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Postby andrea.cockerton » Jan 26, 2011 1:30 pm

Morning, i am Andrea and from new zealand. I have also been down my first cave and loving it, so am looking for advice on gear ect and suppliers in new zealand. Cheers
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Postby NZcaver » Jan 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Welcome to the forum, Andrea.

Have you connected with any local cavers/clubs in New Zealand? Click here for a list of clubs and contact info. Experienced local cavers will be able to provide the best advice on what gear you need, and most clubs have spare gear available for new cavers to borrow.

Bivouac stocks caving basics like helmets, headlamps, and some of the gear needed for vertical caving. Aspiring Enterprises is a Christchurch-based manufacturer that produces some caving-specific gear. Bivouac sells Aspiring equipment, but you may have to special order some items. Given the high cost of a lot of specialized (imported) caving gear in New Zealand, ordering some items directly from overseas may be worth the postage and customs costs.

Good luck!
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Re: New to the forum

Postby Phil Winkler » Jan 26, 2011 3:07 pm

What are the odds of Andrea finding another Kiwi up here? :)
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Re: New to the forum

Postby NZcaver » Jan 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Phil Winkler wrote:What are the odds of Andrea finding another Kiwi up here? :)

Imagine that! :laughing:

Although based on her initial post, I'm assuming Andrea is located in NZ.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby andrea.cockerton » Jan 26, 2011 11:38 pm

Thank you for your info, i have made contact with the caving club and trying to find my way onto newsgroups, i was looking for a NZ based one to make some connections. I have a pending join on the nelson cave club on google groups.
:kewl: This site will be great for some helpful tips though, cheers Guys
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