We will be working alongside Auckland Council and hope to have the involvement of anyone and everyone who uses the Hunua Ranges – there are a lot of users, from forestry and Watercare to recreation groups and individuals to hunters and DOC. Any users who would like to be part of the Friends, let us know!
Great to see the opening of the new reception/office area at the Kokako Lodge (near the Hunua Falls), a much-needed improvement. The Lodge is a wonderful 85 bed facility right next to all the activities by the Falls. See www.kokakolodge.org.nz
Anyone looking for a research project?
How about the relationship between native bees and the forest and the impact of Varroa mite?
If you are going to the Ranges, please be careful and follow instructions posted in the area about Kauri Dieback disease. This is a deadly disease, killing kauri trees throughout the Auckland region. The Hunua Ranges are currently a healthy kauri area - help us keep it this way.
Park information: http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hunuaranges
We are stoked that this New Zealand owned and operated business has supported Friends of Hunua Ranges - many thanks to you!
So if you or anyone you know needs to stay over close to the Airport (how convenient!), then please help us thanks Jet Park and make a booking - and tell them it is because of the great support for the local community.
It's time to say goodbye to the traditional last minute rush to or from the airport. Why not treat yourself to a stay with Jet Park and experience truly great hospitality.
Their New Zealand owned airport hotel of 167 rooms is just 5 minutes from Auckland Airport. They are specialists in caring for their guests, with outstanding service, great value high quality Auckland Airport Hotel accommodation, exceptional facilities and the best little extras like free airport car storage and free airport shuttles. There is a room to suit every taste and budget at Jet Park Hotel, from their compact comfortable Queen rooms designed for a short quick stay, tailor-made Family Suites, luxurious Deluxe rooms and Suites if you wish to spoil yourself just a little.
Whatever your choice, you will find yourself drifting off to sleep in no time in a comfy bed. Whether on business or holiday, you deserve the best start to your journey, and they are here to make that experience just right for you. We are sure you will ‘feel the difference' they make to your travels when you start and end your journey at your "Auckland Airport Residence".
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Higher risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed from 1 May 2018.
A number of higher risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed. A Controlled Area Notice (CAN)* is in place across the forested areas of the Hunua Ranges as well as the Waharau Regional Park.
SCRUB | SPRAY | STAY on the track
Every year the Rangers of Southern Regional Parks put on a day of food and activity as thanks to volunteers who have given their time over the year. This year was special in that volunteers got a sneak preview of work on the soon-to-be-opened Waitawa Regional Park...