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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.