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CHCH detectorists 6 or 7 years ago


#1

Just curious as to whether any of the guys who used to meet up for a chat at the Papanui club are still involved hunting locally? I know Chris the Canadian moved away, but I recall another Chris, a couple of Andrews, Jason the car salesman, Steve and Mike from Rangiora, and ‘Oroplata’ (forum name, his real name escapes me). There were more I know. Any of you still out there doing it locally?


#2

Hi expat I’m not from 6/7 years ago but I get out and detect every week in Christchurch. Went to bottle lake forest yesterday nothing but old shotgun and .22 casings and one 65 florin.


#3

Pleased to make your acquaintance Cosmo. Where in the city are you from?


#4

I live in parklands. Done most of my hunting on the east side of town.:slightly_smiling_face:


#5

Hi,ran in to chris the canadian ,detecting a park near hornby .a couple of years ago now.seemed to be getting lots of coins etc


#6

Yeah he was always very committed to the hobby and kept himself busy hunting. I think he went down South somewhere.


#7

Hey there Expat, think most of the guys you mentioned use a forum on Facebook, not sure what it’s called sorry.


#8

Thank you Soilsurfer, yes I have found a fb group primarily for kiwi detectorists and have located one old name on it so far’ It makes sense that the others may be as well I guess. I always found these forum groups a bit cosier myself.