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2019 Rheem Big 6 challenge review

01 Day... 02 Hours... 10 minutes When Whangaparaoa plumber Glenn Keating heard he had won the draw through Chesters Plumbing to take on the Rheem Big 6 Challenge, he thought he had a good chance of being the first to crack all six. For Glenn has a long history of...
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Spring Hunting Necessities

So where did winter go? It’s already time to fill the freezer with BBQ steaks and meat patties or find a stag before they drop their antlers - although most would have done so by the time you read this. Coming into spring is one of my favourite times to...
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The sika deer come out every evening right by the hut, and are not concerned about the vehicle.

Free-Range Hunting at it’s Finest

Occasionally a trip comes along which sets new benchmarks; where achieving “firsts” takes on a whole new meaning. It all started on a very cold morning at Subway in Waiouru. Now very few people make the journey to Waiouru just to have Subway’s chunky sandwiches but in this instance it...
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Barry Sharplin, second from left, enjoys a bit of relaxation time with friends back at camp

GO BUSH this Summer

I was asked to do a story on summer hunting, but the problem I am faced with as I write is:   WHERE THE HECK IS SUMMER? Bill McLeod, left and the writer I hope it is just around the corner, because summer can be one of the most rewarding and...
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Craig Horan

Master Plumber HAPPIEST OUTDOORS

Hunting and fishing runs in the blood for Hamilton plumber and gas-fitter Craig ‘Hori’ Horan, who has been enjoying the outdoors all his life. Rheem Off-site Editor John Eichelsheim caught up with Craig to find out what makes him tick. Based in Hamilton with his own business, CH Plumbing, Craig...
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Hunting Crays

Hunting Crays

MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES With the pressure being exerted on our dwindling crayfish stocks increasing all the time, it becomes even more important for the recreational diver to maximise his or her chances of scoring one of these tasty little crustaceans, writes Ian Miller. In times gone by it was merely...
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Hunting the Sika Roar

Darrel Wong and Steve Palmer have enjoyed hunting sika for several decades. They have put together some thoughts on hunting these crafty little deer during the roar. Detailed descriptions of the sika deer can be found in various hunting books. However the key points to note are they are much...
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Murray Bond, far left, had a great time in Kaikoura.

Big 6 Challenge 2017

“When it comes to catching fish and hunting game animals to order, it can be much harder than it sounds." That is exactly what six plumbers have found over the past few years as they took on the Rheem Big Six Challenge. But they had a great time in what...
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