Happy New Year MG Manawatu! Please make sure to again use the comments this year - any thoughts on possible events to bring to the planning meeting on January 13th?
So far today 9th January, our next outing is the 13th, Not one person has phoned or emailed, is anyone coming!!!!!!
Great to have the website up and running again with a new web master
Thank you new web master for taking on the job
Now the challenge is to get people to use it !
If you don't know how, just ask
Robyn you have done a great job of the many photos from Castlepoint Capers run
Footnote to the Castlepoint Capers review.
I have been going through all my late Aunt’s papers and to my surprise found an obituary of my grandfathers on my maternal side.
My grandfather John Cross lived in the Wairarapa area, helping to put in the Alfredton to Castlepoint track road. This was Alfredton’s only means of communicating with the outside world. My grandfather spent his 21st birthday putting in cuttings at the Alfredton end over theCastle Hill range. Until then all stores were brought in per packhorse from Wellington around the coast via Whareama, a 14 day trip there and back!!!! It also read that as a sheep farmer in the early days he had to deal with wild dogs, rabbits before any progress could be made. He and his brother were reported to be the first white men to make the overland trip from Wairarapa to Napier. So here were the very roads we were travelling on in our Mg’s.
Many thanks to Pat and Lynette for organising a truly spectacular day, our 21st anniversary, we were part of the original group and can I say we have had some truly memorable MG runs over the past 21 years and met some fabulous people and had some great conversations with many friends we have met through the MG Manawatu group.
Catching up with many people we knew from the past, the morning tea provided by Cartown and the showing of the latest MG’s, followed by a great meal at the Angkor, and the cake looked amazing and tasted like this as well, so a BIG THANK YOU to Pat and Lynette for organising this.
Thanks for your comments, Sandy - I'm sure all of us that could make it had a great day, and thanks again to all those that made it possible.
There will be a time delay in getting photo's and run report onto our website as Robyn is away and Robert has also been back in Napier
A big THANK YOU to Gay for the planning and organising of the Coast to Coast weekend run.
Keeping everyone in check and following run details for 500 miles would have been a large task for any of us.
Very well said Robert. Many thanks Gay.
A big thank you to John Eames for arranging a very successful rafting trip to the Whitecliffs Boulders, from the expertise of the guides on the 4 rafts to the lovely lunch provided by Awastone, I think everyone on this trip thoroughly enjoyed an awesome day, the Whitecliffs Boulders are truly a hidden gem.