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Paws in the Park Series

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Paws in the Park Series

Updated 13 February 2017 3:17pm

Meeting time: 10am length of walk may vary depending on location.

What to bring: Good walking shoes, a picnic lunch and plastic bags for your dog's poo.

We are pleased to announce that HUHA - Helping You Help Animals is the charity we will be supporting at our group dog walks across the region. We invite you to bring a donation along on the day to support the amazing work HUHA are doing, especially for dogs! 

*Please note donations are not compulsory to attend any of the walks.

For the 2017 dates, see below:

 

Sunday 15 January

Tunnel Gully Recreation Area, Pakuratahi Forest

Walkies! Bring a picnic lunch and plastic bags for your dog's poop. Come for a walk with your dog and explore the beautiful podocarp and beach forest                                                             along Tane's Track. Then it's back to                                                               the area for games with your furry                                                                   friend. The track is not suitable for                                                                   mountain buggies.                                           

Sunday 29 January

Sladden Park, Hutt River Trail

Walkies! Bring a picnic lunch and plastic bags for your dog's poop. 


 

Sunday 12 February

Queen Elizabeth Park, Wellington Road entrance, Kāpiti Coast

Walkies! Bring a picnic lunch and plastic bags for your dog's poop. Come for a walk with stunning sea views as we walk along the Inland and Coastal                                                                   track. There are options for a shorter                                                             or longer loop.

 

Sunday 26 February 

Titahi Bay Canine Obedience Club, Ngāti Toa Domain, Porirua.

Walkies! Bring a picnic lunch and plastic bags for your dogs' poop.

 

 

             

 

Sunday 12 March 

The Dell, Botanical Gardens, Wellington.

Walkies! Bring a picnic lunch and plastic bags for your dogs' poop.

 

 

 

 

 

Paws in the Parks is proud to support Helping You Help Animals (HUHA). HUHA is a charitable trust dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today's disposable culture.

HUHA is fun and interactive in many ways, designed to encourage our community to be proactive and take responsibility for the welfare of animals and the protection of our unique environment. 

HUHA’s two sanctuaries are located in Kapiti and Upper Hutt so it’s great to be supporting a local charity. HUHA volunteers and dogs will be in attendance at all the walks. For more information on HUHA and the work they do visit www.huha.org.nz

Dogs in the parks

Dog walking is encouraged in most of the regional parks. Any person who brings a dog into a regional park must make sure:

  • that your dog is kept under control at all time. You must carry a leash with you and use it as required and in some areas dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • that your dog does not injure, endanger, intimidate or cause distress to any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal or protected wildlife.
  • that you remove and properly dispose of all dog droppings deposited by your dog.

Access is limited in some parks due to various reasons such as lambing or animal protection. Here is a list of where dogs are allowed in the parks:

Akatarawa Forest

Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings.

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles.

Belmont Regional Park

Dogs are permitted on leash in the Korokoro, Stratton Street and Dry Creek Valleys. Dogs are not permitted on or near farmland.

East Harbour Regional Park Northern Forest

Dogs are welcome in the Northern Forest.

Dogs are welcome on the Pencarrow Coast Road but not during lambing season from 1st August - 20th October and must be on a lead at all times.

Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles, beyond the lighthouse or at Baring Head at any time.

Hutt River Trail

Dogs are welcome on the Trail and must be on a leash where signs state.

Hutt Water Collection Area

Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings.

Kaitoke Regional Park

Tracks closed for dog-walking. Please note that Ridge Track and Hutt Water Collection Area Access Track are closed for dog-walking until further notice. 1080 poison bait has been laid in this area to control possums. 1080 poison is extremely toxic to dogs. Please obey all warning signs. Do not bring your dog to this area until the signs have been removed.

Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings.

Pakuratahi Forest

Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Dogs are welcome in some areas.

Dogs are not permitted on or near farmland.

Please keep you dog on a leash in the picnic areas.

Wainuiomata Recreation Area

There are Kiwi in the area so keep dogs on a lead at all times and remove droppings. No dogs allowed on the Lower Dam walk beyond the Gum's Loop junction.

Wainuiomata Water Collection Area

Dogs are not permitted in the water collection area.

Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park

Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings.

Whitireia Park

Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings.