Timberlands will start some harvesting tomorrow (1 November) in the Whakarewarewa Forest which will take 3 – 4 weeks.

They will be removing the small stand of trees next to Jumps and Corners Track that was unable to be harvested last summer, so these tracks will be closed.

The crew will work weekdays 6:00am – 4:00pm, signage and security will be up on Jumps and Corners Tracks from Hill Rd down.
The trails will be re-opened (unless deemed unsafe) by Security after 4:00pm on weekdays and be open on weekends.

Logging Trucks will operate empty up Nice Rd and loaded down Hill Rd.

There will be some damage to the tracks which will be repaired after harvesting is finished.

Please note Southstar have an alternate shuttle route during the day, as per the map attached.

Stay alert and stay safe!