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New Zealand | Conservationists, tourism operators argue over uses of long-distance trail through NP

New Zealand's newest Great Walk has been purpose-built to accommodate walkers and bikers, but questions have been raised over whether mountain bikes, helicopters and sporting events will be allowed anywhere in the national park it crosses. 

The Paparoa Track, in the West Coast's Paparoa National Park, has been marketed as the first Great Walk to allow mountain-biking year round. 

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