Stoney Creek Hut restoration
Built around 1965 on Wyuna Station near the Shotover River, Stoney Creek Hut was originally built for goat control in the area. When the station went through Tenure Review a few years back, this unusual Dexion framed hut came across to the public network but had received no maintenance in that time until Mike Lagan and others visited in 2014 and resolved to put together a project to restore it.
Mike secured funding in Round 9 and along with Alan Stout, Ed Anscombe, Alan McLeod and Neale Dale went in on March the 10th 2019 with 820kg of materials and gear. Over the next week they replaced the roof, gutted the hut and replaced the rat eaten pinex lining with ply, rebuilt the bunks and fireplace and added a new toilet and woodshed. Nearly 600 hours of volunteer labour were required to rebuild the hut to a high quality and now ready to get more visits than this unique hunting opportunity has been receiving in the past few years.
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