event reports 2020
If you are the organiser or a participant on any event and you would like to submit a report to share with others, in particular those who didn't attend this event so as to let them know what they missed out on, please email your report along with any photos to Robyn Christensen. Remember fresh content keeps the site up to date and interesting for our members and any visitors to the website
Christmas Run and Lunch - 6 December 2020
After what has been a challenging year, with us unable to complete our full programme due to Covid-19, we finished our outings with a very pleasant short run, with many enjoying "tops off" motoring, arriving at the Feilding Golf Club, where all we had to do was find a table, catch up with friends, and enjoy the festive spread provided by the caterers. No work involved for most of us, but many thanks to Sandy and Trevor Hardy for again being the organisers, and Robyn Higgison for this report.
Rangitikei Tiki Tour - 8 November 2020
In spite of threatening heavy rain, there was only an occasional shower for our informative tour of the lower Rangitikei region, where we were on the lookout as we drove for the answers to our question sheet. Read about it in John Eames' report, and thanks go to Steve and Robyn Higgison and Ian Bailey for organising things, and having a back up venue for lunch!
Central North Island Overnighter Run - 17-18 October 2020
What a fantastic weekend it was! We managed to pack a lot into two days, and it was great to support some of our local tourist places, including the chocolate eclairs! To find out more, read Robyn Higgison's comprehensive report, complete with photos. Many thanks also to the Eames and Illingworths for organising everything.
Wairarapa Tour - 20 September 2020
Thanks to Liz and Neil Morris for organising this very interesting history run through the Wairarapa to the Fell Museum at Featherston. A timely reminder of just how tough conditions and travel were back then, and the innovative way used to overcome a challenging landscape. Thanks to Robert Wilson for writing about the day.
Tawhiti Museum Run - 16 August 2020
After having had to postpone this outing due to Covid-19 restrictions in May, it was a perfect sunny winter's day to venture up to Hawera to see the amazing talent of Nigel Ogle at the Tawhiti Museum, and enjoy the wonderful sight of seeing both Mount Ruapehu and Mount Taranaki in a cloudless sky. Thanks to Alan and Robyn Henry for a great day, and to Liz Morris who has kindly written our report this month.
Economy Run - 19 July 2020
After many weeks not being able to meet because of Covid-19 restrictions, it was a good turn out for Robert Heath's very well planned and thought out Economy Run. A beautiful winter's day added to the occasion, plus the chance to lunch at the newly renovated Irish Bar in Feilding. Thanks to Sandy Hardy for the Trip Report.
Whitecliffs Boulders Run - 9 February 2020
Another fantastic rafting adventure with the added bonus of seeing some very unusual boulders on shore at our lunch stop. A liitle known local gem picked by Sandy Hardy, who has kindly written our report.
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