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Wednesday 16th August saw two new members join the Hikers 1 for a late winter hike around Omokoroa.

An enjoyable winter ride took this group from Kulim Park to Fergusson Park, then to the Tauranga Yacht Club.

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Val and Betty shared their local area with us. Papamoa Plaza was the beginning of a figure of eight walk.


Recently we visited a hydroponics lettuce farm near Katikati.

It is one of the largest operations of its type in NZ, tucked away down a side road and out of view. Another example of “you never know what is behind that hedge”.

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Hikers 1 enjoyed a short winters' walk from Henry Road, Katikati, where a new bridge gives access to the Haiku Walkway and on to the Uretara Estuary and Yoeman Walkway.

Ten members of mini hikers traveled to Katikati to walk the estuary on Wednesday.  What a magnificent day weather wise it turned out to be.

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On Saturday 10th June, 14 Weekend Walkers met at the Pyes Pa Road shopping Centre. We walked up the road into 12 Acre Wood to view Copper Crest Retirement Village from afar.

The May meeting of the Travel Group learnt about Italy and gained some insight into tours available.

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U3A Tauranga has an active group of cyclists using the rides organised to keep up fitness for greater cycling adventures. They enjoyed the Papamoa cycle trail.

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Report on Acoustic Music Performers Group

Our membership is steadily increasing in size with 17 members now but there is still room for more, 18 more to be exact!

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This group will take your photo editing skills to the next level.  If you have been editing photos for awhile and need to stretch your skills and imagination – then this is the group for you.

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A fine Wednesday and 8 members of Hikers 1 group enjoyed a hike along the High Level Pack Track. The highlight was seeing a Kaka in the bush.