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    Little location help in SI

    Few years ago did a kiwibiker Xmas ride ending up in around Blackball ish. The place was sort of a camp ground with huts. Some of these huts were weird in that there were leftovers from what seemed like every visitor since the 50's. Apparently hunters use them. There were more civilised ones. We had musket shooting as well.
    Any ideas where this place might be.

    Oh there was also an ancient Landrover with an ancient owner and I know someone who wants to renovate it, or at least give it a good home.

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    Kopara (?) Just up the road a bit from Gloriavale. I've only visited briefly but it looked like an interesting place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JATZ View Post
    Kopara (?) Just up the road a bit from Gloriavale. I've only visited briefly but it looked like an interesting place.
    Thats it. Thinks a heap. Worth a visit, if only to shoot a musket. Time warp from the 60's.

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    Yep Kopara. I was there and got the badge.

    The location is here ...

    https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-42.5.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheshirecat View Post
    Few years ago did a kiwibiker Xmas ride ending up in around Blackball ish. The place was sort of a camp ground with huts. Some of these huts were weird in that there were leftovers from what seemed like every visitor since the 50's. Apparently hunters use them. There were more civilised ones. We had musket shooting as well.
    Any ideas where this place might be.

    Oh there was also an ancient Landrover with an ancient owner and I know someone who wants to renovate it, or at least give it a good home.
    Yip as everyone else has said Kopara
    Its a former Mill village where the mill company owned the the village
    it was sold about 25-30 years ago to a guy that was black powder friendly the club is based out there
    they filmed a crap celebrity roughing it program out there about 20 years ago the usaul kiwi mix of non celebrities.
    CITY CELEBRITY COUNTRY NOBODY

    Here is the map and the contacts


    this photo was taken there in the 50's or 60's the man in the middle was my uncle.
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    Sir Tim Wallaces family owned the mill and he grew up where the Christian community are now.
    Aptly they still farm deer up by the orifginal homstead.
    There is a hot spring nearby that most dont know about.
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    Great. Gosh what history, want to go back now.

    Here's the video of the Landrover plus owner. The thing died and he wasnt pleased so had to cut it short. Someone contacted me to track it down for renovation

    https://youtu.be/fIziRHycWf4


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheshirecat View Post
    Great.
    Here's the video of the Landrover plus owner. Someone contacted me to track it down for renovation

    https://youtu.be/fIziRHycWf4

    If you have no luck with Dave (not siure if he still owns it or not i will put you in touch with someone else up there.
    PM me if you have no luck.
    Or try this guy
    Clem Egan he has lived up there down the road pretty much all his life.
    If not him try Murray Coates
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    Quote Originally Posted by JATZ View Post
    Kopara (?) Just up the road a bit from Gloriavale. I've only visited briefly but it looked like an interesting place.
    What did you find interesting at Gloriavale? Was the hospitality ok? Asking for a friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by tri boy View Post
    What did you find interesting at Gloriavale? Was the hospitality ok? Asking for a friend
    it is interesting though. Leaving aside the central lie at the centre of all religion which of course poisons the whole enterprise, the people are industrious and very hardworking and they have a lot of businesses and so forth. You do have to overlook a lot though if you want to join: like I say - the central lie, the misogyny, the child abuse, the control freakishness. My SO works with a refuguee from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    it is interesting though. Leaving aside the central lie at the centre of all religion which of course poisons the whole enterprise, the people are industrious and very hardworking and they have a lot of businesses and so forth. You do have to overlook a lot though if you want to join: like I say - the central lie, the misogyny, the child abuse, the control freakishness. My SO works with a refuguee from there.
    They do have a lot of businesses with multiple million dollar turnovers but they also pay no tax yet still claim pensions and all the other tax payer funded benefits everyone else tax pays for.They also of course pay no wages
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    They do have a lot of businesses with multiple million dollar turnovers but they also pay no tax yet still claim pensions and all the other tax payer funded benefits everyones eases tax pays for.They also of course pay no wages
    So they are basically a state supported cult?

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    A couple of years ago it was released that they were getting 2.5 million dollars of tax payerr money just to fund the pre schools alone.
    They used to pride themselves on not taking tax payer money now its all on pensions and everything its a rort.
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