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 #159446  by Derb
 Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:13 am
Hi Chris and Marg. Just got notification that Criffell Farms are opening the gate at 1400 hrs Thursday avo so I will be at Wanaka Thursday onwards. You still attending the show?
 #159447  by Nut17
 Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:34 am
Marg has a non negotiable hospital appointment on April 20th, so we will now be crossing back on 15th April so will be back in Christchurch over Easter now and will miss the show. :( :cry:
 #159458  by Derb
 Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:42 am
Darn🙄. We will no doubt catch up somewhere along the way. I don’t cross back north until the 30th April. Cheers.
 #159465  by RaymonD
 Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:48 am
Nut17 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:36 pm
grey nomad on the canal for a few days chasing salmon.
Nice pics, was involved with the filling and control of the Pukaki and Ohau canals at the start of the Upper Waitaki Power System 1974 - 1982..
 #159466  by Nut17
 Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:57 am
Ahh Great! I now have someone to blame for ruining a wonderful bit of jet boating water. The delta formed where the Ohau river entered Lake Benmore was a real blast for the bunch of young tearaways we were back bin those days. I vividly remember getting a special docket from the petrol station in Twizel when we filled the boats and all the spare cans that enabled us to claim back the road tax from the purchase!! Of course, none of this re bate fuel ever got poured into our cars :oops: ;)
 #159471  by RaymonD
 Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Yes, they were great days, used to shoot rabbits along the Ohau river flats were Lake Ruataniwha is, was on the last raft race down the Ohau river, and if I remember correctly I lowered the control gates to shut of the river and started to form the lake.
Daughter used to work at the Twizel service Station.
 #159571  by Nut17
 Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:26 am
Over The Lindis Pass and on down to Cromwell where we were delighted to claim a spot at The Cromwell Town & Country Club car park overlooking the Kawerau Arm of Lake Dunstan. Fifth consecutive year we have managed to score a spot here. Hopefully the weather will clear for day two of Hydroplane racing. I will also check out Highland Park as this event is taking place over this weekend also.
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