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Huts

There's a well established hut tradition in New Zealand. It goes way back to when the country was being surveyed and explored. Deer hunters and sheep farmers needed them (and still do) to shelter in what is some of the most inhospitable country you'll find. There's not much shelter out there in the tussock country. When the weather turns, even the worst hut is a pretty welcome sight. Once you get a fire going and the whisky out things take on a cozier aspect. These huts are scattered all over the place. Many of them are open, especially on DOC land, but increasingly the ones in sheep country are either locked up or falling down.

Hurricane Bob Wyatt
Edited by Bob



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