Another big effort from volunteers in the west coast hills. A party led by Alistair McDonald has done a great job saving Explorer Hut, which sits on a low saddle between the Mikonui and Hokitika catchments, from certain ruin. Alistair has prepared an excellent report, which is a useful read for others considering hut maintenance projects (it will be added to our must read reports at But in the meantime read the full report here: Explorer report