Calling all ZL SOTA-ists!
I see from this recent article on stuff.co.nz:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/75770991/cultural-taboos-on-mt-taranaki-often-ignored that it will be necessary to take into account the customs and culture of the local Iwi (That’s the Māori social unit, not the Israeli weapons manufacturer ) The article points to the DOC website for advice, but that seems to just give general advice (like ‘be aware of the customs and culture whilst out and about’)
I know that some activators here in England, at least, have had ‘dealings’ with National Trust Wardens, I can handle that but the last thing I’d want to do would be to fall foul of any locals when in ZL Land next month. (I have a few small summits I’m looking at, most seem to have access that looks OK, one in Northland I’m not sure about) Of course, access, and what would be acceptable to actually do on a summit are 2 separate things! So any general advice would be appreciated.
And no, I’m not going to deposit someone’s ashes on a summit, or have a bar-b-q, or take a trampoline up there (crazy people )
Thanks in advance.