Ruapehu Lodge on Track

12 Feb 2010

By Executive member Jon Wenham

A new Forest & Bird lodge at Ruapehu is on track, with construction about to begin in early February.

The team working with Stanley Construction from Matamata aim to have the building finished by early winter.

In January a small group from Forest & Bird cleaned up the site, ready for DOC to remove the firedamaged
trees.

Several suppliers are helping with materials, and the lodge appeal has so far raised almost $130,000.

We are impressed with and thankful for the generous response from lodge supporters but we still need more donations to complete the project.

I am really pleased with the way everything is coming together.

The new lodge will be an honest, comfortable building. I'm sure everybody will be keen to enjoy it in its amazing surroundings.