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Kaimais Working Bee, 27 Nov 2021

27 Nov 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The NSTC had a very successful weekend with track clearing on our allocated track from the Aongatete Junction to Wairere Falls.

We walked in from the Aongatete Lodge and commenced work on the North South Track where we left off on our last visit in January and managed to clear some 1.2km of track which makes us now within one visit to reach the saddle. Fortunately we had excellent weather with rain only commencing when we walked out on Sunday.

The tools which were purchased recently proved to be a bonus – they met their purpose 100%. Team members all wore hi viz vests. A safety induction was carried out and recorded. No incidents occurred and no wasps. The two wasp nests found on the last visit could not be found – maybe they are dormant and will arise once the ground dries out. On our next trip we will probably have to make a campsite on the saddle where there is unfortunately no water. Our party was 8 people, working 7.5 hrs on Friday, 9 hrs on Saturday and 1.5 hrs on Sunday, with rain curtailing our weekend’s work.

The section of the North South track now cleared by us from the Aongatete Track junction is shown on this map.

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