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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.

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U3A Mini Hikers walk 26 April 2017.Ten members of the Mini Hikers group went along for the hike on the Te Waihou walkway to the Blue Springs.

Samuel Hartman gave rather a different presentation today with natural recordings of the many varieties of birds to be found in Australia.

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On 22nd April, a sunny day, 19 Weekend Walkers drove to Waihi. After morning tea we set off to walk around the Rim of the Martha Goldmine where there are many information boards describing the functions of the Goldmine.

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April 19th, and good weather saw Hikers 1 enjoy the hike from Whakatane Mokorua Gorge to Ohope Beach. It was mostly dry underfoot but there was a lot of tree damage from the recent bad weather.

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April 7th, 16 or so members enjoyed a sunny day riding from Russley Road Park to the Waterfront with a return detour through Matapihi suburbs.

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The U3A Tauranga Travel Group meet the 4th  Thursday of each month in the lounge at the Wesley Methodist Centre, 13th Avenue. 23 March 2017 had two speakers, morning tea and lots of discussion.