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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 7. June 11, 1947

Tararua Tramping Hut Reopened

Tararua Tramping Hut Reopened

The University Tramping Club was unofficially represented at the opening of the Levin Waiopehu Club's new hut, in the Northern Tararuas, on Sunday, May 18. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. N. K. Douglas. There were 110 people present, representing five clubs, at a very pleasant informal gathering on a perfect Tararua day.

The new hut, which is near the site of the old Waiopehu Hut which was destroyed by a cyclone in 1936, is three hours tramping from the Pipe Bridge. It sets a new standard in accommodation, being the most luxurious hut yet seen in the Tararuas. The track recently reopened bears evidence of many working parties, particularly in the cutting of heavy timber. Another feature is the elaborate tea bivouac half way up the track.

In reopening the track and rebuilding the hut the Levin Waiopehu Club has made a laudable contribution to tramping pleasure as well as setting an example for more lethargic clubs to follow.