Tower Tramping Club

The Tower Tramping Club is walking part of the 360 trail each week.  They started in July, still going strong.  They are providing feedback on conditions along the way. Tower Tramping Club  Tower Tramping Club in vicinity of Waimakariri...

Estuary Edge

Extract from response by CCC :- 15 August 2017 Ken Couling Christchurch 360 Trail Committee   … Dear Ken Thanks for making a submission to the Christchurch City Council’s Annual Plan 2017-18 on behalf of the Christchurch 360 Trail Committee, and attending one of our hearings. … It was pleasing that the Council was able to pass a resolution to bring forward $416,160 in capital expenditure from 2018/19 to 2017/18 to enable the section of the 360 trail around the Estuary Edge to be completed in 2017/18. Council staff look forward to working with the 360 Trail group on this project. … You can check out our Annual Plan at www.ccc.govt.nz or at Council libraries and service centres. Yours sincerely Karleen Edwards CHIEF...

Port Hills by Bus: Kiwi

Takahe – Kiwi – Mitchells – Bowenvale 13.3km 3.5hr bus to bus Bus to Sign of Takahe. Walk up Harry Ell Track to Sign of Kiwi; upper part of track had some fire damage. Sign of Kiwi shop open and busy, 360 poster in window. Across Mitchells Track, in good condition, bit muddy but sneakers ok; heard kereru, bell birds, smaller birds. Down Bowenvale Valley Track to Centaurus Rd bus; track builders at bottom making a separate walking track. 3.5 hrs leisurely 24/3/17 Top pic: Yellow rock daisy (Brachyglottis lagopus) Here (Port Hills) very soft large hairy...

Ken 2017

Video of Ken Couling presenting 360 Trail submission at CCC draft annual plan 2017/18 hearing on 20/5/17 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdCTftTbvCg

Fantail/ Piwakawaka

Fantail/ Piwakawaka/ Rhipidura fuliginosa This friendly native is recognised by its long tail, acrobatic flight and tinny cheep. Fantails feed on insects in bush and shrub and are found in many different habitats. If you walk through bush and there are fantails nearby, they will come and check you out. Photos are difficult, however, as fantails seldom stay in one place for more than a moment. There are two morphs. The most well-known, the pied morph, is dark brown, with a cream-coloured belly and black and white bands. The black morph is dark brown all over, with no banding and a white spot behind each eye. About a quarter of South Island fantails are...

Nga Hau e Wha

Nga Hau e Wha National Marae Immediately exiting Cuthberts Green the trail passes Nga Hau e Wha National Marae, established in 1981. The carvings above the main gate depict the history of New Zealand, showing eight warriors paddling a canoe which is representative of all the ancestral canoes at Waitangi in 1840 and, opposite, Captain William Hobson, RN, Governor of New Zealand at that time. This entrance symbolises the Marae as a place for all citizens of New Zealand. Hence the significance of the name, which in English is ‘The Four Winds’. The marae is administered by an Urban Maori Authority, which delivers education and social programmes among other...