This weekend Ngāti Rangi pāhake Keith Wood is leading a special hīkoi from the Tukino ski-field access road (just north of Waiouru) across Te One Tapu into upper reaches of Whangaehu awa and any whānau who would like to join this special hīkoi are more than welcome. Throughout our journey Keith will be sharing his korero which will also include the lahar management work undertaken by Ngāti Rangi and DOC following the eruptions of 1995-96.
Depending on speed of walkers, the hike will be about 1.5–2 hours in length one-way and you'll need to be prepared to be walking across reasonably flat to rolling terrain. Out in the open there will be gravel and sand underfoot so good sturdy footwear is required. Owing to the mountain environment, once out on Te One Tapu we need to be prepared for changeable weather. Along with lunch please bring a back-pack carrying at least a waterproof coat and additional thermal layer. You will also need sun-screen and water as there is none on Te One Tapu beyond the Waikato iti springs.
When: 14 November, 2015 at 8.45am for a 9am departure
Where: From about a kilometre up the Tukino ski-field access Road to the upper reaches of Whangaehu then returning.
Contact: Ngāti Rangi office: 0800 N RANGI or email@example.com
Please note: A call on predicted weather conditions will be made later in the week. If you would like to journey with us on the Whangaehu hīkoi please contact the office and let us know to ensure you will receive all weather related notifications. These will also be posted to our Facebook page.