• Aoraki Solutions, proud supporter of Leave No Trace principles

    October 10, 2016 Comments (1) 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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  • LNT Freedom Camping with Kids

    November 9, 2010 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    When we take our children freedom camping we teach them to leave no trace. We have been to some beautiful spots in the last year – Lake Tennyson and Lake Pukaki. Fantastic to have that morning coffee with such awesome scenery around you. We always take a small shovel or pocket trowel to bury human …

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  • Leave No Trace Trainer Course at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre

    October 21, 2010 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    The lush bush of the central North Island was a change from the tussock and Beech forests of Canterbury. Two leaders (Chris North and Matt Bennett) ran a trainer course for 16 OPC staff in the Pureora Forest. Despite a dismal forecast, the weather was at worst showery and often quite sunny. The end result …

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  • Boots and all…

    October 4, 2010 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    Why is it that driving for several hours to a road end, tramping for several more to a hut for an overnight stay, & spending the rest of the weekend getting home again is an appealing prospect – but spending 15 minutes cleaning my boots at the end of it all is firmly in the …

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  • Communicating Leave No Trace Through Photography

    December 7, 2009 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    As travellers and outdoor recreationalists, we need to start questioning our relationship with the environments we play, explore and meander through. Photography is a great way of getting you thinking outside the square, so expect on this blog, regular photos on Leave No Trace themes, and please feel free to submit

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  • Welcome to Leave No Trace New Zealand!

    June 9, 2009 Comments (0) Blog Posts

    A couple of weeks ago, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics completed work with a committee of educators, Non-Governmental Organizations, representatives from government agencies, scientists and others to create Leave No Trace New Zealand. The group, led by Chris North from the New Zealand Alpine Club and the

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