Feb 18, 2022
Restore Chaffey Hut
Golden Bay Deerstalkers lobbied to restore Chaffey Hut some years ago. Once DOC agreed to the proposal, planning and fundraising saw the project through. NZDA members managed to restore the hut with over 1500 hours of volunteer labour and 12k in costs.
The hut was first known as Hannah Creek Hut before taking on the Chaffey name from nearby Chaffey stream. It was originally built by Jack McBurney, Cobb ranger with help from Jack Cowie between 1952 & 1953.
This is a great example of what hunters can preserve by joining together. Public pressure created by Deerstalkers saved this hut!