Mt Auckland Walk now closed
In issue 250 we featured an article on walking Mt Auckland in Atuanui Scenic Reserve by Mike Giri who wrote the article several months ago. The Department of Conservation advises us that now there is a rahui put in place by the owners of the reserve, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara. This is to prevent any spread of Kauri Dieback, and protect the forest. While it is a cool article highlighting the reserve, and the lovely walk, it’s a bit of a shame that this may attract more walkers to the reserve, says DOC. Also, the viewing tower on the summit has now been removed, as that was part of DOC’s obligation for the transfer of the reserve.