Paws in the Parks Summer Series

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Paws in the Parks Summer Series

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.


Sunday 11 January

Pakuratahi Forest, Tunnel Gully Recreation Area

Walkies! Bring your dog and explore the beautiful podocarp and beech forest along Tane's Track. Then it's back to the picnic area for games with your dog.

Getting there: Turn off SH2 onto Plateau Road at the Te Marua Store 6km north of Upper Hutt. Follow signs to Tunnel Gully.

 

Sunday 25 February 

Tawa Tawa Reserve, Murchison Street, Island Bay

Walkies! Bring your dog to explore Wellington's Southern Coast and then back to Tawa Tawa Reserve where there is a large flat grasses area below the hills to play with your dog.

Getting there: Entrance on Murchison or Quebec streets. For more information click here.

 

Sunday 8 February

Wainuiomata Recreation Area, meet Richard Prouse Park

Walkies! Bring your dog and explore Gum's Loop Track. Then it's back to the picnic area for games with your dog. 

Getting there: Follow the main road through Wainuiomata. Turn left at Hine Road and meet at Richard Prouse Park.  to Tunnel Gully. For other events in the Hutt City area click here.

 

Sunday 22 February 

Queen Elizabeth Park, Wellington Road entrance

Walkies! Bring your dog for a walk along the beautiful Coastal and Inland track then back to the picnic spot for games with your dog.

Getting there: Take SH1 to Paekakariki, take a right into Wellington Rd and follow to the end. 


Sunday 8 March 

Bothamley Park, Champion Street Car Park

Walkies! Bring your dog for a walk through and around Porirua's Bothamley Park. 

Getting there: Take SH1 to Porirua and take the Mungavin Avenue exit to Champion Street. For more information click here.


 

 

 

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 in the Korokoro (on leash_, Stratton St 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 Gums 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

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