Radio Club at Godley Head 30-31 October 2016

A group of amateur radio operators ( Quake Contesters, call sign ZL3X) participated in a contest to try and contact as many other radio amateurs as possible in a set period (48 hours in this case)

Antenna used for communication, attached to Officer's Mess building
Radio operators Geoff Clark (foreground) and Don McDonald

Archives room nearing completion

Members of the Trust have been  busy building shelves in the archives room.  All that remains to be done now is to paint the shelves and then the archives can be shifted into the room.

Working Bee

After  a long lull in activity caused by a combination of earthquake issues at the Head and the preoccupation of the Trust members with resolving their own earthquake related issues, we a are finally back on track and beginning to make progress again.A recent working bee took place to finish the painting of the archives room in our Heritage Centre. The  visitor area of the radar hut display was also given its first coat.
The archives room painted and ready for installation of shelves
Trust member Bill Mooar  cleaning out brushes.
First coat on visitor area of  the Radar Hut 


Godley Head Heritage Trust AGM  
4pm Tuesday 14th April, 
Department of Conservation Mahaanui Office,
31 Nga Mahi Rd, Sockburn Christchurch
Anyone interested in Godley Head is welcome to attend

The following Radio New Zealand item features Graeme Hines, one of the Godley Head Trust Board members talking to a group of trainee soldiers who camped at the Head

Recent activity at the Head

DOC has been busy installing a septic tank system  for the new toilet block adjacent to the radar hut.

Meanwhile members of the Trust have continued to work on the radar hut.  The hut has been fully lined and a glassed in viewing area has been partitioned off from the display area.

Initial work has also been carried out on painting the archives room and cutting timber for shelving.  A final coat is still needed before the shelves can be installed.  The Trust now needs to raise funds to enable us to do the radar hut display.


The AGM of the Godley Head Heritage Trust will be held at 4 p. m. on Tuesday 13 of August  at the  DOC office, 31 Nga Mahi Rd, Sockburn.  

Anyone with an interest in Godley Head is welcome to attend.