On Thursday 23 March 14 members of the Hikers 2 group had an outing to the Wairere Falls near Matamata. 

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A good day was had by 11 walkers from the Mini Hikers group who ventured up the Otanewainuku Lookout Track.

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Hikers 1 substituted the planned hike with one that was drier underfoot. The pumice track around the Blue Lake, interspersed with a hike to the Green Lake where we had lunch.

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Opera Appreciation groups 1 and 2 do not just do the old favourites like "Carmen", "Aida" and "La Boheme" endlessly recycled.
Recently both groups studied Cilea "Adriana Lecouvrer".

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Eight members of Hikers 1 assembled at the Karangahake Gorge Carpark. Spirits are rather dampened and raincoats donned at the prospect of the rain setting in.

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Whilst the cycle group were cycling to Cambridge and the Avantidrome 3 Weekend Walkers walked along the walkway along side the lake in the opposite direction.

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U3A Tauranga Cycle Group met at the International Rowing Centre Friday 24th February. 18 cyclists followed the cycle trail to Cambridge and on to the Velodrome and return.

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U3A Mini hikers trip to Waiorongomai 22 Feb 2017

The weather was good for the Mini hikers 2nd hike of the year to Waiorongomai.

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U3A Travel Group Meeting Thursday, 23 February 2017, was the  first for the year.

Kerry Bowden gave us a brief description of the group she belongs to in Tauranga called “Friendship Force” which is part of an international organisation.

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Members explored layers, using shapes to illustrate the concept. Various programs were in use, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Wordperfect plus 2 Apple programs.

See the details HERE.

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Twelve members of Photography Group 1 started the year with a field trip to Omokoroa and invited members of the Photo Fun Group to join us as well.

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This time our group of eleven walked the track clockwise - previously we did it anti-clockwise. The first half or so is a steady climb on a fairly good track with not too many tree roots to avoid tripping over.