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Hibiscus Matters wishes all our readers and advertisers a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Our office at 717 Whangaparaoa Road will be closed from December 20 until January 12. Our first issue for 2011 will be published on February 2. For any urgent enquiries, please phone our head office in Warkworth on 09 425 9068. Merry Christmas.

Dacre Christmas work fell to Pete’s family, including his wife Treffery, as well as a small group of Okura locals. Members of the Yakity Yak Kayak Club and Dacre Cottage management committee also helped with food preparation as well as cooking everything on site on gas cookers. On the day of the event around 100 kayaks lined the beach at Karepiro Bay, with paddlers coming in from Arkles Bay, Long Bay and Browns Bay. Ruth Henderson had the longest journey, paddling from Kawau Island over two days. Others arrived in dingys or runabouts and one man paddled into the bay standing up on a surfboard.

from page 1 A group of 14 Orewa Girl Guides were among those that walked in via the rough track from Haighs Access Road – a walk of around an hour and a half – and trampers also walked in from Stillwater. After lunch, resting and swimming were the order of the day before lifejackets or tramping boots were donned once more and the party disbanded. Historic Dacre Cottage was built by Captain Ranulph Dacre, circa 1855. It is owned by Auckland Council and is cared for and maintained by a volunteer committee. Info: ph Pete Townend, 027 452 9255.

Trolley Derby nationals He says he hopes to start the nationals with a motorbike cavalcade, followed by people carrying US, NZ and Rotary flags. Competitors will follow these down the course on foot, together with a marching band. The event will be opened with suitable ceremony, including the playing of the national anthem. Rotarians have also changed the rules of the final to specify one trolley/one person, rather than several drivers to one trolley. Terry says this will make the event more fluid and fair. He says Rotarians plan to expand the event, which is currently held in the North Island only, throughout the country over the next few years. The Whangaparaoa race will be held on April 9, with the nationals the following day. The nationals will feature the winning teams from Whangaparaoa, the North Shore, Waitakere, East Auckland and Whangarei. The winner competes in the grand final in America. Entertainment, including stalls and Beach Balance Bike

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rides, will run both days and have a carnival atmosphere, with options such as a stage with a talent quest being considered. Organisers say that keeping supporters at the venue to cheer on their teams will be important over the full day of racing. An exhibition race involving all teams will be held during the Rugby World Cup, providing an extra bite of the cherry for sponsors. Rotary has begun looking for teams and sponsors for the 16 trolleys. The event is open to any group, aged 1014. Although teams have mainly been from schools in the past, there is increasing involvement from clubs such as Sea Scouts and Girl Guides and it is hoped that more such groups will get involved. Individuals can also form teams to take part. Funds raised at the Whangaparaoa race will go to Plunket. Info: ph Terry Clarkson, 021 918 980 or email

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Hibiscus Matters December 15  

Local Newspaper

Hibiscus Matters December 15  

Local Newspaper