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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

4WD pulled from Auckland beach after being stuck there for 3 months

Mar 17, 2020 The Manukau 4WD Club said it took two trucks, along with some manpower, to rescue the waterlogged vehicle. Read more

Thinking of attending the NZFWDA AGM in Auckland this year?

Feb 12, 2020 The conference and annual meeting for 2020 will be held on Saturday 16 May in Auckland 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

Conservation board nominations are open

Nov 21, 2019 DOC are now taking nominations for conservation board appointments in 2020. Read more

Unformed Legal Roads - New Video from Walking Access Commission

May 21, 2020 See this excellent short video from the Walking Access Commission giving a very clear description of unformed legal roads, and the rights of access along them. Read more

NZFWDA 2020 AGM Postponed due to Covid-19 Lock-down

Mar 27, 2020 Message from Neville Dunton, President of NZFWDA Read more

4x4: Turakina course a real challenge as local Dan Cowper leads C-Class

Feb 23, 2020 The welders were working overtime in the pits at the Wanganui HireMaster 4x4 National Trial, held down in the valley on a testing Glencairn Rd course in Turakina on Saturday. 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

Freedom camping vehicle rules

Dec 02, 2019 The NZ Standard for self contained vehicles is available now as a free download. This Standard specifies the requirements for water supply, sanitary plumbing and drainage installation and solid waste containment in motor caravans and caravans for the purpose of obtaining a self containment certificate. 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

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