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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    I have to tell the old man about this thread, he built a pile of huts threw Nelson, central NI, Nelson lakes Cupola was one, said they were walking back up the lake, with a load of jelly and longer posts, when news came on the radio, that JFK was killed.

    Think he spent the sixty's, In nelson and the coast, building huts, and was part of the forestry crew, that started the swing bridge building, with the first test bridge in Lewis pass, know he surveyed and built, all the ones up the Ngarururoro, plus a few in Whakatane, Got quite a few photos of the old huts,
    He's got sum good yarns, I know the Mokihinui river flat hut on the west coast, had no lining on the walls, cause they didn't get it moved off the flat, when the river started too flood, and it floated away.
    A lot of hard work but he must have had a interesting time. Those two areas (CNI and now Nelson) and my "home" areas.
    Cupola is awesome. Looking forward to getting back up there soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebaiter222 View Post
    Doinit- wondering whether FS didnt run out of Hut/Biv names to tack onto them back in the day.Your happy snap of that Stoney Creek Biv doesnt tally with the one I,m familiar with, talking about the Stoney Creek FS Biv on St.James. There's probably more than half a dozen Boundry Stream/Rocky Creek models out there
    bluebaiter,, this biv is situated up Stoney crk in the lower Dobson valley,Winter mid 70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post



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    That was October last year, Iíll definitely be going back


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    Lucky- NZFS didnt take over Noxious Animal Control til 1956 with the passing of that Act.Taking over from Internal Affairs Dept who previous operated out of seasonal tent camps in the main.FS immediately commenced constructing their animal control hut network so my best guess would be circa 1958-60ish
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Size:  1.81 MBtaken about 1974 Ahuahu valley.
    From memory was a derelict house. Mates black lab named Champ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
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    Heres another couple.
    First one is what we used to call the Back hut on Ngamatea. Havent been back since 1976.
    Second one is below the Makirkiri flats at the back of Mangohane
    Hard case as I fenced mangaohane for nearly 30 yrs and never made it right to the hut as always had something well before we got there.
    Its nothing to sit on the top bluffs and watch 40 deer out on the horse clearings.
    They knew they were safe as a good hike down to the creek and plenty up the top to ping!
    We stayed alot in smythe's hut hunting or working and would often run into the Sturgeon brothers up there as well when they needed to restock the larder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanny View Post
    Attachment 138485taken about 1974 Ahuahu valley.
    From memory was a derelict house. Mates black lab named Champ.
    Thanks for that posting.
    Hunted the Ahu Ahu Valley from 1967 onward for a few years until it got too well known. If it is the old house I remember it was on a reasonably large flat still clear of second growth. There was a stand of mature macrocarpas IIRC behing the house? There was an almost derelict swing bridge across to the flat. If it's the same house one end where the fireplace wasn't too bad, the other half not so habitable.

    Almost got shot further up the main valley. We were walking thru manuka and approaching the edge of a small clearing with exposed papa face. Dickhead on the other side of the stream fired a shot that slammed into the papa about 2 metres ahead of us. I immediately fired a shot into the air. Subsequent abuse of them ended up with no reply or apology. They had most likely come in from the road that ended way up the valley, not via the Wanganui River.

    We used to cross the Wanganui River using a 2 man kyack which had its moments.
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    I remember the old farm house and old man macrocarpa trees down the Ahu Ahu valley , we would come in from Kai Iwi and camp up stream on a small flat where the large creek entered on the left and did a few trips around 1970 , usually a few pigs and deer on the flats .some of the side creeks had good hunting ,had a few interesting moments with the wild cattle as well .

    Many of the ridges had old fence lines totally overgrown with scrub , you had to feel for the farmer who had spent the best years of there life trying to make it , but like so many others had to eventually walk off there land .
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    found these pics from a few years ago
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    Bealey Spur... a classic musterers' hut.

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    First pic is The Rats nest..Greenstone.
    Second pic is Steeles crk hut Greenstone.
    An ol mate inside Cartwheel hut Blue Mts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    Thats a shame ah. They get to a point where its either much needed maintenance or gone forever - the latter in this case
    I remember shooting 3 deer on the flats just above the hut with me old mate Vern Conchie
    Hard case Vernon is my cousin,I helped with pest control with "Conk" on Mangohane Station when I stayed with him.
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