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Aug 16th, 2013 at 5:58am
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An interesting read, if you can look past the reference to deer being a "serious pest".

http://blog.doc.govt.nz/2012/02/20/deer-culler-huts
  
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Reply #1 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 6:43am
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Im sure Tararua Hunter can enlighten us.

Couple of my favourite huts are the old nzfs ones  Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 7:39am
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Interesting reading indeed. Seems to be a bit of confusion in the details, such as stating Te Totara is built from split Totara, but later on saying most of the building materials were taken from one felled Rimu.
The Rimu fits with Richard Whites telling of the story.
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Reply #3 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 8:05am
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But as you take off your boots at the front door,

yeh Right Grin Grin

Theres one Tararua hut, retained as representitive of the S70 forestry huts, - Mid Waiohine. all the others have been modified, i think. Hopefully, it will be repainted Orange
Most appropriate, Mid waio was a favourite spot to retreat to, bg trout, nice river, good firewood, good hut, bugga all trampers and hunters..... Smiley

and also, Pararaki, in Haurangis

The permolat group on west coast are looking after a whole lot of huts, (that DOC have  withdrawn from) most of them still in original design .
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 8:23am
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Isnt there one in the ruahines too, waterfall hut or something?
  

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Reply #5 - Aug 16th, 2013 at 8:53am
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http://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/conservation/historic/topics/wac-huts/wac-huts....
Waterfall is one, few otherts
this link is to the DOC WAC huts review, all the huts classed as representitive are listed

This is Mid waiohine in 1967. Colour is very harmonious with the ladnscape Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 18th, 2013 at 10:12pm
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I was told that this biv was put in for deer/goat cullers. Not sure when, if anyone has anymore info Id be keen to hear. Cheers



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Reply #7 - Aug 25th, 2013 at 8:39am
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Don't know when that bivvy was put there Stumpd, but it was well after my time in there. We had a tent camp on that spot. Got some photos somewhere, including one of a De Havilland Dominie dropping supplies to that camp. We had fly camps in the heads of all the Clarence sidecreeks from the Jam right up to the Palmer.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 25th, 2013 at 9:14pm
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The Waikare Whenua hut was a magic spot, great library and laid on water supply! Spent a lot of time there. For some obscure reason the locals burnt it down later! Sad, the dunny was perched on the edge of the terrace with a view right down valley---glorious place!!
The Junction hut was another good one, right at the junction of the Waikare and the Whakatane, but it got shifted to where it is now, 10mins downstream right up on the top of the terrace, nowhere near as good a spot! Smiley
  
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Bon wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 8:39am:
Don't know when that bivvy was put there Stumpd, but it was well after my time in there. We had a tent camp on that spot. Got some photos somewhere, including one of a De Havilland Dominie dropping supplies to that camp. We had fly camps in the heads of all the Clarence sidecreeks from the Jam right up to the Palmer.


Was it mostly goats you shot in there?
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 26th, 2013 at 12:32am
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Stumpd wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 11:38pm:
Was it mostly goats you shot in there?


About 50% goats/pigs 50% deer. More deer in the Limestone,mostly goats in the Fidget.The further up the Clarence you went the less goats, they ran out about the Tinline, Hossack had none at all. Chamois were only just colonising the area then.
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 9:28pm
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Viking wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 9:14pm:
The Waikare Whenua hut was a magic spot, great library and laid on water supply! Spent a lot of time there. For some obscure reason the locals burnt it down later! Sad, the dunny was perched on the edge of the terrace with a view right down valley---glorious place!!
The Junction hut was another good one, right at the junction of the Waikare and the Whakatane, but it got shifted to where it is now, 10mins downstream right up on the top of the terrace, nowhere near as good a spot! Smiley


loved that waikare whenua spot too,,pleasure to go to the bog for the view
  

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Reply #12 - Aug 31st, 2013 at 8:14am
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Yes Les....You really liked going to that dunny, didn't you. As you said "Best view in the Ureweras".

One can even shoot deer from the hut clearing if you are lucky.    Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #13 - Aug 31st, 2013 at 8:56am
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video hunter wrote on Aug 31st, 2013 at 8:14am:
Yes Les....You really liked going to that dunny, didn't you. As you said "Best view in the Ureweras".

One can even shoot deer from the hut clearing if you are lucky.    Roll Eyes


Arrived there just on dark one evening, unloaded horses and put them across the wee creek behind the hut,the next morning the paddock from the hut to the end of the scrub, where the track came along the terrace, had been "rotary hoed"!!! Amazing, it wasn't done before we got there--would have seen it, pigs did it during the night in spite of us being in the hut--never heard a thing!  Smiley
  
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Reply #14 - Aug 31st, 2013 at 9:08am
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woke up one night in summer time to feel the hut shaking,,first thought was the horse was rubbing up against the hut,,raced out yelling obscenities at the big bugger only to see him standing down by the bottom gate,,mate murray was lol,,earthquake it was
  

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