Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Off-road vehicles banned in Woodhill Forest

31 January 2013

Off-road vehicles banned in Woodhill Forest

Auckland Council has banned all recreational off-road motorised vehicles in Woodhill Forest effective Friday 1 February due to the heightened fire risk.

Banned vehicles include quad bikes, motorbikes, dirt bikes and 4WD vehicles.

Council together with the forest manager will also close the following public right of ways from tomorrow:

• Trig Road to the Waionui inlet
• Rimmers Road to the 10 Mile car park
• Beach end of Wilson Road

Bryan Cartelle, Principal Rural Fire Officer says the ban is necessary because of the forecasted dry hot weather conditions on top of the already elevated fire danger.

“We ask that locals and visitors leave their off-road vehicles at home until the fire danger is no longer elevated and the closure has been lifted by the fire authority.

“Visitors can still enjoy walking, mountain-biking or horse riding through the forest on the formal tracks during the ban,” he says.

The Woodhill Equestrian Park, Woodhill Mountain Bike Park, and Tree Adventures are not affected by this ban.

There is currently a region wide fire ban across Auckland, which cancels all existing fire permits.

For further information please visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call Auckland Council on 09 3010101 to speak to one of the rural fire team.

Anyone who sees a suspicious fire or smoke should call the fire service immediately on 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

No Charges: Outcome
Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area.

Following a lengthy and complex investigation, charges are not being laid by Police at this time regarding 8 incidents involving 7 victims and 5 suspects. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news