October 2017

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Table of contents, October 2017

26 And the winners are…
Meet the winners of the 2017 Wilderness Outdoor Awards

32 Off the beaten track
Explore the unusual features of South Westland’s Red Hill and Olivine ranges

38 Kauri dieback
The science behind why people ignore advice to stop this disease spreading

42 West Coast high
Could outdoor adventures be the untapped gold mine that revives the West Coast’s economy?

48 Wild families
Three stories to inspire your next family adventure

58 Back to basics
Essential backcountry skills and advice


22 Delightful two
Youngman Stream Hut, Puketeraki Forest Conservation Area

24 See more…
Four places to find the wily weka


2 Editorial

4 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

11 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

14 Wild people
Artist Caroline Bellamy is inspired by tramping in wild places

16 Wild people
Professional photographer Neil Silverwood carved out his career deep underground

18 Bird spotting
All you need to know about the fernbird

20 Wild conservation
Weeds are heading into the high country as temperatures rise

88 Hotshot
A kaka in flight at Zealandia

The manual

Wild trips

66 Cameron Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park
68 Mt Alaska, Whakaari Conservation Area
70 Mitre Flats Hut, Tararua Forest Park
71 Lake Wainamu Loop Track, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

72 Wild review
Two soft-shell jackets, two base layers and a GPS watch put through their paces

74 Gear news
You don’t know you want it until you’ve seen it

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