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    Mangakahu valley road end

    Hey guys, had a weekend off for work thought id go somewhere different to most people. When to the mangakahu valley road end. Had a doc sign up saying the walks etc. but had a massive iron gate with no entry looks like its private owned land. Anyone been before or have a contact to ask.

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    Yep - best mate owns farm looking across at where you talking and I know that area well
    Apparently farmer down the road bought a piece of land that I think was Maori land - but not a 100% on that and has effectively blocked access - into what we called Nufields

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    I have been in there once before no issues. It does go up through farm land for a while but I'm sure it's part of the Te Aroha trail. Don't remember a no entry sign so maybe check with the local DOC office first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    I have been in there once before no issues. It does go up through farm land for a while but I'm sure it's part of the Te Aroha trail. Don't remember a no entry sign so maybe check with the local DOC office first.
    When were you there last - I just heard the above about the blocking a few days ago - but thought it had happened a while back but maybe not
    The farmer in Q - umm - how I say this - selfish prick who has had access via other farms for decades but it was always a one way street with Mr GC

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    Just before xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    Just before xmas.
    So was the a locked gate at end of road ??
    Will Q my mate again tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    So was the a locked gate at end of road ??
    Will Q my mate again tonight
    Yep the gate was there. Bugger of a thing to climb over after you have walked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    Yep the gate was there. Bugger of a thing to climb over after you have walked out.
    But no sign stating PVT Prop etc

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    Yeap gate locked

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    Yeah just though even for hikers to they cant access the walk pretty selfish tho. I could understand if you had people poaching constantly otherwise should be open to public

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beginnerhunter View Post
    Yeah just though even for hikers to they cant access the walk pretty selfish tho. I could understand if you had people poaching constantly otherwise should be open to public
    That's what mate said
    He bought the piece of land to do exactly that - stop ALL access
    Stupid DOC let it happen and knowing GC he would have paid peanuts for it (think it was just a large section or couple of acres)
    Barrett family owned it prior for mem

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    Should of chemset the lock when i was there for him lol
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    Have a Facebook name of son of GC if anyone want
    He ignores me with comments on all his pics on neighbors place who generously gave him access
    Same guy - to those farmer neighbors who had leased a 60acre peace of Maori land that jutted "into" their 5000 acre farm
    He went behind their back and offered the local Maori a few more $$ and took the lease off them - huge inconvenience to them as it stopped stock flow to Wool shed etc

    Think that sums the guy up - ah ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    But no sign stating PVT Prop etc
    Don't remember a sign and if I had wouldn't have gone in. I remember finding a pic of the gate on a trampers blog talking about having to climb it so assumed it was all good. Probably lucky the car was still there when I got out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    Don't remember a sign and if I had wouldn't have gone in. I remember finding a pic of the gate on a trampers blog talking about having to climb it so assumed it was all good. Probably lucky the car was still there when I got out.
    Will get mate to check out proper
    If anyone wants his name PM me and give him a ring and ask for access
    Like to hear the feedback
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