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Balloon Hut

posted Dec 23, 2013, 4:18 PM by Robert Wopereis   [ updated Dec 23, 2013, 4:22 PM ]

Waimea Tramping Club has offered DOC $2600 to improve the heating at Balloon Hut in Kahurangi National Park by installing a woodburner, replacing the current gas heater. $1000 of this amount is a bequest from the late Diana Reeves (a former President of the club and instrumental in the 1995 upgrade of the hut). The remaining amount is from club funds set aside for hut and track improvements. During October 2013 DOC Motueka kindly accepted our offer and it is anticipated that this amount will also cover the cost of the council consent. DOC hope to arrange further funding for the cost of additional materials, labour, flying and the construction of a wood shed. No date has yet been set for the installation of the fireplace.