Mr Taranaki

Not so long ago many mountain gods lived happily together on the central plateau of the North Island. All the warrior mountains longed after Pihanga, the lovely bush cloaked maiden volcano— but particularly Tongariro and Taranaki. Eventually they fought ferociously, the sky darkened, there was thunder and lightning, and lava spumed from their summits. Tongariro … Read more

South Island High Country Access Report

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has produced a draft report for consultation on public access to the outdoors in and around the South Island High Country. The Commission is the Crown entity responsible for public access to the outdoors, and in particular for access across private land, and access that crosses multiple land tenures … Read more

2018 NZ Mountain Film Festival competition accepting writing and film entries

Fancy yourself an adventure writer or film producer? Then enter your work in the writing or film competition at the 16th annual NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival. The festival celebrates “Adventurous sports and lifestyles”, with movie screenings, film and writing workshops, art displays, book competitions, poetry, trade shows, and more. XXX The festival is looking … Read more

IF IT’S WET, IT’S A THREAT.

Check, Clean, Dry your gear. Summer is in full swing! As the weather warms we often find ourselves spending more time in the great outdoors, visiting our favourite lakes or rivers. What you may not know, is that you could be transporting some unwanted hitchhikers on your travels from one waterway to another. Aquatic pest … Read more