Central North Island alerts
Effective from 11 June 2013 (updates are made when conditions change)
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A 1080 aerial drop has occured affecting the following areas in the Central North Island:
- The Umarkarikari and Urchin tracks of the Kaimanawa Forest Park
- Lake Rotopounamu walk and surrounding Pihanga area
- The Ketetahi track, which is part of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Round the Mountain walk ways.
The caution period will be in place until the end of January 2014. Where dogs are permitted, please keep dogs under control at all times. Supervise children in these areas.
For further information see the pesticide summary and associated maps for the Tongariro Whangauni Taranaki region, TWT 142, Turangi 3 and 5A.
Tracks and routes
Snowfall and icy surfaces can happen at any time, and sub-zero temperatures are likely.
Check track pages for the latest information about conditions and facilities:
Check webcams of the region at the Geonet website and at the Ruapehu Alpine Lifts website for an idea of snow cover.
Roads in the area may be icy / snowy.
Check current volcanic status and alert bulletins at the Geonet website
Your safety is your responsibility
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