Construction work on the new Kaimai hut is continuing under the management of the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust. Progress is variable, as scheduling work is very weather dependent. At this point the floor and deck is in place, a helipad has been built and site clearance and tidy up continues.

The regular monthly ATC track clearing working weekends will resume soon – for the next few months focused on the tracks in the southern Kaimai, especially ensuring the tracks are clear, the major treefalls are removed (assisted by DOC) and the worst of the mud patches are suitably dealt with. This will be a chance for Aucklanders to become more familiar with some of the southern tracks that we seldom get to.

Check the ATC calendar for the scheduled dates, but if you are keen to work at other times, that can be arranged too. Contact Tony for more details – Ph 630 2591, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

And continue to check on the Kaimai project on their website http://www.kaimairidgeway.nz/ - and even beter, resgister there to receive Kaimai newsletters.