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Author Topic: Start a new life in NZ wi  (Read 2694 times)

Offline kiwimodeller

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Start a new life in NZ wi
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:00:03 PM »
 ;D Here is a link to a nice old paddler for someone who wants to get away from it all.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=788744114 You could just live on board or set up a commercial operation although as usual there are local council hoops to jump through. Let me know if any of you want to come down to NZ and check it out. Cheers, Ian.
"Every time I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel it turns out to be some bastard with a train trying to run me down!"

Offline DamienG

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Re: Start a new life in NZ wi
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 12:59:05 AM »
Ooooooh I wish.  ::)

Offline Gerhardvienna

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Re: Start a new life in NZ wi
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 04:14:17 AM »
Ooooooh I wish.  ::)
Yourè not the only one, but kiwiland is much too far away from my family :oops
And the boat would be much too expensive.
So I`ll stay home and drive model boats ::)
Problems are just unfound solutions

Offline Roderick Smith

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Re: Start a new life in NZ wi
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 07:32:07 PM »
There have been posts in the 'preserved paddleboats' thread.  IIRC it is on one of the Waikato
 reaches (the river is split by multiple dams).  There are photos of it on a trailer at Thames, so relocation is also a prospect.
Roderick B Smith
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« Last Edit: October 26, 2014, 07:31:44 PM by Roderick Smith »

Harold H. Duncan

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Re: Start a new life in NZ wi
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 07:42:25 PM »
Roderick,
Those are all historical.
It was on the Waikato River, which has multiple dams, (no dams on the Wanganui). The boat started life as a tunnel hulled boat owned by Hattrick's on the Wanganui River, and has had a varied and eventful life. She is now a paddle boat, has its own transport trailer, hence very modile, and last I heard was over Tauranga way, and had a run in with local iwi wanting payment to run on their river.
Now up for sale  http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=788744114
cheers
kiwi
« Last Edit: October 25, 2014, 10:06:30 PM by Kiwi »

 

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