DOC’S tec­tonic shift

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and safety is­sues in the area meant the Whaka­papa Visi­tor Cen­tre would not close but Tuwhare­toa might man­age the cen­tre.

DOC owns sev­eral build­ings in the Whaka­papa Vil­lage. Munn said there was de­mand for more ac­com­mo­da­tion in the area and it made sense for the fa­cil­i­ties to be used prop­erly.

‘‘We can’t pre­empt the re­sults of the col­lec­tive set­tle­ment of the maunga and it is likely to have some im­pli­ca­tions for us and we need to po­si­tion our­selves to be able to make that tran­si­tion, if and when it comes,’’ Munn said, re­fer­ring to the Tuwhare­toa set­tle­ment, which now only needs to be for­malised into law by Par- lia­ment. Check out the Tau­marunui Lit­tle The­atre’s lat­est pro­duc­tion -

A group makes its way over a river as part of the Ton­gariro Cross­ing. The cross­ing gets over 100,000 vis­i­tors a year.

[l-r] Anita Porima [DOC], Taupo Mayor David Tre­wavas, Joanne de Lange, Andy Hema and Al­lan Munn [DOC] visit the new of­fice in Tu­rangi.

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