Please take note of the following warning from the Thames Coromandel District Council:
An area in the hills north-west of Whangamata is now being logged and we need people to stay clear of the pine forest area between Watts Road and Dalton Road – for their own safety.
If you ride your bike, walk your dog, hunt or run in this area, please use an alternative route for about the next four months while tree harvesting is taking place.
Signs have been placed on Pa Road, Watts Rd and Dalton Rd to let you know that access to this area is temporarily restricted so you don’t get hit by a logging truck or a falling tree. The restriction is in place 24/7 while the logging is taking place.
Banners, felled logs and gates will be blocking road access so for your own safety please don’t cross these.
The tree harvesting is being managed by Matariki Forests, which is asking that people pay attention to the signs and follow the instructions on them, to stay out of the risk zone.
For any inquiries contact Rayonier Matariki Forests on 07 927 2400 or via their website http://www.matarikiforests.co.nz
Our Council leases the land from the Crown and we’ve contracted Matiriki Forests to carry out the harvesting.