The View From Opoutere

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Beach Bonfire Warning

  Due to current forest conditions this could cause this In recent weeks there have been several substantial bonfires lit on the beach, something that greatly concerns Onemana Rural Fire Chief Jo Adams. There are fire ban signs all through…

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Opoutere Reserve Open Day

Opoutere open day AN IMPORTANT INVITATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: “The Department of Conservation with support from TCDC and FENZ (Fire and Emergency New Zealand) would like to invite you to the Opoutere Hall to discuss management of the…

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FIRE SAFETY WARNING

This summer the Opoutere beachfront forest is at risk of a catastrophic fire according to our local fire chief Jo Adams and the Principal Rural Fire Officer (PRFO) of Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Paul Shaw. The beach forest contains…

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The Opoutere YHA Needs YOU!

From the Facebook page of “Save Opoutere YHA Hostel“: The board of YHA have announced the closure of the Opoutere hostel after Easter 2018. … The CEO of YHA has stated the following: i) The Board has made a decision…

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Maungaruawahine Slip Planting

In early March torrential rain caused a significant slip on the side of Maungaruawahine. A large portion of the summit track was destroyed, houses on Ngahere Terrace were inundated with mud and rocks and a vast open slip face was…

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Queen’s Birthday Weekend Working Bee

A working bee is to be undertaken in the bush on Maugaruawahine to replant some of the area damaged in the slip a couple of months ago. Funding for this planting has been from the Honda Tree Fund utilising plants…

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Duck shooting season starts May 6

At sunrise on Saturday May 6 the 2017 duck shooting season gets underway. There are several areas on the Wharekawa harbour that are popular with hunters and their camouflaged maimais may not be visible to the casual observer. Please take…

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