Tracks Closed for Re-marking at William Upton Hewett Memorial Reserve
We have decided to close all tracks at William Upton Hewett Memorial Reserve to allow for some repair and re-marking work to be carried out. Some of the more easily fixed tracks will reopen in October but the back loop, which was affected by a fire and slips, will remain closed until early 2015. We will upload new track maps shortly. Signs have already been put in place on the reserve to inform trampers of the changes.
The William Upton Hewett Memorial Reserve is north-west of Whangarei, between Pipiwai and Titoki. The Papakuri Scenic Reserve is nearby to the north. The 242ha block is mostly regenerating shrubland with a large kahikatea swamp along the eastern stream boundary. The reserve was partly destroyed by fire at the beginning of 2014.
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