Respect Your Maunga - lockdown edition
Each time Tāmaki Makaurau locks down, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority sees the community enjoying our beautiful ancestral mountains in increased numbers when getting their exercise.
The Tūpuna Maunga are among the best preserved Māori volcanic pā sites in the Auckland region. They contain intact archaeology such as ancient kumara pits and midden - some are of the few remaining traces of early Māori life in Tāmaki Makaurau.
But some people are damaging these wāhi tapu (sacred sites) and the Authority calls for those exercising on the Maunga to adhere to the rules.
Updated at 3 September 2021:
BE KIND TO OUR KAIMAHI
Our kaimahi (workers) are undertaking essential work at Level 4.
At this stressful time, please remember that they are working to ensure you have a safe time while visiting the Maunga.
Please remember to be kind.
STAY ON THE FORMAL TRACKS
The Authority is progressively upgrading tracks on the Maunga. Please stick to the formal tracks and avoid using those that have been closed for upgrades or fenced off for restoration.
KEEP TO APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES
Walking and jogging are fine. Bicycles are permitted on the Maunga roads only.
Sliding and cycling down the slopes of the Tūpuna Maunga are not permitted.
IN LEVEL 4, KEEP ALL DOGS ON-LEASH
To avoid coming into close contact with someone else, owners should have dogs on a leash – even in areas where you can ordinarily walk your dog off-leash.
The Authority reminds the community to adhere to COVID-19 lockdown guidelines, e.g. maintaining a 2m distance from people outside your bubble. Playgrounds, seats, picnic tables and toilets on the Maunga are currently closed.