, 2018 DOC advise that a serious washout of a culvert means it is not possible to drive right through. Read more

Valley 4wd Club and NZFWDA Convicted and Fined for Deadwood Safari

Dec 13, 2019 Damage to the environment during the 2018 Deadwood Safari has resulted in the Valley 4wd Club and the NZFWDA being convicted of offences under the Resource Management Act, with significant fines. The Judge wants to get the message across that all 4wd clubs and members must pay attention to potential impacts on the environment. Read more

42 Traverse cut back for 2019 is cancelled

Oct 03, 2019 It's taken a while but DoC gave permission to trim the 42 Traverse before the 1st of December opening date for 4x4's. However there has been insufficient volunteer interest so has been cancelled for this year. Read more

Report on the Findings of the Review of the Walking Access Act 2008

Sep 26, 2019 The review recommends retaining the Act, with changes made to it. It found resounding support for the ongoing necessity of the Act and of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission (the Commission), which it establishes. Read more

4wd Club helps programme to introduce kiwi to Wellington

May 16, 2019 See a video of the Cross Country Vehicle Club working with Capital Kiwi and Wellington City Council to prepare for establishing colonies of kiwis in Wellington. Read more

Future management of Molesworth Station responses

Mar 12, 2019 An online survey seeking feedback on the current and future management of Molesworth Station was run from December 2017 to April 2018. Read more

42 Traverse finally repaired

Feb 15, 2019 DOC advise that repairs have been made Read more


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