Ve­hi­cle ban

Central Leader - - NEWS -

No doubt there will be the pre­dictable out­cry from tourist bus op­er­a­tors and lo­cals over the im­pend­ing ban on all mo­tor ve­hi­cles on our sev­eral maunga by the new au­thor­ity charged with over­all new man­age­ment of the many presently poorly pro­tected peaks.

Sadly, much dam­age has al­ready been made by both lo­cals and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors.

It will take years and years of pro­fes­sional at­ten­tion to ad­dress the cor­ro­sive ef­fects hu­mans have made.

Th­ese are truly vol­canic trea­sures – but moun­tain bikes and even cy­clists – along with walk­ers, have treated all th­ese his­toric maunga with much dis­re­spect.

The ig­nored Mt Eden man­age­ment plan alone stated that the dam­age al­ready made restora­tion reme­dies a crip­pling hu­man and also a fi­nan­cial task to stem, let alone stop the da­m­ages.

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