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26 June 2013

26 Feb Update - Captain Thomas track is open

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Updates from CCC Porthills Geotech team porthillsgeotech@ccc.govt.nz

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26 June 2013 Update

Captain Thomas Track opens.

23 Jan 2013 Update

Port Hills Rock Stabilisation - Scarborough Bluffs Track, Sumner ROCK SCALING: 21 January – 5 February

Rock stabilisation work will be carried out above the Scarborough Bluffs walking track during January and February, on weekdays only. The timeframe may be subject to change but will be advised.

You may hear the sound of low-velocity explosives and drilling during this work.  Nearby residents have been contacted to inform them about the work.  Any further questions for Council officers can be directed to porthillsgeotech@ccc.govt.nz.

Please note that the track is currently closed to members of the public and other unauthorised personnel, and this will continue through this work. Due to the multiple hazards that are present on this site, we may have some “exclusion zones” around the individual work sites.

We look forward to your support through this part of the earthquake remediation works. For any queries please contact Gareth Hallam – Site Supervisor: Cell-phone: 0272 080 592 or gareth@abseilaccess.co.nz

21 Jan 2013 Update

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Captain Thomas Track Rockfall Remediation - Christchurch City Council are moving forward with works to progressively remove potential rockfall sources above Captain Thomas Track between January 23 and mid February.  Captain Thomas Track is currently closed and will remain closed during the works.

Please stay clear of this area due to the high risk of rockfall and associated work environment involving drilling and explosives.  We aim to minimise any disruption to affected residents and users of the adjacent walking and mountain biking tracks.

Daily signage will be posted at trail heads to advise the public of our activities.  We thank you in advance for your continued assistance.

Any further questions for Council officers can be directed to porthillsgeotech@ccc.govt.nz.

If you wish to speak directly with the team please contact Calum McLean (Project Manager) on 021 684 895 or email at Calum.mclean@geovert.com.

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18 Oct 2012 Update

Taylors Mistake to Godley Head and Taylors Mistake to Summit Rd walking tracks are closed for earthquake repairs. Please don't use them, you will slow progress on the repairs, endanger yourself and possibly risk a fine. DoC information here.

5 September 2012 Update

Take part in a research survey on Sumner recreational assets (walking, mountain biking trails and associated amenities). Survey ending soon!

We are a group of university students undertaken a research project following a brief laid out by Habitat Sumner into the state and options for recovery of Sumner recreational assets, in particular walking and mountain biking trails and associated amenities. We would love to hear your thoughts on these matters, so would greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill out our brief survey. It should not take more than 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will help shape our recommendations for the recovery of Sumner's tracks.

Click her to take part in the survey - http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1017901/Sumner-Recreation

27 July update

Scarborough Reserve (Scarborough Hill Park) and Godley Head Farm Park.

Scarborough track has reopened

All the land above Ocean View Tce & Evans Pass Road & over the hill down to Livingstone Bay in Lyttelton Harbour.   However the area east of Taylors Mistake & Breeze Bay (in Lyttelton harbour)  is called Godley Head Farm Park.

Crater Rim or Summit track (Evans Pass to Godley Head car park)

The mountain bike and walking tracks are now open. However the two loop tracks down to Taylors Mistake (Anaconda) & to Boulder Bay are still closed.

The Crater Rim tracks from above the junction of Evans Pass & Summit Rds to Mt Pleasant are also open to the public.  This passes through the Greenwood Farm Park.
Unfortunately for Sumner residents there is no quick and easy access yet to these tracks. Access is via Moncks Spur Rd or Mt Pleasant Rd and then back along the Summit Road to Evans Pass.
Local tracks which remain closed to the public include
Scarborough Bluffs Track
Captain Thomas Track,
Chalmers Track
Major Hornbrook Track

Link to other useful walking and cycling websites