The Hut

The only hut besides the historic castaway depot was severely damaged by a natural landslip caused by heavy rain in Jan 2014. The Department of Conservation has organised and financed the rebuild of this essential facility that has served research teams since its construction on Antipodes Island in 1978.  This hut is vital for the research teams involved in the eradication and eventually as the base for the eradication operation in winter 2016. Read more

Antipodes Hut 2009, pre slip damage. Photo by S. Horn.

Antipodes Hut 2009, pre slip damage. Photo by S. Horn.

Antipodes Hut & Castaway Depot after slip. Jan 2014. Photo by  K. Walker

Antipodes Hut & Castaway Depot after slip. Jan 2014. Photo by K. Walker

 

August hut repair team. Photo by

August 2014 DOC hut repair team.

 

Repairing the hut.

August 2014. Hut with slip.

 

Nov 2014. Hut repairs. Photo by D.Lee

Nov 2014. DOC staff repairing the hut. Photo by D.Lee

 

After repairs 2015. Note the regrowth on slip. Photo by K.Walker

After DOC hut repairs 2015. Note the regrowth on slip. Photo by K.Walker

 

Antipodes Island Hut Salvage March 2014. Photo by S Horn

Antipodes Island hut damage, March 2014. Photo by S Horn

 

Nov 2014. Hauling gear up. Photo by A.Ballance

Nov 2014. Hauling gear up. Photo by A.Ballance

 

Repairing hut while snowing. Photo by M. Le Lievre

Repairing hut while snowing. Photo by M. Le Lievre