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    The Green party putting the CON in conservation since 2017

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    good thing he had a plb.

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    jst saw the photos on the herald website....curious ,what hut was that? im picking a few on here know this area quite well

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    Story sounds too remarkable to be factually correct? Maybe some more details will come. E.g. weeks of food is a helluva lot of food to carry. Lucky bugger though.

    Also, can you really see Mt Cook from Taupo in a chopper on a sweet clear day like the last couple of days? Thats roughly 800km+? Hmmm.

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    Very lucky bloke,maybe another two or three hours would have been a goner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Story sounds too remarkable to be factually correct? Maybe some more details will come. E.g. weeks of food is a helluva lot of food to carry. Lucky bugger though.

    Also, can you really see Mt Cook from Taupo in a chopper on a sweet clear day like the last couple of days? Thats roughly 800km+? Hmmm.
    He was deluded about seeing the southern alps and Cook. The article says that. It was the Central Plateau he was looking at. The whole story sounds quite plausible to me if you read it carefully.

    He was a very lucky man.
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    Man rescued from Ureweras

    Mt Cook funny... not funny being in there with no food and no pants on....
    Cold enough up the Plateau Saturday without being another 30 kms in them mountains. We didnt recognise the hut, anybody?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    He was deluded about seeing the southern alps and Cook. The article says that. It was the Central Plateau he was looking at. The whole story sounds quite plausible to me if you read it carefully.
    The story on Stuff was updated this morning, I read it yesterday when it first broke. First version was a bit sketchy and there’s a more detail in it now, including acknowledgment that the first comments about Mt Cook were wrong. Also the duration of his stay in the bush has changed twice since the story first broke, reducing both times. I still think there’s a little more to come on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    jst saw the photos on the herald website....curious ,what hut was that? im picking a few on here know this area quite well
    It looks very like Waiotukapiti Hut on the Waiau river, may be wrong but that's very like what I remember!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    good thing he had a plb.
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    AND finally activated it!

    Hypothermia may have been quite an acute event rather than gradual onset, going by his account of getting swept along when attempting a river crossing. Hypothermia may also have clouded his judgment and caused a dangerous delay in activating his PLB.

    Maybe he finally got just one clear thought through his foggy stubborn mind: "Now, what would my wife have me do now?"

    "At this point but still reluctantly, as he didn't want to put everyone out, but in the knowledge that he is a good tax paying citizen he activated his beacon," the trust said."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistov View Post
    It looks very like Waiotukapiti Hut on the Waiau river, may be wrong but that's very like what I remember!!
    Funny that was my only guess also.
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    Very Lucky indeed.

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    Its defintely not Te Wai

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    A good outcome once again thanks to Greenleigh rescue chopper, and to think the shiny bums are thinking of scrapping the taupo based services FFS

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    and the powers that be want to reduce the number of rescue choppers out there.........
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