• Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    February 17, 2019 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    When does spreading acts of kindness become a Leave No Trace issue? When the kindness comes in the form of painted rocks left in national parks. The painted rock project has taken the outdoor world of rocks by storm. The Kindness Rocks Project started the trend, encouraging people to find smooth rocks, paint them with

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  • Abel Tasman Kayaks and Leave No Trace

    March 22, 2018 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    Abel Tasman Kayaks has been working with Leave No Trace New Zealand for two years and has run two very successful Leave No Trace Trainer courses for its guides, and makes sure all our guides are Leave No Trace qualified! We have been spreading the Leave no Trace principles via our maps that we provide …

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  • Myrtle Rust – an example of international travelling organisms

    May 7, 2017 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    Fresh off the press is news of a newly identified threat that could kill a range of native plants including Pōhutukawa, Rata, Mānuka, Kānuka, Ramarama, Rōhutu and Swamp Maire. At Leave No Trace our education programmes have included ways to avoid spreading Dydimo, Kauri Collar Rot/ Dieback, and invasive species

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  • Fire Ban! Should we change the LNT principle?

    January 14, 2017 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    The Leave No Trace principle “Minimise the effects of fire” is one of the most controversial. People tend to hold strong views either for or against fires. Some think that a trip outdoors isn’t complete with an evening fire, others worry about the potential for wildfires that burn entire forests. Where you stand

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  • Aoraki Solutions, proud supporter of Leave No Trace principles

    October 10, 2016 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    Aoraki Solutions was born in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand. A family owned business with one clear goal in mind, to allow freedom campers, and outdoor enthusiasts a clean and sanitary way of disposing of human waste. The photo was taken on a heli-camp trip by Alpine Guides (Aoraki) and demonstrates

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  • Free Loaders and Seed Spreaders

    June 23, 2016 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    Free-loaders! all over my arms, socks, velcro. My first thought is to get them off, so I sit down and start to rip them off me and toss them aside. Suddenly I realise I have just been manipulated by a plant. Those amazingly clever plants have worked out how to get a free ride to …

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