The 42 Tra­verse gets its agree­ment

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The Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion ( DoC) and the Friends of 42 Tra­verse Inc. fi­nally have an agree­ment in place for the Ton­gariro For­est “to as­sist the Depart­ment to main­tain the 42 Tra­verse route and such other ve­hi­cle routes that are per­mit­ted, to en­sure their sus­tain­abil­ity as venues for ve­hi­cle based re­cre­ation users into the fu­ture”.

This five year Com­mu­nity Agree­ment ( pur­suant to sec­tion 53( 2)( i) Con­ser­va­tion Act 1987) com­ple­ments a three year MOU be­tween the or­gan­i­sa­tions that was due to ex­pire on 16 Au­gust 2019.

While the agree­ment it­self is now in place, it is but the start of the pa­per­work be­hind the process of col­lab­o­rat­ing with DoC to as­sist with the main­te­nance of the 42 Tra­verse. The next steps are to cre­ate an agreed work plan that is sup­ported by a com­pre­hen­sive Health and Safety doc­u­ment.

The in­ten­tion is to have those doc­u­ments agreed be­fore the 2018 cut­back of the 42 Tra­verse by vol­un­teers, be­ing held over the week­end of 17 / 18 Novem­ber.

The chair­man of Friends of 42 Tra­verse Inc., Peter Vahry stated “This agree­ment will now also al­low fundrais­ing to en­gage lo­cal con­trac­tors with ex­pe­ri­ence in track main­te­nance and en­cour­age more users and user groups to come to­gether to en­sure we can all en­joy this great route through the Ton­gariro For­est into the fu­ture.”

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