Whakarewarewa tree felling summer 17/18

Timberlands have started harvesting operations in the 5 Mile Gate area of the Whakarewarewa Forest (see map attached).

Due to the lower level of public access in this area the harvesting crew will be working extended hours through to Christmas (expect 24-7). Logging trucks will enter and exist through Fern Drive opposite Planet Bike and travel along Long Drive, 5 Mile Gate Road and Corsican Road. Logging trucks will only be working between the hours of 4:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. To eliminate the risk of public accessing hazardous areas Timberlands will close off 5 Mile Gate Rd and Corsican Rd (shown on map attached).

There should be no impact on walking or mountain bike trails, but all public should be vigilant if using any of the open roads in the surrounding area as trucks will be operating.

The harvesting operation is expected to be complete by Mid-January 2018

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