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

 

DOC Upgrading Popular Track

The very popular Manginangina Kauri Walk in the Puketi Forest is set to receive much-needed structural upgrades. 50,000 visitors annually use the elevated-wooden walkway which protects the kauri’s sensitive feeding roots yet allows visitors to get “up close” to the ancient trees.

One of Northlands few wheelchair accessible forest walks, the boardwalk was originally erected in the mid 1990’s and is now do for some repair. The upgrades, which will include replacing non-skid surface on the wooden walkway, are part of the Department of Conservation’s ongoing programme of track renovation and repair.

“Manginangina is perhaps one of the most beautiful interpretative kauri walks in Northland and it is a priority of the Department to ensure the it remains safe and accessible to a full range of visitors.” Explained Conservation Officer Jon Maxwell.

To minimise disturbance, the Department has scheduled the 6-8 week renovation to take pace during the winter months – the lowest use period.

There is likely to be some minor disruptions for visitors to the track although Mr Maxwell said everything would be done to ensure these were kept to a minimum.

DoC personnel overseeing the project have ensured that upgrades will maintain the beautiful and graceful feel of the existing boardwalk. Interpretative signage, which describes the Kauri forest ecology and gives history of logging in the area, will not be impacted.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Off The Hidden Path - Five Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and arhcitecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time, finishing second in the final race of the season in Sonoma, California. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

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