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Feb 24, 2005 at 2:23 am #1215917allan JohnstonMember
5 months ago I walked into the Stoney Creek shop in Tauranga, http://stoneycreekshop.co.nz .
Right in the door way was a pack like like no other before I had case my eyes upon.
Of core it was an Aarn Body Pack
http://aarnpacks.com . I was very impressed as at age 17 I was a trapper in one of New Zealands national packs and have spend many hours with large back packs full of possum skin in.
At the time I was working for Martin Askes the owner of the NZ Outdoor Magaazine and Stoney Creek Outdoor clothing http://stoneycreek.net.nz developing and market outdoor product.
I stood there looking at this pack thinking why had it take so long to come up with something like this.
All the hours and hour of packing skin out of the hills, what a waste and a lot of pain.
When I moved to Christchurch in the south Island 5 months ago I made a pont of calling Aarn Tate and meeting him only to discover some of the other front thinking product he had design and to say nothing over some very impressive design award.
Now I am a raving fan!
ALLAN JOHNSTON QBE
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