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Installation on Motu Kaikoura

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30 November 2017

The  Installation Team left today onThursday 30 Nov 2017 by ferry to Kaikoura Island, after the Health and Safety induction for the helicoptor held at Sandspit.

The floor cassettes were barged earlier in the week, and were helicoptored into the site by Thursday evening, ready for the building team to start work. Wall and roof cassettes followed by helicoptor transport the following day.

The team of 21 on the island were from Crate Innovation Ltd, SGA and the 16 members of the A+W NZ / SGA building workshop team. The hard work by all over the last 19 weeks was (literally) put together over the 4 days from 30 Nov to 3 Dec..

There are sleeping cabins and ablutions on the island, managed by the Motu Kaikoura Trust, however there is no kitchen or other facilities so the team had to plan for four days of meals for twenty-one people that required no refridgeration or cooking. That's a major feat in itself - let alone constructing a building as well!

 

Well done to the whole team, what an amazing 20 weeks this has been.

 

image: Motu kaikoura - Aish Basrur Instagram grab