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

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?

As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...

Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Whether NZ Troops Are The Least Of Islamic State’s Problems

Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key seemed to be mysteriously short of actual trainers... The other wing of the argument is whether a troop deployment is (a) the only effective way and (b) the appropriate time to combat Islamic State. More>>

ALSO:

143 Troops, Possible SAS Deployment, Legalities Unsorted: PM’s Statement On ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL... More>>

ALSO:

Liu Saga: PM's Dinner With Controversial Donor

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Roads: National MP 'Concerned' At Overseas Driver Crashes

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said she was concerned at the number of fatal crashes involving overseas licence holders and she really felt that the time had come for more to be done. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parole Bill Passes

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed. The third reading of the Parole Amendment Bill was completed by 104 to 16 with the Greens and Maori Party opposed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news