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Restoration of Old Golden Hills hut (Kaimanawas)
Dec 18th, 2017 at 1:17pm
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Restoration of the Old Golden Hills Hut - to date 3 fish hunt forum members have volunteered as well as 5 members from the Tauranga Deerstalkers Association, this is a great response, along with the volunteers to date I have several others that are willing to help as time allows.

Owhaoko Trust are allowing volunteers to hunt, (yearlings only) no stags or hinds in fawn, the Golden Hills block will be closed for hunting from about the 20th Dec, this is a generous from the Trust, but you know the rules (work first hunt later).

If you are interested in volunteering with the restoration, please reply to this post. 

The split native timber that is required has been resolved, I approached a past client of mine who has been in the forestry business all his life if he would consider coming in and splitting the beech timber, Terry will be joining us on the first trip early in January, the dates are still to be confirmed but if any of you are available just email me the dates that would suite, 4-5 volunteers, Helisika will also be flying in our materials .

The goal for the first trip would be to split the timber and to raise the Hut onto a new foundation, we will be flying in H 5 treated timber for the new foundation .

I have had excellent support from my building suppliers including a new roof at no cost, Helisika are also flying when possible at no cost, we all know how much chopper time is and this is a fantastic offer.

The owners of the land Owhaoko Trust have applied to Heritage New Zealand to have the Restored Golden Hills Hut listed as a Historical Site, we will be taking photos of the Restoration process for Heritage New Zealand .

Historic Photos of Hut

Over the past few months we have received some great stories from hunters etc that have stayed at Golden Hills hut in the past.  Any stories or photos of the old days are welcome.  Email office.dgartner@gmail.com

Murray Nicholls (builder)



  
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Reply #1 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 9:47am
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Hi Murray,

   How are you going for volunteers? When have you got trips planned?
  

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Reply #2 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 7:16pm
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Hi bigbang ,  Flew in on January 1 to 6th , i will be putting up a report on the trip , despite the weather we achieved our goal and more , i have delivered new roofing iron to Heli Sika base ready for flying in , my roofing supplier has supplied the iron etc at no cost , the support the restoration is receiving is extraordinary .

Next trip planed before end of February , dates to be confirmed but most likely 4 days including last weekend in February if that suites .
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 5th, 2018 at 7:31pm
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Reply #4 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:55pm
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Ive added this large pdf file to this thread on Murry's behalf... Its a good read...and brings everyone up to date with the restoration.
Well Done all involved...
http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/alan/goldenhillshutarticlewithphotostrip1.pdf
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 3:20pm
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Nice report  Smiley
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 6:53pm
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Just returned from our 2 nd Restoration trip , excellent trip , will put up a report in a few weeks
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 10:57am
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Bloody great effort.  Look forward to seeing future progress Smiley
  
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Reply #8 - Mar 9th, 2018 at 7:00pm
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Did anyone find my silva compass? Left it hanging on the bunks support post about '93 Smiley
  

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Re: Restoration of Old Golden Hills hut (Kaimanawas)
Reply #9 - Mar 10th, 2018 at 9:06pm
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Top work guys!  I can't wait to see the next report, some neat work there and preserving the history of such a hut is always worth the effort.  Go well!
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 5th, 2018 at 8:05am
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Another update click on the link below...
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Goldenhillsrestoration2ndtripReport.pdf ( 10352 KB | 57 Downloads )

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Re: Restoration of Old Golden Hills hut (Kaimanawas)
Reply #11 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 8:47pm
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Thanks Alan for putting up the report from our 2 nd restoration trip , we are making real progress .
Also many thanks to the volunteers and support for making the restoration possible .
When completed the Old Golden Hills Hut will once again be a special place .
  
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Re: Restoration of Old Golden Hills hut (Kaimanawas)
Reply #12 - May 4th, 2018 at 9:47pm
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G’day fellas, enjoyed reading that and looking at all the pics.
Thanks, doing a great job 👍

Hunted there around 92/93

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