As some of you will have read in the media, the New Zealand Conservation Authority has now approved the Partial Review of the Kahurangi National Park Management Plan.
CAN made a submission on the draft plan.
Attached is a fact sheet which details the main changes to the management plan.
Mountain biking has been approved as a monitored 3 year trial, to be reviewed at the end of 2013, on three tracks - the Flora to Barron Flat Track, Kill Devil Track and seasonally from 1 May until 30 September on the Heaphy Track.
There are also new provisions in the plan to manage aircraft landings in the park. Hunting opportunities have been increased to control rising deer numbers.
More information, including fact sheets setting out the rules for each of the approved mountain bike tracks as well as a copy of the full revised management plan, are available on the Department of Conservation website. http://www.doc.govt.nz/