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New Zealand’s recreation walking magazine ISSUE No151 - 2010

New Zealand walk;

Pauanui Hill - a walk for all seasons

AUGUST weather forecast

Overseas Walk

Walking in


Crete Event:

Seniors three day walking adventure Event:

Curves to Curves

New Zealand walk:

Onepoto Domain New Zealand walk:

Tupare Garden walks

New Zealand walk:

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Achillies tendon pain - or is it?

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CONTENTS Issue No 151 - 2010

4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Onepoto Domain 8 New Zealand walk: Tupare Garden walks 9 Kiwi programme benefits 10 New Zealand walk: Pauanui Hill - a walk for all seasons 11 Digital Photo Contest winners 12 Event: Fifteen times for Taupo Half Marathon icon 13 Motivation: Success supporters 14 Event: An Autumn Muster - walking with the shepherd 18 Event: Seniors three day walking adventure 22 New Zealand walk: Hiking in the Tararuas 28 Overseas walks: Walking in northern Crete 31 High achievers: How Green Prescription helped these two women 32 Readers views: Walking the Camino de Santiago trial 32 Health: Achilles tendon pain - or is it? 34 New Zealand walk: Manawatu Estuary:- walks in an unique area 36 Window on Waitakere: Worth their weight in gold 36 Podiatry: Wobbling down the hills or stairs 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for August 40 New Zealand coming events 42 Overseas coming events 44 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking as a tool after hip replacement 44 Nordic Walking: Events 46 Event: Record numbers in Curves to Curves 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

Walking the dog helped seniors

Horowhenua to Tararua link to be investigated


A Horowhenua District Council proposal to build a cycleway linking the Horowhenua and Tararua districts has been welcomed by Tararua Mayor Maureen Reynolds although it has yet to officially come before the council. The proposed route dubbed The Missing Link would bridge the regions via a 40km track between Shannon and Eketahuna involving a 570 metres elevation at the top of the range. It aims to show case the natural environment of the Tararua Ranges by connecting with the ‘Nature Coast’ hinterland. The Eketahuna Community Board has already expressed interest in the project and has received a visual presentation from Horowhenua District Council staff. That council is now putting a working party together to undertake an $80,000 feasibility study on whether it should go ahead. Whilst acknowledging that the project was still in its infancy Mrs Reynolds said the “spinoffs” for the southern end of the region in particular could be significant. “It would be fantastic if both councils could work together on this,” she said.

Solar Power for highest rainfall hut in the Fiordland A winning combination of business, new technology and conser vation means hikers at Dumpling Hut on the Milford Track can now enjoy hot water as well as drier, warmer, well lit evenings on the finest walk in the world. Last year Calder Stewart Industries Ltd approached the Department of Conservation (DOC) to trial the new Solar Rib roofing on backcountry huts. The Solar Rib technology allows for solar panels to be integrated within the roofing material itself, supplying power without requiring bulky panels above the roof line. “The Solar Rib roofing is a good fit with the Department’s desire to work with business and to move toward more sustainable recreation facilities, so we were happy to find a hut for Calder Stewart to trial the product” said Reg Kemper, DOC area manager in Te Anau.


Walking NZ prize winners The winners of the this month’s Walking New Zealand promotion are: Card Pedometer - Les Kell, Maungatape, and a six month subscription extension to Walking New Zealand magazine - Jeff Kemp of Kerikeri.

Having trouble finding time for your daily 30-minute walk? Then make a date with this old pal: your dog. Studies have shown that dog ownership has some decided health benefits, not the least of which is that a furry friend helps get people into better shape, even more so than a human walking partner! Researchers at the University of Missouri wanted to see just how helpful it was to walk with a dog. So they assigned seniors to one of three walking programmes: walking with a dog, walking with a friend, or walking alone. And they found that the people who hoofed it with a canine companion increased their walking speeds by an impressive 28 percent. People strolling alone or with a human companion only upped their speeds by about five percent. Why did the dog walkers have so much more spring in their steps? The researchers found that dog walking improved the seniors' balance and confidence, making them want to walk even more. Add to this the fact that pet owners tend to handle stress better, be more emotionally stable, and make fewer trips to the doctor than pet-free people, and you've got a lot of reasons to thank your pooch for his presence.

Sealink launches winter Initiative deal SeaLink’s new winter campaign is in full swing and will run until Sunday 26th September, giving people a great reason to take a short break. SeaLink is giving away two free passenger tickets on their ferries to Waiheke and Great Barrier and a third night’s accommodation free when a two night mid-week package is booked. The package represents excellent value for people who want to take their car to either island for a quick getaway. “Just because its winter is no reason to stay at home” says general manager Donna Gauci “savings start at $75 per person and for a property such as Earthsong on Great Barrier Island, savings of just over $500 per person can be made. These pr ices represent excellent value for money.” The company has had a fantastic response from its accommodation suppliers and included in the campaign are the 5-star property Te Whau Lodge on Waiheke Island as well as most of the company’s other contracted accommodation providers. “There is truly something for everyone in this initiative” said Mrs Gauci. 5-day options for Great Barrier Island and a 6-day option for Waiheke are also available. The company is promoting these offers through various media including online, radio and TV. “We know these are great deals and we use the winter period to continue our year-round support for the islands and the accommodation providers that provide rates for our packages.”

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Tree top adventure walk open Trees Adventure, a new treetop obstacle course, has opened in the heart of Victoria’s much-loved Dandenong Ranges. Located in the picturesque Glen Harrow Gardens in Belgrave (home of the famous Puffing Billy), the Trees Adventure course offers visitors the chance to sail through the forest on flying foxes and take on a series of thrilling and somewhat lofty challenges between the trees, up to 15 metres high! With course levels ranging from beginner to expert, there’s something for everyone. For children aged 5 – 10 years, there’s the easier ‘Butterfly Attack’ and ‘Eat your Weeties’ courses which feature the flying fox and swinging barrels while adults and bigger kids can try their hand at the intermediate course ‘Double Dare’, which includes a massive two-stage flying fox and swing bridge with lots of missing planks. For the die-hard thrillseekers, there’s the advanced ‘Suck it Up’ course that starts with a huge overhead net traverse and includes a 100 metre flying fox called ‘The Kingmaker’. The course itself is based around some of the oldest and rarest trees in Australia, some of which reach up to 60 metres in height and range in origin from California and Japan to the foothills of the Himalayas.

Has this happened to you? * If your shoe lace breaks, it will happen 30 seconds before the starting gun goes off! * No matter how well you do in a race, your best friend, who is 10 years older, will finish seven minutes ahead of you! * When there are prizes for the first 15 finishers you come in sixteenth!

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Walk talk Move more, live longer A recent Journal of the American Medical Association study showed that people who burned an extra 287 calories a day had a 32 percent lower risk of mortality as compared to those who move less, and the more you moved, the lower your risk. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to get exercise — you can literally do it anywhere. All you have to do is get yourself moving. We were born to move. Our bodies are not designed to sit on the couch or in front of a computer all day. All household chores count as exercise. Take a walk every day. Mess around in the garden. If you’re going to talk on the telephone, stand up and move around while you’re talking. Exercise is easy to do and that it’s crucial for longevity. It also increases blood flow to the brain, reduces stress and wards off depression. Make sure to start slow and build up. Just start walking. We were born to walk. Park your car further away at the grocery store or mall and walk. Window shop or adventure hike, make activities fun and find things you like to do. “You’re not entitled to good health, you have to earn it,” he says. “But the effort is worth it and it’s not hard to do.”

Winter mountain biking on Abel Tasman’s Gibbs Hill Track Abel Tasman National Park’s Gibb’s Hill Track has opened for mountain biking. f It is the second year of a two-year winter-season, 1 May to 1 October, mountain biking trial on the 10 km track between Totaranui and Wainui Bay. The Department of Conservation is monitoring the mountain biking trial and it will be evaluated after the two-year trial period to determine whether or not mountain biking should continue on the track. DOC Golden Bay Area Manager John Mason said there appeared to be moderate numbers of mountain bikers riding the track during last year’s winter trial period. “A number of mountain bikers gave us feedback saying they had enjoyed riding Gibbs Hill Track and they appreciated the opportunity to do so. “Additionally, new mountain biking opportunities have proved popular on Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve adjoining Abel Tasman National Park at the top of Takaka Hill. The Golden Bay Mountain Biking Club and DOC have together been developing a 14 km loop track on the reserve.” The department is reminding mountain bikers that cycling is currently not allowed on any tracks in the Tasman region’s two other national parks, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, including the Heaphy Track.

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New My favourite Zealand walk

The information sign off Exmouth Road.

A bush track through Onepoto Domain.

Onepoto Domain A A boardwalk over a wetland area.

The climb up the track back to Exmouth Road entrance.


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bout one kilometre off the northern side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge is Onepotio Domain just off the Onewa Road turnoff. Both the Onepoto Basin and adjoining Tuff Crater are the result of ancient volcanic eruptions and while they once may have held freshwater lakes, the sea later broke through the rims of the craters and filled them with salt water and marine mud. In the 1960’s the Onepoto crater was drained and fill added, to provide the surface for the Domain’s recreation areas. Tuff Crater is tidal. Together they make a unique geological feature and are relatively unspoilt examples of tuff cones and craters. The main entrance to Onepoto Domain is from Sylvan Avenue into a cul-de-sac spur road. There is foot access from Exmouth Road, from Tarahanga Street and Sylvan Avenue (two entrances). Another track leads in from Lake Road past the Northcote’ Tennis Club courts and through a patch of bush and can be exited at Puawai Place or continue along the Onepoto Stream emerging at the southern end of Tarahanga Street. When beginning your walk from the parking area on the spur road, follow the shingle path past the children’s play area leading to the track and boardwalk. A variety of landforms can be seen along the way — areas of native plants now regenerating on the crater rim and a wetland area where maritime rush and coastal cutty grass are being edged out by pampas grass giving cover to pheasant, quail and pukeko. The track comes out at Weeks Reserve where stands of native forest trees are set among clearings, home to wax eyes, fantails tuis and New Zealand pigeons. To complete a circumnavigation of the Domain take the ‘high path’ along the rim before descending to skirt the sports arena and then crossing the small bridge over the man made lake where model yachts are raced and ducks wait to be fed!


Above: A view of the tack from the adventure playground. Middle left: The track follws under a fallen tree. Below left: Try this in the adventure playground. Below right; There are a few steps on this section.

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New Zealand walks

The Chapman Taylor designed homestead.

Tupare Gardens walk upare is a beautifully sculptured land scaped garden nestled on a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River on the outskirts of New Plymouth. The property features a Chapman Taylor designed homestead and a Gardeners Cottage. Tupare was the home of Sir Russell and Lady Matthews. They brought the property in 1932 as a gorse and bracken covered hillside. You can learn about the Gardens history â– and the people involved from information in the Cottage and around the Garden. At the Gatehouse there informative wayfinding information and visitor guides are available to assist you on your walk. Tupare is now owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council. There are three marked trails which you can follow at Tupare:


perimeter of the property through huge Redwood Trees, down onto the River Flat, then up through the Bush Walk and then back through the garden. This is the most challenging walk.

The Garden Walk The Garden Walk criss crosses through the main garden areas of Tupare, with some steeper gradients in places. There are a number of seats to rest on and take in the scenery.

The House Stoll

The House Stroll is the easiest walk of the three. Once you walk down the drive to the house area the routes here are all on the same level. You will experience some of the most popular areas of the Garden including the Elizabeth Garden (a popular garden for weddings), the Glasshouse area which encompasses some delightfully planted herbaceous borders, and of course the gardens around the house. The Boundary Trail All of the paths on the Garden Walk and The Boundary Trail takes you around the the House Stroll are asphalted.

Around the gardens at Tupare.

The bush walk at Tupare.


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Above: Looking across Lake Waikaremoana at Puketukutuku Peninsula (centre) and Whareama Peninsula (left). Right: Walking Legends co-owner Rob Franklin presents a donation to James Waiwai from the Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust.

Kiwi programme benefits alking Legends Guided Walks are delighted to present a donation of over $1000 to the Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust, to go toward the Waikaremoana Kiwi Recovery Programme. For every person that Walking Legends guide on the Lake Waikaremoana Track in Te Urewera National Park they donate $5 to the Kiwi Programme. This summer was the company’s busiest ever, taking over 200 people on the 4-day hiking expedition, so that translates to a healthy donation for the Kiwi Programme. “We love donating to such a successful community-run project. Our clients also like to know that they are contributing directly to a local initiative. Some of the track on the Great Walk runs right alongside the Kiwi dispersal fence, so they can see first-hand where the programme is running”, says Hilary Sheaff, Walking Legends co-owner. Walking Legends have been guiding the Lake Waikaremoana Track for the last seven years, over which time guides have noticed a definite increase in the frequency of kiwi calling and general birdlife in the Puketutuku Peninsula area. “The first night of the Great Walk we stay in a hut close to the Kiwi Programme, where we sometimes hear kiwi calling. It’s a real buzz for our clients. We really appreciate the continued hard work of the Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust staff and volunteers”, Hilary acknowledges. Puketukutuku Peninsula Research in 1992 by Landcare Research NZ into kiwi decline in the area identified that predation of kiwi chicks by stoats was the main cause. With assistance from the Bank of New Zealand Kiwi Recovery Programme, DOC and the Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust (a local Maori hapu trust) formed a partnership to halt the decline of kiwi at


Waikaremoana. The focus has been on predator control on the Puketukutuku Peninsula. About 1400 traps are laid out along lines throughout the 1500 hectares of the Puketukutuku Peninsula and neighbouring Pukehou area. Although they target stoats, weasels and a large number of rats are also caught. Since 2004 a kiwi dispersal fence has been built across the neck of the peninsula. This keeps kiwi from wandering into untrapped areas, and ensures they establish their breeding territories within the protected area. Once kiwi numbers have reached carrying capacity for the area, the fence will be removed allowing the kiwi to distribute throughout Te Urewera National Park. Over the last 15 years the number of adult kiwi on the peninsula has increased from about 24 to over 100. In 2007 the Lake Waikaremoana Hapu

Restoration Trust formally took over management of the programme. Monitoring the nesting attempts of many adult pairs of radio tagged kiwi; transmitter changes; checking, clearing and rebaiting miles of trap lines every week; fence building and maintenance; and keeping track on the survival of increasing numbers of juvenile kiwi; is all labour intensive work for LWHRT staff, who spend countless hours walking the bushclad hills of Waikaremoana - often at night. The next step in the project is to replicate the Puketukutuku Peninsula management regime on the opposite Whareama Peninsula to ultimately provide in excess of 200 pairs of breeding kiwi, on over 1,000 ha of protected kiwi forest, pumping kiwi chicks out into the wider Lake Waikaremoana catchment every year.

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A favourite walk

Mount Maunganui Base walk

Looking down over the canals at Pauanui.

Pauanui Hill - a walk for all seasons P By Barb Lowther

The rocky foreshore on the way back past Cave Bay and Flat rock.

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auanui is definitely one of my favour ite places to walk . Most people think of it as a Summer holiday destination, with opportunities for swimming, surfing, and boating; but it is also a beautiful place to go any time of the year, for a day walk. Because of its position, it lends itself to a variety of walks, ranging from a one hour family walk to a five hour trek for the more adventurous. It is about an hours drive from Waihi, or one hour 45 minutes from Tauranga. Recently a group of us drove to a reserve, near the Holiday Park; where we left our cars and headed along the estuary towards the main beach. Setting off at 10.00am we wandered along the edge of the water enjoying views of birds catching sprats, on one side, and interesting ‘Beach Houses’ on the other.. We reached the boat ramp in 20 minutes. From there we wandered along the beach for just over half an hour to the base of the hill. It took an hour 10 minutes up through a

A favourite walk

Pauanui Hill - a walk for all seasons pretty bush track to reach the Trig. The views from here were just awesome — the township, the canals, estuary, beach, air strip with planes coming and going, and Tairua Hill in the background. After lunch we headed down, but followed the signs to Storm Bay. Although the sign states two hours return, it only took one hour 15 minutes, and was a pretty little track. We returned to the beach via Cave Bay and Flat Rock, which involved boulder hopping, and exploring interesting patterns in the rock formations in the bay. It is all well marked, and gives choices of half an hour to over five hours walking. After a swim we retraced our steps along the beach and estuary, and were back in Tauranga by 5 30pm. It was a lovely day with a little bit of everything. Right: Looking towards Storm Bay.


Left: Interesting rock for mations.



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Fifteen times for Taupo Half Marathon icon ing far younger than her 62 years. “I love coming back to Taupo each year because it is very well organised and friendly but what’s most important is that everybody is a winner – runners and walkers are all treated the same and everyone who finishes goes in the draw to win the spot prizes,” said Ronnie. “The fantastic array of spot prizes at our event is one thing that brings people back every year and Ronnie is no stranger to them having won the major spot prize of a trip to San Francisco in 2004,” said Wayne. This year’s prize pool includes a 10 night New Year’s Eve Cruise for two in the South Pacific courtesy of House of Travel in Taupo. The on-road Half Marathon is in its 17th year and runners and walkers take in views of the lake and mountains as they complete the 21.1km course. Its off-road counterpart on September 4th is expected to once again be very popular and

organisers have added a 10km off-road challenge this year by popular demand. “Off-road running continues to grow in popularity so we are pleased to be able to offer another shorter distance off-road event this year,” said Wayne. Once again, runners and walkers are being invited to enter the 63.3 Challenge of three half marathons in three months in Taupo – the third is an Off-Road Half Marathon on Sunday 11 th July around the base of Mt Tauhara. Entries for both events are now open and 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 non-online 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

Ronnie’s favourite event By Ronnie Reid love walking around North Island. My favourite walk is Taupo Half Marathon. It started in 1994 and had 694 entrants and 2009 had 3096.This year the1st of August 2010 will be my 15th walk in Taupo Taupo Half Marathon has got everything the human being wants or needs. It has got beautiful scenery of the Lake, few hills and tracks. It is an extremely well organised and enjoyable event. From the start people are cheering us up the whole way to the finish,an amazing event makes you feel you are the best walker in the world. We start at Tongariro North Domain down passing through the beautiful boat harbour then follows Lake Terrace beside the Lake, come up to State Highway one, on to Five Mille Bay and the drink station right there cheering you up as you pass before turning into Tawhara Street. Then goes tto the end of Mahuta Road to the turn around on returning to Tawhara Street. We then cross over to follow tracks through DOC Reserve to Wharewaka and there is Scottish men dressed up playing pipes and gives us a boost with their music, then it joins the cobbled path beside the Lake then back through the beautiful boat harbour again and straight up the big hill to the finish. That hill is a real killer but we get the music at the finish which keeps us cheery even when tired and sore.


Ronnie Reid in the 2009 Taupo Half Marathon event.

By Clare Poyton ell-known walker Ronnie Reid will line up for her 15th Mizuno Half Marathon on the shores of Lake Taupo on August 1st. Originally from Lesotho in Africa, Ronnie is a former runner who converted to the walking revolution following a calf injury and has now walked more than 400 events and won medals at the Wanganui Masters Games in February this year. “People like Ronnie add a real flavour to our event – people like her are the reason it is known as one of the friendliest half marathons for runners and walkers in the country,” said Wayne Reardon, Event Director of the Mizuno Half Marathons. Well-known for her friendly smile and wave while pounding the pavement in her home town of Mission Bay, Auckland, Ronnie says smiling and being happy are the key to look-



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Ronnie Reid in the 2009 Taupo Half Marathon event, second from right, front row.


Success supporters move you towards the success you desire? thinking, talking, acting and approaching your Quote: The secret of getting ahead is goals the same way. getting started. The secret of getting started Why: Step out of your comfort zone, the is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks alternative is staying the same, is that what you uccess tips ….. Are you getting tired of into small manageable tasks, and then starting want? them? Most people have read, heard and on the first one. <Mark Twain> How: What single action do you need to know of them, but don’t take action. take to move you closer to your goal? View The reason, often they are not practically 4. Intuition this action as an experiment, rather than a What: We each have our own personal implementable. frightening next step, and just do it. ‘success formula’. It is different from anyone So, I’ve made it simple. All you need to do Quote: Be daring, be different, be impracis use the ‘success supporter’ list below, and else. tical, be anything that will assert integrity of Why: Letting others decide what is best use it to build the foundation for your walkfor you can result in disappointment through purpose and imaginative vision against the ing, wellbeing or life success plan. to blame. ‘Guiding’ is okay, but it is impor- play-it-safers, the creatures of the common1. Success tant that you ‘decide’ by tuning in and trusting place, the slaves of the ordinary. <C Beaton> What: Success is about fulfilling an inner your judgement. 7. Desire need or desire. It can mean different things How: Ask ‘yourself ’ questions and search What: When you desire success, goal to different people. for the answers. For example - what is the first achievement is motivating, exciting, and fun. Why: You can waste time pursing goals or step I need to take, how can I overcome this obstacle, When your motivation is fuelled by ‘need’, you dreams which when attained, leave you feel- etc become pressured, anxious, worried or even ing empty and unfilled. Quote: Your intuition is always there to desperate. How: Consider when you have been suc- guide you and provide you with support, enWhy: Desire will keep you powering on cessful in the past (think big and small). Use couragement and direction. Learn to trust it and quitting will not be an option when you these scenarios to determine what success and act on its wisdom. <Lynn A. Robinson> encounter a barrier or block on your success means to you. path. 5. Be a Winner Quote: People take different roads seekHow: Locate a visual image that represents What: Until you feel successful, it is hard ing happiness and success. Just because they’re the success that you desire. For example, a to act successful and until you act successful, not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten you aren’t … confused!? To simplify, you need picture, symbol, or mock document. Place it lost. <H. Jackson Browne> to act as if you are already successful, even if in a prominent place so that you see each 2. Attitude morning on waking. it is not yet true. What: Your attitude towards a project, goal Quote: Expecting drains energy. DisconWhy: You subconscious mind can’t tell the or intention will impact the results that you difference between what is real or imagined, nect and enjoy the gifts of each day. Just know will achieve. so therefore you can trick it! Because it is the that when the time is right what you are inWhy: You cannot succeed with a pessimis- instigator of your actions, thoughts and feel- tending will show up. <Unknown>. tic attitude or fail with an optimistic one! ings, your motivation to succeed will become How: Get clear on the benefits of atti- natural and effortless. tude by describing: How: Prior to drifting off to sleep each Take action How a positive attitude will impact and night, spend fives minutes soaking in the ‘feelReview the ‘Success Supporter’ list. support the success you desire? and ings’ generated by the success you desire. What three actions can you commit The likely outcomes of a negative attitude? Quote: As-if principle: If you want a to focus on over the next 21 days to Quote: Attitude is more important than quality, act as if you already had it. move you forward to success? Refacts, the past, education, money, circum<William James> member, go for quality action not stances, failures, successes, what other people quantity. think or say or do. It is more important than 6. Risks What: Nothing will change if you keep appearance, giftedness or skill. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are · Megan works as a motivational Coach, visit her websites, Performance Coaching in charge of our attitudes! <Charles www.mind & Weight Loss Coaching www.mind for more info. Swindoll>.

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An Autumn Muster - W the shepherd By Iain Galloway any believe that television rules our lives and stifles us from getting out and doing interesting, perhaps adventurous things. In the following instance, however, the medium created an awareness of a totally new and inspiring experience to the writer. The television was flicked on “just to see what was on” to fill an otherwise unplanned evening. Country Calendar flashed up on screen featuring the annual autumn muster at Dunstan Downs high country sheep station. The Lindis Pass is renowned for the beauty of the golden tussock covered mountains that border the highway. The writer had taken photos of the views, and had wondered what lay beyond the view from the road. The mind became fully focussed for the following 30 minutes. Google then assisted in finding a website. Many properties offer farm stays and Dunstan Downs, is no different. A planned April road trip included “the Lindis”. An email was composed and sent enquiring about accommodation in the shearers quarters and what photo taking opportunities there were. Dates were included. The reply affirmed accommodation was available and that Dunstan Downs was a photographer’s paradise. It went on to say “your dates coincide with the autumn muster, do you want to be part of it as a paying guest?” Another email flew. “Yes to that!” Imagine a deal that cost the same as a night in a motel. The difference here was, it was all kept (accommodation, meals and transport) and an unforgettable experience. A double cab Landrover stood outside the homestead with dog trailer attached. Swags (packs and bags), jerry cans of vehicle fuel and supplies were loaded atop the trailer. As the shepherds arrived, their dogs were added to the cage, accompanied by much growling as tiny territories were sorted out. Charlie Innes made a final check that all needed gear was securely tied down before turning onto a short section of highway on the two hour drive to the musterer’s huts. After leaving the seal, four wheel drive was



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engaged. The track climbs steeply up and over Old Man Peak ( 1827m} high on the Wether Range. To the off road initiate, thoughts of “this track is too steep to drive over” were allayed and a much more relaxed passenger settled in to enjoy the views. At the peak are views stretching across to the high Southern Alps. Recognised peaks include Mounts Cook and Aspiring. Two of the shepherds who experienced the making of the

TV programme recounted stories. One of which related to the Country Calendar vehicle which shredded seven tyres during filming. “Their rubber wasn’t up to the task”. “Fatman’s Lodge”, the musterer’s hut is much like any old trampers hut, home for three nights. It is available, apart from times it is being used for farm operations, to those who wish to walk the tussock covered hills. The new hut which has a pot belly stove with a

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wet back. This feeds an outdoor shower with hot water. A real bonus! Cooking is on stove and gas cooker. Early starts were the order of the day. Between five thirty and six am. The voice of Geva Innes, run holder, along with husband Tim, would call out “Good morning”. The intonation more like a friendly “get your backside out of bed!” Before 7.00 am the vehicles were rolling

up to the top of the range again. The cage on the trailer filled with excited dogs, itching to chase some sheep. From the fenceline at the crest of the range the wethers (once were rams) were driven down to the yards, near the huts. A meeting of the four shepherds devised a plan to ensure as many of the wily old merino batchelors would end up at the yards over 1000m in altitude below. Following a shepherd for the day was a

Above: Views of the hills above Dunstan Creek with sheep following tracks to the base below.

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An Autumn Muster - Walking w great walking experience. Moving through the folds and giant spurs that drop from the range top, the mobs are gradually merged into a large flock. A helicopter flown by Tim Innes helped drive sheep from the tops and transport shepherds, (including wife Geva) and dogs strategically when needbe. The walking is all in open tussuck country. On the muster there was much contouring, (moving across the face of a hill at the same level), some short, grunty climbs around

the heads of gullies, mainly slightly downhill and never on a track. Under foot the going was usually good. Watching (and listening to) the teamwork between shepherd and between four and six dogs was an experience. The dog’s natural istinct is to chase and hunt. This has to be curbed and moulded by the boss. Over exuberance, or disobedience was usually met with a tirade (not printable!) that left the dog in no doubt about his lineage, intellegence or both! Back at the yards maintenance work is done

with the wethers. All sheep are drenched and then draughted according to need, for eye clipping (removing wool from around the eyes to enable good vision) and shearing for those who avoided the previous muster. Blade shears, are used for the eye clipping and some of the shearing. A generator driven stand covered the balance in the woolshed. The following day work continued late into the afternoon with the remainder of the flock. Once given the once over the sheep are released back into their vast territory. Dunstan Creek, where the huts and yards are situated flows down a broad, flat valley set between the Wether and Saint Bathans ranges. The only trees visible in the scene are a lone willow, planted close to the huts and a wilding pine with a death sentence high in a gully. It is a place of beauty and tranquility. This is particularly true early morning and as the sun is setting when the golden light paints the land in a warm glow. A deer had been shot just previous to our arrival. This good fortune resulted in venison being on the menu for two nights. A highlight amongst the excellent fare that was produced. A bottle of fine Central Otago pinot noir produced for my enjoyment was a great accompaniment over the three nights. On the final morning, camp was packed up and at the range top, ewes were mustered down to the north west to paddocks beside the Lindis highway. They had a date with the ram within weeks. Following a shepherd down enabled legs to be stretched and first hand views to be seen of the walking route described by Geva. The walk in question follows a long, uncomplicated gully to the top of the Wether Range. The route then follows the range top over Old Man Peak and down a four wheel drive track to the huts. There are a number of options available. (See fact file). Once back at the homestead, the offer of a shower is gratefully accepted as is lunch. Thanks are given for a marvellous experience and many happy memories flood back during the drive to Omarama and on down the Waitaki Valley.

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The Fartman’s Lodge.


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· Dunstan Downs website has compre-hensive detail about accom-modation and activity offered on the high country run.

ith the shepherd

Atop a broad spur on the Wether Range with Saint Bathans Range beyond.

Walking with shepherds behind the mob.

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Seniors on their three day adventure.

Seniors three day

walking adventure By Ann Robbie Active Lifestyles Advisor

group of Active Walkers from the Sport Southland Kiwi Seniors gath ered at Stadium Southland in anticipation of three days of adventures, exploring and other activities in March this year. The chatter was high and reminded me of years gone by and a ‘school trip’. The enthusiasm was beyond doubt - eager. On arrival at McLean Falls we discovered


that the tail door of the covered trailer had sprung open and some of our gear had littered the 10km of winding road leading to the falls. The powers that be were definitely with us that day with the following car and a very kind North Island couple picking up everything from seats, boots, back packs, walking poles and packets of biscuits (well crumbs). We got everything back and other than a couple of small rips and scratches the gear escaped rela-

tively unharmed. The sun shone on the cascading falls, creating a ‘crystal’ like effect and the ‘Prince of Wales’ feather fern was gently waving in the breeze. Tautuku Outdoor Education centre greeted us with a small army of ‘Te Namu’s’ however a little bit of ‘Bug Off ’ soon had them sorted whilst we ate our lunch. The afternoon was filled with familiarizing ourselves with the camp walks, flying fox and ‘Claytons’ kayaking. The tide was right for us to venture down to the beach to view the ‘Iris Caves’. A couple of hesitant people managed to wash their boots – but the sand, surf and open air were all magnificent. A number took the opportunity to walk in the therapeutic salt water. The night was filled with various entertainments from all the participants, including fly swats and balloons, bowls, table tennis, skits, dancing, games and recitals. Early to bed saw some of us early to rise as they say (the early bird catches the worm – but the second mouse gets the cheese). A huge pot of porridge was stirred to perfection and then consumed with the usual additives. Lunches made, gear packed and we were away by 8.30am on our first adventure, meeting up with a 125 horse Southern Cavalcade at the Catlins River bridge. Three of these participants were relations of our leader. They had left Owaka and were heading for Tautuku and we were doing the opposite. However I felt that our posteriors would possibly be in better condition at the end of the day. Our first stop was Pounawea where we completed at low tide the Interpretative Track, where sea meets the forest and is slowly erod-

A walk in the bush.

The walk back up the hill from the beach.


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Above left: The track down to Jack’s Blowhole which is 55m deep, 144m long and 68m wide. The blowhole is 200m from the sea. Above right: The walk along Cannibal Bay.

ing the impressive peat bog wetlands. On to Tunnel Hill to walk through the 225m long masterpiece of brick construction that was never used, due to the closure of the sawmill in the area. An impromptu left turn by our curious driver saw us head along an 8km winding gravel road to the magnificent ‘Cannibal Bay’ where numerous Sea lions basked in the sun. If it wasn’t for the odd flick of sand from their flippers – anyone could have mistaken them for being a ‘washed up’ log. A family of sea lions headed out to sea as we ate lunch and we watched them frolic in the surf. A brisk wind whipped up and this gave us a spectacular display of the surf toss-

ing the waves into foils of mist as they drifted out to sea. A long walk along the beach saw us view the sea lions close up as they stood tall and barked a warning at us that this was their territory and would you please leave. Back on the road we visited the new Owaka Museum and their film footage of the Manuka and Surat shipping disasters that the rugged southern coast had claimed in the 19th century. By this time the tide was back in and we undertook a good undulating walk comprising of stairs and pathways from Jacks Bay to Jacks Blow Hole. The blowhole is 200m inland and the water rushed in and gave us a noisy display of this amazing natural phenom-

Left: In front of the McLean Falls. The cascading falls can create a ‘crystal’ like effect. Below: Time for a paddle to help soothe those tired feet in the sea.

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The walkers met trees washed up along this beach.


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Above: Crossing the Fleming River was the only way to get to the other side. Below middle: The group met the Southern Cavalcade of 125 horses on their way to Tautuku.

enon. By this time the day was starting to draw to a close and we had just enough time to view the magnificent Purakanui falls, before returning to our base camp for pre-dinner entertainment and a well earned two course meal and a night loaded with entertainment. Not too much will be said about the night other than a skit of a senior lady with a medical issue and some dance instructions from our very experienced walker ‘Joan’ will remain with us for some time. As they say – what goes on camp stays on camp – but a hilarious night of entertainment and activities was held and we certainly did more that our share of 30 minutes a day ‘Push Play’. Not such an early start the next day and I think that this was directly related to the previous day of activities and entertainment. Another large pot of porridge consumed and another round of filled buns and we were off to Papatowai where we were all impressed with the ‘Gypsy Gallery’ and this young mans’ talent to make water wheels out of paua shells, moving whales out of old iron and a cycling skeleton. We followed a good walk down to the picnic area and out onto the Catlins River Estuary. We listened and watched the bellbirds sing and munch their way through the mistletoe seeds and then promptly bombard us with their low flying aerobatics when we were too close to the food source. A return to Tautuku Beach with a good walk along to the Fleming River where we waded and crossed at the convergence onto the Tautuku Peninsula. A number of walkers were hesitant about this as it was certainly testing their comfort zone. A lot of preparation had gone into executing this exercise to make sure that ‘safety’ was not compromised and that we had a positive outcome. There is however another alternative way to get to this private area and that is by air. It was here I met up with some local fishermen who showed me a ‘leather fish’. Ugly could be a word to describe it – but it certainly was aptly named. By this time the tide had turned and the weather had followed suit as we re-crossed back to the mainland. A bit wet and weary we headed back to the camp, ecstatic that we had made these journeys to so many places and over such a wonderful weekend. Not only were we active – but we had also enjoyed a wonderful weekend of camaraderie and I know that a number of friendships were formed and everyone was anticipating the next weekend.


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Hiking in the Tara By Barb Lowther aving travelled to the South Island on many occasions to walk, we de cided it was time to explore a part of the North Island, we hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to. We chose The Mt Holdsworth and Jumbo Circuit in the Tararuas. After spending the night in Masterton, we drove south on SH2, and after 2 kms turned right into Norfolk Road, and followed it for 15kms into Holdsworth Lodge on the eastern side of Tararua Forest Park. We signed in with the resident ranger, and set off along a path by the Atiwhakatu Stream, turning left to follow the Gentle Annie track to the Mountain House Shelter. This track was just as its name suggests - a well graded, and metalled, zig zag with well constructed retaining walls to stop the track eroding away and with several view points to look out over the Tararua Ranges. It was a lovely walk through beautiful Beech forest. We reached a junction with a track back down to Atiwhakatu after an hour and a half. Here, we had views of Powell Hut, way off in the distance. Another half hour of undulating track took us to the mountain house shelter, the site of an old hut. The track continued in an easy zig zag for a while, then became a staircase of gnarly roots. Although it was steep, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too hard to clamber up, because there were lots of hand holds. The last 15 minutes before Powell Hut is open rocky tops with grasses alpine flowers and shrubs, and stunted wind blown trees.


Right: Views from the top, with remains of snow and a brave soul camping. Below: Sunset from Powell Hut.

We reached the hut in three and a half hours. It was in a warm sunny spot with expansive views over Masterton and the Wairarapa. Taking day packs, we headed up Mt Holdsworth. It was an interesting and varied climb with rocky outcrops, boggy flats, and stony trail, taking less than an hour. There were awesome views of the Tararua Ranges the Waiohine Valley Mt Hector, and Masterton.


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The sign says it all.

After the customary ‘photos at the trig‘, we returned to the hut. Ten of us shared the facilities that night and had a lovely evening sitting on the deck, watching the sun slowly sink. Next morning, the plan was to walk back up Mt Holdsworth, and over the tops to Jumbo Hut. There was no way ! Ten of us set off, and within 20 minutes we had all turned back. The wind was so strong, it was lifting and dumping us two metres away, with amazing

power. We were so glad we’d gone up the previous evening. We all headed back down the way we had come, and once below the bushline the wind had lost it’s ferocity, so we turned left just past the mountain house shelter, and took the trail down to Atiwhakatu Stream. The track beside the stream was wide and well maintained and we reached the hut early afternoon. Atiwhakatu is a beautiful new hut, and beWalking New Zealand, issue nono 150 - 2010 Walking New Zealand, issue 151 - 201023 23

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Hiking in the cause it is an easy walk from the campsite, seemed to be very popular with families. We lay on the deck gazing at Beech trees towering into a cloudless sky. The following morning we climbed up the Raingauge spur to Jumbo Hut.. It was more clamouring than walking, but well worth it, taking less than two hours to reach the open tops, where a 10 minute scramble took us to Jumbo Hut. Once again, the wind up here was fierce. It moaned and whistled and shrieked, as we sat in the hut wondering if the whole hut would be tossed down the track. After 15 mins we braved the descent, and again, it was easy once we were off the tops, and we were down to the hut in an hour and a half. We followed the Atiwhakatu Stream back to our car at Holdsworth camp site, signed out with the ranger and headed home. It was a very beautiful walk, but we learnt that plans can never be rigid, when walking in the Tararuas. Top left: On the Gentle Annie Track. Middle left: Going to Powell Hut. Below left: The trig station at the top. Below right: Atiwhakatu Hutt. Below: Alpine flowers.


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Above: Going up to the trig station from Powell Hut. Right: Navigating a section over tree roots.

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Hiking in Crete down a drop of 3,280 ft in a mile.

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A well-kept chapel on Crete.

Going down from the Omalos Plateau.

Walking in northern

Crete By Dawn Lamb he gracious port of Hania is an excel lent introduction to this part of the island of Crete and well worth a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exploration. To the north of the city tourist resorts are multiplying but the northern peninsulas, the isolated interior and the nearly deserted west coast all provide wonderful walking opportunities. Mindful of the logistics involved, such as language and public transport constraints, we opted to take a guided walk with an English


firm we had used before namely HF Holidays. The leaders are walkers, like us, not commercial guides. Although we quailed when told there would be 44 in the party, we split into three compatible groups with a leader for each and daily programmes at varying levels of difficulty so it worked well. On the first day we started on the western side of the Rodopou Peninsula. The tracks were rocky but the incline steady and the sea views on the ascent and descent to Kolimbari to the east of the peninsula were lovely. Wildflowers were abundant - pink convulvulus, gentians, arum lilies - and overall the scents of wild thyme and oregano. The next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walk was in the rural inte-

Above: WWII still a living memory with this gun. Below: Walking in the gorge.

A Roman aqueduct built many centuries ago.

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A Samaria village.

Walking in northern Crete rior. We walked down the Sirikari Gorge along a route the guidebook described as being ‘for intrepid walkers’. It was stony underfoot and slow going but not that bad, though the network of old farm and animal tracks made us very thankful we had a guide. Once again there were wildflowers, and ancient plane trees in the streambed that gave welcome shade at times. Our destination was the fortified Polyrrinia, a city state founded in the 6th Century BC and in Byzantine times the administrative centre of northern Crete. As it didn’t resist the Roman invasion there is still much to see such

as an aqueduct built in Hadrian’s time. A further two hour’s walk with wonderful sea views andthen down to the coast at Kissamos. The third day began with a bus ride through the spectacular Theriso Gorge to the village of Theriso. This was the site of many battles against the Turks and the Germans and the small museum is an eerie place. There is a monument to the female resistance fighter Chrysi Tripiti. It is the millstone used to crush her to death in 1821! Today’s walk again is a botanist’s delight. There are over 2000 plant species on Crete

Which track shall we take?

There were wildflowers aplenty growing at this time of the year.


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The beginning of the gorge walk.

Caves are used for animal - and people shelters.

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Look at the pecking order.

A boat entering Hania Harbour.

Walking in northern Crete including several unique orchids. We had lunch in a taverna in Zouras then continued down on an easy route through orange groves and eucalypts to Lakki. The fourth walk was fulfilment of a dream for me. At 16km the Samaria Gorge is reputedly the longest in Europe. Be that as it may it must be one of the most spectacular and memorable for any New Zealander who has read about our role in the invasion of Crete early in WWII. The gorge begins at the Omalos Plateau with a 4000 ft descent down a steep stone zigzag pathway. This sounds worse than it is, because the route is shaded by Samaria cypress trees. If you are sensible you start early in the morning when the National Park opens. There are also regular rest areas with fresh spring water. The gorge opens out at the bottom and after about 6 km you come to the abandoned village of Samaria. It then narrows dramatically until the walls Inside the chapel of an abandoned monastery - no vandals here!

are only 3.5m apart at the famous Iron Gates. The valley floor is fascinating geologically, and once we left the excited hubbub at the entrance it was a peaceful walk. We were even lucky enough to see a pair of the endangered wild goats, the kri-kri. The tiny land-locked beach settlement of Agia Roumeli marks the end of the walk and the departure point for the only way out, the afternoon boat. On our final day we walked over the Gramvousa Peninsula to the west coast. We climbed up to the abandoned Tilifos Monastery where the cloister made a shady spot for a break. Then it was on and up through olive groves and over a saddle to get our first glimpse of the fertile coastal plain and lovely sandy beach of Falasarna. To the north of the modern village archaeologists are excavating the Minoan port of Phalasana which is now some 400m away from the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge because of the uplifting of the western coast over the centuries. In terms of walking each day had its own challenges, each day was different, every day

Above: Carob aka carat - used for weights by the Turks.

was enjoyable. In terms of Crete it was steep learning curve. The history is fascinating and you cannot come away without a sense of deep respect for the island and its people.

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A simple river crossing.


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read with interest about the Camino in your June issue as I have just returned from doing the Camino de Frances route to Santiago de Compostela. I must say that the fact file section is not quite helpful enough. It ought to show a range in NZD as the fact file's average of NZD1,200 per week is just over NZD171 and in my opinion this figure is too much for an average. A pilgrim can spend as little as NZD50 day which is a third of the reported fact. Or is this really an advertised fact by the source of the fact file? Where is this figure sourced from? I don't mean at all that cost ought to be important as to why walkers go on this journey but I am quite surprised that it is a pretty high average figure and in my experience it does not truly reflect the essence of the pilgrimage walk. That is, simplicity and austerity are key parts of the experience and the walker will find these are reflected in the type of shelter and food one finds along the camino which are simple and adequate, and the essentials certainly won't cost one up to NZD171 day even if one tries really hard to spend it up at every overnight stop along the route. I hope in no way the organisers/'travel agents' who are apparently taking upon themselves provide information (or to arrange the travel for interested walkers) have upped the expected costs to ply other items or travel-related arrangements or places to stay that are not true to the path. Regards Chan

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hen people come to see me with their injuries and health problems, it is usually because they have exhausted every other option. Achilles tendon injuries are near the top of the list of reasons for paying me a visit. These injuries tend to be very poor healers. The reason given most times is that this tendon has no direct blood supply to expedite healing. There may be another reason why Achilles tendons fail to heal: The injury may not actually be to the Achilles tendon; but to one or more muscles immediately adjacent to it. Of course, recovery will be poor if the wrong part is being treated. If the first diagnosis is of, say “Achilles Tendonitis”, the tendency for all who may subsequently become involved in your treatment is to blindly continue down the Achilles pathway, even when the results are disappointing. One reason why this may happen is the medical hierarchy and ACC claims setup makes it difficult for a therapist to challenge the original diagnosis and to treat a problem that is different to what is recorded in the official paperwork. As a slight aside; a popular treatment for Achilles tendon pain is to prescribe “concentric stretching”. A concentric Achilles stretch is typically done by standing with the balls of the feet on the edge of a step so that the heel can be slowly lowered, thus stretching the back of the leg while under loading from the body weight. Extra weight can be applied by shoul-



hilles tendon pain - or is it?

dering weights. How this actually gives relief to Achilles pain remains a mystery, although there is much speculation. The real reason concentric stretching sometimes works (partially), is not because of anything it does to the Achilles; but because it is stretching and strengthening the muscles that are immediately adjacent to the Achilles and which may be the real cause of the pain and disability. These muscles are the Peroneus Brevis and Flexor Hallucis Longus (Please refer to the two images to see their exact locations in the lower leg). When viewing the back of the lower leg directly from behind (Refer to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leg - Posterior Superficial View) you will appreciate how easy it is for an injury to either, or both of these muscles to be confused with the Achilles or lower calf. The first clue that the injury may not be entirely to do with the Achilles is to understand how the injury first arose. For example: If there was pain the day following

walking or running up a very steep slope, then there is a high possibility that the muscle that flexes the big toe (flexor hallucis longus) was strained. This will be felt as slight tenderness and swelling under and to the inside of the Achilles. If the person had been running or walking over uneven, or sidesloping terrain then the muscles that prevent ankle inversion (peroneus longus and peroneus brevis) may be strained. If this is the case, there will be a hint of tenderness and swelling under and to the outside of the Achilles. Treatment of either of these conditions of chronic strain consists primarily of deep tissue massage. This may be quite painful on the first few occasions; but there should be a marked improvement by the third or fourth session and normal exercise well underway. Each hour long session needs to be spaced about a week apart and include the entire musculature of both lower legs, even if only one leg is affected. Other measures, in addition to

the deep tissue massage, may include fitting Formthotics Shock Stop heat moulded inner soles and exercises to strengthen the foot and calf muscles. Seldom, if ever, are custom

orthotics required for this kind of pain. In most cases where orthotics have been fitted previously, some relief to ankle pain is experienced by replacing them with a pair of Shock Stop inner soles.

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Manawatu Estuary - walks he Manawatu Estuary at Foxton Beach, is a well known birding place recog nised for the large variety of birds which can be easily seen during the season with a variety of walks around the wetland area. It is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the southern part of the North Island, about 250 ha in all, comprising sand banks and a large area of salt marsh which is fairly inaccessible. For that reason it is home to rare birds and a good breeding place for native fish. The estuary is a feeding ground for a flock of godwits and knots from Alaska and Siberia, and every year a Welcome and Farewell to the Birds is held to give the public a close-up view of the different migratory species. These events are held close to the equinox each March and October. The estuary is a RAMSAR site, designated a Wetland of International Importance because of its rare natural habitat and its threatened species of Two Godwits. Photo Manawatu Standard birds. There are three suggested walks in the estuary area: Walk 1 — The track takes you upstream on a footpath along the edge of the mudflats towards the viewing platform for the wader birds’ main high tide roosting ground. Approach quietly so as not to spook the birds. Expect to see godwits (in summer), knots, and perhaps a wrybill. The walk will take five to ten minutes one way. Alternatively you can drive to Dawick Street, though parking is limited there. Walk 2 — This is the vehicle track that leads down to the rivermouth through the dunes. There is legal vehicle access down this route to the beach, but it isn’t recommended for 2WD, and besides vehicles unsettle the birds. You should see both waders and seabirds. If you get lost in the dunes on the way back


Above: The bird lookout in the pine trees.

■ Below: A view of the wetlands from the lookout in the pine trees.

Fact file The Manawatu Estuary is easily accesed by a ten minute drive coastwards from SH1 in Foxton to the village at Foxton Beach.


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Left The sign by the motor camp. Right: Looking across to the forests on the other side of the river.

just look for the pines low on the mudflats; these make a good landmark for finding the vehicle track again. Stick to the more open areas of dunes or grassland. It will take 15-20 minutes to reach the ocean on foot. Watch out for incoming tides. Walk 3 — This track goes into the grass and scrub and eventually down to the beach. It’s a bit overgrown at the start, but the rest s clear. If you want to return by the same route make sure you check out where you emerge onto the beach. Here you should see ocean birds like black-backed gulls. Allow 10-15 minutes one way. Ninety three species of birds have been recorded here, giving the estuary one of the highest diversities in the country. The birds include godwits, wrybills, and spoonbills. Godwits are arctic migrants that each year make the trip here all the way around the world from Alaska and Siberia. The estuary has a small population of about 30 spoonbills, and in areas upstream from the ocean beach there are bitterns and fernbirds. Wading birds are best viewed at high tide, when the water is higher and pushes the birds

Looking upstream towards the boat ramp.

up shore. For tides check the spots marked X on the lap. If these spots are wet, the tide is in! Do not approach roosting birds — they are trying to rest! Stay at least 50m from the birds to reduce their stress levels, and ensure your pet dogs do not spook them either.

Looking east towards the Tararua Ranges.

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species and later on species bearing berries, observations that had been rarely reported in the past. hen Yvonne Vaneveld spotted a For example, Alseuosmia, also known as small broken egg amongst the un Toropapa, Karapapa, or perfume of the grove, dergrowth below a large Kauri tree, a low undergrowth shrub with a fragrant, she knew instantly that this was a heady almost tropical scent was, as significant find. expected, a nectar source for Hihi, but From volunteering as she does later this summer hihi were also observed feeding on the berries. It is one on Tiritiri Matangi, she could of the sweetest smelling plants of the identify these fragments as Hihi New Zealand flora. eggshell and as such, they are When you detect a beautiful fraprobably the first seen in a maingrance while walking in the bush, it is land forest since the 1870s. usually Toropapa. The Toropapa The Ark in the Park nests have seeds are found within the red-crimpreviously all been in Kauri trees in cavities 20-30m above ground From Kay son berries, usually five or six seeds per berry, and are ripe in March or level and so all the eggs in those Lindley April. nests have been completely Although a start was made on comparing unobservable. With each egg having an average weight of Toropapa seed-set in Hihi-containing areas 3.1g, a minimum of 25 chicks produced per with non-hihi areas, this wasn’t continued. Hopefully, the tagged shrubs, which reach season (perhaps 30), gold averaging $940 per troy ounce, and all the contractor and equip- about 2m, but generally sprawl to make a rambling, scrambling shrub and have tubular frament costs counted, each egg has grant flowers, will be observed been worth far more that its over flowering and fruiting times weight in gold. Try platinum or in future years. diamonds! However, casual observation Summarising the Hihi moniearly in 2009 in the central Hihi toring season, Andy Warneford area, seemed to indicate a greater said that although the rugged ternumber and larger berries than rain and dense forest in the Ark observed in previous years, so it’s was as challenging, it confirmed A Hihi nest. tempting to consider that anthat Hihi can breed successfully other past animal-plant associain a predator-controlled environment and that tion has been re-established with improved the locality has ample natural food sources. Hihi were observed on several flowering pollination of the shrub by the hihi. With evidence of 13 nest attempts found, eight known to be successful, and another one in progress, the minimum tally of 25 fledglings capped a great season and all credit to Andy and the many volunteers who assist him. And for a chance to hear Hihi or see our wonderful WaitakereToropapa, don’t forget HealthWEST PHO’s series of Wednesday Walks. For brochures and registration forms for these wonderful walks contact Kay Lindley, phone 09 837 8820 or 027 274 2280, or email: kay@health Hi-Tec Tramping Boots and Shoes Best prices Please tell our Delivered nearly everywhere in NZ!


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Wobblin ne of the most common injuries to our lower limbs is the ankle sprain; ACC statistics show this to be the most common injury claim. It occurs in all age groups and where ever we walk, play sport, work, and pursue recreational activities. The cause can be inattention to what we are doing (tripping), incorrect landing technique playing sport, uneven surfaces and inappropriate shoes – heels!!! Some people are more prone or vulnerable than others because of their foot type or position at heel strike. A foot by Rangimarie that tends to heel Whatley strike in an inverted position and not allow the heel to roll (pronate) continually places stress on the outside of the ankle. How we start the gait (walking) process initiates a sequence of muscle timing and joint positioning of the foot on the ground, which affects the knee and hip joints. The sensory and proprioceptive nerves play an important role in this function, as they are required to tell the brain where the joints are in space. The brain can then activate the appropriate ligament and muscle to stabilise or relax our joints. Walking can be described as a series of falls – one foot in contact with the ground as the other leg swings through the air stopping us from falling by the foot striking the ground at the right time! Try it – think about what is happening to both legs. If you do it slowly you will feel the way the weight of the body “falls” through the air until the foot stops you. How confidently we stride along depends on foot position, muscle and ligament position and strength supporting the hip, knee, ankle and foot. Injury, illness, medical conditions, body weight, foot dysfunction and fitness can compromise how confidently we walk. Minor injury can be as limiting as major if it is not treated appropriately because it can make the joint vulnerable to repeat injury. This is common with ankle injuries because of the stress that can be placed on the joint every time the foot is placed on the ground. When walking down stairs the foot that is



ng down hills or stairs on the ground has to be very stable and support the knee as it bends to allow the other swinging leg to lower the foot to the ground. The knee joint needs strong well-balanced muscles and ligaments to support it as the joint is in an “open position”. It needs to be in line with ankle and foot in a way that limits any stress on the joints. The body is very forgiving for minor stresses but repeated over and over will eventually lead to pain – knee and the wobbles (foot). Over uneven surfaces the foot has to be an adapter transferring weight through the foot as well as supporting the other joints during these movements. Down hill the foot has to contend with the slope, gravity and body weight in how it functions at heel strike and subsequent placement on the ground. Because the foot is on a slope the supporting muscles and ligaments are stretched so if the surface is uneven and the brain does not receive the right message the joints are unstable. I repeatedly hear patients comment that they are unbalanced, experience pain or keep spraining their ankles walking down stairs, slopes or uneven surfaces. Knee pain is a common complaint it can be under the kneecap (patella) to the inside or outside of the knee. There maybe a crunching/graunch sound and often swelling is present. It can prevent you from continuing your walk, run or tramp. It can certainly affect daily activities and our

quality of life. When investigating the cause it is usually associated with past injury and foot dysfunction. The good news is that we can improve our stability and function. Improving proprioceptive feedback is the aim in strengthening the muscles to support the foot, ankle, knee and hip joints. There are many muscles within in the foot as well as leg muscles whose tendons insert into the foot. Sensory nerves within the muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as within the layers of the skin especially in the sole of the foot provide the feedback to the brain. Foot dysfunction means that muscle sequence is not operating at the appropriate time. Some may not be functioning very well and some are dominating. Muscles groups such as the quadriceps and the hamstrings maybe out of balance – calf muscle too tight, or the inside muscle around the knee that helps to stop it from rolling in is weak affects how the knee joint is supported. foot has too much movement in it and the Using wobble boards is a great way to im- brain cannot judge the position of the foot prove foot and leg strength improving joint plus the big shoe when placing the foot in a stability. given space: e.g.. down steps that maybe unThe aim is to improve balance by standing even as when tramping or uneven ground. The on a platform with a round base; this allows shoe is unable to provide the necessary supyou to pivot while not touching the ground. port for the foot if there is too much moveThe sensory nerves are activated to feed the ment in it. brain the information to keep us balanced. The If you have past injury, pain in the foot, appropriate muscles are then activated, mak- ankle, knee or hip see a podiatrist for a ing them work. biomechanical assessment to ascertain the Stand on one leg – balance – close eyes – cause and initiate an appropriate treatment time how long before the other foot hits the plan. Enjoying activities such as tramping or floor. Practise this trying to improve the time. walking/running can be ruined by pain or disWhen you can do both legs for 20 seconds try comfort through feeling as though you are rising on to tip toes and repeat the exercise. going to fall over. Seek help early and enjoy Do hold on to something if you find it hard the outdoors. to get your balance. With practise you will improve. Can’t get rid of that pain!!!! Footwear is very Back, leg, foot again! important to stability, the right shoes for the Numb, black & blue toes again! activity and then the Lumps ‘n bumps again! right shoe for the foot Dilworth Clinic Rd 122 Remuera Perform Podiatry Can Help. type. Shoes that are too 139 Remuera Rd Remuera small are dangerous as No Pain, All Gain. Auckland Remuera they squeeze the foot Auckland ACC Provider so that it cannot splay P. 523 2333 Member of Podiatry New Zealand to stabilise itself as the F. 520 5482 Monday to Friday | Saturday morning M. 021 419 829 body travels over it. Flexible hours to accommodate E. patients’ busy work schedules Too big a shoe is also dangerous because the Walking New Zealand, issue no 151 - 2010


CONTENTS for previous 14 issues JULY 2010 150 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 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

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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 44 Overseas coming events 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 ACC NZ Masters Games Dunedin 56 Great New Zealand Trek JANUARY 2010 144 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Thames Coastal Walkway 10 Photo contest winners 11 New Zealand walk: Auckland’s Kauri Point Centennial ParkNews: Guidelines for outdoor access drafted 12 New Zealand walk: Award winning Coastal Walkway 15 Walker loves Waiheke’s Wharf2Wharf 15 Fourteen members over 80 years of age 16 New Zealand walk: Exploring the huge expanse of Mesopotamia Station 19 New Zealand walk: Lake Ellery Track reopens 20 Overseas walks: Patagonia walking in the land of giants 25 Books: Let’s go Camping 25 Books: A Wee Walk in the Wilderness 26 High achiever: Dropped from size 22 to 14 27 Overseas walk: Whitsunday Peak - walk 28 Overseas walks: Mont Blanc one of the world’s classic mountain walks 34 Health: Think before you get a bike 35 Window on Waitakere: Track improvements 36 Nordic Walking:Jan Petrie - From wheelchair to golfer 36 Nordic Walking: Events 39 Weather forecast for January 40 New Zealand coming events 45 Event: Sunset Coast Walk planned for February 46 Event: Great Barrier Marathon a “must do” 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 ACC NZ Masters Games Dunedin 56 Great New Zealand Trek DECEMBER 2009 143 4 Walk talk

6 New Zealand walk: Ara Harakeke - a brisk walk in the footsteps of Te Rauparaha 10 Photo contest winners 11 News: Guidelines for outdoor access drafted 12 New Zealand walk: New trail to honour Sir Ed 14 New Zealand walk: Short and long walks in the Haast 16 Achiever: How walking improved mum’s career prospects 17 News: New Zealand moves to new official maps 18 New products: Personal locator beacon tested for extreme heights Drink bottle made from vegetable starch 18 New Zealand walks: Landscapes feature of Central Hawkes Bay walks 20 Training: Time to get out and enjoy the scenery 20 Podiatry: Fitness walking: not just one foot in front of the other 22 Overseas walks: Walk the West of Ireland 26 Overseas walks: Burleigh Head National Park 29 Te Araroa Trail: New link track 30 Window on Waitakere: Translocation of birds in Arc in the Park project 31 Books: Galapalos - preserving Darwin’s legacy: 101 Must-Do Weekends 32 Event: Exciting changes to Wharf2Wharf event 34 Health: Pros and cons of Cortisone 35 Nordic Walking: From stove top to mountain top 36 Nordic Walking in rehabilitation 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for December 40 New Zealand coming events 45 Event: Great Forest Levin events 46 Event: Moro Marathon events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Land Information New Zealand NOVEMBER 2009 142 4 Walk talk 6 Event: Buggy walks - a social outing for parents 8 New Zealand walk: Branch Road walkway reopens 9 Motivation: Keeping a Training Journal 10 New Zealand walk: Blue and Green Lake walks 13 Photo contest winners 14 New Zealand walk: Richmond Trail - another Tekapo attraction 16 New Zealand walk: A taste of the Tararuas 19 Window on Waitakere: A great breeding season for Robins 20 New Zealand walk: See Abel Tasman National Park with the locals 22 High achiever: Ali Davis is a champion 22 Podiatry: Wart’s n all 24 Overseas walks: Walking Spain’s Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Trail 30 New Zealand walk: Haurata discover the pleasures of living in the remote hills of Gisborne 34 Reader’s views - Likes back to basics articles 35 Health: Knee pain more common in women 36 Nordic Walking events 36 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking and why it could interest you 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for November 40 New Zealand coming events 44 Overseas coming events 45 Event: Round the Bridges reaches new milestone 46 Event: Both Taupo events popular with walkers 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 Southland Marathon 56 Land Information New Zealand OCTOBER 2009 141 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Hamilton Gardens - Paradise Collection 10 Readers views: Spelling of Raglan mountain name; Reader in Niger 11 My favourite walk: Uplifting walk in Papamoa 12 New Zealand walk: Waikanae to Otaihanga Reserve 14 New Zealand walk: Bluff Hill Walkway 16 High achiever: Know someone who deserves a medal? 17 Te Araroa Trail: Track runs through Conservation Park

18 Photo contest winners 19 High achiever: Young boy’s inspiration 19 News: Fiordland no exception to avalanche activity 20 Overseas walks: Auswalk expands its unique experience 20 Podiatry: Are you prepared to complete your event intact? 22 New Zealand walk: Dawson Falls walk in winter 24 Event: Record fields and fast racing in SBS Marathon 26 Overseas walks: Lago del Garda Rambling Italy’s largest lake 32 Living Streets Aoteroa: Quiet revolution on Otara streets 32 Event: The Great Barrier Island secret is out 34 Health: Joint care supplementswhich is best? 35 Nordic Walking: Festival of Walking in Move It Month 36 Nordic Walking events 36 Nordic Walking: Nordic Nannas: nail half marathon 39 Weather forecast for October 40 New Zealand coming events 43 Overseas coming events 46 Event: Record walking in the Capital 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Southland Marathon SEPTEMBER 2009 140 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Coast to Coast 10 New Zealand walk: Sharplin Falls Track 12 New Zealand walk: Sledge Track - a walkway adventure 15 Training: Ready to walk 16 My favourite walk: Clevedon Scenic Reserve 17 High achiever: Man with donated heart walks half marathons 18 Photo contest winners 19 Motivation - Beat exercise boredom 20 Reader views: Rapaki Hillside 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

AUGUST WEATHER FORECAST From August 1 to August According to Ken Ring 31 2010 Daily Summary 1st-11th August Strong northwesterlies. A depression passes over northern regions of the North Island from the 1st3rd followed by strong southeasterlies. Widespread heavy rainfall is likely in Northland, eastern Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay, including Wairarapa with chance of surface flooding. High winds with the depression may bring property damage in Auckland, Wellington and Taranaki. Westerlies are interrupted by southwesterlies around the 4th. Slips may be commonplace in the ranges. Highlights over the next four weeks are exceptional snow storms and squalls, cold wet and cloudy. Weather in this period may be the most severe since 1939 which was the coldest winter on record for New Zealand. This year it will be the coldest month. The weather may also be generally wet and cloudy except in the east of the North Island where it could be very dry. These weather patterns are accompanied by very strong southwesterlies over the North Island and southerlies over the South Island together with a major depression crossing central New Zealand bringing snowstorms to Canterbury. There maybe a complete absence of any anticyclones that would otherwise bring sunnier skies and milder conditions. Rather instead, very cold southerly outbreaks. Conditions may be cold throughout the country up to 7?C below normal. Southwest squalls may deposit up to three meters of snow on Mt Ruapehu. In the west and south of the South Island, especially Fiordland and Central Otago temperatures may reach 2?C below average. Record low maximums may be in Otago, inland Southland, Kaitaia and Hokitika where values may be 2-3?C below average. In this period it may be very wet in many places that do not receive snow. South Auckland, Waikato, King Country, Westland, Canterbury, Otago and Southland all may receive more than twice their average rainfall amounts. The only drier areas may be Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. It may also be very cloudy especially over the North Island volcanic plateau, Wanganui, Manawatu and much of the South Island, with sunshine totals up to 20% below normal. However, cloudy skies usually mean that overnight minimums are not particularly low. Cloudiness is caused by depressions and the lack of anticyclones. 12th-21st August Westerlies with southwest changes. 16th August Snow and ice close roads and cause havoc in both islands. 20th August Change to northerlies. 22nd-29th August Eastern Southland and west Otago may receive one of the heaviest snowfalls of the year. Heavy rain and snow in central North Island. 23rd August The cold southerlies are interrupted by a depression. 25th August Wind squalls may batter Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Northerlies bring a deep trough then turn westerly. Roads again closed. 28th: August Change to easterlies to Otago and Southland then southwesterlies. 30th August Northerly change. 31st August Change to southwesterlies.

Allow 24-hr error to all forecasts. Skewing may occur around 10th(new moon), 11th(perigee) 25th(full moon and apogee).

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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NEW ZEALAND EVENTS JULY 2010 3 The Frontrunner Series 5km, & 10km, Queenstown 3 Waikato Draught Tough Guy Challenge 6km & 12km, Woodhill, Auckland 3 Ruamahanga Ramblers, Morisons Farm, Greytown 3 Xterra Auckland Trail Running Series, 19km, 12km & 6.5km, Waiuku, Auckland 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 7 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 10 Halcombe Road Relay, 20.2, Halcombe 11 Taupo Off Road Marathon & Half Marathon, Taupo 11 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Takapuna 11 Xterra WellingtonTrail Running Series, 20km, Wellington 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 21 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 25 Manawatu Striders Winter Series 15km & 10km, Palmerston North

Manawatu Striders HALF MARATHON 10km & 5km run/walk

Sunday 15th August 2010

3 Xterra Auckland Trail Running Series, 19km, 12km & 6km, Woodhill Forest, Auckland 25 Wellington Three Peaks, 25km, Wellington 28 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 28 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 31 Ruamahanga Ramblers Recreational Trail, Wairarapa

AUGUST 2010 1 Mizuno Taupo Off-Road Half Marathon, Taupo 1 Xterra WellingtonTrail Running Series, 10km, Wainuiomata 2-3 NZ Walking Conference, Wellington 4 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 4 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 7 The Frontrunner Series 5km, & 10km, Queenstown 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 11 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 14 Butterfly Creek Nightime Madness, 15.4km, 9.8km & 7.7km, Eastbourne 14 Waikato Drought Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Rotorua 15 Manawatu Striders Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Palmerston North 15 Xterra Auckland Trail Running Series, 19km, 12km & 6km, Whitford Forest, Auckland 18 Woodbourne Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Woodbourne 18 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 18 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 21 Ruamahanga Ramblers 7km, Belverdere Hall, Wairarapa 25 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 25 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 27 Kahuterawa 2-Day Classic, Half Marathon, 15.4km &7km, Palmerston North 28 Energy Direct NZ Marton Marathon & Half Marathon, Marton

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Coming Events 28 Great Naseby Watew Race Ultra Marathon,100km, 80km & 50km, Naseby, Central Otago

SEPTEMBER 2010 1 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 1 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 4 Shoe Clinic Hawkes Bay Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Hastings 4 Whangamata Run Walk Festival Half Marathon, 10.2km & 5.7km, Whangamata 4 Shoe Clinic Hawkes Bay Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km Havelock North 4 Ruamahanga Ramblers Gladstone, Wairarapa 4 The Frontrunner Series 5km, & 10km, Queenstown 4 Xterra Auckland Trail Running Series, 19km, 12km & 6km, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 5 Mizuno Off-Road Half Marathon & 10.6km, Taupo 5 Kinloch Quarter Marathon, Taupo 8 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 11 Kaikoura Surburban Half Marathon, 10km & 2km, Kaikoura 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 15 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 18 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, 36km, Abel Tasman National Park, Marahau 18 The Lydiard Legend & Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Half Marathon, Waitakere City 19 Pelorus Trust Half Marathon & 10km, Petone 22 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 22 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 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 30th Taranaki Daily News Half Marathon, New Plymouth 3 Kaitaia Run Walk, 12km & 4km, Kaitaia 6 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 6 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 9 Great Barrier Wharf to Wharf, 38.6km, Great Barrier Island 9 The Frontrunner Series,10km, Queenstown 10 Wairarapa Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Masterton 10 Waitakere Charity Fun Run & Half Marathon & 11km, Henderson 10 Volcanoes Challenge, Onehunga 13 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 16 Subway Dun Run, 25km, Nelson 20 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 20 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 23 Lodge to Lodge Half Marathon & 10km, Mount Lyford, North Canterbury 27 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 27 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 30 Stirling Sports Waimea Half Marathon, Rabbit Island, Richmond 31 Adidas Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon, 10.5km & 5km, Auckland

NOVEMBER 2010 3 3 6 6

The Rat Race 5km, Milford Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 56th Feilding Marathon, Feilding The Frontrunner Series, Half Marathon & 10km, Queenstown 10 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 10 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 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, Whakatane 14 Thames Save The Children Fun Run/Walk, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Thames 17 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 17 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 20 Kerikeri Half Marathon, Kerikeri 20 Molesworth 84km, Molesworth 24 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 24 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 27-28 Kahuterawa Classic, Palmerston North 28 West Coaster, Auckland

DECEMBER 2010 1 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 1 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 4 Marlborough Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Blenheim 8 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 8 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson

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

APRIL 2011 10 Arrowsmith Thee Run, Marathon, Lake Heron, Ashburton 17 Orewa Beach Half Marathon, 10.5km & 5km, Orewa Beach

FEBRUARY 2012 4-12 NZ Masters Games, Dunedin

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Coming events

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

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 Launceston Ten Fun Run, Launceston, Tas, 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 Mornington Bay Run, 8km & 3.7km, 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 1 Brisbane Marathon, Half Marathon, &10km, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 2-3 NZ Walking Conference, Wellington, NZ

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6-8 IWL Three Day Walks, 10km 21km & 42km, Vaasa, Finland 8 The Sun Herald City2Surf, Sydney, NSW, Australia 8 McDonald’s Townville Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Towsville, Qld, Australia 14 Asics Adelaide Marathon, Adelaide, SA Australia 15 All Femaale Fun Run, Sydney, NSW, Australia 15 Alice Springs Marathon, Alice Springs, NT, Australia 15 Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon , Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10km & 3.3km, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 22 Mudgee Marathon Weekend, Mudgee, NSW, Australia 22 All Femaale Fun Run, Melbourne, Vic, 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 29 Rebel Sport - City to Surf, Perth WA, 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 12 Fly Solomans Half Marathon & Run Festival, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 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

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

Coming events 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

24 33rd Interrnational Marathon de Madrid, Madrid, Spain


JUNE 2011

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

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

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

19-22 IWL Four Day Walk, Nijmegan, Netherlands

JANUARY 2011 Tainan Ancient Capital Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan

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 Volkwagon Prague Marathon, Prague, Chez Republic

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


APRIL 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

8-9 IML Two Day Walk, Gilboa, Israel 10 Milano City Marathon, Milan, Italy 10 Zurich Marathon, Zurich, Switzerland


FEBRUARY 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



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NOVEMBER 2011 4-6 IWL Three Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 5 0 k m Higashimatsuyama, Japan 12-13 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Taipei, Taiwan

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Nordic walking

Nordic Walking as a tool after By Barabara Faust ordic Walking is mainly used as a fit ness tool to get a greater workout for your upper body and burn more calories. It has taken New Zealand by storm and we see more and more enthusiastic “striking Vikings” on all terrains. They also appear at walking events like the Orewa Half Marathon in April 2010, which even had its own Nordic Walking section. In Europe Nordic Walking also has a wide reputation for various health issues because it improves balance and coordination as well as eases impact on lower limbs. It contributes to peoples‘ independence and quality of life after injury or other impairments. No wonder Nordic Walking is used widely as a rehabilitation tool in Germany and is funded by major health insurers. More and more health professionals in New


Zealand look into Nordic Walking as an efficient and economic tool to improve their clients‘ recovery after hip replacement. Jacqui Sinclair, physiotherapist from Nelson finds that by the end of a one-hour introductory session every participant with hip replacement has the subjective feeling of being supported. “My clients walk with more ease and experience less pain than walking without poles” she says “And I have noticed a visible lessening in limp or sway.” A study conducted in 2008 in Germany (Surgical hospital Murnau, Medical Park Bad Wiessee and university of Tübingen) asked orthopaedic surgeons which sport (out of a list of 36) they would recommend after hip replacement. Nordic Walking came in second (94.1 %) - right after walking (100%). Gary Seaman, prosthetist and orthotist from Shore Orthotics Ltd in Auckland says: “Having been in the rehabilitation industry for

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over 30 years (six of those years in Germany), I have come to appreciate the amazing benefits of Nordic Walking. One of the aspects of rehabilitation is body and gait symmetry. Prior to Nordic Walking I would teach patients to march and to swing both arms equally, this then generates similar symmetrical leg actions. Now when I supply an orthoses or prosthesis I always instruct the patient how to use it, and I also now suggest that they think about becoming a Nordic Walker. This will ensure that patients gain the most benefit from orthotic or prosthetic treatment.” Studies on the biomechanics of Nordic Walking (e.g. Rist et al “Nordic Walking – a sport and medical concept for prevention and rehabilitation”, 2004) underline this statement and have led to Nordic Walking becoming a

NOWANZ.CO.NZ Nordic Walking events 24-Jul AKL-Northcote, Taster, Gary Seaman 021-2650082 25-Jul Dunedin Botanic Gardens, Starter, Daniel Sela 021-1061662 25-Jul Palmerston North Ongley Park, Starter, Bev 06-3269154 28-Jul Nelson, Starter Plus, Jacqui Sinclair 027-4452326 31-Jul Richmond Washbourne Gardens, Taster, Jacqui 03-544 1645 31-Jul Warkworth Lucy Moore, 5 week Course, Lisa 021-611239 5 Hamilton Lake Domain, Taster, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 7 AKL-Northcote, Taster, Gary Seaman 021-2650082 7 CHC-North New Brighton Broad Park, Starter, Penny 021-2567082 7 Mangawhai Domain, Taster, Barbara Faust 021-2999940 7 Maungaturoto Country Club, Taster, Barbara Faust 021-2999940 7 Waipu Cove Surf Beach, Taster, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 7 Warkworth Lucy Moore Park, Taster, Lisa Outwin 021-611239 8 Hamilton Lake Domain, Taster, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 10 Hamilton Lake Domain, New Course, Margaret 027-2471885 10 Motueka Sanctuary Pond, Old Wharf, Taster, Michelle 03 528 0252 12 Hamilton Lake Domain, Starter, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 13 AKL-Parnell Domain, Taster, Chrissie Wright 021-629878 14 Motueka/Kaiteriteri, Starter, Michelle Alexander 03 528 0252 14 Orewa/Silverdale Visitor Information Centre, Taster, 021-2999940 14 Richmond Washbourne Gardens, Starter, Jacqui 027-4452326 16 Wellsford Centennial Park, NEW 5 week Course, 021-2999940 16 AKL-Riverhead Rugby grounds, Taster, Marilyn Palmer 09-4122654 18 Waipu Museum Car park, 5 week Course, Barbara 09-4320386 20 Orewa/Silverdale i-Site, 5 week Course, Barbara 021-2999940 21 CHC-Shirley Burwood Park, Taster, Penny Yeoman 021-2567082 21 Hastings Frimley Park, Playground, Starter, Core 06-8782475 21 Kerikeri Domain, NEW 5 week Course, Barbara Faust 021-2998840 21 Kerikeri Domain, Taster, Barbara Faust 021-2998840 21 Maungaturoto Otamatea Highschool, NEW Course, 021-2999940 21 Napier Cityfitness Gym Ahuriri, Starter, Cityfitness 06-835 1211 21 Whangarei Table Tennis Hall (Kensington), 09-4320386 21 Whangarei Table Tennis Hall, Taster, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 22 AKL-Greenlane Cornwall Park, Taster, Ewa Bancer 027-2472082 23 Whangarei i-site, NEW 5 week Course, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 23 Whangarei Visitors Information Centre, Taster, 09-4320386 25 Whangarei Table Tennis Hall (Kensington), 09-4320386 28 AKL-Northcote , Taster, Gary Seaman 021-2650082 28 Mapua, Starter, Michelle Alexander 03 528 0252 28 Thames VIC, Taster, Jutta Schultheis 021-2333862

Nordic Walking Groups and Fitness Walks by day 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 Wed Hastings Pakowhai Reserve, Pakowhai Rd, 06-8782475 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 Warkworth Lucy Moore Park, Lisa Outwin 021-611239 Sat Maungaturoto, Otamatea High school, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 Sat Kerikeri, Domain Library carpark, Barbara Faust 09-4320386

Nordic walking

hip replacement

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

rehabilitative discipline which today is part exercise therapy plans. The emphasis is on active arm back-swing and moderate to short stride length in order to minimize ground reaction forces on the respective leg. Clients with hip (or knee) replacements learn Nordic Walking as soon as they can put weight onto their operated leg. The focus is on: · strengthening the leg muscles · improving balance · increasing coordination · gaining confidence (“I can walk”) The stability and therefore the confidence that the Nordic Walking poles give, allow returning to normal activity without the risk of injuring. Gary Seaman also has extensive experience with Nordic Walking for patients with scoliosis. “Due to Scoliosis being an asymmetrical condition where the spine is curved and rotated, it is imperative that exercise and rehabilitation take this into account and look at reversing these asymmetries.” He says “Nor-

dic Walking because it imposes a symmetrical gait is an excellent tool that assists rehabilitation professionals to reverse the asymmetry patterns. The fact that Nordic Walking also strengthens most of the upper body muscles, including the core muscles and increases the flexibility; this is such a great adjunct to the rehabilitation therapies.” “The fact that I have been invited to present Nordic Walking as a rehab tool for hip replacement and scoliosis at the annual podiatrist conference in September 2010 in Wellington reflects the industry`s interest in this time and cost efficient exercise.” Nordic Walking is an efficient and versatile exercise routine for everybody – from recovery after injury or operation to cross training for athletes. Regardless of your fitness level or age you can do it anywhere, anytime. Gary and Jacqui are registered Nordic Walking Leaders through Nordic Walking NZ. For more information go to www.nowanz. or ring 0800 669 269.

Nordic Walking poles have advantages over crutches Walking with crutches

Walking with poles

Due to the vertical ground reaction forces, the hands and arms have to hold the weight of the upper body.

The forces are transferred onto the poles, which point diagonally backwards (at an angle)

Demands strength in the upper arms as well as the shoulders.

Forces cannot go over onto hand, wrists and arms because the hands are mainly in loose contact with the poles and open completely as the arms swing back in the sagital plane.

Many older patients are not strong enough to hold their own upper body weight.

Specially designed hand grips and straps keep the wrist of the front arm straight.

Patients who are restricted in their movement or suffer from arthritis in their wrists / hands are – among other reasons (e.g. problems with coordination) – often not able to unload the respective leg as much as they need to.

No vertical forces on the hand because they are transferred onto the poles via the straps.

✔ Upper body workout while

walking ✔ Burn 40% more calories ✔ Less impact on joints ✔ Release tension in neck and shoulders ✔ Improve posture and breathing ✔ Fun to do, easy to learn, for all ages Classes in Greater Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Whakatane, Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch

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Record numbers in Curves to Curves A record number of participants walked or ran this years Cur ves to Cur ves Feilding to Palmerston North Half Marathon. Also popular was the 13km Bunnythorpe to Palmerston North walk or run. The walk was in ideal Autumn weather conditions.


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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: Tramps, walks, cycling, Sunday, Saturday, Marianne Rienhard 09-575-2429 ALPINE SPORTS CLUB: Sunday, Saturday & weekdays, (Small People on Big Hills Programme) , Beryl Borthwick 09-444-9667 or Sue Fitzpatrick 09-576-1069 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

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BLUE TOP WALKERS: Henderson, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Terry Wilson 09-814-9523 or 021-266-1071 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 DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Every second Sunday (AM), Jan 09-483-5645 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

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



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TOD SQUAD: Friday (AM), Julie 07-829-4579 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM) 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

TE KUITI WAITOMO WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (BIA), Ruth Early, 07-878-6870 TWILIGHT WALKING GROUP: Monday, (PM), (BIA), Dede Downs, 07-878-7867

TOKOROA TOKOROA ALPINE CLUB:Midweek, Christine 07-886-7294

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

ROTORUA 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), Penny 07-578-9610 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

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



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

INGLEWOOD WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Maureen 06- 7567255


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

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



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

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



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


TARADALE/GREEN MEADOWS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (IA), Beverly Gillies 06-843-6805 TARADALE/SPORT HAWKES BAY WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Nga Gifford-Kara 06-845-9333

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

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

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





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

TE PUKE WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), 07-573-8306 WAIHI STRIDERS: Wednesday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-8677011 WAIHI STROLLERS: Friday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011


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





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

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

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

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

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


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 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




MARTINBOROUGH WALKING GROUP: Barbara Behrent 06-3069226


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



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

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

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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



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roup near you

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 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), Maureen Ryder 03-383-1226 or Alison Jarvis 03-338-2678

“Y’s WALKERS” (YMCA): Tuesday, Thursday, (BIA), City YMCA, 03-366-0689, Bishopdale Community Centre, 03-359-8330 “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


TIMARU 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

WEST COAST GREYMOUTH 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

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, 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

ALEXANDRA 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

SOUTHLAND INVERCARGILL 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

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



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

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

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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