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Working Bee & Hunting April 2023

  • 31 Mar 2023
  • 10 Apr 2023
  • Mid Greenstone and Upper Caples Hut
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  • Flying by helicopter in and out of the hut
  • Chose this if you intend to fly one way and walk the other
  • Dates are flexible as no helicopter needed


Working Bee and Hunting trip 

This is a great chance for new members to go for a hunt with more experienced hunters and the chance to get to know a few club members over a whisky or beer round the table at night. These working bees are always a popular annual event

We generally do some cleaning, ongoing maintenance, wood chopping and this year some stoat trap maintenance, hut painting; and of course some hunting!

To make the trip worth while (the helicopters are expensive) we are going to combine work required at both huts at the same time 

The plan is that the Caples will be just the first weekend Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April,  and the Greenstone between the 31st March and 10th April.

We can only hunt at the Greenstone Hut but you could possibly do one weekend at the Caples and then get flown over to the Greenstone for some hunting time. Please specify your preference in the registration comments bits

We have to paint the Caples and do firewood so will need a team to head in there
Lance has already volunteered 

At the Greenstone Paul Gaboda is flying in to replace the windows so we will need some help with that, we are also  and do the trap work 

We are currently gathering names for those keen and will organise helicopters in ($100 each way) or share rides etc

Helicopters are heading in/out:-

  • Thursday 29th March (Greenstone - materials being flown in )
  • Friday 30th March (Greenstone and Caples)
  • Sunday 2nd April and/or Monday 3rd April*  (Greenstone and Caples)
  • Friday 7th April (Greenstone Only)
  • Monday 10th April (Greenstone only - Easter Monday) 

Sharon is away until the 24th March so we will finalise helicopter times and who is going when on her return - just let us know your requests or preferences via the registration form or email 

Once we know who is interested we will email the times of the helicopters and further details on the weekend of the 26th March


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