Bush track

Major fundraising milestones reached!

Momentum has really picked up in the past several days with donations triggering two major contributions to our Get Across the Finish Line fundraiser. Wow!

In our effort to secure funding to complete the last few km’s of the trail, we now have more than $85,000 of the $182,212 needed to complete the project this year. We’ve extended the target date to the end of May so we can approach this year with certainty. Donations made through our Givealittle page will be put 100% toward this goal: No fees, no admin costs. We thank you!

OGR Photospheres – like being there!

Thanks to James Graham for sending us these two photospheres of the track: Heaven’s Door and Specimen Point Hut. If you have any photos, videos or 360° views of The Old Ghost Road, please share on our Facebook page!

January 2015 Volunteer Campaign Announced

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Yes folks – that’s right.  It’s back by popular demand.  Another volunteer campaign – albeit punchier in duration – to kick off 2015.
All details and registration instructions are contained within the document that can be downloaded on this page.  Spread the word and help make this the success of all previous campaigns.

Counting Down to January 31

The Ghost Road Enduro on January 31 is fully subscribed but there is a waiting list … Contact the organisers for information, check out the website and sign up to the Facebook page. It’s going to be an incredible event.

Predator Control Funding Accounced

The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust’s dreams of helping the resident flora and fauna of The Old Ghost Road received a major shot in the arm over the weekend, with the announcement that our application to the Department of Conservation’s Community Conservation Partnership Programme (CCPF) was successful. The Minister of Conservation Dr. Nick Smith visited Lyell and made the announcement before a gathering of stakeholders. The CCPF funding will complement the efforts of the MLBT who have undertaken voluntary predator control work over the last several years. It will also build on support from the NZ Lottery Grants Board and the Sargood Bequest from whom the MLBT has already received support to undertake predator control activities.