Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pussification of the outdoors

A new hut at Big Bend in the Orongorongos. Or is that hall? Note the solar panel on the roof. When I started tramping it was unlined corrugated steel walls and sack & pole bunks.

DOC could have put in five steel-framed barns or even more of these pole-framed barns for the same price- even give the cost of insulating and interior cladding and fitout.

It seems that these government departments love the gold-plated options. But other peoples money is so easy to spend...

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