Mauao track closed

The debris covering the Mauao base track. Photo:Supplied.


The Mauao base track has been closed due to a slip and tree debris.

The slip, which occurred this morning, is blocking off the pathway on the Matakana side of the base track.

"We have closed the base track for the weekend and will assess properly on Monday," says Tauranga City Council team leader parks and environment Waren Aitken.

The base track will be closed all weekend, however, other tracks on Mauao remain open.

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@The Caveman

Posted on 03-09-2017 10:34 | By Papamoaner

A few decades ago, the local tramping clubs would have had a working bee up there in a flash and cleaned the whole lot up before smoko time. Thanks to a previous Labour government’s Rogernomics and restructuring, nobody is allowed to blink at it., lest there be an OSH "landslide"


Posted on 03-09-2017 10:27 | By Papamoaner

Are you sure about that? My thoughts are that most slips occur where the topsoil meets the underlying rock and then the whole lot moves as a unit, just like a slab avalanche in snow.

So, whats wrong with

Posted on 03-09-2017 01:12 | By The Caveman

A chainsaw and bobcat digger? Cut the tree up and tip the mud over the bank !!!

TCC madness

Posted on 02-09-2017 16:06 | By Captain Sensible

TCC are killing all the Kikuyu grass on the Mount and then when it rains there are lots of slips because this grass actually holds the soil together . This is all due to the incompetence of TCC and their obsession with native plants only for the Mount. In