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Adventure race in the Rimutaka and Aorangi Forest Parks

The Aorangi Undulator will be a three day adventure run race held on 7, 8 and 9 November 2014. Each day has a start time of 7 am.
Day one: Begins at Muritai roadend in Eastbourne and continues along the coastline. The route turns up the Orongorongo valley and then travels over the Mt Matthews track, South Saddle and down the Mukamuka valley. Ends at Corner Creek campsite. Expected duration is 5-10 hours.
Day two: Begins at the Mangatoetoe valley carpark and continues along the Aorangi Crossing track via Mangatoetoe, Kawakawa, Pararaki and Washpool huts. The race finishes at the Putangirua Pinnacles campsite. Expected duration is 5-12 hours.
Day three: Begins at the Putangirua Pinnacles campsite and continues along the 4WD track via Sutherlands hut. The race finishes at Waikuku Lodge. Expected duration is 4-6 hours.

The start and finish areas and race routes will be busy with activity and will include multiple support staff, vehicles and other gear.
Issued: 30 October 2014

Adventure Race at Waikawa campsite

There will be a race held on Saturday 1 November 2014 at the Waikawa campsite area and surrounds. The shelter at the campsite will be a key change over point for the run and bike section of the race. The bikers will then continue up to the North Manakau road end and turn on to the Panatewaewae track. The site and race route will be busy with activity including support vehicles and bikes taking up space. The race starts at 7.30am and is estimated to finish around 4pm.
Issued: 30 October 2014

Slip across track south of Mangahao Flats Hut

There is a slip between Mangahao Flats Hut and Te Matawai Hut. The slip is approximately 1.5 hours south of Mangahao Flats Hut. To avoid it, a rough track has been marked to head below the slip. Alternatively, you can walk around the top of the slip easily, although there is no track marked.
Reviewed: 28 October 2014. Valid until further notice.

Slip on the Waitatapia track

A slip has occurred near the northern end of the tramway section. Take care crossing this area
Reviewed: 28 October 2014

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