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McIntyre Dick & Partners Limited

(Group of 75)

Hi Paul & Gwen,

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a wonderful day on Saturday- please pass on our thanks to your lovely wife and everyone that worked hard to make our day out special. I have had a steady stream of people coming to my office this morning saying how much they enjoyed the day - the bar-b-que was a definite hit, as was the lovely morning & afternoon teas we had at 'Yesteryear Cafe'. The painting demonstration by Wayne Edgerton had everyone amazed at how a picture can come to life.

However, for me especially the jet boat trip was an absolutely wonderful experience. We are so very lucky to have such a beautiful untouched area in our backyard. Everybody thought the experience was fabulous.

Thanks again for everything.

Diane Wilson
Business Manager

Debbie Veale

Thank you Paul for such a memorable and fantastic day. I won't hesitate to recommend you to friends and colleagues... you were fantastic and a real ambassador for the deep south. Keep up the great work.

Debbie Veale

Richard Rayward

Hi Paul,

Just a note to thank you for organising and providing a wonderful experience.
What a great trip!! It had everything...

The jet boat down the river an absolute buzz – very pleased to be in a purpose built boat with someone who new it so well. The intermediate stops and informal but informative chats a nice touch. Pretty exciting experiencing a new river downstream first, and in such different bush terrain with lots of challenges.

The lodge amazing - a total surprise and delight.
Wonderful bush tracks, coastline, swing bridges and all.
The old tram/rail way and viaducts inspirational – human endeavour!
Great walk to the viaducts and back.
Even the contrast of the rough lake home meant the finish was not an anti climax!
All in all an absolutely neat trip.

Thanks very much and all the best for ongoing success and incident free boating.

Kind regards

Richard Rayward
CEO - Air Safaris

Merv Lloyd

It was fantastic to be able to visit this natural unspoilt area of New Zealand. It needs to be seen to be appreciated. Your well run and organised trip made this remote area accessible. The whole day was a wonderful experience starting with the jet boat ride across the lake, to going down such a fast and free flowing river, to local food. The venison steaks went down a treat. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to take the helicopter flight to view the largest wooden viaduct in the southen hemisphere Many thanks for the memorable day.

Merv Lloyd

Four Aussies

Hi Roffy,

We would like to thank you for the great time we had on our trip with you. We thought you ran a fantastic operation and we were really impressed with the whole tour. I hope its ok but i have posted a review of the trip on a site called Tripadvisor. You maynot remember us but we are the four Aussies you took out the day DOC were doing the pre bait feeding with all the road blocks, escorts in etc. We still laugh about that. Give our Regards to Peanut. Keep up the great work.


Cherl and Peter Constance

Party of 16

There were 16 of us - two trips down and back; everyone will remember the experience for ever but not one of us was scared. PERFECT! Good on you Roffy. I hope your business thrives.

Pete Hodgson
MP Dunedin

Concession Monitoring Observations

On 23 April 2010 Department of Conservations Ranger, lyneke Onderwater, observed the second half of one of your guided jet boat trips.

I am pleased to report that the monitoring found your guiding to be consistent with the conditions of your concessions to the extent that it was possible to observe these.

You were found to be an excellent guide, pleasant and friendly to deal with.

Dave Taylor
Area Manager - Murihiku DOC

New Zealand Contractors Federation

Dear Paul & Gwen,

On behalf of the chairman and Committee of the Southland Branch, NZ Contractors Federation Inc, I wish to thank you for hosting delegates to our recent Conference on the Jet boat rides and Helicopter trip over the Humpridge etc.

Everyone who took the trip was bubbling with enthusiasm on their return, and said how much they had enjoyed the day, the meal and the rides. We have had such positive feedback, I thought I would pass it onto you. You have such a unique operation there, it is no wonder people enjoy themselves.

Valerie Davidson
Branch Secretary

Otago University - Dept of Microbiology

Dear Paul & Gwen,

We would like to express our sincere thanks for making our final day on The Wairaurahiri so memorable. Thank you for being a wonderful host and giving us a special taste of the Wild South Coast. The diverse experiences we had at Port Craig, The Humpridge, Okaka, Percy Burn, Waitutu Lodge, the Wairaurahiri river and Lake Hauroko were each amazing for different reasons.

We wish you every success for The Wairaurahiri Wilderness Experience. You have a tapestry painted by greater hands than ours. the experience was matched only by the quality of the service you provide to bring it to others. We look forward to meeting you again and recommending the Humpridge Jet to our friends and colleagues.

Thank you again for making our trip to the Wild South Coast, complete.

Stay happy And Safe,
Christie, Douglas, Evelyn, frank, Melanie, Pam, Rory, Simon.

OutGro New Zealand

Hi Paul,I would just like to say on behalf of myself and my group a huge thank you.Jet boating the Wairaurahiri river was such a memorable experience, not only did we get the pleasure of observing you navigate the river with extreme precision but we also received a very detailed commentary of some of the history of the river. I couldn't recommend a trip with Paul down the Wairaurahiri River more highly; You will get to experience a very unique part of New Zealand with a fantastic host. Oh and he's not a bad cook either.

Jim McMillan
Outgro New Zealand

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