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Our Ultimate DOC Experience Winner!

Posted on 09 May 2013

Congratulations to Alex Bailey from Hamilton who has won the Ultimate DOC Experience for the design of the Hurunui hut. There are still prizes to be won! The winning scheme for each hut will score 50L of Dulux premium paint – enough for the inside or outside of an average-sized house. So keep voting and [...]

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Toilets as pretty as a picture

Posted on 26 April 2013

  It’s not often you’d look forward to the experience of using a backcountry toilet. However, a novel approach to finishing new visitor facilities in the Ruahine ranges will have people wanting to make the trip especially to check them out. Inspired by seeing public toilets painted with murals, Andrew Mercer... read more

The first batch of DOC huts in line to be painted

Posted on 02 April 2013

The votes have been counted. And the hut designs have been chosen.

Today DOC and Dulux announce the first batch of huts in line to get a long-lasting coat of protective paint – and reveal their colour schemes, chosen from the hundreds of designs submitted by Kiwis everywhere. Congratulations to each of our eight... read more

The hut where it all began

Posted on 18 March 2013

Protecting Our Place has realised the vision of painting the DOC huts with Dulux Weathershield, protecting them for future generations.

Protecting Our Place has realised the vision of painting the DOC huts with Dulux Weathershield, protecting them for future generations. Tarn Ridge Hut and Konini Lodge have already... read more

Colour matching with the wilderness

Posted on 13 March 2013

Choosing hues to complement the spectacular natural scenery of New Zealand is a tough task. But the Dulux colour experts were up for the challenge.

Choosing hues to complement the spectacular natural scenery of New Zealand is a tough task. But the Dulux colour experts were up for the challenge. They’ve carefully... read more