A blog on New Zealand Civil
This is the hut that Charlie renovated beside an airstrip up the Te Hoe River in inland northern Hawkes Bay. See the cover picture on his last book "Possum on a Cold Tin Roof" for almost the same scene, but in the depths of winter.
Hut and airstrip was built by Neville and Kathy Smith back in the eighties during the live deer Capturing days.They operated static landtrap also used a helicopter. Flew deer from this Strip and anther strip on Waiau River side of block in 2 pipercubs. When prices drop for live deer they moved on. Charlie moved in mid nighties