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The forest park is home to the Putangirua Pinnacles, the eerie earth pillars featured in scenes in the film Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.


Jun 21, 10:16pm

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The forest park is home to the Putangirua Pinnacles, the eerie earth pillars featured in scenes in the film Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Can't Post

Chinese owner fights access to NZ farm and Aorangi Forest Park, says would harm NZ image https://www.stuff.co.nz/...cess-harms-nzs-image

Tol Eressea

Jun 22, 2:11am

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Important topic for govt fer sure. NB: access to The Pinnacles Reserve is not closed. [In reply to] Can't Post

Public access is an on-going discussion throughout New Zealand:

Regarding foreign investors, according to this, New Zealand is ultimately in charge:

The extraordinary dispute will now go to independent mediation - the first time this has ever happened. If the row can't be resolved the Overseas Investment Office has the powers to order the property be sold.

And "hurt NZ image"? Bull-pucky. Laugh

Re getting to the Pinnacles (where I've struggled up the Paths of the Dead...twice...once on a TORn tour, eh Cats Wink? )


map Google https://www.google.co.nz/...4500924!4d175.225383

(This post was edited by Lissuin on Jun 22, 2:14am)

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Jun 22, 3:38am

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It's an object lesson to the OIO [In reply to] Can't Post

to be specific about what's required as part of approving a land sale rather than saying, "You can buy this land but you have to put in a public track - we'll work out the specifics later".

I haven't successfully visited the pinnacles. The last time I tried, it was the day after heavy rain and the stream was to high for me to cross.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Jun 22, 5:29pm

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Ahh, such a beautiful day, that was! [In reply to] Can't Post

How has it been 4 years...?!

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