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Caseys Hut, Arthurs Pass - Burnt Down
Oct 10th, 2015 at 1:49am
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Just saw that Caseys Hut in the Poulter River, Arthurs Pass has burnt down.

Anyone know what happened?
  
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Re: Caseys Hut, Arthurs Pass - Burnt Down
Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2015 at 8:16am
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I only know what was reported in the paper and the Wilderness Magazine. The fire appeared to have started near the hut entrance or woodstove. It was discovered by trampers, still smouldering on 03/10/15.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 22nd, 2015 at 10:11am
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Probably ashes emptied outside.  Was very windy at the time and everything is highly flammable in the spring.  We were a valley over at the time and the wind was a PIA for 5 days solid.
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 2nd, 2016 at 6:07pm
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DOC are proposing not to replace Casey Hut in Arthur's Pass NP. I personally would like to see it rebuilt [or perhaps another hut being moved to the site] as it is on a route with low saddles that has long served as an introduction tramp for Canterbury folk first venturing into the outdoors.
I lack the knowhow of how to put a link in here ..but for those interested ..if you go to the 'NZ Tramper' forum you will find a thread on the topic and can submit your views to DOC via a questionnaire
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 3rd, 2016 at 7:25am
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footsore wrote on Mar 2nd, 2016 at 6:07pm:
DOC are proposing not to replace Casey Hut in Arthur's Pass NP. I personally would like to see it rebuilt [or perhaps another hut being moved to the site] as it is on a route with low saddles that has long served as an introduction tramp for Canterbury folk first venturing into the outdoors.
I lack the knowhow of how to put a link in here ..but for those interested ..if you go to the 'NZ Tramper' forum you will find a thread on the topic and can submit your views to DOC via a questionnaire


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Reply #5 - Mar 3rd, 2016 at 7:53am
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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2016 at 7:17am
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NZDA have been all over this with DOC and their refusal to replace the Casey hut. We're imploring our members, and its good advise for all hunters, when you visit a DOC hunt, even if passing through please put your name in the book. Just say you're visiting/tramping/passing through. This way DOC can't say the hut isn't used. And if nothing else, if you went missing, they would have a reference point where you did visit.

DOC would rather spend their tiny penny pot on 1080 and the great walks.
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 1st, 2016 at 8:05am
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Would I imagine, have been one of the more higher usage huts in APNP.
Wonder what their logic is in not replacing it??
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 1st, 2016 at 10:33am
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Hamilton hut provides "similar services"    Huh
  
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Reply #9 - Aug 4th, 2016 at 5:11pm
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I had heard that DOC were considering relocating the Trust Poulter Hut to the Caseys site. Personally I would like to see a new larger capacity hut as this is a very popular tramp. It's a great 'nursery route'  -not too demanding for new hikers.
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 8th, 2016 at 9:38am
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Their excuse is the last book burned in the hut and the previous book they have shows little usage. So they are using it as an excuse to save money.. Lips Sealed

  

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Reply #11 - Aug 8th, 2016 at 10:07pm
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footsore wrote on Aug 4th, 2016 at 5:11pm:
I had heard that DOC were considering relocating the Trust Poulter Hut to the Caseys site. Personally I would like to see a new larger capacity hut as this is a very popular tramp. It's a great 'nursery route'  -not too demanding for new hikers.


A few years ago I believe DoC were going to remove Trust hut ? Something about upkeep being to expensive which is funny as I do not recall them doing anything to it apart from putting in a broken window. I believe the same excuse was used to remove Hellelulea [sp] hut ?

It certainly is one of the highest usage huts in APNP. I have been there many times and it is the floor, outside or move on and hope Trust has a bunk.

If this hut was on a great walk where tourists used it the place would of been replaced double quick and gold plated taps used !
  
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Re: Caseys Hut, Arthurs Pass - Burnt Down
Reply #12 - Aug 9th, 2016 at 6:56am
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footsore wrote on Aug 4th, 2016 at 5:11pm:
I had heard that DOC were considering relocating the Trust Poulter Hut to the Caseys site. Personally I would like to see a new larger capacity hut as this is a very popular tramp. It's a great 'nursery route'  -not too demanding for new hikers.


Nope.  Poulter hut will be moved down to a new site close to the original Casey.  Trust Poulter will remain where it belongs and actually get the use it deserves.  Plenty of hut space in the valley just needs re-jigging a little.  With Poulter moved it will be easier to get money for "repairs and maintenance" and not attract the show stopping capital charge.
If you don't like it that DoC's budget can't carry the extra capital charges for new huts lobby your local MP to get treasury to drop the capital charge and we'll get back to more $300,000 huts real quick Wink Wink Wink
  
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