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

 


Molesworth Station road to reopen

Molesworth Station road to reopen

The Acheron Road through Molesworth Station is to reopen from 7am this Friday, 22 March, after sufficient rain fell to reduce the fire danger.

The road will be open until the end of its open season – Sunday 7 April.

‘We’re very pleased the conditions have allowed us to reopen the road over the long Easter weekend,’ says Department of Conservation South Marlborough Area Manager Dave Hayes.

‘Easter has traditionally been a popular time to travel through Molesworth Station’.

The road had been closed on 12 March due to the high fire danger in the station at the time.

The gates to the road will be open from 7am until 7pm. Visitors are asked to take extra care with flammable items such as cigarette butts to avoid igniting fires, and no fires are permitted at any time.

People wanting more information about travelling the road, can call DOC’s South Marlborough Area Office, ph (03) 572 9100, or ask at visitor centres in the region.

The journey through the station can be made as a day trip, taking around six hours between Blenheim and Hanmer, or people can camp overnight near the Molesworth Cob Cottage and Acheron Accommodation House. If you are making a round trip through Rainbow Station to St Arnaud, a 4WD vehicle is required. This is a toll road that is open from 26 December until 1 April.

Several tracks provide opportunity to get out of vehicles and enjoy short walks with panoramic views.

–Ends–

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news