News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Public Asked to Stay off Walkway During Lambing

The Department of Conservation has asked members of the public to refrain from walking the Mangawhai Walkway while lambing season is on.

Whangarei Area Office visitor services officer Lynnell Greer said the walkway, which passes over private land, has always been closed during this period although there have been several incidents lately where people have failed to obey this rule.

“We must respect the local landowner’s right to have the walkway closed while his sheep are lambing as it is private property and.”

“We ask the public to seek alternative places for walking over this period that runs from July 1 until September 30,” Ms Greer said.

“It would be a shame if access to this walkway was threatened by people’s inability to respect this condition, “ she added.

Ms Greer said DoC would be placing flyers in the windows of local shops and notices in local newsletters to ensure all homeowners and visitors were aware of the walkway’s closure. There are already signs at the start of the track that people must pass in order to get onto the farmer’s land.

“There is no reason for anyone to be on the walkway without knowing it is closed as there are signs there that explain the reasons and duration of the closure,” she said.

Ms Greer has also asked people to refrain from paragliding off the walkway or attempting to land on closed sections of the walkway as there have been a couple of incidents where stock have been scared off the bluffs.

Ms Greer said anyone wanting more information about the track or alternative places to walk can contact the DoC Whangarei Area Office on (09) 430 2133


For more information please contact Lynnell Greer on (09) 430 2133

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

2021: NZ To Host Women’s Rugby World Cup

New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup will raise the profile of the game locally and provide a valuable economic boost for the game, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Max Rashbrooke Review: Mahler 7 - NZSO

Gustav Mahler’s Seventh Symphony may be one of the least well-known of its ilk, but Edo de Waart and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra made a compelling case for a reassessment. They showed us a work of immense variety, surprising contrast and delicate shades of light and dark. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Strange Overtones - David Byrne's American Utopia Tour

Scotch-born singer-songwriter David Byrne starts each show on his latest world tour stroking a pink brain as he sits alone at a table in a gray three-button Kenzo suit singing a song called Here from his latest album American Utopia. More>>

Governor-General's Speech: Armistice Day 100 Years On

The response was more muted amongst our soldiers at the Front. Many received the news quietly... There was no cheering. The chaps didn’t get excited. It was just a matter of relief. We didn’t celebrate at all. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Fringe Programme: A Celebration Of The Bizarre And Beautiful

Building on a huge 2018 programme that saw 492 creatives take 81 events for ventures around the city for a total of 347 performances, Auckland Fringe returns this summer, running February 19 – March 3, 2019. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland