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Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 5:49pm
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Very sad occurrence, hell of a blow to all families involved, especially Sir Tim Wallace. R. I. P.
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 5:53pm
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Just wow, thoughts and prayers to the wallis family, and to DOC members .RIP all.
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 5:54pm
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Completly out of the blue. Every day is a good one, something easily forgotten in the hubbub of our busy lives.

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Reply #4 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 7:25pm
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So sad to out live your children. This family has suffered enough, thoughts are with all the family at this time and the family of the 2 DOC crew.  RIP
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 7:25pm
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Reply #6 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 7:51pm
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A terrible tragedy for all involved.time will tell what caused it but it wont bring them back....a man should come home from work each night...take care out there guys n gals.
  
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Reply #7 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Absolutely gutting. Good people who should have been with us a lot longer. Kia kaha to all involved or impacted.
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 7:05am
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One of the Department of Conservation staff killed in Thursday's helicopter crash in Wanaka was senior ranger Paul Hondelink.

Department of Conservation director general Lou Sanson, speaking to RNZ on Friday, paid tribute to the long-running conservation efforts of Hondelink, pilot Nick Wallis, and the second DOC ranger killed in Thursday's crash.



Paul had been around working in the backcountry for a very long time
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Reply #9 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 12:07pm
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Paul was a great help to me and other distant hunters over more than 20 years, giving advice freely and honestly about access and opportunities in the Otago area. A hunter at heart and old-school good bloke.
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Reply #10 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 12:43pm
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Paul was also a great help to me.  Even got an email from him late Wednesday offering advice for my December hunt.  RIP.
  
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Reply #11 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 4:27pm
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Very sad. Condolences to all the families and friends.RIP.
  

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Reply #12 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 4:37pm
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Tararua Hunter wrote on Oct 19th, 2018 at 7:05am:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107961299/doc-ranger-paul-hondelink-killed-in-w...

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One of the Department of Conservation staff killed in Thursday's helicopter crash in Wanaka was senior ranger Paul Hondelink.

Department of Conservation director general Lou Sanson, speaking to RNZ on Friday, paid tribute to the long-running conservation efforts of Hondelink, pilot Nick Wallis, and the second DOC ranger killed in Thursday's crash.



Paul had been around working in the backcountry for a very long time
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Reply #13 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 7:15pm
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I had a gut feeling that Hondy (Paul) may have been involved.
Paul was a trainee woodsman aways back when we first met. He spend time out in the scrub with us hunting our blocks,,bloody great chap ti work with.He hated office work..
He ended up with DOC and continued ti hunt.
RIP mate,will never figet the good times.
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Reply #14 - Oct 22nd, 2018 at 5:23pm
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