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4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Mount Maunganui Base Walk 11 Digital Photo Contest winners 12 New Zealand walk: Why was Mission Station in such a remote spot? 13 Motivation: Winning decisions 14 Event: Challenge yourself in New Zealand’s fastest growing marathon 14 Working for you while you walk 16 New Zealand walk: A glimpse of paradise? 20 New Zealand walk: Improved track opens on Paritutu Rock 20 Overseas walks: Sunken garden a top short walk 22 Walking group celebrates 10 years 23 Event: Great NZ Trek stage 5 ends in a surprize 26 Overseas walks: Walking the new Danube Pathway 31 High achiever: Wake-up call for once active 36 year old 32 Walking groups encouraged to enter event 32 Health: Is hair dye making you sick? 34 Altitude training for the lads at DOC Taranaki 35 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Window on Waitakere: What is P. T. A.? 36 Event: New timing system for Moro 25th event 37 Podiatry: Cramp hurts - why? 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for July 40 New Zealand coming events 42 Overseas coming events 44 Event: Record entries at new venue 46 Nordic Walking: What is Nordic Walking? 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 K-Swiss Rotorua Ekiden 56 Mizuno Half Marathon - Taupo



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Walk talk New Sunshine Coast Great Walk

The new Cooloola Great Walk on the Sunshine Coast offers a stunning five day trek with opportunities to camp in remote areas of the Cooloola National Park. The 102km walk links the Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach via the eastern high dunes, to the upper Noosa River and Poona Lake. Designed as a five day walk, the walk also has four camping areas for overnight breaks. Walkers pass through a diverse range of scenery including tall eucalypt forest, dry coastal woodlands, heathland plains, rainforest, perched lakes, high dunes and spectacular scenic lookouts at Double Island Point Lighthouse Rainbow Beach and Carlo Sand Bow. parks/great-walks-cooloola/index.html

Ponder this Well, five months of this year gone already, but seven months of great walks still to come!

New hut for Coromandel A new DOC hut and camping facility is under construction at Crosbies Settlement on the main Coromandel range, about 12km north east of Thames. In with the new doesn’t necessarily mean out with the old, in order to compile a presentation of the history of the settlement DOC is seeking information, documents or photos that may be around in the community. ‘Quite a bit of material is held already, but there may well be new items out there that we don’t know about,’ says DOC’s Neville Ritchie. ‘In particular we want to correctly identify the photograph, which is of an old building at Concept plan for new Crosbies Hut. Crosbies.’ See top right. One school of thought is that it was the Crosbie family homestead, located around the pine shelter belts at the southern end of the settlement, while others believe it was the old woolshed, on CD Wright’s block at the northern end. Crosbies Settlement was established in 1880 and was farmed until about 1970, when the area (or most of it) became into the Coromandel Forest Park. The woolshed was later converted to a trampers hut by NZFS in the 1970’s and was blown down in the 1980’s. The new hut will sleep 10 people and is expected to be open to the public in June 2010.

Walking NZ prize winners

Funds for walking

The winners of the this month’s Walking New Zealand promotion are: Card Pedometer - Kimbley Raudon of Whakatane, and a six month subscription extension to Walking New Zealand magazine Margaret Shepherd of Hamilton.

The Auckland City Council has allocated $750,000 over the next two years to walking and cycling projects in the city centre.

Norway - more action, less exertion Norwegians are known for their love of nature and outdoor recreation. More than a third of all Norwegians feel that outdoor recreation is their most important leisure activity. But activity trends are changing towards more action – with less physical exertion. “Outdoor recreation is deeply ingrained in the Norwegian populace. In 2004, nearly a third of the population engaged in outdoor recreational activities at least twice a week,” reports Alf Odden, who has completed his doctoral dissertation entitled “Trends in Norwegian outdoor recreation”. Young people in particular are increasingly choosing high-action activities such as mountain biking, freestyle skiing, surfing and kiting. A total of 15 per cent of the population participate in such activities – comprising a larger group than those who have hunting as a hobby. Fewer people are going cross-country skiing, while more do alpine skiing. More people are swimming and taking short hikes, but fewer take long hikes or go on long fishing trips. There are fewer rowers and paddlers, and more people who drive motorboats. The clear-cut tendency is towards activities that require less physical exertion. “These changing patterns in activity are far more evident among young people than among other groups,” explains Dr Odden. “Young people are of particular interest because they give us an indication of future trends. As a rule, new trends emerge first in this group.”


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More footpaths upgraded for city Close to an extra ten kilometres of footpaths will be upgraded by Auckland City Council this financial year as a result of further efficiencies and savings. It is now anticipated 204,000 square metres of footpath will be completed. That’s an extra 19,000 sq m, or 9.5 kilometres of additional footpaths.

5000 walks in United Kindom Earlier this year an English website had reached a huge milestone by ticking over the 5000 walk mark. They were determined to reach 5000 before this year’s Outdoors Show. 5000 is a fantastic collection of walks and a total they could barely have imagined when they star ted the website ten years ago. In March they celebrated their tenth anniversar y, which means they have been adding walks at a breathtaking 500 a year, or nearly ten a week.

Great South West Walk in Victoria to get upgrade The Great South West Walk and its amenities in Victoria, Australia, will be upgraded with a $320,000 contribution from Government in a bid to generate more eco-tourism in the south west region. Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan said the 250 kilometres of walking track would undergo a $737,000 makeover that would see both the track and its visitor amenities upgraded. ”The Great South West Walk upgrade will provide a boost to tourism associated with the Great Ocean Road and further promote health and wellbeing among visitors and residents alike,” Ms Allan said. ”This project will improve popular short walks around Cape Bridgewater, Cape Nelson and Cape Sir William Grant, and it will upgrade the Mallee camp site and the track from Fitzroy Camp to Cut-out Camp. ”The south west is one of the state’s truly iconic tourist destinations and this upgrade will ensure visitors continue to flock to the region to enjoy its natural beauty.” The upgrade will include: improved track access; refurbished tracks; new shelters for protection from inclement weather; and improved visitor amenities, including new tables and fireplaces. ”This project is fuelled by the community’s pride in its natural wonders and wanting to ensure it has the right facilities to share this wonder with other Victorian, Australian and international visitors all year round.

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Walk talk Kiwi return to Flora Stream

Nominations for Golden Foot Awards

The call of the kiwi can again be heard in Kahurangi National Park’s Flora Stream area. In “a dream come true” for the Friends of Flora (FoF) community conservation group, 12 great spotted kiwi/roroa were released into the Flora area in May, returning the species to this part of the park. With support from the Department of Conservation, the group moved the kiwi, seven males and five females, from Kahurangi National Park’s Clar k River area and released them into burrows in their new home. FoF chairperson, Maryann Ewers said it was a special day for the Friends of Flora in returning kiwi to their Flora project area where the group has trapped predators for more than nine years to protect and enhance the native wildlife and vegetation. “To have this iconic bird – the great spotted kiwi – back in the Flora after decades of silence has been a 10-year dream and three years of hard work for our FoF volunteers to prepare for it. We welcome the kiwi – long may they breed in safety in the Flora!”

Reward those who are supporting walking! Nominate them for the Golden Foot Awards 2010, New Zealand’s walking awards.The awards will recognise innovation in infrastructure, projects and programmes that help walkers walk. They are organised by Living Streets Aotearoa, an organisation promoting everyday walking and walking-friendly communities. There are four catagories, The New Zealand Best Practice Walking Facility, Top Commitment to Walking by a New Zealand Organisation, Best New Zealand Walking Promotion and Best New Zealand Small Walking Project. Nominations close 30th June 2010, so be quick and nominate you favourite projects of the last 12 months. Details can be found at or email, post to PO Box 25424 Wellington 6146 or ring 04 385 8280.

Recently there was an activation and rescue when a person had to use his personal locator beacon in the Otehake River, Arthurs Pass, National Park. He was carrying a McMurdo Fast Find GPS model PLB. The incident happened in the riverbed where a tramping companion fell concussing himself, breaking his arm in several places and severely bruising many ribs. It took approximately two hours for the rescue helicopter to pick him up (due to two other incidents needing the helicopter with in a few minutes of the activation). He thoroughly recommends carrying a beacon to all people who are going into the back country. The initial purchase cost is very minimal when a friends life is involved.

Importance of personal locator beacon

Guided walks in 23rd Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival The 23rd annual Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival will open its garden gates for a 10-day Festival of private and public gardens, jazz and wine parties, guided walks and celebrated guest speakers from October 29 to November 7 this year. As one of the longest running garden festivals in New Zealand, Festival organisers are expecting to confirm that 50 high quality private and public gardens, including nine new gardens, will be open to visitors when the Festival is officially launched on July 8. “Gardens and their gardeners are ever- changing, which makes the Festival a fresh experience every year,” says Ms. Ekdahl. “What we aim for each year is to give visitors a diverse range of high quality gardens that are among the best in the country. Visitors can enjoy strolling through large park-like country gardens, geometric gardens, intimate inner city potager gardens, sub-tropical or rainforest gardens – we even have an authentic Japanese tea house garden!” Called the New Zealand Garden Experience, final details of gardens, guided walks, events and guest speakers will be revealed when the Festival is launched by “bug man” Rudd Kleinpaste in New Plymouth on July 8. Also under wraps is this year’s landscape design project. For the last five years, Festival organisers have invited leading national and international landscape designers to create a unique garden just for the Festival. Entries have included a whale bone sculpture garden on the New Plymouth coastal walkway and even a multi-media virtual garden. “Each year we try to inspire and challenge visitors with the landscape design project – and this year will be no different as we are undertaking a type of garden that has virtually never been seen before in New Zealand,” reveals Ms. Ekdahl. Last year’s Festival attracted thousand visitors from right around the country, who attended over 59,00 garden visits.

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My favourite walk

Mt Maunganui from the beach.

Mount Maunganui he Mt Maunganui Base Walking track in Mt Mauao Reserve is one of the most popular attractions around the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty area. About 3.5km in circumference, the track is on a light gravel surface and suitable for most fitness levels, taking about 45 minutes to an hour to walk. It offers superb scenery, from the inner harbour and busy port, the main harbour entrance, through to the ocean and main beach under the shade of the ancient pohutukawa’s (New Zealand’s Christmas tree). Being a circular walk you could start at the Pilot Bay inner harbour side, or from the boardwalk on the ocean side. There are sea views on your right or your left, no matter which way you start. Starting from Pilot Bay Road you will find car parks and also toilet facilities. Views of ships in the port of Tauranga, and in the distance the city CBD is worth stopping to view. Continuing on it is not long before you come to a push gate. On your right over the fence there are sheep grazing in the paddocks and the gate keeps sheep from wandering off the Mount. The Mount is also home to a variety of native birds and the conical dormant volcano is coated with a mix of bush and grazing sheep. The track wanders down to a beach where you might see and hear the sounds of a container ship or fishing boat entering the harbour. The ships are so close here to the land entering the inner harbour. The beach here is not a safe to swim when tides are on the move, but there is a seat to relax and enjoy the scenery or harbour shipping. Continuing around the mount the forests on Matakana Island come into view. Matakana Island a long flat island mostly covered with pine forest, is one of New Zea-



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A beach along the coastal walk.

The entrance to the harbour can be very busy at times.

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land’s best beach breaks for surfing. Matakana Island is 20 kilometres in length but rarely more than three kilometres wide. The island protects the entrance to Tauranga harbour and stretches from Athenree to Mount Maunganui. The track winds its way up through trees with views of the waves breaking on the rocks below. You might see folk fishing for tonight’s dinner from the rocks below. The track continues up and down with views out into the Bay of Plenty and it is not long before the island of Moturiki comes into view. Moturiki is a tiny island joined to the shore by a man made walkway. You pass through another gate and the track now turns south with views of the shops, cafes and apartment towers on Marine Parade. You can continue on a boardwalk to the beach area along Marine Parade or continue into the motor camp area to Adams Ave. A short walk along Adams Avenue and you are back at the start. In ideal weather conditions and on weekends the track is very busy with walkers, families and joggers. If you feel a bit more adventurous you can also hike to the summit, some 232 metres, which while only two kms, is for those with an average or more fitness level. The view at the top is superb, offering awesome scenes of surrounding islands and the Mount beaches and harbour. Allow one and a half hours return. Each year there is a race called New Year's King and Queen of the Mountain where competitors race up and down the Mount. The record so far is 19 minutes.

History It has great historical significance in that it was a logical pa site, its natural advantages compounded by a narrow pass which served as the summit's only means of access and which could be held by a mere handful of defenders. In the 1700s a series of minor incidents

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The start of the walk from Mt Maunganui Beach.

led a party of Ngaiterangi to attack the pa. Daring strategy was called for and the Ngaiterangi proved equal to the task. They divided into three parties; the first feigned friendship and was admitted by night in to the pa and held the attention of its inhabitants

while the second party disabled canoes moored on the beach below. In the meantime the main body arrived by canoe to launch an attack on the narrow pass at the same moment as the party inside the pa began to set fire to its raupo buildings. Of

those defenders who managed to escape, many were to drown as the disabled canoes sank under their weight. The victory was overwhelming and the Ngaiterangi were able to conquer the rest of the district.

Fact file Mt Maunganui Base Track is a circular track around the base of Mt Maunganui Distance: 3.5km Time: 45 minutes to one hour Easy walk on light gravel track Mobile phone coverage: OK No dogs allowed Toilets at start and finish Carparks in Pilot Street.

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Digital Photo Contest monthly winners These are the winners of this month’s photos in our Digital Photo Contest. Congratulations to the following who each receive a six month subscription, or six month subscription extension t o Wa l k i n g N e w Z e a l a n d magazine. Entrants whose photo is chosen for a cover receive a 12 month subscription. Above right: Some of the Auckland based “Friends on Foot” enjoying a beautiful summery March above Owhanake Bay on Waiheke Island. Photo by Beverley Davidson of Wellsford. Right: Exploring the narrow alleyways leading to the old port on the island of Santorini. Photo by Robyne McKeague.

We are looking for the best digital photos each month depicting walking. Now the time to get your digital camera out or look through your digital images and enter the

Walking New Zealand Digital Photo Contest The image could be a scenic scene, a walk on the beach with the dog, a bush walk, a street walk or anything walking that takes your fancy. The rules are simply: there must be a person or persons walking in the picture either front, side or back on, and can be in the distance. We require an emailed image in high resolution mode, in jpeg format as an attachment, and NOT embedded in Word or in the email, etc. In the subject line type “Walking New Zealand Photo Contest” and the email must include the NAME, ADDRESS and phone number of the person who took the photo and a small caption.

Above: Isabel and her dad Alan descending from Mt Pureora, one of the DOC mountain climbs they enjoyed) at the end of a two week holiday. Photo by Christine Mans.

In this contest only ONE emailed photo accepted per month. Entry in the contest automatically allows us to print the image. The person who has their photo published will receive a six month subscription or a renewal to Walking New Zealand magazine of six months. If a picture is chosen for the cover page the person will receive a 12 month subscription or renewal.

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Why was Mission station in such a remote spot Site of the Wesleyan Mission Station.

By Ian Gregory n observant traveller on State High way 3, just South of Te Kuiti, may have noticed a large cross erected high on a hill overlooking Eight Mile Junction, and not realised that there was once a Wesleyan Mission Station up there. Or perhaps did know of it and wondered how or why this remote spot, miles from anywhere and in the middle of dense bush, came to be chosen at the very beginning of the European settlement of New Zealand. For Taranaki motorists PioPio is an essential pit stop a couple of hour’s drive north of New Plymouth. There are picnic tables, clean toilets and kid’s swings etc, on a small and well kept park at the northern edge of the village.


An information board points out various features of the area, and it was there that I learned the story of the cross on the hill, and determined to pay it a visit. In1840 the twenty four year old Reverend Frederick Miller and his young wife were sent out to New Zealand from England to establish a mission and bring Christianity to the natives. They established themselves at the Wakatumutumu Pa and set about building a Chapel on a small flat area half way up the hill. After eight hard and lonely years in primitive conditions Miller died and his wife moved away. Today, the area can be reached from a side

The swingbridge over the Mangapehi Stream.

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road only 500 metres south of Eight Mile Junction. A stile crosses the roadside fence and a few metres further on is an information board. It’s well worth stopping for a read before crossing over the nearby Mangapehi Stream on a swing bridge and heading up the hill, first through a small patch of native bush, then through farmland sporting a good crop of thistles. The site of the original Chapel is marked by an attractive wrought iron cross mounted on a concrete plinth erected there in 1959. It carries a description that says in part, “Here, at this lonely place, this Godly man with his brave wife led a ferocious primitive race from heathen darkness to the light of Christian civilisation. Servant of God, well done”. A little further on, after crossing a fence, there is a steepish little scramble up a rock escarpment onto the crest of the hill, where stands the cross that can be seen from the highway. It’s a little the worse for wear these days but there’s a lovely view across farmland to Eight Mile Junction and the valley beyond which the good Reverend and his wife would never have, in their wildest dreams imagined, any more than we could comprehend what it was like in their time, and the incredible hardship they must have endured in the name of their calling.


Winning decisions By Megan Blatchford-Peck from making this decision? How your decision fits into the bigger picture of your life and what you value as important? When do ur lives are shaped by the decisions you need to make your decision? What are we make: some big; some small; the consequences of not making a decision? some made consciously; and others Step 3 – Consider your options


not at all! Shall I eat a burger for dinner today or should I try the healthy chicken salad? Can I really afford to buy the gym membership or should I just keep walking over the winter. Your life today reflects the choices that you have, or haven’t made. Our decision making often requires balancing the outcomes of instant fun and fulfillment with the long term consequences. Sure the burger and gym membership might bring us the most pleasure, but they also generate extra kilos or stretch the budget … but then, enjoyment, fun and being mentally stimulated in new way are important aspects of our lives … help, how do we decide? How we make decisions is often determined by factors, such as our past conditioning and self image. If your parents “decided” rather than “guided”, you may not be confident or you may need the approval of others before making decisions, or maybe you just don’t make any! Presented with a “need to make” major life changing decisions such as: · Leaving a secure well paid job to study for a degree; · Becoming intimately involved with a work colleague; or · Committing to treatment for a serious medical condition, … Can challenge even the most seasoned decision maker. Although these decisions offer positively life changing rewards, they constitute high risks and often irreversible circumstances. If you need to make a major decision or want to make bold proactive choices to shape your life, following are six steps to help make decisions you won’t regret.

Brainstorm your options. Can you make smaller or progressive decisions? Have you made assumptions or created unnecessary barriers, which make your decision more difficult than it needs to be? Place yourself in the “shoes” of a person that you admire and imagine what they would do.

Step 4 – Analyse and Incubate Evaluate the key options. What are the positive and negative consequences for each? Project ahead in your mind and visualise possible outcomes. Who will be impacted by your decision? What strategies or approaches could you employ to help?

Step 5 – Make the decision What is your intuition or gut feeling? If you don’t know and time permits, focus on this question for a few days until you feel that you connect with the right answer - What decision should I make that will produce the best outcome? You subconscious mind will search for answers. Tune into feelings, signs and clues. And, if you don’t have clarity, does it matter what option you choose? This is often a sign that all or either option will work out. Maybe it’s as simple as tossing a coin!

Step 6 – Don’t look back No major decision is going to be made without doubts and fears. Back your decision with confidence, belief, resources and support. Design action steps, keep visualising and crank up the supportive self talk. And remember, there no such thing as a wrong decision, you are making the best choice based on what you know and feel at a point in time.

TAKE ACTION – make a bold exciting decision If you keep doing something the same way, expect the same results. · Identify one area of your life to change or shake up? Maybe -fitness, health, career, finance, home, relationships, personal development or lifestyle. · Over the next 24 hours, consider one big, bold, decision that you could make to bring about positive change. Use your imagination, think outside the square. · Once you have determined this wonderful (may be slightly extreme) idea …. Get ready, commit and make it happen.

· Megan works as a motivational Coach, visit her websites, Performance Coaching www.mind & Weight Loss Coaching www.mind for more info.

Step 1 – Clarity Write down the decision you want to make. Use words that clearly resonate and describe the situation. This transfers the decision from your mind and helps you to focus more clearly.

Step 2 – Motivation Consider: What you have to gain or lose

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Challenge yourself in New Zealand’s fastest growing marathon ooking for a fitness goal this winter? Then get running or walking and join 5000 others for the 25th anniversary of Wellington’s Shoe Clinic Harbour Capital Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and Kids’ Magic Mile. Established in 1986 by the Wellington Marathon Clinic, the Shoe Clinic Harbour Capital Marathon has been Wellington’s major mid-winter event for more than two decades. In recent years it has become New Zealand’s fastest growing marathon event. Since shifting the race base six years ago to Westpac Stadium and establishing a safer and more scenic waterfront course, the Shoe Clinic Harbour Capital Marathon has grown by more than 100 percent. In 2009 a 4701 runners and walkers from eight countries took up the challenge, and race director Sally Anderson says, “With this year’s 25th anniversary we’re hoping to surpass 5000 entries for the first time.” Anderson says the success behind the annual event is simple. Along with the scenic and achievable course, they cater for people of all age and ability. As well as the classic 42.2k marathon, the event also includes a half marathon (21.1k) a 10K fun run/walk and the Classic Hits Kids Magic Mile. “The Wellington Marathon Clinic organises this event to promote fitness and running and walking,” says Anderson. “But people come from different fitness backgrounds and have different goals, so we provide something for everyone. Not everyone has the time or inclination to train for a marathon, but most people can achieve a half marathon or a 10k if they want to challenge themselves.” Last year the Classic Hits Kids’ Magic Mile saw more than 300 kids aged three to 12 taking up a safe and achievable challenge. “We think this will be even bigger this year,” says Anderson. “It’s a chance for families to set fitness



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goals together. It’s a fun, safe and achievable concept. Parents are welcome to accompany their children if they wish, and every Kids’ Magic Mile finisher will receive a medal.” “To some extent you might say we’re future-proofing our event,” laughs Anderson. “The Kids’ Magic Mile gives kids a taste for challenging themselves, and exposes them to the atmosphere and buzz that surrounds big events. So hopefully as they get older they keep coming back.” This year every finisher will receive a 25th anniversary commemorative medal. Other highlights include team sections in the Half Marathon and 10k distances. Categories include Open Teams, Women’s Teams, Corporate Teams, School Teams, and Walking Teams. “It’s a chance for people to do something fun with their colleagues, friends and family,” says Anderson. The 2010 Shoe Clinic Harbour Capital Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and Kid’s Magic Mile is down for Sunday June 27. This year the half marathon option also doubles as the Wellington Championship, but Anderson stresses that first and foremost the day is all about ordinary people setting personal goals. Entries are now open, and every entrant goes into a prize draw for a trip to the 2010 London Marathon. You pick up an entry form at Shoe Clinic stores nationwide, or enter online at

Working By Barbara Morris ore than 300,000 New Zealanders do it. But just over four per cent are members of the organisation that works to make sure that they can keep doing it! If you’re one of the nine in ten walkers who enjoy walking in national and forest parks and in conservation parks and reserves but who don’t belong to the group that helps make sure they stay protected for all to enjoy, you might want to find out a little more about Federated Mountain Clubs. Federated Mountain Clubs is New Zealand’s national tramping and climbing organisation. And Federated Mountain Clubs has been working for over 80 years on behalf of those who enjoy the outdoors. With over 13,000 members, the Federation works to: · promote free public access to and wise management of publicly owned land · protect the natural landscapes and environment · establish tracks and huts · build constructive relationships with government agencies, particularly when balancing competing interests such as tourism and other forms of recreation · promote understanding and positive attitudes towards the outdoors. The catalyst for the Federation’s establishment back in 1931 was the possibility that Mount Cook and its surrounding land could be handed over to private management. Fortunately, the Federation was a successful lobbyist against this threat to free public access and since that time the organisation has become a well-recognised force in its efforts to develop and expand recreational opportunities for all. Many of the issues which the Federation has dealt with over the years have not been of a spectacular headline-grabbing nature. But there are some issues which did make national news. Many readers will recall the fight to save Lake Manapouri all those years ago. Federated Mountain Clubs was a major player in organising the strong national opposition to the destruction of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes. The Federation was instrumental in opening up the Milford Track to freedom walkers so the track could be walked by all, not just those who could afford the fees charged by


for you while you walk The Federation’s longstanding interest in ing outdoor education as part of their curricuthe then Tourist Department. The creation of one of our best-known national parks, Mount ensuring free public access to conservation lum are joining in increasing numbers as they Aspiring, was another successful notch on the lands used for recreation is reflected in its rep- see the need for a strong voice to protect land resentation on the New Zealand Conserva- used for recreation. Federation’s belt. Today, Federated Mountain Clubs is still More recently, Great Walk hut fees for tion Authority, and its close involvement with involved with headline campaigns. It is a youngsters have been reduced to zero, directly as a result of repre- New Zealand’s unique walking track and hut sys- leader in the public opposition to the tem did not just happen. But do you know any- proposal to allow the mining industry sentations by the Federation that thing about the organisation that represents you into our national parks and other conit believed the high fees were cre– whether you belong to it or not – to make sure servations lands; it strongly opposes the ating difficulties for some New our walking places are accessible for all? plan to dam the West Coast’s Mohikinui Zealand families to enjoy these the recently established Walking Access Com- River, thus destroying some 330 hectares of showcase tracks. rain forest and creating one of the greatest A positive relationship with the Depart- mission. ment of Conservation is fostered, with occaTramping and climbing clubs are the back- inundations of conservation land for a hydro sional areas of disagreement, but consultation bone of the Federation, with eighty affiliated scheme that New Zealand has ever seen. Federated Mountain Clubs hopes that this and negotiation is regarded as the cornerstone clubs, each club member enjoying the many of constructive and functional dealings with benefits of having a recognised national or- generation and future generations of walkers and trampers will recognise the importance of ganisation looking after their interests. the Department. Individual supporter membership is avail- its work, and appreciate that much of New Similarly, collaborative relationships have been established with many non-government able to those who choose not to belong to a Zealand’s unique walking track and hut sysorganisations with interests in outdoor recrea- club, but who want to support the organisa- tem did not just happen. It has evolved over tion and conservation – the Royal Forest & tion’s philosophy and mandate as a leading many years through the foresight, dedication Bird Society, Fish & Game, Mountain Bike voice in protecting and expanding New Zea- and commitment by Federated Mountain Clubs – with the backing of its walking, trampNew Zealand, the New Zealand Mountain land’s outdoor recreation lands. Secondary schools and polytechnics offer- ing and climbing members all over NZ. Safety Council, to name a few.

DO YOU ENJOY WALKING AND TRAMPING? Or just love being out there in the hills? Now is the time to think about what is happening in our wilderness areas – threats to our national parks from mining, damming of wild rivers, roads through pristine rain forest and inappropriate tourism developments.

Federated Mountain Clubs is out there with you... Working to make sure our wilderness is protected for all to enjoy.

We can’t do this alone. We need your support now! Join us today so that walkers of the future will see and enjoy the hills, mountains, and rivers as you do now.

Go to or write to PO Box 1604, Wellington for more details.

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A glimpse of paradise? Dianne Mckinnon inding this short gem of a walk at Tuateawa on the Coromandel could be difficult; knowing about it, unusual. So now the word can spread. There are two ways of approaching Tuateawa; via the winding, narrow, gravel road through Kennedy Bay from Coromandel, or up the western seaboard through Colville and around via Waikawau. Either way is a delight and a round trip an excellent option. For holiday makers in the area, this short walk can be the basis for a family picnic day, taking advantage of the multitude of little bays and other short walks abounding en route. Three quarters of an hour from Coromandel via Kennedy Bay, follow the road through Tuateawa then turn right into Waihirere Drive. No sign will let you know there‘s a walk down here, but within 700 metres you‘ll see the Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) blue Walkway sign on your right. Continue past it 100 metres to a turning bay at the roadend, return to the sign and park on the roadside.


Above: The start of the Tuateawa Walkway. Below: Tuateawa - Pristine and perfect, a place to unwind.

Vibrant tui song greeted us on our arrival and the fresh smell of teatree was pure delight after the dusty road journey in. Well- formed gravel steps lead down from the walkway sign, soon becoming a gently descending pathway luring towards a background sound of distant water; of waves slapping on rocks some distance below. Seawater smells overpower those of the bush, in spite of its close proximity. Nikau, puriri and pohutukawa provide a green screen revealing intermittent glimpses of sparkling water dancing 200 metres or so away to your right. More steps, five minutes more of path and then a road appears.

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There‘s a newly formed subdivision through this bushland, this TCDC Reserve, a contribution from the landowner, a gesture to retain the integrity of the uniqueness of this special place. Fortunately the walkway doesn‘t end here but continues through a concrete tunnel under the road towards a grand stand of tall Nikau Palms. From the lofty branches of ancient Puriri and Pohutukawa the call of resident tuis cascades a welcome to their paradise. For paradise it seems as we soon emerge from the tree-lined track onto a grand expanse of smooth-stoned beach. Grey pebbles form an arc of beach allowing exploration in both

directions, with opportunity also for a refreshing dip between rocky formations where gentle waves break and fall. So be prepared if you take this walk. Bring your lunch, your togs and a bucket of time to enjoy the freedom of this stony bay. The bushwalk takes just 20minutes either way but this is so much more than just a walk. Although some may ponder the justification of the dollars spent in instigating and maintaining a short walk in such a remote spot, I could feel only gratitude for it‘s existence and my knowledge of it. A silent thankyou was given also for the continuing combination of pest control within

Above: Stunning views abound.

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Above: The quirky Coromandel --a young pohutukawa sprouts horizontally. Above: A well-formed path leads down to the sea. Below: Setting out on the walkway.

this whole area, this Kennedy Bay Conservation Block, where caring for our native bird life is bringing hope that future generations will continue to enjoy the tui‘s glorious call, fantail flirtations, and a kiwi recovery worthy of the human sacrifice being asked for. Not too much of a sacrifice. I am sure, to obey the signs within this designated Kiwi Zone, which ask for dogs to be kept on a leash. I can‘t help but ponder why you would even consider bringing a dog into a Kiwi Zone! Enjoy the walk. We did.


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A gnarly ancient pohutukawa reigns supreme.

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ne of Mt Gambier’s top tourist attractions is a walk through a park, down and around a hole in the ground, called a sinkhole. The Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as the Sunken Garden, in South Australia is to experience one of the most stunningly beautiful marriages of man and nature. The sinkhole is no ordinary hole in the ground. It is a natural wonder in its own right, forged from millennia of acidic ground-water eroding the porous Gambier limestone. This was once a cave for med ■ through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor of the cave forms the perfect environment for the sunken garden. An Australian icon of the most bazaar type, the sinkhole was established as a recreational garden for the people of Mount Gambier and visitors to the region to enjoy. In 1869 James Umpherston purchased 250 acres at Beswicks Farm, near Mt Gambier. It included the cave, which bears the Umpherston name. Umpherston Cave, just east of the city on the Princes Highway, is named after James Umpherston, who arrived in 1860, and was a foundation member of the Show Society and lived on a property nearby. An interesting display on the steps leading into the cave explains its colourful history, and a Mack logging truck and an old bull-dozer are among logging displays in the beautiful gardens surrounding it. When James Umpherston first purchased the caves, it was described as an eyesore. He turned it into a tourist attraction, with ferns, shrubs and trees. A broad footpath was cut from the highest point to the bottom of the cave and a wooden staircase erected where previously there had been a dangerous descent. A 1/3rd of the bottom of the cave was covered with water and a boat let visitors and friends view the grandeur of the cave. On a

O Paritutu Rock from the Coastal Walkway.

Improved track opens on Paritutu Rock aritutu Rock, a well known landmark in New Plymouth has reopened to the public after an extensive upgrade of the walking track. On 9 March work began on improving the first section of the route by installing an extensive series of stairways to bring the track


Above: A walker on her way up the rock.

up to the National Walking Standard’s ‘dayvisitor standard’. The steps conform to a gradient requirement and have a handrail to assist users on the ascent and descent. “The stairs lead to a viewing spot half-way up the rock, from where the route to the summit remains as a climbing track for those who are adventurous enough to enjoy a bit of rock climbing,” says Manager Parks Mark Bruhn. “These stairs, while steep, make it much easier for able-bodied people to get half-way up Paritutu and see the view across the district.” More work is planned for the viewing area, with a barrier to be installed. However the wire handrail on the top section of the track has been improved, and new barriers are in place on the summit. “It’s now very easy for people to see whether or not they should continue up Paritutu from the viewing spot, depending on their skill levels and fitness,” says Mr Bruhn. Paritutu and the Sugar Loaf Islands are the eroded remnants of an ancient volcano, dated to approximately 1.75 million years ago. The view from half way up the rock looking towards the New Plymouth CBD.


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Above: Hanging vines hide the caverns beneath of limestone and water.

small island in the lake, at the bottom of the cave, a Robinson Crusoe type hut was erected to create a fairyland scene. Wooden steps now hidden behind cascading vines take you down into the centre of the sinkhole and its picturesque garden full of hydrangeas. The city of Mount Gambier obtained the site in 1994. The site was identified as an im-

Umpherston cave is a sinkhole. A sinkhole is formed as water seeps into the underground limestone and gradually errodes softer limestone to form a cave. As the cave develops the top collapses to form a sinkhole. Modern History

portant heritage feature and listed on the Register of State Heritage Places in October 1995. The water features and the enormous cascading vines conceal the caverns beneath where water over time has etched patterns into the limestone. The geological processes that have created the sinkholes in the region inspired the sculpture at Umpherston. At the bottom is a large undercover shelter with group settings for up to fifty people.

A free barbecue is provided. It is free to look around, but to experience the real charm of this sunken treasure you will have to wait until night falls. At this time about 40 brush tail semi-tame possums venture out to feed. Tourists are able to go down and feed them any night of the week. Below left: At the bottom of the garden is a sheltered area for picnics with a barbecue. Below right: Looking down on the garden floor of flowering hydrangea beds.

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Autumn leaves beside the Ohinemuri River.

Walkers beside the Mill Stream.

Walking group celebrates 10 years By Helen Wilson his year marks the tenth anniversary of the Waihi District Walkways Inc. Ten years ago a small group of individuals, who enjoyed the outdoors, had a vision of being able to walk around Waihi on public land and enjoy the town’s unique gold mining history and spectacular landscape. After lots of hard work by volunteers, clearing tracks, cleaning out streams, building bridges, planting native trees and consultation with Hauraki District Council, local Iwi, Department of Conservation, Environment Waikato and Newmont Waihi Gold the committee celebrated its tenth year by inviting people along to enjoy what Waihi has to offer. About 80 walkers and a few dogs turned out on an overcast May day to learn about the history of old gold mining days and take in the sights of Waihi from a new angle. The walk, from the netball courts in Kenny Street, Waihi to Coffey’s Creek across the other side of town takes about 30 minutes. It is an


Below: Two walkers enjoy the rural views.

Above: Lots of families joined in the celebration walk.

easy flat walk over grassy tracks alongside Mill Stream, through a bamboo grove, over a bridge to the Ohinemuri River. The grass gives way to paved footpaths around Lake Gilmour, then under Coronation Bridge on SH 2 and back on to a grassy track alongside the Ohinemuri River to Coffey’s Creek, a favourite swimming hole for locals. At this time of year the deciduous trees were showing their autumn colours adding to the beauty of the area. The work is ongoing for the Waihi Walkways committee as they have their sights set on extending the walking tracks further afield. They are to be congratulated for their achievement so far in such a short time. For more infor mation g o on their website


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Great NZ Trek stage 5 ends in a surprize S By Frances Harrison

tage five of this epic journey to Bluff, began this year at Oparau, east on the road to Kawhia and ended with a wed-

ding. One hundred and eleven trekkers from as far as Gore, Kaitaia and Australia, gathered to begin this fifth stage, with Taumarunui some 165km away, as our destination. Eight core support people had worked tirelessly since Stage four to plan, organize and set this year’s trek on its way. With a volunteer crew of seventy-two, the logistical planning for such an event is simply mind-boggling. As in the past, age was no barrier. Steve Old’s youngest daughter, Masy, at just four months, joined us in her buggy. Asha at 14 months toddled beside dad in an oversize crew fluro jacket and the youngest horse riders at 14 years were all part of the trek family. Profound deafness did not even prove a problem for one walker, or anyone’s dismal knowledge of sign language in which to talk with him. Laughter, smiles and the universal ‘thumbs up’ conveyed everything. This year, the red-ribboned route led us away from the coast, heading steadily south. Views of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, sat on the skyline, drawing us on. As we got nearer to Taumarunui, it was the square topped Hikurangi that captured our thoughts, for it was beneath this dominating landmark that the last campsite was to be situated. It was also to

Frances piggy-backing Mary over a creek.

A happy group on day 7 in the Museum in the old cottage.

be the dramatic backdrop for George and Tania’s wedding where they exchanged vows at the conclusion of the week. The terrain we walked was as varied as usual; from gravel roads, rutted logging tracks, grassy stock races, pine forest access routes to bush tracks bright with crimson rata flowers. Quiet rippling streams meant wet feet crossings, while the early morning mist rising curled like smoke from the damp bush. We passed through Aria, a once bustling rural town now in sad decline, while Piopio was revitalizing itself with large bold artistic works, promoting its pastoral way of life. The bright yellow smiley face painted on the Okahukura bridge, caused most of us to pause in our stride and read the words underneath: ‘Don’t worry, be happy!’

And we were happy, as the weather remained fine and warm. Rest day in Piopio gave the locals a day to remember. The few shops stayed open to cater for the large influx of restless trekkers. The single café did a roaring trade and the museum was appreciated by many. Sir Cohn Meads entertained us after dinner with his thoughts on current day rugby and the Cosmopolitan Club hired a DJ who kept feet dancing till the small hours. For many the highlight of the day was the annual Trekkers Cricket Tournament, with gear borrowed from tile college. The winning team is still in dispute! The kids are still looking in the creek for the lost balls! We have noticed a change in the temperatures as we move south. The days are slightly

Looking back where we had come from. Camp was on flat area in middle of photo.

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Great NZ Trek stage 5 ends in a surprize A ribbon on a tree is the way to go. Last view of the Kawhia Inlet.

Once at the destination, the marquee is positioned first, then the catering tent is sited and the first up. (Ivan and his hard-working team from Waitomo Caterers have a tight time schedule to the get the evening meal prepared and cooked by 6:30pm.) Only then can the marquee, massage tent and VIP tents be erected. We give little thought into the huge efforts that go into setting up each night’s campsite because after four or six hours’ walking we arrive into camp, it’s all set up for us. Our only worries are where should we erect our tents and how long is the queue for the hot showers? We were well and truly looked after. Simon The rain eases but all is wet! The hire tents in their wet state. and Alison, the medics patched and bandaged. Gary kept the toilets sweet with blue flushing cooler and the nights definitely so. However ribbons, each at our own pace, secure in the water. Norm the sparkie was at hand to fix the King Country was not going to let us off knowledge that a support vehicle of some type any power problems. Greg came equipped lightly. A frost of-3 degrees greeted us on the is not far away if help is required. with a trailer load of diesel fix-it gear and Ivan morning of day five. Packing up frozen tents But some thought must be given to moun- cooked up a storm each night. Hot showers, did give us thoughts as to what will the South tainous work that goes on behind the scenes Island throw at us! Warmer long johns and as we walk out of camp each day. The chairs One of six trays of meat ready to be cooked. hotties are on most peoples’ lists. and tables must be stacked in the big gear A trekker’s day begins early. By 6:30am truck. The huge marquee lowered, folded and most people are awake and struggling into their also stowed in the truck. The cook’s tent needs clothes. Fueled by steaming hot porridge, to packed. the toilet and shower trucks need crispy toast or savoury bacon, a fortifying to be secured before the entire convoy can delunch is then made. Next tents are packed, gear part. stowed in the allotted horse truck and then While we amble along overland admiring we eagerly wait for the ‘Check-out’ people to the views, our only worry as to where should let us go. we stop for lunch, the heavy vehicles rumble Once they have recorded our ID numbers, like an advancing army towards the next campwe begin the day’s route, following the red trail site. Passing through Aria with a poulation of 358 on day 5.


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Striding along one of the country roads.

Waiting to set off on day 6.

the Anu massage team, a mobile coffee van, a well stocked bar wagon, and the humble hot water urns, were all utilized to the max! This is an amazing concept that Steve Old has come up with; to trek the length of New Zealand in supported luxury, in yearly stages until we reach Bluff. Beginning in 2006, we are now over halfway down the North Island. Trek survivor tee shirts were awarded to walkers, who have completed each stage since the trek’s beginning.

Tina and George ended the week with a wedding.

Walkers, horse-riders and mountain bikers are blended with one common goal: to support Steve in fulfilling this dream. Now as a Charitable Trust, the trek’s main aim is still to raise money and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis. This year the $7200 proceeds from the lively auction, and all trek profits, will go to the Malaghan Institute, a research facility at Victoria University. Now the guessing game has begun. Next year we leave Taumarunui and head for

Taihape or Raetihi or maybe Wanganui? Wherever the route takes us, you can bet an enthusiastic band of trekkers will be registering again in February to go. Of course some fitness is essential but so is a sense of fun and adventure. If you are ready for an escape from the routine humdrum of life, then do give some serious thought about coming with us. Check out the website: www.g reatnewzealand for more information.

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Overseas walks From July this year the Danube Path in Austria will open for walkers between Passau and Grein, not far from the capital, Vienna. reviously the domain of bikers who have enjoyed a superb bike path along the valley of the Danube River for years, walkers will now have 450 kms of pathway exclusively for their use to explore the gentle hills, forests, pretty villages, meadows, vineyards, fortresses and castles all with recurring views of the By Jill Danube River. The two main Grant Jill is an stages are from Auckland Passau to Linz based journalist and and Linz to photographer Grein. In addition there are plenty of other circuit routes to explore further into the surrounding countryside with 125 locations to stop and stay at on the routes. One of the prettiest stages is the stretch between the modern provincial capital of Linz and the historic town of Grein along the Danube Valley. An eight day walk involves an average of some 20 kms a day of easy walking usually up to 100 metres in altitude. However the first days’ walk to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is 32 kms. At the halfway point at St Florian, you climb up to one of Austria’s largest Baroque abbeys. You can take a guided tour five times daily and see the splendid interior plus the ancient library. The St Florian Boys Choir was founded almost a thousand years ago and is an integral part of the town and abbey. After a nice break here it’s easy walking through a rolling landscape with views of the monastery and river. Set your sights on the landmark 15th century bell tower in the centre of Enns which comes closer in to view as you arrive in this historic town. The highlight of the next day’s walk is quite different from the previous being more recent history in the form of the Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen where 122,000 people died. The grimness of the place overshadows the attractiveness of the Medieval village of the same name so you may just want to visit the memorial and continue walking in the lovely forest area that leads away from



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Walking the new Mauthausen’s image of death and suffering. Pass through some typical small Austrian villages surrounded by neat cultivated fields to reach the small town of Perg with its 17th century church, Kalvarienbergkirche in the centre. Entering the romantic Strudengau region the landscape changes, becoming hillier with gorges and ravines. As well as eye-popping panoramas the trail passes through gorgeous


Danube Pathway Above: The romantic Strudengau area of the Danube.

Right: Strudel Ja!

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Walking the new Danube Pathway meadows, forests and small villages with monuments such as the Medieval castle at Klam. The hilly Muhlviertal is a sparsely populated nature area from where you descend along a winding path to Grein, ‘pearl of the Strudengau’. Relax in the cosy wine taverns,

Looking towards the village of Sarmingstein in the romantic Strudengau


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cafes and restaurants round the pretty market place and if time permits, visit the unusual little Roccoco theatre from the 17th century that still holds performances in the summer months. of the Danube to disover the back country of this wild region. Charming villages like St Nikola and Sarmingstein dot the

way. Climb up the sides of the Danube for some stunning views of the river before turning north to reach the overnight stop of Waldhausen, set in the hills. Here traditional houses cluster around the church and town square and hot strudel awaits. Returning to Grein you pass the monastery at Waldhausen, which though charming is overshadowed in grandeur by the castle fortress of Bad Kreuzen. To get there you follow a hiking trail through the beautiful Wolfsschlucht Gorge. A viewing platform at the castle is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery before returning to Grein via a string of small picturesque villages. Make sure you leave enough time to visit the Austrian Maritime Museum housed in the imposing 15th century Greinburg Castle which towers above the town. The walk is topped off with a wonderful cruise on the last day down the Danube passing medieval castles and picturesque villages surrounded by the vast vineyards of the Wachau region. The ship stops enroute at Durnstein, where

Above: The lovely panorama of Mauthausen hides a sinister secret. Below left: Traditional timbered houses are characteristic of the Danube Path. Below right: Ruins of castles and fortresses are scattered along the Danube Path.

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Walking the new Danube Pathway Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and the old wine merchants’ town of Krems. The highlight is a visit to the imposing Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria’s most famous Baroque buildings, which together

with the Wachau area was awarded “Best Historic Destination of the World 2008”. The fusion of history and nature the Danube Path offers creates a walk that heightens the experience value.

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Above left: Grein castle and town. Below: Views of the Danube 'loop' from the pathway.


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High achiever

Wake-up call for once active 36 year old aving a heart attack two years ago at age 36 was a wakeup call for Michael Cooper to get off the couch and lose over 25kg. Michael had always been competing in half ironman triathlons, very fit and sporty, but when he went to university and then into the workforce, he became so immersed first in study, then in trying to be the very best he could be as an architect, he forgot about everything else. Resorting to takeaways or easy meals too often, he put on weight progressively over six years without realising it. Michael still went mountain biking now and then with his mates and was doing exactly that when he had chest pains he thought was the asthma he had suffered with for several years. Feeling decidedly unwell, he called in to the A & E and found that he had had a heart attack. Michael learned that he needed three stents and absolutely freaked out. What did that mean for a 36 year old? Was life as he knew it over? Michael’s GP suggested a Green Prescription and he started to do some exercise. He really got into the habit and is a changed man. He joined West Wave Swim & Gym as he wanted to be able to go at any time it suited him, and do what he enjoyed doing, rather than be put on a programme. He kept going as he didn’t want to be the guy who had to keep going back to the hospital due to ill health. He dropped 25kg in three months, 10kg of it between his two surgeries and the hospital staff were amazed at his progress. Post heart attack he could only walk for 15 minutes at a time but he gradually built up to one hour, plus some swim and gym time. Michael still prefers to exercise outdoors, and in the summer cycles or runs most days, doing the swim and gym twice a week. In the winter, if the weather is not good, he increases his gym time. Michael thinks that Green Prescription is superb and wants all men his age to go to their GP for a checkup and to see about getting a GRx if they need to make lifestyle changes. He really loves his second chance at life and has learned how to manage his sporting interests while remembering that he has three stents. He says he seems to be stronger on his bike than before he had his stents in! He now does 15km runs and cycle races and finished 24th out of 100 in his last race (always wear-


ing a heart-rate monitor and carrying his nitrolingual ® spray). When Michael went back to work he seemed preoccupied and not able to focus on work. His boss was very supportive, realising it was the mental effects of the heart attack, and allowed him time to work through this. He doesn’t forget his journey and doesn’t mountain-bike alone. It’s too dangerous to be

out in the forest alone if something happens, but he rides whenever he can find a good support group, which seems to be most weekends. He is so grateful for the support he has had from GRx and the wider community that he wants to give back and support others. If anyone would like to go mountain-biking, cycling or running with Michael, he will go at your pace, even if you are a real beginner. Michael can be reached on 021 276 8910 or by emailing:

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Walking groups encouraged to enter Taupo event ith less than two months until the 2010 Mizuno Half Marathon, keen walkers should encourage their friends and walking groups to start training soon to be eligible to receive a free entry. One of New Zealand’s most popular half marathons, the organisers of the event are offering an incentive for group entries - for every ten entrants, you receive one free entry. “This is the perfect event for all runners and walkers from beginners to more experienced athletes - there’s a fun and friendly atmosphere and lots of fantastic prizes to be won on event day on August 1st,” said Race Director Wayne Reardon. “In addition to the fantastic



range of spot prizes including a 10 night New Year’s Eve Cruise for two in the South Pacific courtesy of House of Travel in Taupo, there is also a prize for the ‘Most Visible Team in corporate uniform or fancy dress, so get creative,” said Wayne. “Both the Mizuno Half Marathon, and its off-road counterpart on September 4th are fantastic events for walking groups to train for and enter as the focus is firmly on participation rather than competition,” said Wayne. “This year we are also offering an off-road quarter marathon which is aimed at half marathon supporters, or those not quite up to a half marathon - it will be run in conjunction with the Off-Road Half Marathon on September 4th,” he continued. The Mizuno Half Marathon is a 21.1 kilometre walk or run set on the scenic shores of Lake Taupo. It is New Zealand’s largest stand-alone half marathon with organisers hoping for over 3000 entries this year. In its first year, the Mizuno OffRoad Half Marathon attracted almost 1000 runners and walkers to the ‘W2K track that winds its way from Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay taking in the ‘Headland Track’ loop. The Mizuno

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Off-Road Half Marathon will be part of the Erin Baker and Cameron Brown awards with competitors able to choose from either the off or on-road half marathons as part of the awards. Once again, runners and walkers are being invited to enter the 63.3km Challenge of three half marathons in three months in Taupo - the third is an Off-Road Half Marathon on Sunday 11th July around the base of Mt Tauhara. Entries for both events are now open - online entries cost $50 for seniors (aged 20 and over) and $35 for juniors (aged 19 and under) The Mizuno Off-Road Quarter Marathon costs $40 online for senior & $25 for juniors. All posted and other nononline entries for all events cost an additional $5. So save money and enter online! For more information about the Mizuno Half Marathon and the Mizuno Off-Road Half Marathon, go to www.taupohalf

Is yo by Gary Moller Dip Ph Ed PG Dip Rehab PG Dip Sport Med (Otago) FCE Certified

f you are wanting to get fit and stay healthy, walking is the ideal exercise for most. However; the benefits may not be had if the basic health of your biochemical machinery is not good. I have been using the ICL Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis for about four years now to assess the inner health of this machinery. The results of a test never fail to surprise. So far, I have reviewed about 300 of these tests. One of the most disturbing findings is the high rate of contamination by heavy metals such as Arsenic, Mercury and Lead. These are nasty contaminants that are implicated in many health issues such chronic fatigue, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s.



our hair dye making you sick? When a test indicates the presence of one or more heavy metals in the body, we then set about trying to identify the possible sources of contamination. We need to stop more of these toxins getting into the body otherwise measures to decontaminate will be compromised. Common sources of contamination include treated timber, contaminated water supplies, paints and solvents, pesticides and hair dye. Occupational exposure is high in mechanics, welders, farmers, horticulturists and people working in the mining and petrochemical industries. There may also be a link with high consumption of chicken and pork, or eating vegetables grown in chicken manure. Chicken flesh and chicken manure may contain arsenic due to the addition of antibiotics such as Roxarsone (controls coccidial intestinal parasites) into chicken and pork feed. While levels of arsenic in meat may be within “acceptable limits” this does not take account that the human body works a bit like a biological filter, slowly accumulating toxins that it may have difficulty excreting. One significant group that has continued to confound me is women who have high levels of arsenic and/or lead with no obvious sources of environmental contamination. At last, I think I have found out the source: Hair Dye. What is common among these women is the use of hair products to conceal greying hair and/or for colouring, such as Henna. These may be their main environmental sources of lead and arsenic. Some

of these products are known to contain arsenic and lead. Please refer to the “Toxic Elements” charts alongside this article which are from cases of possible contamination by hair dye. The scalp is very active tissue with a profuse blood supply. Placing chemicals on the scalp is an effective way to mainline them into the body. This may occur during the hair dying process and during period touch-ups. As the years pass, the heavy metal accumulation in the body may begin to seriously damage health. The most sensible course of action, in cases of suspected contamination by hair dye, is to stop dying the hair and to age gracefully while commencing a programme to gently chelate (remove) any contaminants that may be lurking deep within the body. If you suspect you may have heavy metal poisoning, a blood test is of limited value. Heavy metals will only show up in a blood test if the metal is being tested for - and only if there has been significant recent exposure. Incidentally, the half life within the body for heavy metals such as lead is estimated to be from 1015 years. The most reliable test to determine if there are heavy metals in the body from a significant past exposure, or small exposures over a long time, is the ICL Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis. If you are interested in getting a ICL Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, give me your mailing address and I will send you details about how to go about it. Write to Gary Moller, 15 Heaton Terrace, Wellington, 6021, or email:

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Ranger Glenn Fyfe finds out how thin the air is on a run across to Symes Hut. Photo Tim Weston

Altitude training for the lads at DOC Taranaki DOC Taranaki’s Assets team has been training at altitude - finishing some jobs high on Mt Egmont before the first of this year’s heavy snow falls. First stop was the north ridge track to the summit where 24 new snow poles were installed to help climbers keep to the track when the cloud rolls in. “There are a few spots up there where you can wander off the track,” said Track Ranger and experienced mountain

man Tim Weston. The new poles will help climbers find their way in an area that can fog over in a hurry. “ Another job was dismantling the rock walls people had built on the summit. “Climbers build them for shelter when they camp up there, said Dave Rogers, DOC’s Visitors and Historic Assets Manager. “ Watching the sunset is popular but we’re trying to minimise the impact on the summit

and we get real problems with rubbish and toilet waste. We don’t really want people camping up there. For Maori the summit is a sacred place – the head of an ancestor. It should be in pristine condition.” Next stop was Syme Hut, the highest hut on the mountain at 1,950 metres. It’s a DOC hut operating on a ticket system and you get a mix of tourists and locals staying up there. It sleeps eight to ten people. Perched on Panitahi or Fantham’s Peak it’s about a 1½ hour climb to the summit on a zig zagged track. Syme is a basic hut with insulation but no heating and over winter, conditions are fairly extreme. The makeover included Left: Rangers Glenn Fyfe and Mike Johns hammer in snow poles along the route to the summit. Photo Tim Weston Below: Rangers Glenn Fyfe and Mike Johns install a new window at Symes Hut. Photo:

three new windows, a new stainless steel sink and repairs to the roof. “We replaced the cables too that hold down the toilet, “said DOC’s Mike Johns. The winds are strong up there so it’s a vital job.” Around on the ski field, the track to Tahurangi lodge has been cut and a gnarly section down to a stream has new swamp rafts to walk on. A little lower down in the Pouakai Range the popular Mangorei Track continues to improve. New Plymouth Tramping Club members have been volunteering their time and DOC’s Community Max team, organised through the Ministry of Social Development have been hard at work too. Seasonal DOC staff have been tidying up the tracks around all the road ends, so trampers can take advantage of some good walks and climbs over the coming months.

Tim Weston


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Long walk

Walking the world So far Gary Hause (walkingman) has walked over 20,000 miles across the USA, Europe, UK, Mexico, Central America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. He has about 18,000 more miles to walk across Asia, Africa, and South America to break the Guinness Book World Record of 38,000 miles for walking around the world, set by Arthur Blessit ( Gary is now walking in the USA from Page in Arizona to Les Vegas and return - a distance of 2200 miles. Here are his final weeks 11 and 12 until his next venture.

Mesquite, Nevada to Page, Arizona. 177 miles, 21,720 total world Walk miles. elow freezing every night now and cold windy days as I head north and into 3,000 to 6,000 feet elevations. Over a high pass between Littlefield, Arizona and St. George, Utah on a local route 91. Ten miles and four hours uphill in shorts and long sleeve shirt, sweating most of the way. Made the snow covered top of the pass by noon and got hit by a chilly headwind. Wool pants, wool sweater, and gore-tex jacket on right away and a nice down hill walk all the way into St. George. About six inches of snow cover on the top of the pass, but melting fast as I got lower. Two days of cold rainy weather through St George and Hurricane, Utah is the worst weather for the whole trip. Just above freezing at about 33F, with a driving headwind and rain blowing in my face, so I was all bundled up in my wool and gore-tex.


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Lots of stops for coffee, groceries, laundry, reading, and any excuse I could find to take a break inside. Remembered a hot springs in Hurricane, Utah, so I stopped in at Pah Tempe Hot Springs and took a nice soak just as it was getting dark. Nice historical museum at Hurricane that had an old Mormon Handcart and various old wagons and farm equipment. Pitching my tent just about every night on cold snowy ground. Nice and warm in my sleeping bag and on top of my foam pad. Plus a hot dinner and hot breakfast cooked right in my tent keeps me warm inside. Been collecting firewood every night and presetting a fire for the morning. Warm enough with all my clothes on except for my toes. Usually takes about 30 minutes walking before my toes warm up. So I like to warm up my feet over a campfire in the morning.

Ran into a blizzard about 50 miles from Page, Arizona. About a 15mph headwind and snow driving into my face. Road started to get snowy and icy with not much room to walk on. One snow plow stopped to see if I was okay. Warm enough in my gore-tex and wool, face was a little cold. I had my ski mask on and a bandanna tied over that. Visibility was down to about 100 feet with big trucks going by and pulling out of their lane to give me a wide berth. So pulled my stroller under a tree and locked it up. Decided to hitch into Page and take a break for a couple days till the weather improved. Stayed with some friends for a couple days and was going to go back and walk the last 50 miles, but I decided to end my walk there and have a friend help me drive out and pick up my stroller. Had another great walk, 1560 miles over 12 weeks. Met a lot of nice people, saw lots of great places, and had a great time. Back to work here at Lake Powell, Arizona for the next nine months. Will do some research over the summer and decide on my next walk. Hope I inspired lots of people to walk, bike, and go out and have an adventure. Email me with questions and comments by clicking on reply, or from my website at .

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Window on Waitakere

What is P. T. A. From Kay Lindley o, it’s not the Parent Teachers Asso ciation, but a disease affecting Kauri that’s causing concern to those who cherish our northern forests. Phytophthora taxon Agathis – P. T. A. – is a previously undescribed fungus that specifically attacks kauri (genus Agathis). A cluster of dead and dying kauri in the Waitakere Ranges noted some three years ago by Forest & Bird president Dr Peter Maddison lead to the finding of sick or dead trees in other Waitakere sites including where the Ark in the Park is based. However, many other sites north of Auckland as far as Trounson Kauri Park also have affected trees that first show a bleeding of gum not far above ground level, a gummy encirclement of the trunk, and then foliage changes.


Tree death can come quickly in small saplings or take many months in mature trees. The threat to this iconic species in the upper North Island is now being jointly tackled by MAF Biosecurity, the Department of Conservation and all the regional councils. Although much remains to be discovered about the disease it would seem that the spread of the fungal spores is relatively slow in sites with unmodified soils, but transmission is hastened where the soil is disturbed. One possible cause is thought to be via pigs. These are known to transmit Phytophthora strains in other parts of the world and it is thought that the spores can be carried on snouts or feet. Pigs that are already a threat to biodiversity in many parts of NZ are now seen as even more of a problem in kauri forests. The Auckland Regional Council has therefore hired additional teams of pig hunters and over 40 pigs were dispatched in the first weeks of the pro-

gramme. Other potential vectors though are humans – park walkers, trail joggers, and conservation volunteers. While general park users have been asked to stick to the existing tracks to minimize the likelihood of spore carriage, Ark in the Park volunteers, who in their activities of monitoring species or controlling predators, frequently go off-track while attending to their soles. Cleaning then spraying the soiled of boots with an antifungal preparation before entering the bush and on return has become a routine. Hopefully everyone who walks in the Waitakere Ranges will use the special sole cleaning brushes and sprays to protect our kauri. And for a chance to hear or see our wonderful Waitakere kauri, don’t forget HealthWEST PHO’s series of Wednesday Walks. Be in quick as these walks fill very quickly and people miss out. For brochures and registration forms for these wonderful walks contact Kay Lindley, phone 09 837 8820 or 027 274 2280, or email: kay@health


New timing system for Moro 25th event

he 2010 Moro Marathon plus Half Marathon Run and Walk will be held on Sunday September 12 organised for the 25th time by the Caversham Harrier and Athletic Club. Cadbury Confectionery Ltd has confirmed support for the 2010 event continuing a wonderful record as the major sponsor of the Moro Marathon. The Caversham Club Marathon organising committee are thrilled to work with a company who have contributed so much to the continuing success of the Moro Marathon. This year plans are in place for the purchase of a new timing system involving the use of transponders attached to competitor’s shoes. The system will be owned by Sport Otago Ltd, who will hire it out for events such as the Moro Marathon The system should add another progressive element to the successful event organisation. Committee members directly involved with this will be travelling to an earlier event venue to view the system in progress. The finish area at Watson Park will be redefined to efficiently cater for the new timing system. Following discussions involving course management the decision has been made to


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keep to the same course and starting times as last year. The full marathon will start at 8am from Harington Point on the Otago Peninsula while the half marathon will start at 9.30 am on Portsmouth Drive opposite the Edgar Centre Race Headquarters. The half marathon runners and walkers will again be diverted down the cycleway adjacent to State Highway 88 on their way to Port Chalmers. On June 10th a pre race seminar for the Moro Marathon will be held at the Athletics Otago Rooms, Logan Park Drive, starting at 6.30pm organised by the Caversham Physiotherapy Clinic. The main purpose of the seminar is to provide information to competitors over problems they can encounter on the day and to assist them in their event preparation. Guest speaker will be Raylene Bates leading New Zealand Throwing Events Coach and New Zealand Athletics Team Manager at the Beijing Olympics. Raylene has also been a regular competitor in the Moro Half Marathon. Entry is free and a major spot prize for a pair of Mizuno Shoes will be drawn during the evening. Entry forms will be available from early

June from all local sports retail outlets and fitness centres plus Sport Otago Ltd. People are encouraged to enter online at our new Moro Marathon website The site has been redeveloped to become more user friendly and for visitors to easily access required information. Any written inquiries can be made to P.O.Box 5378, Moray Place, Dunedin.


Cramp hurts - why? here are certain times through out our hard that it has used up the ready oxygen and fascia that encases muscles and is treated surlives when we feel the effects of cannot get rid of the waste product (lactic acid) gically by releasing the fascia. Most cramp (with in the foot and lower cramp more than others. quick enough to prevent an imbalThere are different kinds of ance in the muscle so becoming leg) occurs at rest when muscles assume their cramp, intermittent claudication; starved of its oxygen – cramp. This shortened position, if in bed or seated, gravcompartment syndrome; cramp forces you to stop or modify the ity pulls the fluid towards the ground. Because caused through over use /intensity intensity of the activity and try and you are at rest – not walking or moving the of the muscle as in sport; sudden relax the muscle (massage) to bring muscle aren’t being activated so after a while movement after a muscle being more blood flow (oxygen) to the the nerves sense the imbalance of pressure held in a certain position or in an muscle = no more cramp or pain. and starts providing an electrical impulse to unusual position for too long; conIntermittent claudication is the muscle forcing you to move. This can be felt as an uncomfortable feeltraction of a muscle group as in pain/cramp in the calf muscle that pregnancy; muscle spasms due to by Rangimarie makes you stop when walking, the ing or restless legs and you move, sometimes neurological impairment or idipain goes away when you stop but in bed it feels like you are falling off a curb or Whatley opathic – cause unknown! comes back when you continue to walk. The your leg will jerk. If the impulse is late or inefThe skeleton is like a bag of sticks tied to- distance you walk may shorten before the pain ficient the muscle may be starved of its oxygether with string (ligaments) which forms the occurs as time goes on if it is not treated. This gen so that the muscle has shortened and a joint; muscles provide power and movement is a blockage in the blood vessels causing a cramp comes on forcing you to jump out of but require nerves to supply the electrical im- lack of oxygen to the muscles. It is part of bed to use the force of the floor to lengthen the muscle and bring more blood flow (oxypulse in order to provide the movegen) to relieve the tight muscle. ment. If there is some interrupThis is a common type of cramp and tion to the electrical circuit the can occur in all of us, sitting for a long muscle will not move or respond time especially with travelling, as efficiently. sleeping or holding a certain poArteries have muscles in the sition for a long period of time walls to provide pressure to pump under tension. the blood (oxygenated) from the If cramp continues, coupled heart round the body to the exwith age, medical conditions or tremities – fingers and toes and the you feel it is becoming out of the veins take over returning the now ordinary then consult your GP as deoxygenated blood back to the there are a variety of treatments heart. pertinent to the cause. If the The veins do not have muscle in the cause involves faulty foot/leg biowalls but rely on the muscles on the outmechanics then a podiatrist will side the vessel to contact/squeeze providing the push or energy to force the blood symptoms in certain medical conditions and be able to assist along side a team of health along or up the walls, when the contraction if you recognize this scenario in yourself it is professionals especially if neurological impairrelaxes the valves in the vein close stopping a good idea to visit your GP for a check up. ments are involved. Remember – nerves are the blood from dropping back down the vesCompartment syndrome is where a mus- the electrical circuit wired from the brain (comsel. When valves are faulty blood falls and dis- cle has worked very hard and has outgrown puter). tort the vessel, these can be seen as spider veins the wrapping around it. and more severe varicose veins. As the muscle works it Can’t get rid of that pain!!!! The blood vessels carry oxygen and nutri- gets bigger fills up the ents around the body which is essential for wrapping and till the Back, leg, foot again! function, if there are inefficiencies then you pain forces you to stop Numb, black & blue toes again! will feel it. the activity. It comes on Lumps ‘n bumps again! The foot and leg being further from the at a certain distance or Dilworth Clinic Rd 122 Remuera heart than the hands and arms have to cope time and you have to Perform Podiatry Can Help. 139 Remuera Rd Remuera with ground forces as well as gravity so re- stop, then the muscle No Pain, All Gain. Auckland Remuera quire strong efficient muscles to provide the softens and pain reAuckland ACC Provider pressure to return the blood to the heart. The cedes. The calf muscles P. 523 2333 Member of Podiatry New Zealand foot pump and calf pump form a very impor- are usually affected, F. 520 5482 Monday to Friday | Saturday morning tant muscular function in circulation, no blood, you don’t have to be an M. 021 419 829 Flexible hours to accommodate E. no energy, no movement = cramp/pain! athlete to get this. It is patients’ busy work schedules Cramp that occurs when playing sport can a muscle that has out be the result of a muscle that has worked so grown the wrapping /


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NOVEMBER 2009 142 4 Walk talk 6 Event: Buggy walks - a social outing for parents 8 New Zealand walk: Branch Road walkway reopens 44 Overseas coming events 9 Motivation: Keeping a Training 46 Nordic Walking: Events Journal 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 10 New Zealand walk: Blue and Green Lake walks 52 Great Country Breaks 55 ACC NZ Masters Games Dunedin 13 Photo contest winners 14 New Zealand walk: Richmond 56 Great New Zealand Trek Trail - another Tekapo attraction JANUARY 2010 144 16 New Zealand walk: A taste of 4 Walk talk the Tararuas 6 New Zealand walk: Thames 19 Window on Waitakere: A great Coastal Walkway breeding season for Robins 10 Photo contest winners 11 New Zealand walk: Auckland’s 20 New Zealand walk: See Abel Tasman National Park with the Kauri Point Centennial locals ParkNews: Guidelines for 22 High achiever: Ali Davis is a outdoor access drafted champion 12 New Zealand walk: Award 22 Podiatry: Wart’s n all winning Coastal Walkway 24 Overseas walks: Walking Spain’s 15 Walker loves Waiheke’s Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Trail Wharf2Wharf 15 Fourteen members over 80 years 30 New Zealand walk: Haurata discover the pleasures of living of age in the remote hills of Gisborne 16 New Zealand walk: Exploring the 34 Reader’s views - Likes back to huge expanse of Mesopotamia basics articles Station 35 Health: Knee pain more common 19 New Zealand walk: Lake Ellery in women Track reopens 36 Nordic Walking events 20 Overseas walks: Patagonia 36 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking walking in the land of giants and why it could interest you 25 Books: Let’s go Camping 38 Index over previous 14 issues 25 Books: A Wee Walk in the 39 Weather forecast for November Wilderness 26 High achiever: Dropped from size 40 New Zealand coming events 44 Overseas coming events 22 to 14 27 Overseas walk: Whitsunday Peak45 Event: Round the Bridges reaches new milestone - walk 28 Overseas walks: Mont Blanc one 46 Event: Both Taupo events popular with walkers of the world’s classic mountain 47 Overseas walks and tours walks 34 Health: Think before you get a 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks bike 55 Southland Marathon 35 Window on Waitakere: Track 56 Land Information New Zealand improvements OCTOBER 2009 141 36 Nordic Walking:Jan Petrie - From 4 Walk talk wheelchair to golfer 6 New Zealand walk: Hamilton 36 Nordic Walking: Events Gardens - Paradise Collection 39 Weather forecast for January 10 Readers views: Spelling of 40 New Zealand coming events Raglan mountain name; Reader 45 Event: Sunset Coast Walk in Niger planned for February 46 Event: Great Barrier Marathon a 11 My favourite walk: Uplifting walk in Papamoa “must do” 12 New Zealand walk: Waikanae to 47 Overseas walks and tours Otaihanga Reserve 48 There’s a walking group near you 14 New Zealand walk: Bluff Hill 52 Great Country Breaks 55 ACC NZ Masters Games Dunedin Walkway 16 High achiever: Know someone 56 Great New Zealand Trek who deserves a medal? DECEMBER 2009 143 17 Te Araroa Trail: Track runs 4 Walk talk through Conservation Park 6 New Zealand walk: Ara Harakeke - a brisk walk in the footsteps of 18 Photo contest winners 19 High achiever: Young boy’s Te Rauparaha inspiration 10 Photo contest winners 19 News: Fiordland no exception to 11 News: Guidelines for outdoor avalanche activity access drafted 20 Overseas walks: Auswalk 12 New Zealand walk: New trail to expands its unique experience honour Sir Ed 20 Podiatry: Are you prepared to 14 New Zealand walk: Short and complete your event intact? long walks in the Haast 22 New Zealand walk: Dawson Falls 16 Achiever: How walking improved walk in winter mum’s career prospects 24 Event: Record fields and fast 17 News: New Zealand moves to racing in SBS Marathon new official maps 26 Overseas walks: Lago del Garda 18 New products: Personal locator Rambling Italy’s largest lake beacon tested for extreme 32 Living Streets Aoteroa: Quiet heights Drink bottle made from revolution on Otara streets vegetable starch 32 Event: The Great Barrier Island 18 New Zealand walks: Landscapes secret is out feature of Central Hawkes Bay 34 Health: Joint care supplementswalks which is best? 20 Training: Time to get out and 35 Nordic Walking: Festival of enjoy the scenery Walking in Move It Month 20 Podiatry: Fitness walking: not just one foot in front of the other 36 Nordic Walking events 22 Overseas walks: Walk the West 36 Nordic Walking: Nordic Nannas: nail half marathon of Ireland 26 Overseas walks: Burleigh Head 39 Weather forecast for October 40 New Zealand coming events National Park 29 Te Araroa Trail: New link track 43 Overseas coming events 46 Event: Record walking in the 30 Window on Waitakere: Capital Translocation of birds in Arc in 47 Overseas walks and tours the Park project 31 Books: Galapalos - preserving 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks Darwin’s legacy: 101 Must-Do 56 Southland Marathon Weekends SEPTEMBER 2009 140 32 Event: Exciting changes to 4 Walk talk Wharf2Wharf event 6 New Zealand walk: Coast to 34 Health: Pros and cons of Coast Cortisone 10 New Zealand walk: Sharplin Falls 35 Nordic Walking: From stove top Track to mountain top 12 New Zealand walk: Sledge Track 36 Nordic Walking in rehabilitation - a walkway adventure 38 Index over previous 14 issues 15 Training: Ready to walk 39 Weather forecast for December 16 My favourite walk: Clevedon 40 New Zealand coming events Scenic Reserve 45 Event: Great Forest Levin events 46 Event: Moro Marathon events 17 High achiever: Man with donated heart walks half marathons 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 18 Photo contest winners 19 Motivation - Beat exercise 52 Great Country Breaks boredom 56 Land Information New Zealand 20 Reader views: Rapaki Hillside

CONTENTS for previous 14 issues JUNE 2010 149 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: A hiking week away in Central North Island 9 Event: Taupo adds new event to walking portfolio 10 Books: Drawing the Waitakere Coast - Wild about London Parks 11 Digital Photo Contest winners 12 High achiever: Rose finds inspiration with Green Prescription 13 Motivation: High vibe Winter 14 New Zealand walk: Hamurana Springs Reserve walk 17 New Zealand walk: Walking up the Wilkin 21 New Zealand walk: Pohangina Wetlands walk 24 New Zealand walk: Tuff Crater 26 Overseas walks: Holy Year for Spain’s pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago 30 New Zealand walk: Bledisloe Park to Old West Road walk 31 Podiatry: When to treat Bunions 32 Health: Good nutrition key to healthy lifestyle 34 Window on Waitakere: Expansion of Ark in the Park 34 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Event: Martinborough Round the Vines 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for June 40 New Zealand coming events 42 Overseas coming events 45 Nordic Walking: Walk away back pain the Nordic way 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Harbour Capital Marathon MAY 2010 148 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Te Waihou Walkway and Spring 9 Te Araroa Trail: New Mt Richmond Forest Park on Te Araroa Trail 10 High achiever: How Green Prescription helped Joanne Paul 11 Digital Photo contest winners 12 Te Araroa Trail: Sir Stephen Tindall backs the trail 13 Motivation: Get accountable with numbers 14 New Zealand walk: Hooked on the Hooker 16 High achiever: Aiming to reach 100 marathons 17 New Zealand walk: Wilkies Pools Loop Track 18 New Zealand walk: Easy and challenging walks in OtariWilton’s Bush 22 Little Barrier - Island of hope and glory 26 Overseas walks: On foot in Slovenia’s Julian Alps 31 Sealink announces Barrier breakaway fares 32 Books: Great Kiwi outdoor camping guide 32 Health: Downsides of antiinflammatory drugs 34 Window on Waitakere: Curiouser and curiouser 34 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Important to register you PLB 36 Walk2Work day a success 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for May 40 New Zealand coming events 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 SBS Christchurch Marathon 56 Pak - A - Roo APRIL 2010 147 4 Walk talk 6 Coromandel walking festival 8 NZ walk: Westmere Walkway 10 High achiever: Merita Orgias just loves to walk 11 Digital Photo contest winners 12 New Zealand walk: Hillsborough Bay circuit 13 Motivation: Get competitive 14 NZ walk: A right royal walk 17 NZ walk: Taieri Gorge Rail Walk 18 New Zealand walk: Waihi Beach to Houmunga Bay 20 Reader’s views: Best way to see a place is on foot 21 Window on Waitakere: Roving robins 22 New Zealand walk: Fantastic ferns of Peel Forest 23 New Rotorua walking trail


24 New Striders course popular 26 Books: Which native fern?, Which native tree? Majestic New Zealand 27 Famous wall illuminated 28 Overseas walk: One Track For All 31 Explore Lake Tekapo High Country on snow shoes 32 Health: How to get fit for a challenging multi-day walk 34 Event: New walking festival has walks for everyone 35 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Te Araroa Trail: Cool, clear, water now at 90 Mile Beach 36 Podiatry: Painful toes - shoes? 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for April 40 New Zealand coming events 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 Huntly Half Marathon 56 SBS Christchurch Marathon MARCH 2010 146 4 Walk talk 6 NZ walk: Waikato River walk 8 New Zealand walk: Tama Lakes Walk - something for everyone 11 Digital Photo contest winners 12 Te Araroa Trail: Prime Minister open Pirongia 13 Motivation: Just do it! 14 New Zealand walk: The Hidden Treasures Trail - a 40km journey to remember through Rodney 16 NZ walk: Seeing in the new year at Sign of the Packhorse 18 News: Governor General opens Hilliary Trail 20 Road through Molesworth open till Easter 21 Window on Waitakere: Hihi happenings 22 New Zealand walks: The Catlins: an area of walks of great contrast and natural beauty 27 New Zealand walk: Waipohatu Track receives a make-over 28 Overseas walks: Hiking along the World Heritage Hinterland trails 32 Event: Event for walkers in Cape Brett Challenge 32 Health: How to reduce fluid retention 34 Event: Walking in the Rotorua Marathon 35 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Event: New walking festival set for launch 36 Podiatry: Spots can kill you Melanoma it’s not what you think 39 Weather forecast for March 40 New Zealand coming events 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Shoe Clinic Harbour Capital Marathon FEBRUARY 2010 145 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Getting into hot water on The Barrier 8 New Zealand walk: Meandering around Moeraki 11 Photo contest winners 12 High achiever: Raelene reaches for the Summit 13 Motivation: Annual lifestyle check-up 14 New Zealand walk: Hiking Te Araroa tracks in the King Country 16 New Zealand walk: Manawatu Gorge tracks 19 News: The Central Gold Rush 20 Overseas walks: Experience Nepal and help a charity 21 Event: NZ’s longest running and walking relay 22 New Zealand walks: Mangawhai Walking Festival 24 Overseas walks: Mt Tamborine National Park walks 28 Overseas walks: Menorcan adventure 31 Window on Waitakere: Geckos and skinks in park 32 Event: 27th Half Marathon aims to be a fun event 32 Health: How to treat grazing and bruising naturally 34 Why Gary loves to walk 35 Walking the World 36 New Zealand walk: Onetangi meanderings 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for February 40 New Zealand coming events

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walks - Bibbulmun Track 20 Podiatry: Can you balance on one foot? 22 News: What is Geocaching? 22 Window on Waitakere: Hihi success rewarded 23 Event; A century of marathons 24 New Zealand walk: Wetland area opened up for walkers 26 Subscription prizes 27 New Zealand walk: Botanic Garden has new Braille trail 28 Overseas walks: Stride into the Sunshine Coast’s first Festival of Walks 30 Overseas walks: Sunshine Coast short walks 32 Overseas walks: Hinterland Great Walk 34 Te Araroa Trail: The Whangamarino Track 35 Health: Benefits of regular use of a sauna 36 Nordic Walking: Calendar 36 Nordic Walking: International recognition for local coach 39 Weather forecast for September 40 New Zealand coming events 42 Overseas coming events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Taupo Half Marathon AUGUST 2009 139 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: The Mangawhai Connector 8 High Achiever: Sweet 16 even sweeter for Taupo organiser 9 High achiever: 67 year old walks first marathon 10 New Zealand walk: Bream Coast - Paradise revisited 15 A beginners guide to starting a walking group 16 New Zealand walk: Okarito entering the realm of the world’s rarest kiwi 18 Photo contest winners 19 Motivation - The pressure to perform 20 New products: New socks with foot protection without the weight 20 Waikaremoana Unveiled 21 Podiatry: Ankle strength 22 Event: The Great NZ Trek - a sense of adventure 26 Subscription prizes 27 Books: Days Walk in New Zealand; Off the Beaten Track; Live, Work and Play in Australia 28 Overseas walk: An Iran walk- but first find your river 32 Event: Curves to Curves 34 Health: What is the cause of most ailments? 36 Keeping the ‘Winter blues’ at bay 36 Nordic Walking:Walking calendar 37 Nordic Walking: Do it yourself Nordic walking programme 39 Weather forecast for August 40 High achiever: Walking the World 42 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country BreaksC 56 Taupo Half Marathon JULY 2009 138 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Hapuawhenua viaduct walk 8 New Zealand walk: Rapaki Hillside walk 11 New Zealand walk: Another bite of ‘the Mate’ 14 My favourite walk: Milford Foreshore Walk 15 New Zealand walk: Major upgrade for gorge track 16 Photo contest winners 17 Motivation: Exercise - get in the habit 18 High achiever: How 30 minute walks helped this 40-year-old 19 Podiatry: Walking prevents diabetes complications 20 New Zealand walk: Kelceys Bush Conservation area 21 Overseas walk: Queensland luxury outdoors adventure 24 Subscription prizes 25 Event: Whenuapai Half Marathon 26 Te Araroa Trail: Waitomo to Te Kuiti walkway open 28 Overseas walk: The Bibbulmun Track - a monumental walk 32 Training: Top five training tips for walking a half marathon 33 Training: 16 week training programme for a 21km walk 34 Books: Walk Sydney Streets: Ramblers Countryside Companion 34 Health: How you can avoid the dementia crisis

36 Nordic Walking events 37 Nordic Walking: Do it yourself Nordic walking programme Pt 4 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for June 40 High achiever: Walking the World - 20th and 21st weeks 42 New Zealand coming events 43 International events 46 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Taupo Half Marathon MAY 2009 137 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Hapuawhenua viaduct walk 8 New Zealand walk: Rapaki Hillside walk 11 New Zealand walk: Another bite of ‘the Mate’ 14 My favourite walk: Milford Foreshore Walk 15 New Zealand walk: Major upgrade for gorge track 16 Photo contest winners 17 Motivation: Exercise - get in the habit 18 High achiever: How 30 minute walks helped this 40-year-old 19 Podiatry: Walking prevents diabetes complications 20 New Zealand walk: Kelceys Bush Conservation area 21 Overseas walk: Queensland luxury outdoors adventure 24 Subscription prizes 25 Event: Whenuapai Half Marathon 26 Te Araroa Trail: Waitomo to Te Kuiti walkway open 28 Overseas walk: The Bibbulmun Track - a monumental walk 32 Training: Top five training tips for walking a half marathon 33 Training: 16 week training programme for a 21km walk 34 Books: Walk Sydney Streets: Ramblers Countryside Companion 34 Health: How you can avoid the dementia crisis 36 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking events 37 Nordic Walking: Do it yourself Nordic walking programme pt 4 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for June 40 High achiever: Walking the World - 20th and 21st weeks 42 New Zealand coming events 43 International events 46 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Taupo Half Marathon APRIL 2009 136 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Sweeping views from Mt Kariora 8 New Zealand walks: Picton Harbourside walks 10 Event: A great day out 11 SBS Marathon 12 New Zealand walk: New walk opens up magnificent Wairarapa bush 14 New Zealand walk: Oneroa walk - over rocky and sandy beaches and a bush reserve 16 Photo contest winners 17 Motivation: It’s not about the chocolate 18 High achiever: From couch potato to finishing a relay event 19 Podiatry: Sesamoids - cushions of the big toe 20 New Zealand walk: High walking - Khandallah to Karori without the traffic 24 Subscription prizes 25 Window on Waitakere: No leaky syndrome here 26 High achievers: Achieving the New York Marathon - yes you can 28 Overseas walk: The Path to Rome - a walk through history 33 Capital Marathon 34 Book: Walking the Waitakere Ranges 34 Health: What couple needs to do to get back to walking 36 Nordic Walking: Bush walk 36 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking events 37 Nordic Walking: Do it yourself Nordic walking programme Pt 3 39 Weather forecast for May 40 High achiever: Walking the World 42 New Zealand coming events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 SPARC

JULY WEATHER FORECAST From July 1 to July 31 2010 Daily Summary 1st-3rd July A ridge of high pressure from the 2nd. 4th-11th July Northeasterlies with a depression to the north of New Zealand then southerlies from the 6th. By the 7th an anticyclone may be covering the country. Southerlies again by the 11th. Highlights over the next four weeks may be rather cloudy and mild conditions, wet overall. Cloudy skies may prevail particularly over the north and west of both islands with meager sunshine in Northland, Auckland and the top of the South Island. Predominant westerlies together with two major depressions may contribute to this very cloud, milder and wetter than usual weather. Mean temperatures may for the first time this year rise above average, particularly in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay and Marlborough and Canterbury. Above average rainfall may be in eastern Bay of Plenty, inland south Canterbury and Queenstown region. Gisborne and Christchurch may be the only areas drier than usual. Internationally, seismic activity, severe meteorological events and hurricane/cyclones in late July may be enhanced by the total solar eclipse on 22 July. It will be the longest total eclipse during the 21 century, resulting from an extremely close alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon. 12th-21st July Southwesterlies then westerly after the 14th. 12th-15th July Rain in catchment area of South island hydrolakes results in increased water levels. 17th July Heavy snowstorms blast the deep south. In Fiordland snow may block the Milford Sound road. Storms with northwest gales in coastal Otago and freak winds in Taranaki. 19th July Heavy downpours in North Island and rain, and a two-day storm snow bring havoc to the South island. Flooding is a possibility in Waikato and at the top of the South Island. Unsettled with a depression followed by cold southerlies. The cold outbreak may bring heavy snow to Canterbury hill country and inland Marlborough from 19th-21st after a severe frost. Mid Canterbury foothills may get a blanket of snow 15cm deep. Mt Hutt snowfield may be closed due to heavy snowfall. 20th July Heavy snow may close major highways and roads in Canterbury, Otago and Marlborough. Nelson may be battered by high winds and heavy rain, breaking their five-month drought. In Canterbury, snow showers are expected with heavier falls over the alps, where the air may be so cold that any precipitation may fall as snow. The widespread snow may be down to 200m in Canterbury. Inland areas including Mackenzie Basin, Darfield, Hororata, Oxford and Culverden, as well as Banks Peninsular may be affected. Further south, Fairlie may see huge snowdrifts. Very cold weather including heavy rain and possible snow is expected in the southern half of the North Island. 22nd July Inland Otago may get a temperature drop to reach, in snow-covered areas, about -16C. Thick snow across Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago. 22nd- 30th July A ridge covers the South Island while a depression passes to the north of New Zealand with moist easterlies. 26th July Early morning low cloud and fog may close many North Island airports. Southerlies are expected on the 28th and anticyclonic conditions by the 29th. 31st July Fog may close airports at Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. Heavy snowfalls expected over the next two days, down to 400m in inland Marlborough and Canterbury. Allow 24-hr error to all forecasts. Skewing may occur around 1st (apogee), 12th(new moon), 13th(perigee) 26th(full moon) and 29th(apogee).

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Ken Ring The Moon controls the weather. Each moon phase has a changing effect. The atmostphere has a tide that is forever changing and the weather is what results. Shaded areas depict rain or showers.































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Coming events

NEW ZEALAND EVENTS JUNE 2010 2 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 5 Ruamahanga Ramblers Parkvale Cross Country, Parkvale 6 SBS Christchurch Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Christchurch

6 Orewa Beach Dash for Cash 5km, Orewa 6 Brookfield Bog Challenge, 3km 6km & 9km, Wainuiomata 6 Auroa Handicap 2 x Half Marathon Relay, Upper Hutt 6 Mt Joggers & Walkers Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Mt Maunganui 9 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 12 Ruamahanga Ramblers Carters Reserve 13 Manawatu Striders Winter Series 5km, Palmerston North

13 Sri Chinmoy Cross Country 7km & 2.5km, Christchurch 13 Wellington Three Peaks 24km,. Wellington 16 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 20 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Western Springs 23 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 27 Shoe Clinic Harbour Capital Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Wellington 27 King of the Mouanatain 10km & 5km, Auckland 2 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, 20km, 10km, & 5km, Auckland 30 The Rat Race 5km, Milford

JULY 2010

The Kawerau Harriers present

Great Mid-Winter


3 Waikato Draught Tough Guy Challenge 6km & 12km, Woodhill, Auckland 3 Ruamahanga Ramblers, Morisons Farm, Greytown 4 Great Mid Winter Half Marathon & 11km, Kawerau 4 Manawatu Striders Winter Series 5km, 10km & 15km, Palmerston North 4 Mangawhai Heads to Harbour 8km & 6km, Mangawhai Heads 4 Waikato Drought Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Manukau 4 Winter Warm up Trail Run & Walk, 20km, Greta Valley, North Canterbury 7 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 11 Taupo Off Road Marathon & Half Marathon, Taupo 11 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Takapuna 14 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 17 Captain Cook’s Landing 25km, Queen Charlotte Track, Picton 18 Petone Working Mens Club 5 Bridges Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Petone 18 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, 20km, 10km, & 5km, Auckland 18 Waikato Draught Tough Guy Challenge 6km & 12km, Linton, Palmerston North 21 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 25 Manawatu Striders Winter Series 15km & 10km, Palmerston North

Run/Walk & Norske Skog 11 km Fun Run/Walk

Sunday 4th July 2010

Great major spot prizes Great hospitality - Don’t hibernate! Participate

Contact: Peter Wright 07-323-7815 or Averil Edhouse 07-323-7328 Earlybird entries close June 28th Pinelands Great Mid-Winter Half Marathon P O Box 206, Kawerau


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MARTON MARATHON & HALF MARATHON August 28th 2010 Walkers and runners of all ability are welcome. * A very scenic course * Event T-shirts available Marathon walkers start 8.00am Marathon runners 9.00am Half Marathon walkers 9.00am Half Marathon runners 10.00am

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Coming Events 25 Wellington Three Peaks, 25km, Wellington 28 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 31 Ruamahanga Ramblers Recreational Trail, Wairarapa

AUGUST 2010 1 Mizuno Taupo Off-Road Half Marathon, Taupo 7 Waikato Drought Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Rotorua 8 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, 20km, 10km, & 5km, Auckland 8 Woodbourne Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Blenheim 11 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 14 Waikato Drought Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Rotorua 15 Manawatu Striders Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Palmerston North 18 Woodbourne Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Woodbourne 18 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 21 Ruamahanga Ramblers 7km, Belverdere Hall, Wairarapa 25 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 27 Kahuterawa 2-Day Classic, Half Marathon, 15.4km &7km, Palmerston North 28 Energy Direct NZ Marton Marathon & Half Marathon, Marton 28 Great Naseby Watew Race Ultra Marathon,100km, 80km & 50km, Naseby, Central Otago

SEPTEMBER 2010 1 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 4 Shoe Clinic Hawkes Bay Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Hastings 4 Whangamata Run Walk Festival Half Marathon, 10.2km & 5.7km, Whangamata 5 Mizuno Off-Road Half Marathon, Taupo 4 Ruamahanga Ramblers Gladstone, Wairarapa 5 Kinloch Quarter Marathon, Taupo 8 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 12 Moro Marathon, Half Marathon & 15km, Dunedin 12 Waste Works Whangarei Run/Walk Festival, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Whangarei 12 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, 20km, 10km, & 5km, Auckland 15 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 18 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, 36km, Abel Tasman National Park, Marahau 18 The Lydiard Legend & Arthur’s Half Marathon, Waitakere City 22 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 25 Ruamahanga Ramblers Child Cancer Handicap Half Marathon, Belvedere Hall, Wairarapa 29 The Rat Race 5km, Milford

OCTOBER 2010 2 Sri Chinmoy 6-12-24 Hour Track Races, Auckland 3 SBS Bank Hamilton Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Hamilton 3 Kaitaia Run Walk, 12km & 4km, Kaitaia 6 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 9 Great Barrier Wharf to Wharf, 38.6km, Great Barrier Island 10 Wairarapa Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Masterton 10 Volcanoes Challenge, Onehunga 13 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 16 Subway Dun Run, 25km, Nelson

20 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 23 Lodge to Lodge Half Marathon & 10km, Mount Lyford, North Canterbury 27 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 30 Stirling Sports Waimea Half Marathon, Richmond 31 Adidas Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon, 10.5km & 5km, Auckland

NOVEMBER 2010 3 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 6 56th Feilding Marathon, Feilding 10 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 12 Steelformers Around the Mountain Relay,150km, New Plymouth 13 Te Araroa Walk New Zealand in a Day 14 Bay of Plenty Energy Tois Challenge 18km,

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Coming events Whakatane 14 Thames Save The Children Fun Run/Walk, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Thames 17 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 20 Kerikeri Half Marathon, Kerikeri 24 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 27-28 Kahuterawa Classic, Palmerston North 28 West Coaster, Auckland

DECEMBER 2010 1 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 8 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 11 3 Bridges Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Wanganui 15 The Rat Race 5km, Milford

JANUARY 2011 15 Fullers Wharf to Wharf Fun Run/Walk, 25km, 13km, 12km & 7km, Waiheke Island 15 Orewa Beach Dash for Cash, 5km, Orewa 22 Blackball Hilton Croesus Crossing, 25km, Barrytown 29 Jumbo Holdswortyh Trail Race, 24km & 12km, Masterton

FEBRUARY 2011 4-13 NZ Masters Games, Wanganui 5 The Great Cranleigh Kauri Run, 32km & 13km, Coromandel

MARCH 2011 19-20 IWL International Two Day Walk, 30km, 20km & 10km, Rotorua

FEBRUARY 2012 4-12 NZ Masters Games, Dunedin

OVERSEAS EVENTS JUNE 2010 5 The Big Five Adventure Marathon, Africa 5 Stockholm Marathon, Stockholm, Sweden 5-21 Gower Walking Festival, 55 guided walks, Gower, England 6 MS Walk & Run, Sydney, North Sydney and Melbourne, Australia 6 Mackay Half Marathon, Mackay, Qld, Australia 6 43rd Traralgon Marathon, Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, Gippsland, Vic, Australia 6 Elleker Half Marathon, Elleker, WA, Australia 6 Queensland Half Marathon, Doomben, Qld, Australia 12 Traralgon Half Marathon, Traralgon, Vic, Australia 20 Dili ‘City of Peace’ Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Dili, East Timor 20 Marathon de I’lle de Maurice, Mauritius 25-27 Mourne International Walking Festival, Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland 26 Rock’n’Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon, Seattle, WA, USA 26-27 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 40km & 45km, Viborg, Denmark

Marathons, Half-Marathons & Other Races around the World Your choice of country and event and the list is enormous. Just let us know in what country you would like to experience a great running event, or when you are considering being overseas and I will find you an appropriate event. Anywhere from the Arctic to Antarctica, from East to the West of this world and almost all of the countries between and there is almost sure to be a Marathon, a Half-Marathon, a 10km or a 5km in which I can obtain entry for you. I’ll arrange your entry, your travel and your accommodation with sightseeing and other exciting experiences all included. Not so far from home and a really great event to take part in, The Round Rarotonga Road Race & Week of Running Thursday 3rd - Thursday 10th September 2010. Return airfares, 8 nights accommodation and entry into all events $1800 per person, share twin/double room.

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27 Pichi Richi Marathgon, Half Marathon & 10.5km, Flinders Ranges SA, Australia

JULY 2010 1-4 IWL Four Day Walk, Castlebar, Ireland 4 Gold Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 4km, Gold Coast Qld, Australia 18 Run Melbourne, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Vic, Australia 18 Lawler Partners Winery Marathon, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia 20-23 IWL Four Day Walk, Nijmegan, Netherlands 23 Mornington Bayrun, 8km, 3.7km Walk, Mornington, Australia 25 Park to Park Half Marathon, Qld, Australia 25 Westlink M7 Cities Marathon, Blacktown, NSW, Australia 31 Australian Outback Marathon, Ayers Rock, NT, Australia 31 Bush Capital Bush Marathon & Ultra, Canberra, Act, Australia 31 Australian Outback Marathon, Australia

AUGUST 2010 2-3 NZ Walking Conference, Wellington 6-8 IWL Three Day Walks, 10km 21km & 42km, Vaasa, Finland 8 McDonald’s Townville Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Towsville, Qld, Australia 14 Asics Adelaide Marathon, Adelaide, SA Australia 15 Alice Springs Marathon, Alice Springs, NT, Australia 22 Mudgee Marathon Weekend, Mudgee, NSW, Australia 28-29 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 25km & 35km, Verdal, Norway 29 Shepparton Maraton, Shepparton, Vic, Australia 29 Lake Macquarie Half Marathon & 10.5km Walk, Warners Bay, NSW, Australia Brisbane Marathon Festival, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

SEPTEMBER 2010 4 Georgia Marathon - The Race to Kazbegi, Georgia 5 Ross Marathon, Ross, Tas, Australia 5 25th Nike Budapest International Half Marathon, Budapest, Hungrary 10-12 Wee Binnian Walking Festival, County Down, Northern Ireland 11-12 IWL Two Day Walk, 24km & 17km, Arenzano, Italy 12 Robin Hood Marathon, Nottinghamshire, England 12 Tallinn Marathon & 10km, Estonia 17-19 IWL Three Day Walk, 10km, 20km & 42km, Seefeld, Austria 19 Sunday Mail Adelaide City to Bay, Adelaide, SA, Australia 19 Sydney Marathon, Sydney, NSW, Australia 25 Round Raratonga Road Race & Week of Running, Cook Islands 25-26 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km 30km, 42km, & 50km, Brno, Czech Republic 26 37th Real Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany 26 Paris- Versailles, 16km, Paris, France 31 3 Bays Marathon & Half Marathon, Portland, Australia

Coming events OCTOBER 2010


2-3 IWL Two Day Walk, 25km & 42km, Fulda, Germany 3 29th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis, USA 10 St George Melbourne Marathon, Melbourne, Vic, Australia 10 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago, USA 16 Toowoomba Road Runners Marathon, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia 16-17 IML Two Day Walk, Barcelona, Spain 17 Amsterdam Marathon, Amersterdam, The Netherlands 23 The Polar Circle Marathon, Denmark 23-24 IML Two Day Walk, Arlington, USA 24 Rottnest Marathon, Rottnest Island, WA, Australia 30-31 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Won-Ju, Korea 31 Athens Marathon, Athens, Greece 31 Portland 3-Bays Marathon, Portland, Vic, Australia 31 Kaohiung International Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan

5 Standard Charters Singapore Marathon, Singapore 12 Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawii, USA 26 Mt Kosciusko Marathon, Charlotte Pass Village, NSW, Australia

NOVEMBER 2010 5-7 IWL Three Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 50km Higashimatsu-yama, Japan 7 ING New York Marathon New York, NY, USA 7 Marysvile Marathon Festival, Marysville, Vic, Australia 13-14 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Taipei, Taiwan

Volkwagon Prague Marathon, Prague, Chez Republic

JUNE 2011

Tainan Ancient Capital Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan

2-5 IWL Four Day Walk, Chantonnay, France 18-19 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km & 40km, Diekirch, Luxembourg 25-26 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 40km & 45km, Viborg, Denmark 28 1 July IWL Four Day Walk, Castlebar, Ireland


JULY 2011

13 Seville City Marathon, Seville, Spain 27 Kaohiung International Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan 27 GSO Limmasol Marathon & 10km, Cyprus MARCH 2011 20 Maratona di Roma, Rome, Italy

19-22 IWL Four Day Walk, Nijmegan, Netherlands


APRIL 2011 8-9 IML Two Day Walk, Gilboa, Israel 10 Milano City Marathon, Milan, Italy 10 Zurich Marathon, Zurich, Switzerland 24 33rd Interrnational Marathon de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

MAY 2011 7-8 IWL Two Day Walk, 6km, 12km, 24km & 42km, Blankenberge, Belgium 14-15 IWL Waendel Weekend, 15km, 25km & 42km, Wellingborough, England 13-15 IML Two Day Walk, Dalian, China 21-22 IML Two Day Walk, Bern-Belp, Switzerland

AUGUST 2011 12-14 IWL Three Day Walks, 10km 21km & 42km, Vaasa, Finland 27-28 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 25km & 35km, Verdal, Norway

SEPTEMBER 2011 10-11 IWL Two Day Walk, 24km & 17km, Arenzano, Italy 16-18 IWL Three Day Walk, 10km, 20km & 42km, Seefeld, Austria 24-25 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km 30km, 42km, & 50km, Brno, Czech Republic

COMING EVENTS We obtain information for this column from a large number of sources up to two years in advance and sometimes there are date changes etc that occur. If there are any changes in dates etc, we ask clubs to advise us direct.




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Record entries at new venue he Great Forest Events held on 10 April at Matariki Forest, Waitarere, Levin was the fourteenth consecutive year of the events, and for the fourteenth consecutive year the weather on the day was perfect. Hosted by the Great Forest Events Inc Committee, the event headquarters moved into a new venue in the picturesque Beach Farm Subdivision, sponsored by Waitarere Rise Limited. Approximately 250 volunteers assist on the day to make the events the great success they continue to be. The Great Forest Events cater for families and individuals, serious runners and competitors looking to improve their time and face new challenges. These events are one of the few remaining off road events which consists of a marathon run and walk, a half marathon run and walk, a 10km fun run and walk, and a 5km fun run and walk. There is a race to suit every fitness and age level. So it’s a great way for the whole family to get active and have a day out. The event grows in popularity each year with the total number of participants reaching 2,210 this year. This year saw a record number of late entries and a major increase in the half marathon entrants. A competition amongst the schools sees them battling it out to get the highest percentage of their school participating. Manawatu College took out the competition for 2010, with Coley Street School a close second. It was great to see a large number of the Manawatu College participants entering into the half marathon. The winning school receives a $400 sports voucher and the second school receives a $200 voucher. The Great Forest Events committee prides itself on having a safe and enjoyable course for all participants. They also aim to make it something affordable for all members of the community. The 5km race is subsidised by the event committee. Participants can enter for only $8. This includes; a medal, certificates and electronic timing. Great Forest Events look forward to again repeating the success of these events in 2011. If you haven’t had a chance to take part in the Great Forest Events before make sure you check out for next year’s event date. Just imagine yourself running through the forest and feeling a great sense of achievement as you cross the finish line.


Photos on this and opposite page show entrants walking through the forest.


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The new venue with the finishing line to the left.

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Nordic walking Nordic contacts Contact details for three groups in New Zealand promoting Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking New Zealand (NoWaNZ) Waipu Northland, Phone 0800-669-269 Email Web International Nordic Walking Assn (INWA) June Stevenson Phone 09-416-3917 0274-383-923 Email Web Nordic Academy New Zealand P O Box 6749 Marion Square Wellington, Phone 04-389-3655 Email Web

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What is Nordic Walking? hatever your current activity level and other fitness professionals. It has rapidly or fitness goals, Nordic Walking increased in popularity and today Nordic Walkcould be the perfect exercise for ing is a well-known fitness sport.


you. Nordic Walking uses specifically designed poles to engage the upper body during fitness walking giving you a total body workout. Walking is the most recommended physical acitivity by health professionals. Nordic Walking enhances the natural walking movement using strong, yet lightweight one-piece carbon composite poles, which dampen unwanted vibrations on hard surfaces and can't collapse. Nordic Walking intensifies basic walking by including the arms and upper body to increase calorie usage without stressing the joints. This is important especially with previously inactive populations eager to reap the health benefits from this easy and effective form of physical activity. Nordic Walking is fun and can be enjoyed by almost everyone any age, any athletic ability. Nordic Walking was first used as a summer training method by cross-country skiers. The modern version of Nordic Walking was first launched in Finland in 1997. It was then developed into a fitness exercise in co-operation with the Finnish sports equipment manufacturer Exel, researchers in sports medicine,

NOWANZ.CO.NZ Nordic Walking events 25-Jun AKL-Parnell Domain, Taster, Ewa Bancer 027-2472082 26-Jun CHC-Shirley Burwood Park, Taster, P Yeoman 021-2567082 26-Jun Motueka Goodman Park, Taster, Michelle 021-2459955 27-Jun AKL-Riverhead rugby grounds, Taster, Marilyn 021-752556 30-Jun Motueka Goodman Park, Taster, Michelle 03-5280252 30-Jun AKL-Parnell Domain, Taster, Ewa Bancer 027-2472082 3 AKL-Greenlane Cornwall Park, Taster, Ewa Bancer 027-2472082 3 Hamilton Lake Domain, Taster, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 3 Motukea/Mapua, Starter, Michelle Alexander 021-2459955 4 AKL-Greenlane Cornwall Park, Taster, Ewa Bancer 027-2472082 4 NEL-Richmond Washbourne Gardens, Starter, Jacqui 03-5441645 4 Palmerston North Ongley Park, Taster, Bev Wickenden 06-3269154 5 AKL-Riverhead Rugby grounds, Taster, Marilyn Palmer 09-4122654 6 Hamilton Lake Domain, Taster, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 7 AKL-Riverhead Rugby grounds, new course , Marilyn 09-4122654 10 AKL-Greenlane Cornwall Pk, new crse, Ewa Bancer 027-2472082 10 Warkworth Lucy Moore Park, Taster, Lisa Outwin 021-611239 11 AKL-Greenlane Cornwall Park, NEW course, E Bancer 027-2472082 11 Ashhurst Domain, Starter, Bev Wickenden 06-3269154 17 Hamilton Lake Domain, new course, Margaret 027-2471885 17 Napier Cityfitness Gym Ahuriri, Taster, Marya Hopman 021-452172 18 Dunedin Botanic Gardens, Taster, Daniel Sela 021-1061662 19 AKL-Riverhead Rugby grounds, Taster, Marilyn Palmer 021-752556 21 Nelson, Taster, Jacqui Sinclair 03-544 1645 21 Whangarei, Kensington, Table Tennis, Taster, Barbara 09-4320386 23 AKL-Parnell Domain, Taster, Chrissie Wright 021-629878 23 Orewa Visitor Information Centre, Taster, Barbara 021-2999940 24 AKL-Manurewa Botanical Gardens, Taster, Chrissie 021-629878 24 CHC-North New Brighton Broad Park, Starter, Penny 021-2567082 24 Hastings Frimley Park, Playground, Starter, Core 06-8782475 24 Napier Cityfitness Gym Ahuriri, Starter, Cityfitness 06-835 1211 24 NEL-Golden Bay Pohara, Starter, Michelle Alexander 03-5280252 24 Thames Information Center, Taster, Jutta Schultheis 021-2333862 24 Warkworth Lucy Moore Park, new course, L Outwin 021-611239 25 Dunedin Botanic Gardens, Starter Plus, Daniel Sela 021-1061662 25 Palmerston North Ongley Pk, Starter, Bev Wickenden 06-3269154 27 Hamilton Lake Domain, Starter, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 27 Motueka Goodman Park, Sanctuary Pond, Taster, 03-5280252 28 Nelson, Starter Plus, Jacqui Sinclair 027-4452326 29 Mangawhai Domain, Taster, Barbara Faust 021-2999940 29 Waipu Cove Surf Beach, Taster, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 31 CHC-Shirley Burwood Park, Taster, Penny Yeoman 03-9819360 31 Hastings Pakowhai Reserve, NEW Course, Core 06-8782475 31 Havelock North River Rd Walkway, new course, Core 06-8782475 31 Kerikeri Domain, 5 week Course (cont.), B Faust 02102998840 31 NEL-Richmond Washbourne Gardens, Taster, Jacqui 03-544 1645 31 Whangarei i-site, Visitors Ctr, Taster, Barbara Faust 09-4320386

Nordic Walking Groups and Fitness Walks by day Mon Napier Cityfitness Gym 8 Lever St Marya Hopman 06-8357058 Mon AKL-Takapuna, Mary-Anne Abplanalp 021-121 5562 Mon Whangarei, i-Site, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 Tue Havelock North River Rd Walkway, River Rd, 06-8782475 Tue AKL-Kohimarama, Mary-Anne Abplanalp 021-121 5562 Wed Hastings Pakowhai Reserve, Pakowhai Rd, 06-8782475 Wed Bream Bay, Waipu Museum Car Park, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 Wed Whangarei, Kensington Park, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 Thu, Maungaturoto, Otamatea High school, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 Fri Hastings Pakowhai Reserve, Pakowhai Rd, 06-8782475 Fri Silverdale/Orewa, i-Site, Barbara Faust 021-2998840 Sat AKL-Takapuna, Mary-Anne Abplanalp 021-121 5562 Sat AKL-Titirangi Crum Park, Robyn Woodward 027-4535143 Sat Warkworth Lucy Moore Park, Lisa Outwin 021-611239 Sat, Maungaturoto, Otamatea High school, Barbara Faust 09-4320386

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BAY OF ISLANDS BAY OF ISLANDS RUNNERS & WALKERS: Saturday (AM), Bert Vanasche 09-404-0147, or Gea Hadderingh 09- 405-7773

DARGARVILLE DARGARVILLE WALKING GROUP: Thursday (PM), Joan Burnett, 09-437-8708

WHANGAREI KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Lee Taylor 09430-3470 CARDIAC CARE WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM or PM), Jo or Hugh Knight 09-438-7976 KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Kensington Reception, 09-437-4404 GREEN PRESCRIPTION WALKING GROUPS: 0800-228-483 HARRIERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Wednesday (PM), Thursday (AM), Val Babe 09-437-1657 HIKURANGI WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (PM) KAMO 60’s UP: Monday, Thursday (AM), Yvonne 09-435-1101 KENSINGTON WALKING GROUP: Tuesday Thursday (PM), Sport Northland 09-437-4404 TIKIPUNGA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Barbara Derrick 09435-0746 WAIPU WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM) WHANGAREI ATHLETICS CLUB WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (PM) (BIA), Tuesday Thursday (AM), Beth McLeod 09-437-7763, Saturday (PM) Morris or Shirley Gray 09-436-1524 WHANGAREI TRAMPING CLUB: Sue Guyatt 09-436-1441

AUCKLAND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB: midweek, weekends (BIA), walks, tramps, Jan Thompson 09-634-4624,Val Todd 09-579-8250 AUCKLAND NATURAL HISTORY CLUB: Every second Sunday, (AM), (IA),Praemi Pera 09-836-9161 ALPINE SPORTS CLUB: Sunday, Saturday, Marianne Rienhard 09575-2429 PRAM WALKING GROUP: Second Wednesday of month, Sport Auckland, Alissa Tosswill 09-623-7925

AUCKLAND CENTRAL AUCKLAND YMCA MARATHON CLUB, (Walkers Section), Sunday (AM), Bruce Mattson 09-570-4941 AUCKLAND CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: Jenny Andrew 09-5705455 AUCKLAND WALKERS & JOGGERS CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Bev Horton 09-625-5329 AUCKLAND PRESBYTERIAN HARRIER & WALKING CLUB: Ray Vickers 09-576-6906 AUCKLAND BAPTIST TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday Monthly (PM), (BIA), John McCarthy 09-630-4073 AUCKLAND PRESBYTERIAN HARRIER CLUB: John Yolland 09-5769807 AUCKLAND RACE WALKERS ASSN: Sunday (AM), AUCKLAND TRAMPING CLUB: Doug Astley 09-620-4923 AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY TRAMPING CLUB: Michelle Lee 09-3581296 BLOCKHOUSE BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE: Norma Pegg, 09-6262300 ELLERSLIE Y’S WALKING CLUB: Doug MacKay 09-274-7083 EAST AND BAYS RUNNERS & WALKERS: Glendowie, Saturday, Denise 09-570-9683 EPSOM Y’s COMMUNITY CENTRE WALKERS: Tuesday/Thursday (AM), Jan Dwyer 09-636-6294, Sunday (AM), M Armstrong 09639-1378 LYNFIELD Y’S WALKING CLUB: Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Marlene 09-827-2737, Danny 09-627-9993 MT ALBERT Y’s WALKING GROUP: Tuesday Friday, (AM), 09-8460788 MT ROSKILL COMMUNITY HOUSE: Theresa McDonald, 09-6243281 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB AUCKLAND: Jan Thompson 09-6344624 WALKING CLUB: Graeme Easte, 09-376-5901 LES MILLS GYM: Seven days, (AM) (PM), (BIA), Powerwalking, Dave Buchan, 09-379-9590 STEP OUT WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), 09-379-2095 x 9704

WEST AUCKLAND ABERDEEN ROAD WALKERS: Campbells Bay, Saturday (PM), Patsy Hulse 09-410-9353 BLUE TOP WALKERS: Henderson, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Terry Wilson 09-814-9523 or 021-266-1071

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LYNNMALL CITY MALL WALKING: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BIA), 09-826-2333 TITIRANGI TWILIGHT STROLLERS: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), Miranda 09-817-9677 FIA OLA WOMEN’S DEVELOPMEMT WALK GROUP: Monday to Saturday, Anne, 09-813-0021 FIT4LIFE: Glenfield, Monday (PM), Friday (AM), Sarah 021 534 649 FOOTSTEPS: Saturday (AM), John 09-410-2995 GLEN EDEN WALKERS: Oratia Bowling Club, Tuesday (AM), Ethel Denscombe 09-818-3561 GLEN EDEN ATHLETIC CLUB WALKERS: Glen Eden, Neil Turner 09817-6230 GREEN BAY MUMS BUSH WALKERS: Every second Monday, Anne 09-827-7810 or 09-817-5867 GREEN BAY COMMUNITY HOUSE WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), Thursday (AM), Elaine 09-827-3300 HENDERSON SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Henderson, Friday (AM), Alene Couchman 09-818-2580 KELSTON MORNING WALKERS: Kelston C.C. Tues (AM), Joy Martin 09-838-6553 KELSTON TWILIGHT WALKERS: Kelston, Tuesday (PM), Joy Martin 09-818-6084 KUMEU WALK GROUP: Kumeu, Friday (AM), Beryl Pook 09-4128914 LYNFIELD Y’S WALKING CLUB: Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Marlene 09-827-2737, Danny 09-627-993 LYNNDALE AMATEUR ATHLETIC & HARRIER CLUB: Mic Baker 09626-3232 NEW LYNN ACTIVE 35+ WALKING GROUP: New Lynn, Wednesday, Lorraine, 09-827-8663 MASSEY ATHLETIC CLUB: Nyree Sherman 09-832-6922 MASSEY JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Kerry Watt 09838-6665 RANUI MORNING WALK GROUP: Monday to Friday (AM), Judith 09-832-5692 RANUI TWILIGHT WALK GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Glenys 09832-4069 RIVERHEAD WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Dane Brown 09412-9952 SUMMERLAND WALKERS: Henderson, Max Eyes 09-837-4787 TE ATAU PENINSULA WALKERS: Monday, Friday (AM), Wednesday (PM), Lorna Trass 09-834-5366 TE ATATU JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Te Atatu Peninsula, Sunday (AM), Malcolm 09-834-4101 or Diane or Graham 09-834-4423 TE ATATU SOUTH ACTIVE 35+ WALKING GROUP: Te Atatu South, Wednesday, Edna, 09-834-1401 THE HAPPY WANDERERS WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Brian 09-817-4562 or 027-471-3038 TITIRANGI WALKERS & JOGGERS: Sundays (AM), John Harris 09817-7212 WEST HARBOUR ACTIVE 35+WALKING GROUP: West Harbour, Friday, Lorna, 09-416-7871 Y’s WALKING HENDERSON: Tuesdays, Thursday, Sarah, 09-8368031 Y’s Walkers, Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Dan Gofin 09-627-9993 WAIATARUA WALKERS:Oratia, Saturday (AM), 09-814-9945 WANDERWOMEN ADVENTURES: 09-360-7330 WALKING WAITAKERE WEDNESDAY WALKS: Wednesday, (AM), May to October, Kay Lindley 09-837-8820 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Harriet Ambler 09-486-6284 WEST AUCKLAND DISTRICT TRAMPING CLUB: Jill 09-626-4325

NORTH SHORE TRAMPING CLUB: Barbara Lobel 09-473-6938 NORTHCOTE WALKING GROUP: Northcote, every second Tuesday (AM), Peter Cox 09-480-5622 TORBAY WALKERS: Torbay, Wednesday (AM), Jill Devonshire 09473-1931 WALKERS & TALKERS: Campbells Bay, Wednesday (AM), Brenda Gray 09-410-4019, Dorothy Ensor 09-478-6702 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Harriet Ambler 09-486-6284 Y’s WALKING SUNDAY GROUP: Northcote, Sunday (AM), Malcolm Curtis 09-444-3823

RODNEY 10,000 STEPS HARBOUR CLUB: Harbour Sport 09-415-4610 ARIKI WALKERS: Snells Beach, Mondays (AM), Edna Prbert 09425-5928 HEALTH IN ACTION: (BIA), Susie George 09-426-1269 HELENSVILLE WALKERS: Helensville, Tuesday (AM), Malcolm Keane 09-420-8739 HIBISCUS COAST Y’S WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Wednesday (AM,PM), Kevin Tiller, 09-426-6461 LEISURE WALKERS: Whangaparaoa, Thursday (AM), Ann Mahon/ Margaret Gilbert 09-424-0765 MONDAY NIGHTA, Orewa, Monday (PM), Laraine Chase 09-4279321 SCOTTS LANDING WALKING GROUP: RD2, Warkworth, Sunday (AM), Angela McIntyre 09-425-5854 SNELLS BEACH WALKING GROUP: Warkworth, Wednesay (AM), Jenny Burton 09-425-5583 WELLSFORD ROAD RUNNERS & JOGGERS: Second Sunday (AM), Thursday (AM), Robert Scott 09-425-8089 or Heather Rankin 09431-4692 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Harriet Ambler 09-486-6284

WAIHEKE ISLAND WAIHEKE ISLAND WALKING GROUP: Saturday (PM), Shaona Maddle, 09-372-6645

COUNTIES/MANUKAU PUKEKOHE JOGGERS & WALKING GROUP: Monday, Friday, Sunday (AM), 09-238-9820 WAIUKU WALKING GROUP: Information Centre, Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), ONEWHERO KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUP: Merlene, Walker, 09232-8844 PAPATOETOE Y’S WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), Derek McKeen, 09-266-2304 PAKURANGA ATHLETIC CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday 9am (BIA), Linda Mitchell, 09-273-9531 PAKURANGA KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), 09-576-9739 MANUKAU TRAMPING CLUB: Judith Walker, 09-296-6977 MANUREWA Y’S WALKERS: Recreation Centre, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY (AM), 09-267-4646 MANUREWA Y’S WALKING GROUP: Clendon Recreation Centre, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), 09-266-1100 MANUREWA COSMOPOLITAN CLUB WALKERS: Sunday (AM) HOWICK UXBRIDGE WALKERS: Monday, Thursday (AM), 09-5356467 HOWICK Y’S WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), 09-534-5153 PUKEKOHE TRAMPING CLUB: David Lawrie 09-238-8407 TOI TOI TREKKERS TRAMPING CLUB: Colin Johnstone 09-535-6231



10,000 STEPS HARBOUR CLUB: Harbour Sport 09-415-4610 60’s UP TORBAY/BROWNS BAY: Wed (AM), Heather Jean Adams 09-478-2462 BUSH WALK & TALK: Margi Keys, 09-443-6819 NORTH SHORE TRAMPING CLUB: Barbara Lobel 09-473-6938 BIRKENHEAD PROBUS CLUB: Albany, Tuesday (AM), Tracy Watson 09-414-5351 BROWNS BAY/TORBAY 60’s UP MOVEMENT: Wednesday (AM), Roy Urlic 09-473-8777 CALLIOPE ATHLETICS WALKERS & HARRIERS: Northcote, Wednesday (PM), Gail Mouldey 09-418-3457 DEVONPORT WALKERS: Bayswater, Tuesday Thursday Sunday (AM), Pat & Jim McKay 09-445-2743 DEVONPORT FRIDAY WALKING GROUP: Devonport, Friday (AM), Naomi Gardyne 09-445-4303 EAST COAST BAYS WALKERS: Torbay, Tuesday, Friday (AM), Shelley Sharp 09-473-9021 GREENHITHE WALKING GROUP: Greenhithe, Tuesday (AM), Marjorie Andrew 09-413-9065 HIGHBURY COMMUNITY HOUSE: Highbury, Thursday, Friday (AM), Judy Mayn 09-480-5279 MAIRANGI WALKING NETWORK: Mairangi Bay, Everyday (AM), Jack Rendle 09-478-9115 MEADOWOOD WALKING & TALKERS: Albany, Tuesday (AM), Carol Buckner 09-479-7804 MILFORD MALL WALKERS: Greenhithe, Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), Carol Mosedale 09-443-2054 MILFORD MENS PROBUS: Ian Hall 09-479-4259 NORTH SHORE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Every second Sunday (AM), Jan 09-483-5645

FRANKTON ATHLETIC & HARRIER CLUB: Wednesday, Saturday, (PM), (BIA), Heather Purdie-Raill, 07-847-5639 NAWTON WALKING GROUP: Rene Smyth, 07846-3245 CENTRAL LAKE WALKING GROUP: Monday, WEdnesday Friday (AM), Nella Barron 07-846-3103 CHARTWELL WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Carrie Haak 07-8554281 DINSDALE WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Val Russell 07-847-6539 ENDERLEY WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Leonie Smith 07-8552224 HAMILTON EAST WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Irene Millar 07-855-6848 HILLCREST WALKING GROUP: Monday Wednesday Friday (AM), Nell Bradburn 07-856-3787 MEMORIAL PARK WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Maureen Doms 07-855-2497 NAWTON WALKING GROUP: Monday Tuesday (AM), Roslynn Billman 07-847-4873 SILVERDALE WALKING GROUP: Sister Anne Marie Jones 07-8568980 CLAUDELAND WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), Irene Millar 07-8556848 FLAGSTAFF WALKING GROUP: Monday Wednesday Friday (AM), Gillian Bartram 07-854-0069 WESTFIELD MALL WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM) Westfield Mall Chartwell HAMILTON MARATHON CLINIC:Tuesday (PM), Sunday (AM), Sharon 07-854-9214 TOD SQUAD: Friday (AM), Julie 07-829-4579 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM)



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MONDAY BUSHTRAMPERS: Monday, Marian 07-828-9029 BREAKAWAYS BUSH WALKING & TRAMPING CLUB: Diana Ammann 07-823-6147 WAIKATO TRAMPING CLUB: or Stu Kneebone 07827-3097

CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), Sharon Woodings, 07-827-6033 LEAMINGTON WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Sharon Woodings, 07-827-6033


MATAMATA MATAMATA WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07880-9088 AFTERWORK WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday (PM), Janis Jeffers, 07-889-7032 MATAMATA TRAMPING & WALKING GROUP: F Smeed 07-8831222

MORRINSVILLE MORRINSVILLE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07880-9088


PAEROA PAEROA WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 PAEROA LUNCH WALKERS: Monday Wednesday Friday, Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011


PIOPIO SILVERADOS EXERCISE GROUP: Wednesday (PM), June O’Donoghue, 07-877-8492 PIOPIO CROSS COUNTRY WALKERS: Mon (AM), (BIA), Maurice Kearns, 07-877-8836

TAIRUA TAIRUA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday, Mike Lord, 07-8686025

THAMES THAMES WALKING GROUP: Monday, Friday (AM), Mike Lord, 07868-6025

TAUPO TAUPO HARRIER CLUB WALKING SECTION: Saturday (PM), Wednesday (AM), Bernie Rolls 07-378-9229 TAUPO TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM), Thursday (AM), Weekends (AM or PM), Isabel Hutcheon 07-376-9319 MONDAY WALKERS: Monday (AM), (BIA), Betty Stockman 07378-4992 WAIORA WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Friday (AM), Kaye Beatson 07-378-6957 WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (PM), (I), 06-378-9229

TE AROHA TE AROHA WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07-880-9088 TE AROHA TRAMPING CLUB: Every second Sunday, Judy Forsman 07-884-8841 TE AROHA TREKKERS: Wednesday (AM), Pat Skelly 07-8844278

TE AWAMUTU TE AWAMUTU WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), Jan Jefferies 07-889-7032 TE AWAMUTU MARATHON CLINIC: Wednesday (PM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Pip Annan 07-871-2980

CROSS COUNTRY WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), (A), 07 347-8945 LAKE CITY ATHLETIC CLUB WALKERS GROUP: Tueday, Thursday (PM), Sunday (AM), Ted Sheppard 07-348-1205 or Sarah Wiwarena 07-348-7874 GREEN PRESCRIPTION WALKING GROUP: Tueday (AM), (B), Lisa Mansell 07-348-4156 HEART SUPPORT WALK GROUP: Tueday (AM), Wally Walford 07347-6173 MOKOIA COMMUNITY CENTRE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (B), Lisa Mansell 07-348-4156 SPRINGFIELD STROLLERS: Wednesday (AM), (BIA), Glenys Searancke 07-348-4243 ROTORUA TRAMPING & SKI CLUB: Sundays (AM), Trevor Cochrane 07-345-6362 ST BARNABAS WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (BIA), Joy Gordon 07-357-5744 THE THURSDAY STROLLERS: Thursday (AM), (B), Myrtle Raxworthy 07-346-3772 WALKING WITH JOY: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Joy Gordon 07-3575744

TAURANGA/MT MAUNGANUI AGE CONCERN: Tauranga, Wednesday (AM), 07-578-2631 CITY ON ITS FEET: Days and areas, (BIA), Sandy or Sarah 07-5789610 STEPPING OUT JOGGING CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, (AM), (IA), 07-544-0316 FOREST & BIRD SOCIETY: Secretary, tauranga. branch, Tauranga HEALTHY HEART CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (B), YMCA, 07-578-5891 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), YMCA, 07-5785891 MOUNT JOGGERS & WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, (AM), Gaye Westwood 07-574-1075 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION: MONDAY (AM) 07-576-2469 KATIKATI WALKERS: Barbara Thomas, 07-549-0829 NORDIC WALKING AT THE MOUNT: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Steffi 07-574-7527 NORDIC WALKING IN TAURANGA: Monday, Wednesday, Mary 07577-0711 MT MAUNGANUI RSA WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday, Sundays (AM), (BIA), Kieran Jensen 07-572-0626 50 FORWARD WALKING GROUPS: Sport Bay of Plenty 07-5780016 TAURANGA MID-WEEK TRAMPING GROUP: Derek 07-572-2512 TAURANGA ROAD RUNNERS: Sunday (AM), Nick 07-578-5802 TAURANGA RAMBLERS: Malcolm 07-544-2369 or Rod Taylor 07576-4207 TAURANGA TRAMPERS NETWORK: Natalie Bird 07-576-0016 TAURANGA TRAMPING CLUB: Christine Rawnsley 07-578-9984 PAK N BOOTS: Moya Hewson 07-575-7064

TE PUKE TE PUKE WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), 07-578-0016

WAIHI WAIHI STRIDERS: Wednesday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-8677011 WAIHI STROLLERS: Friday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011

WHAKATANE SUNSHINE WALKING GROUP: Whakatane, Tuesday (AM), (I), Graham Thomas, 07-307-9800 HARRIERS WALKERS WHAKATANE: Saturday, (PM), (I), Noel Jones, 07-308-7101

WHITIANGA WHITIANGA WALKING GROUP: Monday, Thursday (AM), Mike lord, 07-868-6025



WAITOMO WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (BIA), Ruth Early, 07-878-6870 TWILIGHT WALKING GROUP: Monday, (PM), (BIA), Dede Downs, 07-878-7867 TOKOROA ALPINE CLUB:Midweek, Christine 07-886-7294

WHANGAMATA WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Mike Lord, 07868-6025 WHANGAMATA ROAD RUNNERS & WALKERS: 07-865-6580 WHANGAMATA RAMBLERS: Ron Le Noel, 07-865-9475 WALK WHANGAMATA: Everyday (AM), from Surfclub WHANGA SENIOR WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), 07-865-7022





COROMANDEL TOWN WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM) 07-8667101or 07-866-8560

GISBORNE RUNNERS & WALKERS: Margaret Badger 06-868-4785


KATIKATI KATIKATI TRAMPING CLUB: fortnightly weekends (AM), John Roberts 07-549-0878

KAWERAU KAWERAU WALKERS: Kawerau, Thursday (AM), (B), Sport Bay of Plenty, 07-308-8304 HARRIERS WALKERS: Kawerau Thursday (PM), (A), Sport Bay of Plenty, 07-308-8304

OPOTIKI BUSH WALKERS CLUB: J Hedley, 07-315-7807


HAWKES BAY HASTINGS FLAXMERE WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BI), Maisy 06-879-7077 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (I), Eddy 06-8763371 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (PM), (BI), Templey 06-8730971 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Jane 06-877-0017 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jeanette 06-877-2114

HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Lyn 06877-7886 BRIDGET ROBERTSHAWES STUDIO OF FITNESS: Saturday (AM), (BIA), Bridget, 06-877-5285 KIWI SENIORS: Eana Young 06-845-9333 x 708 RUN WALK HAWKES BAY: Lynda Anderson, 06-876-6268

NAPIER AHURIRI WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (I), Beverly Gillies 06843-6805 NAPIER WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), (I), Lyn 06-835-7704 NAPIER SOUTH WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (B), Maria Rogers 06-843-1225 RUN WALK HAWKES BAY: Russell Pattison, 06-844-4435 Ys WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, Napier, Barry 06-844-3929 or Nola 06-843-7912


TARANAKI INDEPENDENT WALKERS TARANAKI: Saturday (PM). North: Ray/ Mary 06-756-7798. Central: Wallace/Nancye 06-762-2861. South: Alan/Jean 06-278-6846

NEW PLYMOUTH CARRINGTON WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Catherine McKee 06-753-3254 WESTOWN DIABETES WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Peter Brookes 06-753-4646 TIME FOR ME WALKS FOR WOMEN: Friday (AM), (I), Glenice 06758-3974 FRONT RUNNER GROUP: Monday (PM), (BIA), Kelvin & Michelle Giddy FITZROY WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (IA), Elizabeth 06-757-9291 WESTOWN WALKING GROUP FOR WOMEN: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (IA), Karen 06-751-1361 WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Karen 06-751-1361 WALKERS IN THE PARK: Monday, (AM), (B), Dawn 06-758-6429 or Dorothy Humphries 06-751-0431 SPOTSWOOD WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (BI), Allie Fitzgibbon 06-751-2304 NEW PLYMOUTH JOGGERS CLUB: Sunday, (AM), Jan Dempsy, 06-758-8373 TARANAKI RACE WALKING CLUB: Trevor Suthon, 06-758-0776 EGMONT ATHLETICS: Karen Green, 06-758-1569

WAITARA WAITARA WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, (AM), (I), Cleo 06-7547311

INGLEWOOD INGLEWOOD WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (I), Maureen 06756-7255

STRATFORD STRATFORD RUNNERS & WALKERS CLUB: Saturday (PM), (BIA), Jill Gorrie 06-764-5088 STRATFORD WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Ivan Coates 06-765-7212 or Wes Robinson 06-765-5242


HAWERA HAWERA WALKING GROUPO: Friday (AM), Nancy Riddick 06-2785784 PUSH PLAY WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Tuesday (PM), (BIA), Moira Koch, 0800-223-228

ELTHAM KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (BIA), Maria Erkes 06-764-8984

WANGANUI WANGANUI CASTLECLIFF WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Dorothea Dobbie 06344-4219 RONA & GLAD’S WALK GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Rona Wright 06344-5434 WANGANUI HARRIER CLUB: Wednesdays, Saturday (PM), Secretary, P O Box 702, Wanganui, Perry Newburn 06-343-6484 SPORT & RECREATION CLUB GOLD: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), Robyn Rose 06-348-1440 WANGANUI MILLENNIUM WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM), Darol Pointon 06-345-3137

WAVERLEY SPORT & RECREATION CLUB GOLD: (AM), (BIA), Betty Morrison 06-346-5613

OHAKUNE SPORT & RECREATION CLUB GOLD: Mondays (AM), Kerry Young 06-385-4055

MARTON SPORT & RECEATION CLUB GOLD: Wednesday (AM), Deane James 06-327-7607

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MANAWATU PALMERSTON NORTH HOKOWHITU KIWI WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (I), Jack Cook 06-357-7458 or Dorne Jarvis 06-357-2444 KELVIN GROVE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM), (I), Marjory Edmonds, 06-354-3342 MANAWATU STRIDERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (PM); Sunday (AM), Hockey Manawatu Pavillion, Manawaroa Street, (BIA), Alister Martin 06-353-7175 PALMERSTON NORTH JOGGERS & WALKERS: Esplanade,Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (AM), (BI), Robyn McKey 06-354-9952. CLUB PED: Monday, Wednesday, (PM), (IA), Ongley Park; Saturday, (AM), Esplanade, (IA), David Young 06-356-7179 HEARTY STRIDERS: Thursday (PM), (BI), Esplanade, Adrienne Kennedy 06-350-8617 MASSEY WALKERS: Monday, Thursday, noon, Massey Recreation Centre, (BIA) Chin Diew Lai 06-350-5799 ext 2471 MANAWATU WALKWAYS PROMOTION SOCIETY’S MONTHLY WALKERS: Sunday (AM), (IA) Gillian Absolom 06-329-6898 FOREST & BIRD: monthly 2nd Saturday, (AM), Vivienne Nicholls 06-353-2305 METHODIST AGAPE FELLOWSHIP WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (B), Lorna Goodwin, 06-358-2860 U3A Exploring Walkways: Thursday (PM), (B), Lynley Watson 06356-4384 WALKY TALKIE TROOPERS: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), (I), Liz MacNeill 06-357-8216

FEILDING SENIOR WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BI), Gail Byrnes 06-323-5470

FOXTON FOXPEDS: Monday (PM), Foxton, Foxton Beach, (BIA), Dave Blackett, 06-363-5743, Michelle Duffy, 06-363-7987

LEVIN LEVIN HARRIER & WALKING CLUB: Saturday (PM), (BIA), Ivan Morgan 06-368-3622 WEDNESDAY LEISURE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BIA), Lila McCall, 06-367-9070 LEVIN JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, (BIA), Anne-Marie Bainbridge 06-368-6608

WAIRARAPA MASTERTON WALKING GROUP RECREATIONAL: Edna Patrick, 06-377-4338 ATHLETICS VETERAN WAIRARAPA: J Earles, 06-377-3479 ORIENTEERING GROUP: 06-377-7961 or 379-5124 CARTERTON 40+ STRIDERS: Ada Lyster, 06-379-8746 RUAMAHANGA RAMBLERS: Winter Saturday, Summer Tuesday (PM), (BIA), Ray Wallis 06-377-0703


WELLINGTON WELLINGTON BROOKLYN WALKERS: Edith, 04-384-6799 BUGGY WALKING GROUP: First Thursday of month (AM), FOREST & BIRD: 04-567-7271 ORIENTAL BAY WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Christine Blakely 04-3836276 MT VICTORIA WALKING GROUP: Euan Harris 04-384-4770 WALK WAINUI: Monday (AM), (BIA), Shirley 04-564-6179 ISLAND BAY WALKING GROUP: Community Resource Centre, Island Bay, 04-383-7464 WALKING FOR LIFE: Lynne Waring, Miramar KARORI WALKING GROUP: Mavis Shaw, Kelburn KARORI ARTS & CRAFT WALKING GROUP: 04-934-8630 KANDALLAH CORNERSTONE WALKERS: Monday (AM) 04-4795420 MIRAMAR WALKING GROUP: 04-388-1944 NEWLANDS COMMUNITY HOUSE WALKING: Tuesday (AM), 04478-8799 TARARUA TRAMPING CLUB: WEA MIDWEEK WALKERS: Hanna Harwood WELLINGTON WEDNESDAY WALKERS: 04-388-1988 WELLINGTON CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: 04-934-4729 WELLINGTON HARRIER ATHLETIC CLUB: Saturday (PM) mid March to mid October, (BIA), Veronica Gould WELLINGTON MID-WEEK WALKERS: Tues, Thursday (PM), Bart Jones 04-477-3746 or David Lonsdale 04-977-8990 WELLINGTON NORDIC WALKERS: Rod McColl 04-527-0624

LOWER HUTT WALK FOR HEALTH: Wednesday (PM), Saturday (AM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Esme 04-589-1944 or Dave 04-970-5133 POSITIVELY SLIM “Health for Life Walkers: Sunday (AM) Wednesday (PM) (BIA), Jim or Barbara Mobbs 04-566-2603

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HUTT VALLEY WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Pam McArthur 04-5864088 WALKING FOR PLEASURE: 60’s Plus, Melling, Molly Shephers, 04567-5727 WOMENS WALKING GROUP: Wainuiomata, every second Wednesday (PM), 04-564-6019 HUTT VALLEY TRAMPING CLUB: Weekend (AM), Dennis Page 04569-6901 TAKE HEART WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Keith Millar, 04526-7440 LEISURE WALKERS: seniors, Tuesday (AM), Jean, 04-565-1918 HUTT VALLEY MARATHON CLINIC: Trevor Knowles, 04-565-0294 WALK WAINUI: Monday (AM), (BIA), Shirley 04-564-6179 EASTBOURNE WALK GROUP: Lesley O’Neil, Eastbourne ALICETOWN WALKING GROUP: 04-589-2646 KIWI MASTERS WALKERS: Richard Davies 04-566-1335 OLDER ADULTS – LEISURE WALKING GROUP: Judy 04-528-4445

PORIRUA FRIDAY WALKERS: Margaret Hughes, 04-237-8660 TAWA LINDEN HIKERS: 04-232-8705 WEA RAMBLERS: Muriel Thompson, Tawa TAWA/LINDEN WALKERS: Maurice 04-232-4407 or Claire 04-2328764

UPPER HUTT TUESDAY TRIPPERS: Bill Thompson, 04-971-5123 FANTAIL HIKERS: Marg Eagles, Upper Hutt TRENTHAM UNITED HARRIER CLUB: Teresa Tito 04-565-0333 UPPER VALLEY TRAMPING CLUB: Sandy Wilton/Colin Hamlin, 04527-0107

KAPITI KAPITI CARDIAC CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday, Graham Priest 04-2937872 KAPITI WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Robin Leger 04-905-4680 or Muriel Hill 04-293-5121 KAPITI SUNDAY WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Frank Morris 04-2932567 or Ethel Symes 04-904-1485 KAPITI JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Pam Childs 04-9021754 MONDAY WALKERS: Monday, Reg Goodsell 04-904-7558, or Steve Golledge 04-904-5904 SPORT KAPITI THURSDAY WALKERS: Thursday (AM), 04-296-9022

SOUTH ISLAND MARLBOROUGH BLENHEIM 50 PLUS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Joan 03-578-1922 or Colin 03-572-9423 PICTON WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Claire 03-573-7991 SPORT MARLBOROUGH WALK GROUP: Thursday (AM), Sport Marlborough 03-577-8855

NELSON MOTUEKA MOTUEKA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BIA), Evelyn Gilbertson, 03-528-8894 MOTUEKA FIFTY PLUS WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Freda Gerslov 03-528-6510

NELSON NELSON STRIDERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (PM), (BI), Averil West, 03-548-3655 NELSON KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), Kay O’Dinot, 03-546-7910 WAKEFIELD WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Lou Manson, 03541-8414 TAHUNA KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), Kay O’Dinot, 03-546-7910 NELSON 50+ WALKING GROUP: alternative Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Noel Brown 03-544-2286 NELSON 50+ WALKING & TRAMPING GROUP: Noel Brown 03544-2286 WAIMEA HARRIER WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Sunday (AM) (BIA), Heather McNabb, 03-547-8490 WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Visitor Information Centre

TAKAKA GOLDEN BAY ALPINE AND TRAMPING CLUB: Day walk and overnight trips, Paul Kilgour, 03-525-7383

CANTERBURY CHRISTCHURCH ACTIVE CHRISTCHURCH SUNDAY WALK: Sunday (AM) (BI), 03941-8999 AVON LOOP/CITY KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (B), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 AVONSIDE KIWI SENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jan 03-3892755 AVONHEAD KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Bess 03-342-7647 AFTER WORK WALKING CLUBS: around Christchurch, (BI), for all ages and fitness levels, recreation clerk, CCC 03-371-1778. ARAI-WALKERS: Wednesday, Wainoni/Aranui, Natalie Hoani, 03388-2593 ARTHRITIC AMBLERS: Wednesday, (B) suitable for people with physical disabilities, Trevor Randall 03-385-7446

BEXLEY KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Kath 03388-6161 BARRINGTON KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Nita 03-337-1493 BECKENHAM WALK ‘n’ TALK: Thursday (PM), Di 03-385-3452 BISHOPDALE RAMBLERS: Wednesday (AM) (I), Bishopdale, Paul Muir 03-359-7971 BISHOPDALE TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM),(IA), Margaret 03-351-6681 BURNSIDE JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM) Burnside, Anne Uys 03-342-6337 BUSHWISE WOMEN: (BIA) Cynthia Roberts or Roz Heinz 03-3324952 BRIGHTON RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), New Brighton (I), Marlene Crocker 03-388-1115 CANTERBURY RACE WALKERS ASSOCIATION: Monday, Wednesday, (BIA), coordinates all Canterbury race walkers and friendly race walking, Ann Henderson 03-387-0387 CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (PM), Darryn Welham 03-960-3808 CARDIAC COMPANIONS: Sunday fortnight, (PM) Neville Wootton 03-942-5453 CARDIAC CARE GROUP, Marg Allison 03-366-2112 CCC EASTENDERS: Monday (AM), (IA), or Bruce 03-388-7295 CCC GARDEN CITY WALKERS: Saturday (AM) (IA), Helen 03-3822302 CCC GLOW WORM EVENING WALKERS: Wednesday (PM) (IA), Norm Wells 03-981-5487 CCC HALSWELL: Saturday (AM) (PM), (IA), Pauline 03-322-8057: Sunday, Terrence 03-322-8092 CCC SUNSHINE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM (IA), Jim 03-389-1982 or Hope 03-389-7997 CCC SHIRLEY RECREATIONAL WALKERS: Monday, Thursday (AM), (IA), 03-941-5409 CCC SOCKBURN: Tuesday (AM) (IA), Estelle 03-342-7841:Friday (AM) (IA), Jo 03-349-7146 CCC WEEKEND WANDERS: Sunday (PM) (IA), Marilyn 03-3383826 CHRISTCHURCH PERSONAL GUIDING SERVICE: Daily (AM) (BIA), Cathedral Square, C Tonge 03-981-6350 CHRISTCHURCH MARATHON CLINIC: Saturday (AM), Neil Messenger 03-322-7709 CHRISTCHURCH METHODIST HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM) (BIA), Mrs Lindsay Evans 03-355-4356 CITY RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, 50+age group men & women, Margaret Borrens, 03-354-1534 CRUSADERS WALKERS: Tuesday (BI), (50’s and above age group), Des 03-354-2008 DARLINGTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), Bill 03-385-1925 DIAMOND HARBOUR RAMBLERS: Tuesday, Hunters Road, (IA), Noeline Coleman 03-329-4566 EASTENDERS: Monday (AM), Bruce 03-981-5329 ELLESMERE TRAMPING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Trish Vessey 03329-1865 FAMILY SOCIAL GROUPS: (B), for parents with young children, recreational clerk, 03-371-1778 FASTRACK WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM) (I), Linwood, Dorothy Jones 03-389-5339 FENDALTON WALK ‘n’ TALK: Thursday (AM), 03-941-8999 FENDALTON NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Yvette So 03-351-6407 GARDEN CITY WALKERS: Saturday (AM), Helen 03-382-2302 GENTLE EXERCISE: Monday, Friday, (NI), qualified physed instructor leads groups, Russell Graham, 03-388-3196 GLOW WORM EVENING WALKERS: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, Pauline 03-322-8057 HAGLEY PARK NORDIC WALKERS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Kerstin Fahrenschone 03-388-0000 HALSWELL WALK ‘n’ TALK: Monday (AM), 03-941-8999 HAPPY RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, (IA), 50+age group, Vera 03-337-4094 HAPPY WANDERERS WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, (BI), mainly 1-2 hour flat walks, John van Herpt, 03-980-5664 HEI HEI WALKERS: Thursday, Lee Tuki 03-373-8150 HERITAGE WALKS: Tuesday, (PM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HERITAGE WALKS: Thursday, (AM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HOON HAY KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Barbara 03-3388306 KAIAPOI WALKERS GROUP: Tuesday, Wednesday (AM), Lyane Graham 03-327-5679 KAIAPOI NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Trudy Blakey 03-327-4457 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, 23 surburban groups plus rural locations, Sport Canterbury 0800-228-483 LAMBDA DAY TRAMPERS: every second Sunday, (BI), social group for gays and lesbians of all ages, Helen Davies 03-332-8724 LINWOOD AVENUE WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Thursday (AM) (B), 03-389-5303 LINWOOD KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), Phyl 03-389-6130 LYTTELTON WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Lyttlelton, (BI), Ada Goodwin 03-328-7235 MAIREHAU LADIES PROBUS, Tuesday, Leah 03-385-6310 MARYVILLE KIWISENIORS:: Monday (AM), Valmai 03-377-8742 MERIVALE KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), June 03-355-8703



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MT PLEASANT KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Pauline 03-3844794 NEW BRIGHTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday, (AM), (BI), (both walkers and strollers), Joy 03-383-4494 NEW BRIGHTON WORKING MENS CLUB WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (I), Jenny Wilson 03-332-8818 NEW BRIGHTON ATHLETIC CLUB: Saturday (PM), Phil Bastion 03981-1798 NEW BRIGHTON HILL WALKERS: Wedneday (AM), Royce henery 03-388-7335 NEW BRIGHTON WALK ‘n’ TALK: Monday (AM), 03-941-8999 NEW BRIGHTON STROLLERS: Wednesday (AM), Tess Hall 03-3883237 NEW BRIGHTON WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Joy 03-383-4494 NO HILL WALKERS: Thursday (AM) (B), Hazel Matthews 03-3855338 NEW BRIGHTON NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Kerstin Fahrenschone 03-388-0000 NZ VIVENDI SOCIETY: Sunday, Janet 03-389-1609 PAPANUI WALK ‘n’ TALK: Wednesday (AM), 03-941-6840 OXFORD WALKING GROUP: Monday Thursday (AM), Coral Gilbertson 03-312-3155 OPAWA KIWISENIORS: Monday, Tuesday (AM), (BI), Carol 03-3325638 PAPANUI KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Elaine 03-352-7519 PAPANUI WALK ‘n’TALK: Wednesday (AM), 03-941-8999 PARKLANDS KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), (BI), Bernard Marriott 03-383-2665 PARKLANDS WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), BIA), Bernard Marriott 03-383-2665 PENINSULA TRAMPING CLUB: (Family Strollers Group), Sunday, Gloucester Street, (BIA), Rick Bolch 03-338-5156 PIONEER STROLLERS: Thursday, (BIA), Shirley Hitchcock, 03-3227220 PIONEER TRAMPERS: Thursday (AM) (IA), Alan Williams 03-3432216 PLEASURE WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday (AM) (I), Colleen Cook 03-389-8607 PORT HILLS NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Chiaki Jagau 03-981-1433 PORT HILLS ATHLETIC WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Friday (AM), Glen Watts 03-332-1964.Saturday (PM), Peter King 03-341-1154 QE11 MINI HIKERS: alternate Wednesday, QE11 Park, (BI), Beverley Church 03-388-5736 Q.E. PARK STROLLERS: Tuesday, John Plumridge 03-385-9710 RETIREES CLUB KIWISENIORS: Wednesday, (AM), (BI), (both walkers and stroller groups), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 RETIREES SOCIAL CLUB: Thursday (PM) (BI), 50 + age group, Ira Williams 03-342-8172 or Carol Roscoe 03-337-5901 RICCARTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Enid 03-3489351 ROWLEY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Lee Tuki 03-373-8150 ROVER HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM) (BI), Steve Mitchell 03348-8195 SALLY STROLLERS: Saturday, fortnight, general Christchurch, (B), leisurely pace, Margaret Bennetts, 03-322-9187 SHIRLEY RECREATIONAL WALKERS: Monday, Thursday (AM), 03941-5409 " A SLICE OF HERITAGE WALKS” with Walktologist Graeme Stanley, Tues (PM) Thurs (AM ), Graeme Stanley 03- 980-1553 SOMERFIELD KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Marie 03-3371436 SOUTH CHRISTCHURCH/SYDENHAM WALKERS: Sunday (AM) (IA), Ray 03-332-0555 ST PETERS WALKING GROUP: Monday (PM), Thursday (PM) (BIA), Audrey 03-348-9157 SUNSHINE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM), 03-389-1982 SPORTY SINGLES: Saturday, Sunday, (BI), Llolyd 03-323-6232 TUESDAY TREKKERS CLUB: Tuesday, (AM), Necia Sullivan 03-3389035 TOWER TRAMPING & WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, (IA), Dave Bates 03-332-6233, Sunday, Yvonne van Eerden 03-339-0751 WAINONI/AVONSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES: Thursday (AM), 03389-2285 WALKIE TALKIES WALKING GROUP: Thursday, (B), members mainly from Burwood United and St Kentigerns Parish, John 03-981-9994 WOMEN WALK: Wednesday and weekends, throughout Canterbury not in city area, (BIA), Pauline Cara 03-384-1921 XY’s WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Mary hamilton 03-384-5690 “Y’s WALKERS” (YMCA): Tuesday, Thursday, (BIA), City YMCA, 03-366-0689, Bishopdale Community Centre, 03-359-8330 Y WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Mary Hamilton 03-384-5690 “Y’s TREKKERS”: Monday, Port Hills, (IA), City YMCA, 03-366-0689 YMCA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (AM), Jill O’Connor 03-366-0689 WAYFARERS WALKING GROUP:Thursday (AM) (BI), 50 + age group, Ted Hill 03-323-9311

WEEKEND WANDERERS: Sunday (PM), Marilyn Dean 03-338-3826 WOMEN WALK: Wednesday Weekends (AM), (BIA), Pauline Cara 03-384-1921 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Greame Stanley 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP:Tuesday (AM), (B), Risingholme, Christchurch City Council 03-941-8999 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP:Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (BIA), Bishopdale, Christchurch City Council 03-941-8999 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM) (PM), (BIA), 039412-8999

RURAL CANTERBURY CHEVIOT KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03373-5060 ELLESMERE TRAMPING GROUP: Thursday (AM) (IA), Trish Vessy 03-329-1865 LEESTON KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03373-5060 LINCOLN KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03373-5060 RANGIORA KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 SOUTHBRIDGE KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060

ASHBURTON ASHBURTON HARRIER CLUB: Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday, Merv & Jackie Gilbert 03-308-5894 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, Wednesday (AM), (BI), two groups, Janice Cochrane, Sport Mid-Canterbury, 03-307-0475



03-476-2579 HILL CITY WALKING GROUP: Saturday (PM), Alex McEwan 03-4554851 KOPUTAI WALKING GROUP: 2nd Tuesday, (AM), Noeline Forgie, 03472-8302 LEITH WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Janette Anderson 03-476-2830 MORNINGTON MONDAY WALKERS: Monday (AM), (B), Kieran Hurring 03-453-4423 MULTI-PEAK FITNESS WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Marelda Gallaher 03-477-6057 or 027-222-3863 MOSGIEL 50's FORWARD WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Roberta Telfer 03-488-3175 OTAGO TRAMPING/MOUNTAINEERING CLUB: Sunday (AM), Ian Sime 03-453-6185 OVER 30’s TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM), Janice Hodges 03-4894071 PHOENIX CLUB WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Nina Davidson 03-471-0114 PINEHILL WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Norman Vare 03-4738683 ST KILDA COMMUNITY CLUB WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, (AM), Ngaire McIndoe 03-456-4478 TAIERI RECREATIONAL TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM), Ian Fleming 03-489-8964 TRIXIE TRAMPERS: Thursday (AM), Alison Jones 03-489-8372 WEA OVER 50’s TRAMPING CLUB: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (A), Jenny Gonin 03-467-2711 WAIHOLA WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Elizabeth Jones 03-4898064 XY TRAMPING CLUB: 1st & 4th Tuesday, (AM), Cliff Donaldson 03467-9875 Y’S WALKING GROUP: Sunday (AM), Betty Booth 03-456-2000 60 PLUS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Judith Wright 03-4562080 60’s PLUS RAMBLERS: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Vern Gould 03-476-4457 60’s PLUS TRAMPING CLUB: 2nd & 4th Thursday, (A), >4 hours, Murray Bolt, 03-454-2211 60 PLUS HIKERS: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (AM), Moreen Hayes 03-4761545

TIMARU HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM), March to October, Alister 03-686-1010 GLENITI WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Edna 03-688-0779 HIGHFIELD WALK GROUP: Thursday (AM), (BI), Joy, 03-688-9888 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, Verna Parker, Sport Canterbury, 03-686-0751 MARCHWIEL WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Colleen, 03-688-6231 SOUTHEND WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Bev, 03-688-8381 WANDERERS WALK GROUP: Thursday (AM), (BI), Brian Illingworth 03-684-9355





60’S UP WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Len Johnston, 03-231-3372, Don Todd, 03-217-5931 INVERCARGILL KIWI SENIORS’ WALK GROUP: Thursday (AM), Sport Southland, 03-211-2150 YMCA WOMEN’S WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Joan Sutherland, 03-218-8738

GREYMOUTH CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE WALKING GROUP: Nora Sheard, 03-768-6479 GREYMOUTH OVER 50’S: Graham Schaef, 03-768-7437 GREYMOUTH DAUDLERS: Yvonne Davison 03-768-6664 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, Don Monk SWC 03-768-0775 RUNANGA WALKING GROUP: Pat Butler 03-762-7665 BLACKBALL WALKING GROUP: Charlie Quibell 03-732-4887

HOKITIKA HOKITIKA KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), Pavel Bare SWC, 03756-9037 HARI HARI KIWISENIORS: Historic walks (BI), Pavel Bare SWC, 03-756-9037 HOKI HIKERS: Tuesday (AM), Margaret Stevens 03-755-6466


ALEXANDRA WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Ngaire Turnball, 03-448-8726

QUEENSTOWN WAKATIPU WALKERS: Thursday, Patricia Cook 03-442-1525

WANAKA WANAKA WALKING Group: Tuesday (Nov- Apl) (PM), Sunday (AM), (BI), Graham Barnett 03-443-1780


GORE EASTERN SOUTHLAND KIWI SENIORS’ WALKING GROUP: Every third Tuesday of month (AM), (BIA), Richard Pasco, Sport Southland 03-208-3846 HOKONUI TRAMPING CLUB: Margaret Hughes 03-208-7053

NORTHERN SOUTHLAND NORTHERN SOUTHLAND KIWI SENIORS’ WALK GROUP: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, (AM), Sport Southland, 03-211-2150

TE ANAU TE ANAU KIWI SENIORS WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Sport Southland, 03-211-2150

CLYDE CLYDE OFF-ROAD WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Judy Blanch, 03-449-2580, Eleanor Edgar 03-448-6767

OAMARU SENIOR CITIZENS WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Nancy Bell 03-434-5061 OAMARU FRIDAY WALKERS: Every 2nd Friday (AM), Barbara McGann 03-434-9178 WEDNESDAY WALKERS TRAMPING GROUP: Jane Naish 03-4346363 NORTH OTAGO TRAMPING & MOUNTAINEERING CLUB: Margie Carrington 03-434-8484

DUNEDIN ACTIVE WALKERS: Monday (PM), Bill Brockie 03-467-9114 ARIKI WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Saturday (PM), Karen Martin 03-456-4223 CIVIL SERVICE: Saturday, (PM), Peter Smith 03-471-7127 CAVERSHAM HARRIERS WALKING GROUP: Saturday (PM), Keiran Columb 03-489-4027 DUNEDIN CITY RAMBLERS: Wednesday,(AM) Alison St John 03476-2344 GREEN HUT TRACK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), George Sutherland 03-467-5999 HALFWAY BUSH WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (I), Pat Garth,

LEGEND Fitness levels: “B” beginner, ”I” intermediate, “A” advanced. (AM) denotes morning walk, (PM) denotes an afternoon or evening walk. Group co-ordinators are asked to please advise us of any updates by fax 06-358-6864 or email

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WALKING IN THAMES Kauaeranga Valley or Goldtrail walks S.C. Accomodation or B&B; ex. rates Ph. 07 868 7213

CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Step into North Island›s Heart * Check out our May specials


Waikaremoana Whirinaki Tongariro Guided Walking Holidays



Explore the vast indigenous forests of Te Urewera and Whirinaki, and the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, through our unique range of 1-3 day wilderness treks, brought to life by experienced local guides. Pick up Rotorua. Freephone: 0800 UREWERA (873 937) E-mail: Website:

Te Urewera Ph: 0800 WALK NZ

Rotorua – Whirinaki – Waikaremoana

Twice weekly return on Thursdays and Sundays. Other times on demand. Bookings essential. Freephone: 0800 UREWERA (873 937) E-mail:






* Pataua and Taiharuru areas * Comfortable B&B, east of Whangarei * Coastal and rural, 2 1/2 hours from Auckland * Delicious home-cooked meals, incl. wood-fired pizza oven * Up to 6 people ; 1or 2or 3 nights

Phone 09 436 1959 WAIKATO

A dropoff, a 4-6 hour Walk, a Hot Shower & Spa, an amazing Dinner, Bed & breakfast. Where: Out in the Styx Cafe at Pukeatua, Waikato (40 mins from Hamilton)

Walk the Maungataurari Crossing Kayak the Arapuni Lake OR just sample the homemade food and soak up the ambience.

Bookings essential: call us for a brochure

Phone 07-872-4505 or freephone 0800-461-559 Website:

Lakeside Farm Cottage Perfectly situated to enjoy great walks on the Waikato River Trails, Maungatautari Ecological Island and Te Waihou Walkway. Fully self-contained 3 bedroom farmstay cottage. Contact Liz and Dick Johnson. Phone: 07-883-5890

Email: Website:


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HEAPHY TRACK ABEL TASMAN Walk with us on these Top Tracks Small Groups, Great Guides, Great Stories Our portering system makes it easy

Tranquilly in the bush . . .great walks MARLBOROUGH QUEEN Charlotte Track Service - contact Endeavour Express phone 03-573-5456, email John Croxford, Takaka

Dodson Road, RD1, Tel/Fax 03-525-7177

ON DEMAND SHUTTLE SERVICE To all tracks in the Nelson, Marlborough & Westcoast regions. The Heaphy, Wangapeka, Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes Track Ends are our specialty.

“Bridge to Somewhere”

• 2 or 3 night getaways of moderate tramping in the very heart of the Eastern Taranaki backcountry. (2 to choose from) • Inclusive package of transport (from Stratford) accommodation and meals. • September to May best months. • Matemateaonga Track package of transport, jetboat, hut passes also arranged.

For further information contact: Carol or Dave Digby

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Picton TOP 10 Holiday Park 78 Waikawa Road, Picton Reservations 0800 277 444

“Run by trampers for trampers.”

Check our website for other destinations Phone/Fax 03-521-1900 - Email

Are you missing out on potential customers? What our advertisers say: “Our walking business is nearing the end of it's second season so our marketing budget has been focused on getting the word out about ourselves - no one will come if they don't know we are here! The portion of our budget spent on Walking New Zealand magazine is approximately one tenth of our total advertising spend and consistently generates approximately half of all our bookings. As our advertising budget goes down in the next few years we will definitely continue to be included in your directory.” Claire - Bream Head Coast Walks

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This lightweight walking jacket weighs only 8oz, made from Microft Dry a soft, elegant sportswear frabic woven from a fine, lightweight microfibre. •Water repellent and wind resistant, yet provides superior comfort, thanks to enhanced moisture permeability. •Thin and light with a soft, natural texture • A fabric structure that doesn’t make noise when they are rubbed together. • Complete with hood that is rolled up inside collar. Available this year in: * Marine Blue with Fushia trim * Marine Blue with Turquoise trim * Marine Blue * Burgundy Sizes S, M, L, XL

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A monthly magazine with great walks in New Zealand and overseas

Walking New Zealand 150 2010  

A monthly magazine with great walks in New Zealand and overseas