On Saturday 13th January 14 members carpooled to Lake Okareka.
The cloud was high so the day was good for a walk.
At the end of the 2.5km walkway at the end of the Lake we had our lunch. 3 walkers passed by and went through a gate with no signage into a paddock so we followed them.

Santa’s Super Duper De Luxe Sleigh By ©Angela Dold (Creative Writing)

“Santa! You’ll have to go on a diet,” Chief Elf Tamzin said, as Santa Claus tried to heave himself out of the chimney. “Magic can only go so far, you know.”

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Hikers 1 visited Rotorua Centennial Park (formerly known as the Rotorua Tree Trust) situated on the slopes of Tihiotonga at the southern side of the City.

Hikers 1 Started November with a stroll up Otanewainuku, elevation 640 m, into a light mist.

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Hikers 1 enjoyed fine weather and a dry track to the summit of Rainbow Mountain, that distinctive shaped hill between Rotorua and Taupo.

On the 14th October, 2017, 12 members of the Weekend Walkers met and carpooled to Rotorua Lakefront where 5 others joined us.

Opera Appreciation 1 recently did the full opera Rossini "William Tell". It was Rossini's last opera and a real blockbuster, four hours over two DVDs.

Our Buildings & Cities Group has this year become quite diverse in its range of topics chosen either from personal interests or experiences, and has proved united in enthusiasm to attend a guided tour of our Elms Mission House in Tauranga for our September Meet.

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Otawa Trig. Doc writes :Enjoy a walk through attractive lowland forest dominated by tawa and rewarewa. Entering the forest, this track follows the gently undulating ridgeline to Otawa Trig."

20170920Hikers1 9899What a fantastic day for a hike.  The sun shone brightly, there was hardly any wind and the views were of the million dollar variety.

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On a beautiful sunny winter’s day 7 members of the Mini-Hikers1 Group met on Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui.

U3A Tauranga cycle group enjoyed a spring ride around the Lakes suburb. The blossoms were coming out, the day was fine, and no significant wind made riding a pleasure.