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> This page lists some easy mapping jobs - that don't require mapping skill! If you can do orange or red courses then you can share this work. Some of these just need a visit. Perhaps there are some hints that changes might have happened and we need to find out. (Logging, thinning, subdivision, remark from a competitor etc) Perhaps someone has suggested an area and it needs a second opinion. Perhaps the area seems good but we haven't talked to the landowners.

We also list some maps that need minor work. The usual method of updating is to put it off until an event is scheduled. This guarantees that fieldwork will be done in bad weather, and everything will be rushed! This list is designed to enable work to happen in a more sensible way. The best way is to ask the mapping officer for a map at a large scale (2-3X normal) and then to sketch on it. If you have a GPS the file is handy. Someone with our drawing software OCAD will then update the file - or get you started.

Major jobs aren't listed here. If you are interested in learning more please consult This page was updated on 15 Mar 18. © Orienteering Hutt Valley

Ecclesfield Reserve Upper Hutt An hour or so Small area of bush tracks needs a review. Things on our rogaine mapping don't fit since we got better contours from UHCC.
MAF Research Farm Kaitoke

An hour or two

Re-establish contact with owner and see if we can map.
Tunnel Gully Upper Hutt Couple of hours Check new tracks thru the tunnel, and any off-track forest this opens up.
Hutt CBD Lower Hutt Couple of hours When the playground redevelopment is finished, complete map changes around the civic centre.
Avalon Park Lower Hutt Couple of hours When the playground redevelopment is finished, complete map changes where the pond was.
Kapiti Expressway Raumati-Waikanae Half to one day Too late, the easy bit has been done!! However mapping the new cycleway shows that the rest of the Kapiti urban area hasn't had much attention - but it would be great for easy parks-and-streets orienteering/rogaining/MTBO. Easy map updating, probably best done on a bike. Our existing rogaine mapping extends north to Waikanae.
Riverbank Upper Hutt Chunks of half a day or so The riverbank is our largest park, and is always changing. Lower Hutt is in reasonable shape up to Taita Gorge. Time to look at Upper Hutt. Choose a chunk and mark updates, or simply report that a zone is/is not OK. PS The stretch from Moonshine Bridge to Totara Park Bridge has recently been done, both above and below could do with a look.
Chilton St James Sch Lower Hutt Couple of half-day sessions Prev map seriously out of date. New aerial photos set up in position. Suggest wander round getting buildings right. Let expert update the file. Then wander round filling in smaller details.
Rivendell Kaitoke Couple of half-day sessions Tiny area possible around the filming site where bush is passable. Could be used in conjunction with campground map 500m away. Have set up a basemap by GPS-ing the tracks, good contours recently available.
Te Whiti Park Lower Hutt Half a day There was an old map that doesn't include the Te Whiti Riser. Map could perhaps incorporate Waiwhetu Marae, needs talking to the iwi.



A day

Of we have only used 1.5 in recent years. We need to keep in contact with the owner of the 1.5, and see whether any of the other bits are still usable. So diplomatic rather than technical skill:-))

Boys Brigade Campsite Wainuiomata A day or so Ideally there should be a map that camp groups can use. There was a map in the 80's, which has been fitted to modern aerial photos and contours. Now needs fieldwork to make it usable.
Taita College Lower Hutt A day or so College is next to "The Learning Connection" (formerly the Soil Bureau) and we once had a colour map. Hasn't been used for years so best to start afresh. We have good contours and modern aerial photos.
Naenae College Lower Hutt A day or so College is next to Intermediate. Hasn't been used for years so requires extensive updating. We have the old map and modern aerial photos. No contours to worry about!
Catchpool Wainuiomata A day or so Although very usable, the bush could do with improvement; and we now have better contours.
Belmont Bunkers Belmont Regional Park

A day or so

Planners have suggested there might be something passable in those fenced off bush blocks. Close to the Hill Rd carpark.

Battle Hill

Pauatahanui 2X a day or so The easy changes on the farmland have been done (horse jumps, slips and fences). But in the forest there's windfall and new tracks to do. There are two main ridges, take on one, or the other.