NCEA Level 1 Geography
AS91012: Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
Making Tracks is a self-contained assessment package that investigates the issue of vehicle access at one of our most iconic west coast locations – Muriwai Beach. Students use the comprehensive full-colour resources to compare the viewpoints of a diverse range of people, from off-road drivers to Forest and Bird advocates and council staff and evaluate several options to resolve the conflict.
With its windswept rugged coastline, 60km of surf beach and rolling dunes of black sand, Muriwai Beach is one of New Zealand’s most iconic and popular west coast beaches. It is popular for nature walks, outdoor activities and off-road vehicle use. However, with so many people visiting the area and using it in different ways, conflict is growing at Muriwai Beach. Most attention is being directed at 4WDs and dirt bike riders with some groups calling for restrictions to be put on vehicle access to the beach.
The Assessment Booklet consists of write-on sheets for students to provide their responses, with spacing that indicates appropriate answer length. Assessment booklet has a coversheet (customisable) that outlines the achievement standard, instructions and key terms.
Making Tracks was created in: 2010
Most recently updated in: 2013