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ISSUE No154 - 2010

Stepping out in Central Australia

NOVEMBER

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New Zealand walk

Discover the Lindis region

New Zealand walk;

The KAIKOURA COAST TRACK Overseas walk

Doing the CINQUE TERRA independently New Zealand walk:

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CONTENTS Issue No 154 - 2010

4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Akatrack - Luxury in the wilderness 8 My favourite walk: Weymounth Walkway 10 News: Earthquake damages DOC walking tracks 12 New Zealand walk: Walking loop track great for walkers and bird watchers 13 Motivation: Simplify your life 14 New Zealand walk: The Kaikoura Coast Track 19 High achiever: Walked to top of world’s steepest street 20 Te Araroa Trail: Signage completes 12km northern section 21 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: Discover the Lindis region 24 Overseas walks: Stepping out in Central Australia 30 Overseas walk: Doing the Cinque Terra independently 36 Books: Inspiring Gippsland Walks 36 Books: Best Short Nature Walks 37 Health: Role of Vitamin C in fighting cancer 38 New Zealand walks: Walk the Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for November 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 49 Nordic Walking: Events 50 Window on Waitakere: Kokako release 50 New product: Don’t put your back out - pull the handle out! 51 Overseas walks and tours 52 There’s a walking group near you 56 Great Country Breaks 59 Walking New Zealkand Shop 60 Need help to get active? Cover picture: Walking along a bush setting in the Kaikoura Coast Track.

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A $28 million funding agreement has been signed by Auckland City Council and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) to help enable the transformation of the tidal Onehunga foreshore into beach and parkland for the community to enjoy. The redevelopment will include reclamation which will be transformed into parkland and beaches where people can swim, walkways and cycleways, a new carpark, toilets and BBQs, and a sheltered boat ramp where people can launch small boats into a protected harbour. The area will be landscaped and planted with coastal plants. People will be able to access the area from the Onehunga Lagoon Reserve side via a low pedestrian and cycle bridge over State Highway 20. Auckland City’s Mayor Hon. John Banks says: “Restoration of the Onehunga foreshore is a significant project that will enable people from throughout Auckland to once again access the Onehunga foreshore on the Manukau Harbour, one of the jewels in Auckland's crown.”

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Walk talk Nominate your local hero Nominations are being sought for ‘Local Heroes’ as part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2011. These awards recognise those everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. These awards celebrate the enormous contribution, sacrifice and commitment of those Kiwis who selflessly work to make their local communities a better place. Local Heroes may be involved in business, leadership, voluntary work, community and environmental groups, education, sporting clubs, working with the disadvantaged or have displayed courage in overcoming a personal difficulty. The Local Heroes Awards celebrate one national winner at a Gala Awards Presentation dinner in Auckland on the 2 nd February 2011. These awards will also recognise Local Heroes at a regional level by awarding up to 250 Local Heroes medals in 25 regions across New Zealand. These will be presented at a special ceremony in each of the 25 regions during March 2011.

Exercise when young for stronger bones when old Those who exercise when young have stronger bones when they grow old. The positive effects of exercise while growing up seem to last longer than previously believed. New findings suggest that physical activity when young increases bone density and size, which may mean a reduced risk of osteoporosis later in life, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. For the thesis, around 3,200 men had their bones examined and their exercise habits mapped. Of these, just over 2,300 18-year-olds were selected at random to have their heel bone examined by the researchers. The heel bone is particularly useful to study as it is directly impacted by exercise, being loaded with the full weight of the body. "In this group, we found that those who actively did sports, and also those who used to do sports, had greater bone density than those who had never done sports," explains Martin Nilsson, physiotherapist and doctoral student at the Institute of Medicine. The researchers also looked at bone density and structure in the lower leg in around 360 19-year-old men who had previously done sports but had now stopped training. They found that men who had stopped training more than six years ago still had larger and thicker bones in the lower leg than those who had never done sports. "This result is particularly important, because we know that a bone with a large circumference is more durable and resistant to fractures than a narrower bone," says Nilsson. The researchers also studied bone density throughout the body in around 500 randomly selected 75-year-old men. Those who had done competitive sports three or more times a week at some point between the ages of 10 and 30 had higher bone density in several parts of the body than those who had not. The researchers have therefore established that there is a positive link between exercise while young and bone density and size. The connection is even stronger if account is taken of the type of sports done. "The bones respond best when you're young, and if you train and load them with your own bodyweight during these years, it has a stimulating effect on their development," says Nilsson. "This may be important for bone strength much later in life too, so reducing the risk of brittle bones."

Stop a stroke with this many walks How many walks do you need to take this week to make a big dent in your stroke risk? Just a handful of 30-minute hikes could have a major impact. In a study, women who walked at least two hours a week, think 30-minute walk, four times, were 30 percent less likely to suffer a stroke compared with nonwalkers. In the 12-year study, walking pace also played a role in preventing strokes. It paid to focus on more than just a leisurely stroll. In fact, being able to cover one and a half kilometeres in 20 minutes was ideal. Women who averaged this pace had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke compared with the nonwalkers. Walking regularly at a moderate pace can lower blood pressure, reduce plaque buildup and inflammation in your arteries, help your blood vessels function better, and improve your blood lipid profile and insulin sensitivity, all of which help keep your stroke risk low. How fortunate that walking also happens to be one of the easiest exercises around!

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Campground so close to a major city Camping might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those with the passion to explore the great outdoors, Sydney’s Lane Cove River Tourist Park shows how it’s profita ble to leave nothing but footsteps when you go bush. Lane Cove River Tourist Park is considered one of Australia’s leading lowcost family destinations and only10km from Sydney. What few people know is that in 2006, the Tourist Park was the first campground in Australia to become certified for its sustainability practices. Moreover, it was only the second park in the world to do so. The campground is fitted with solar canvas shelters, grey-water systems and for those who simply can’t switch off; wireless broadband from tent and cabin sites. Th park features 28 fully serviced eco-cabins and over 300 caravan, campervan and tent sets set in pristine native bushland. It accommodates over 150,000 visitors every year. The park boasts over 40 acres of native gardens – one of the largest native gardens in the Sydney area. The park is home to a variety of native animals including the vulnerable red crown toadlet and bent wing bat. Go to www.lcrtp.com.au.

Not just a walk in the park “It's Not Just A Walk In The Park” was a three mile sponsored walk for all ages and abilities around Oxford University Parks this month in the UK. The event, now in its third year, raises funds to make the Trust's Oxford Cancer and Heart Centres even better for tens of thousands of patients from across the region. Last year more than 450 people took part and raised over £37,000.

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Walk talk Walk your way to nicer teeth

Walking really does your body good from head to toe. Not only will it help keep your legs strong and your waist trim, but it may protect your pearly whites, too. It all has to do with the aerobic fitness benefits that walking confers. In a recent Japanese study, the folks who were the fittest were also the least likely to have severe periodontitis, a form of gum disease. Being both fit and slim is even better for your teeth. In the study, participants with a healthy body mass index (BMI) as well as a high capacity for aerobic endurance had the lowest odds of gum troubles. It’s just one more great reason to add a calorieburning daily walk to your oral-care regimen. You’ll make your doctor and your dentist proud. How, exactly, does breaking a sweat keep your mouth healthy? Well for one, researchers believe that exercise helps quiet inflammation throughout the body, and that’s a good thing because inflammation is one of those potential triggers for disease, including gum disease. Physical activity may also help keep blood levels of C-reactive protein in check — another happy outcome because this compound may play a role in the origins of gum disease.

Walking NZ prize winners

Ways to boost energy at work

The winners of the this month’s Walking New Zealand promotion are: Card Pedometer Marian McDonald, Birhenhead and a six month subscription extension to Walking New Zealand magazine - Alan Davie-Martin, Culvenden Congratulations to the winners.

Here are ten ways to boost your energy expenditure at work: 1. Pace when you’re on the phone, in a meeting, or on a web conference. 2. Fidget and shift in your seat or stand during a meeting. 3. Take the stairs, skip the elevator. 4. Get up and stretch or walk throughout the day. 5. Take every opportunity to stand instead of sit. 6. Shift your weight from side to side or rock from toes to heels while waiting in line. 7. Bypass interoffice mail to personally deliver a document. 8. Make your next one-on-one a walking meeting. 9. Wear a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day. 10. Get your foot pain checked out by a medical professional.

Stratford Mountain House sale will benefit charities Nineteen registered charities, mainly from the Taranaki region, will benefit to the tune of $230,000 last month when businessman Karl Reipen gives away some of the money made from the sale of the Stratford Mountain House.The balance, $500,000 will be invested in the Karl Heinz-Reipen Trust that will see funds being distributed annually to Taranaki charities. Mr Reipen made the headlines last year when he announced plans to give away the Mountain House, a dining and accommodation facility in the Egmont National Park. He wished to scale down his business interests and it seemed a unique way to benefit a lucky charity in a big way. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

A thought A thought from Napoleon Hill “If the mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

Escorted walking tours of Ireland Walk the West of Ireland are offering two fully escorted 10 day walking tours in June and July 2011. Walk the West explores the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, rural heartland County Tipperar y and the ancient limestone flora-rich landscape of the Burren in Clare. Connemara’s Calling offers fabulous walking in North Mayo and Connemara. Walkers can expect historical and cultural richness and expert local walking guides. www.walkthe westofireland.com.

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Luxury in the he Akatrack Walk in the Akatarawa Valley north of Wel lington has added more luxury to Wellington’s best wilderness walk; it’s called the Game Keepers Cottage. At the end of each days walk you can treat yourself in the self contained romantic cottage set in secluded bush. Sit on your private deck listening to the sounds of nature. Unwind in the outdoor bath with a class of wine, toast marshmallows on the outdoor open fire and then retire indoors to the warm gas fire, candlelight, music and peace. After a night’s sleep on real beds you awake to the dawn chorus. Cook a sumptuous breakfast from the supply of local produce in the modern kitchen. Dine on the deck with expansive views of the Akatarawa Valley, steaming freshly brewed coffee in hand. The choice of name comes from the gamekeeper’s accommodation. Typically the gamekeeper was employed by a landowner or country estate to prevent poaching, control predators, to manage habitats and to monitor the health of the game. On this “country estate� the game keeping role is that of native birds-everything that is not native is a pest. Deer (Red and Sika), pigs and the very occasional goat are hunted by Keith and a select group of game keeper mates. The introduced predators are Stouts, Wea-

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Relaxing at the cottage.

sels, wild cats, Possums and rats. In 2009 a major trapping campaign was run resulting in 500 possums being trapped within a one kilometre radius of the cottage! In the stream behind the cottage you will see Koura (native fresh water Crayfish), Glow Worms and Eels if you venture out after dark. During the day there are quiet corners to sit and observe the birdlife. Keep an eye out for the native predators-several Hawks and a pair of New Zealand Falcons. Whilst it is part of the Akatrack accommodation it is also available as a B&B escape.

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Just what you need for that much needed break. Only 45 minutes from central Wellington and 15 minutes from Upper Hutt. Some guests look for a more active break like mountain biking the famous Karapoti tracks on one of the mountain bikes supplied or exploring the 200 acre conservation estate including the picturesque walk to Aroha Falls on the easy trail that leads from your door. For more information you can contact Liz and Keith Budd 04 526-4867 or visit www.akatrack.co.nz.

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Weymouth Walkway By Marie Bell of Manurewa

a few stilts and once we saw several white Royal very pleasant walk of an hour or Spoonbills with strange flattened beaks. longer, suitable for fami lies, strolling or walking the dog follows the coastline from Shallow Water Beach at Weymouth on the outskirts of Manurewa, South Auckland. It is accessed from the Southern Motorway exiting at Takanini, (turn left from south, right from north) and left at second set of lights towards Clendon. Turn left and immediately left again at secMulti coloured small mounds ond large roundabout and follow of scultured soft rock. through to the crossroad near the A number of ducks have made a home on end of the road. Turn right and pass a good the shallow water just as happy on the often playground, toilets at end of road. Before you lies the extent of the Manukau choppy sea as they would be on a freshwater Harbour, with South Head and the twin humps lake. The walk at first follows the coastline headof Mt Donald Maclean sloping to the sea at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges two ing north. There is a grassy verge should that sentinels guarding the entrance of the harbour. be preferred to walking on the sand/shell From the beach at half—tide a large group shore. Here platforms of soft rock have been of oyster catchers are usually seen along with

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weathered into interesting mounds and hollows with brown, orange and cream strata and tussock type plants sway atop the highest points. The coastline is very scenic with views of Wiri mountain pyramid and Auckland Airport across the water with the blue Waitakeres a backdrop. Blue and white faced herons often seen in this area, sometimes defending their territory, while ducks and gulls seem undisturbed by their screeching. After a time you come to a small stream across the sand, where you can either turn right to pick up the concrete path or cross the stream and after another 200m come to a staircase to the top of the low cliff. Pick up the same path and continue north until you reach the road (ignore left turn to boardwalk) follow either the road or grass verge down to Palmers Beach. From here you can return or continue on www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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over a small hill where houses look to a sandspit, popular with migratory birds, and wonderful sunsets. The path descends to the mangrove choked Puhinui Stream, over a bridged boardwalk to eventually reach an exit at Browns Road, Manurewa. But we prefer the shorter return walk from Palmers Beach along the path going south, past the staircase, around the sports ground, past

Above: “Get off my rock” A white faced Heron claims territory with Auckland Airport and Waitakere Ranges in the background.

the Weymouth Football Club where, still heading south an unsealed path leads down to the beach not far from the carpark. With a warm sun, gentle breeze it is a scenic, interesting walk, guaranteed to revive flagging spirits. Enjoy!

We are looking for readers’ favourite walks. Many of us go out regularly walking on a route which we class as our favourite, for a number of reasons. Perhaps because for it’s scenery, it’s safe, it’s challenging, it’s flat, it’s hilly, it’s varied, or for whatever reason. We would like you to tell us in your own words what is you favourite walk and why. Email us a story from say 250 up to 1200 words including a photo or photos. We will now give you a FREE subscription (six months or more, depending on the article), or extension to Walking New Zealand magazine for walks published. You can also post an article to Walking New Zealand, Freepost 78863, P O Box 1922, Palmerston North, or fax 06-3586864. If sending a photo by email please make sure photo is in high resolution one. (ie taken with a 4.0 mega pixel camera in high resolution mode. Our email address is:

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News

Earthquak DOC walk he Department of Conservation (DOC) has been busy inspecting all facilities and reserves in Canterbury following the September seismic activity. Many buildings and tracks have suffered damage as a result of the earthquakes and the Department asks that members of the public please comply with all safety signs at Department of Conservation sites. As at the time of going to press safety assessments were being updated. As a result the following sites as at September 10 were closed until further notice: The track to Sharplin Falls, Mt Somers, was closed due to a major rock fall and will not reopen for some time. The Staveley Lime Kiln has suffered extensive structural damage and has been closed in the interests of public safety. O-tukaikino Reserve has been severely affected by the earthquake – with structural damage to boardwalks. Liquefaction has caused the upheaval of an enormous amount of sand and the water table has risen significantly, flooding the wetland basin. The reserve was extremely unsafe as at September 10. The Kaituna end of the track leading to

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Sharplin Falls Track. – Photo by Jeff Coulter

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ke damages king tracks the Packhorse Hut is closed due to slips; however all access to the hut was already closed for the lambing season. The hut itself has lost part of its chimney and cracks have developed around the door and window frames. The tunnel and the track to the Godley Head searchlights were closed, after a large amount of rock debris fell from the cliffs above. There was the possibility of further aftershocks dislodging weak or freshly exposed rocks. There was also some structural damage to some of the gun emplacements at Godley Head and these have been cordoned off as a precaution. Members of the public are also advised that the wharf at O-tamahua/Quail Island has sustained damage and extreme caution is recommended. Buildings on the island do not appear to have suffered any damage and, whilst the island has not been closed, caution is advised. Ripapa Island remains closed. At Ripapa Island there was minor damage to historic buildings. while at Otukaikino wetland reserve there was structural damage. The access to Little River Railtrail was blocked. The Mt Herbert Walkway on Banks Penin-

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sula was closed. An inspection programme commenced, which will determine whether other facilities need to be closed. The public were advised to avoid backcountry facilities and structures in the Mahaanui, Waimakariri and Raukapuka Areas until they have been inspected and treat all visitor sites in Canterbury with caution during the the following week.

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Above: Damage to the Staveley Lime Kilns - Photo by Jeff Coulter Below left: The Packhorse Hut chimney showing damage - Photo by Grant Campbell

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Walking loop track great for walkers and bird watchers he opening of the looped walking track at Pukaha Mount Bruce in the Wairarapa last year is great for walkers, bird watches, families and hikers alike. Another new track leads to the Pipinui waterfall – approximately 30 km east from Pahiatua through the stunning Makuri Gorge Road.in the Tararua district. Te Arapiki o Tawhaki walking track at Pukaha was opened in August 2008 and now the new track has been extended 2.2 km (total 4 km) to loop through the forest and return back to the visitor centre - a two hour walk. This track allows visitors to easily experience some of the lowland podocarp forest dating back to the original 70-mile bush which stretched through northern Wairarapa. Department of Conservation area manager Chris Lester says “We have a wide and growing variety of attractions at Pukaha Mount Bruce and visitors get to experience the rare native birds such as the kaka and kokako while walking the loop track through the forest. It is a special encounter” The 200 metre Pipinui waterfall track, north of Makuri Gorge, takes people to a peaceful picnic spot, with the water cascading through the surrounding bush. DOC ranger Hayden Barrett is pleased to have a destination for day-visitors in this area and hopes people who are travelling in the area stop to enjoy the surrounding bush. “For people who are heading to remote spots like Pongaroa and Atikio this makes a great spot to stop for lunch” says Hayden.

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Above: Visitors enjoy the views from Te Aripiki o Tawhaki track, Pukaha Mount Bruce. Photo Mike Heyden

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Motivation

By Megan Blatchford-Peck

Simplify your life

o have more, desire less – one of the great quotes tells us. If this creates a vision of not purchasing new high performance walking shoes, wearing worn and outdated workout clothing or no longer visiting cafés … You will be glad to know, you are wrong! The simplifying philosophy is not about going without; in fact it’s the opposite. It’s about having the best of what you love and enjoy and letting go of the rest. Simplifying is about removing mental, emotional and physical clutter. It‘s about eliminating everything that detracts from you becoming who you really are so that you can live the life you want. How better would you feel and function if you rid your life of the factors which drain, strain and lower your energy vibrations? What if you filled your life with activities, people, work, and possessions that you loved and enjoyed? Would your pleasure and fulfillment levels increase? Here are further insights and suggestions to help you understand the simplicity path. * Simplifying helps you clarify what matters and what is important to you. When you get clear on your life priorities, letting go, saying no and making decisions becomes effortless. You start living and becoming the who, what, and how of your being. * The simplifying process begins by asking questions. For example - Do I need this? How is it

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serving me? Can I do it differently or better? How would I feel if I let it go? Questions should raise your awareness of the choices you have made and to challenge you to think what matters. Consider your home, diet, fitness, career, relationships, friendships, personal style, sport, interests, and finances. * Simplifying is all about “quality” not “quantity”, whether choosing friendships or buying a lounge suite. If you have significant wealth or a limited income, it works the same; you learn to value the power of choice. * Simplifying brings inner peace. You connect with your intuition for greater clarity. High quality insights and ideas are accessed. As I say, you are the expert on your life, you have the answers to create and live your ultimate life. Unfortunately, many people are so busy that their dayto-day mental clutter prevents the messages from being received. * Simplifying frees up time to enjoy what is great and working well in our lives. Simplifying allows us to reach levels of fulfillment that simple life events bring such as, playing with your dog, cooking a new creation, or listening to a CD bring. You learn to appreciate the “now” a way you may never have previously experienced. * Finally, I believe that life should be simple and easy (now that’s an empowering belief!) and we make it more difficult than it

needs to be. Strategies that bring winning results for many are not complicated or difficult. Mark Fisher, author of The Instant Mil-

lionaire states, when sharing his “success secrets” in story format, that they are so simple that most people believe them not to be true.

Take action challenge Step 1 * What is currently causing you stress / complicating your life / absorbing your time? * What changes could you make to simplify these issues or areas? * What benefits would this create? * How will you know when you are successful?

Step 2 Allocate a minimum of one-hour per week to move forward and create a new way to approach your life. Make this an on-going commitment. Remember, small steps build momentum. You may wish to recruit a buddy to keep you accountable and to share and support each other on the simplicity path.

· Megan works as a motivational Coach, visit her websites, Performance Coaching www.mindcoach.co.nz & Weight Loss Coaching www.mindoverbody.co.nz for more information. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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New Zealand walk

Heather Macfarlane and friends have made a few changes to one of New Zealand’s finest private walks . . .

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A group stop for a break on top of Skull Peak on day three.

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New Zealand walk here are still some people, it seems, who haven’t heard of private walks – walks on which you do the real tramping, but with treats, overnight comforts and other surprises along the way. First-time walkers find that tramping is something they can do, after all, especially when they don’t have to carry a pack. The three-day walk is still real tramping – 40 kilometres over hills and along the coast – but everyone sets their own pace and there is plenty to do (or not do) when each night’s accommodation is reached. After 16 years of meeting walkers from all over New Zealand and the world, we understand their needs and have added little services – the loan of a chilly bin, say, transferring luggage or picking up people in our 4WD when an old knee injury flares up and walking is no longer a pleasure. We have been running the Kaikoura Coast Track, together with our friends, since 1994. That was the year our last child left home for boarding school and we felt there was space in our more than busy life – running a large sheep and cattle farm on the Kaikoura Coast – for a new and exciting venture. We had done heaps of tramping and loved our farm, with its high tussock tops, deep, halfexplored bushy gullies and green, farmed slopes of terraces left behind as the land and the ocean changed their levels. Why not create a proper signposted track, provide accommodation and extras, print a brochure and have a professional product? Within six months we’d done just that and had our first successful summer season. And each winter since then we’ve worked on the track to make it even better. Walkers who came in the early days would find so much that is different now. The route has been improved. We’ve done up Skull Peak Hut to make it even more comfortable and hard to leave. Sitting up at 460 metres, the hut has the most amazing views north to the seaward Kaikoura mountains, Skull Peak in the Hawkswood Range, the Kaikoura Peninsula, the Conway River and the ocean that abuts

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The Kaikoura Coast Track Looking out to sea with the seaward Kaikoura mountains in the distance.

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farmland all up the coast. As part of our ongoing improvements we recently decided to move start of the track from The Staging Post, on the main highway south, to Ngaroma homestead, which sits above the Kaikoura coast at Conway Flat. The first night up in The Loft, with views of the seaward Kaikouras rising up above the ocean, will be a great start to three days of exploring this very beautiful corner of the South Island. Our most noted comment from walkers is how much variety there is in one day’s walking: the long, deserted beach with its remarkable cliffs; sightings of Hector’s dolphins and seals; huts perched on hilltops, with hot drinks (you don’t need a thermos or primus) and flush loos; deep, bushy gullies with ancient podocarps. Of special interest to townies and overseas visitors, is the uniquely New Zealand style of sheep farming – increasingly rare – on the hilly slopes close to the sea. Even the sheep love it here! We make it as easy as possible for walkers to book. Our website has easily downloadable

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The Kaikoura Coast Track

Magnificent views from the Skull Peak Lunch Hut.

facts sheets and an interactive booking facility for quick access to available start dates. Sally, meanwhile, is always just a phone-call away. Walkers arriving by car now drive to Ngaroma, a little under 10 minutes off SH1; those coming by shuttle bus from north or south get off at the Conway River on SH1 and we pick them up as part of the service. There is safe car parking at Ngaroma and when walkers arrive back on day three there are hot showers and a cold drink before setting off into the world again. Not that we’re entirely hidden away out here! Conway Flat, once so self-contained, is now very involved with the world out there. Te Mania Angus Stud sells it products in places as distant as China; Scott Fresh market gardens uses some of our land to grow its produce and the beautiful, green rows of vegetables have become part of the panorama seen from Skull Peak Hut, far above. We have a few lifestyle blocks occupied by people who are far from being farmer types. We enjoy their company. In fact, whenever our new neighbours are at home walkers can enjoy coffee on the terrace of their beachside house. Farming is a challenge which our daughter Lydia and her husband, Rob, have taken on. The fun and delight of grandchildren is a bonus. We have added forestry, bush conservation using QE11 covenanting and carbon farming as the bush regenerates and absorbs CO2. We have always loved gardening and the climate on the coast makes it easy to grow subtropical fruits – while the vegetables, too, love all the farm’s natural manure! The K aikoura Coast Track was benchmarked in 2006 with Green Globe, a

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sustainable tourism award and it is very satisfying for us to live and work in this way, knowing that we are not only using the land to give us a living but also improving its quality and diversity. So come and see our part of the country. Maybe combine your trip with a visit to the hot pools at Hanmer Springs. Kaikoura is a paradise for viewing seals with the baby seal nursery at the Ohau Waterfall another amazing spot. Also at Kaikoura are dolphins, whales and seabirds, and with some very good cafés and restaurants – a lovely postscript to your energetic but soul-refreshing time on the Kaikoura Coast Track. Contact details: www.kaikouratrack.co.nz Phone Sally 03-319-2715 or email sally@kaikouratrack.co.nz.

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High achievers

Walked to top of world’s steepest street alking to the top of the world’s steepest street may not be every one’s idea of fun, but for Brenda Ashwell, it was a long-term goal and one she can now proudly put a tick beside. Brenda and a group of five other women took on Baldwin Street in Dunedin in June, reaching the top within 20 minutes. “It’s such a good feeling. It’s been on my bucket list”, she said. The group had met through the Green Prescription initiative facilitated by Sport Otago, and developed an interest in walking at the programme’s Summer Walk Series at the end of 2009. They enjoyed each other’s company so much that they continued meeting up with other Green Prescription participants for Thursday afternoon walks, and even added a longer walk every Sunday. During the programme, the women (along with other Green Prescription participants), attended activity sessions where they tried a new activity every week for eight weeks. These ranged from badminton and line dancing, to aqua jogging and a nutrition demonstration. One of the group’s favourite activities was nordic walking. As the women realised the benefits of ex-

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Brenda Ashwell on her way to the top of Baldwin Street, Dunedin.

ercising as a group, they decided to take up a nordic walking challenge which was organised by Rehabilitation Assessment Team Aotearoa (RATA) South Ltd. The challenge involved meeting up once a week for 10 weeks to receive guidance on nordic walking technique. One of them enjoyed it so much she even bought her own Nordic walking poles! Nicola Shanks from Sport Otago said “It’s been wonderful to see this group emerging from the Green Prescription programme and see them continue with their nordic walking

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Signage completes new 13 kilometre northern section ompletion of signage on the the Onekainga Track, means there’s now a 13-kilometre route between Kaiikanui Road, just inland from Mimiwhangata Bay in Northland, through to Whananaki Estuary. This route includes an upgrade of DOC’s Morepork Track in the north to align with a route put through some time ago by Te Araroa Trust in the south. The entrance to the Morepork Track is not yet signposted, but the track itself is marked out. The entrance is about three kilometres along Kaiikanui Road from that road’s northern junction with Webb and Mimiwhangata roads.

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The Te Araroa Trust thanks Greta and Craig Harman, the farmers at Whananaki who allowed passage through their land, farmers Don and Val Waetford, and the Waetford whanau, who did the same. The trus also thanks DOC’s Myles Taylor and the cutting gang for the upgrading the Morepork, to Stefan Seitzer, Te Araroa’s project manager in this area, who marked out the Morepork, and to Fiona Mackenzie for past work and Gary Leigh in above photo installing the signage. The ASB Community Trust provided funding for the route which now becomes part also of the Whangarei District Council’s Coastal Walkway.

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Contest

Above: A DOC summer programme guided tour group on Mt Ruapehu, heading up to the crater lake. One of the best day walks I've been on, with the added advantage of a very knowledgeable guide to give us a bit of history about the mountain. This was a lovely day, until we got near the top. Photo by Raewyn Knight of Feilding.

Digital Photo Contest monthly winners Left: This is the view from Flat Rock at Muriwai, on Auckland's West Coast, looking at Motutara Island which is part of the gannet colony. Flat Rock can be dangerous to walk on at high tide, but this was about mid tide. Photo by Sylvia Robinson of Sunnynook, Auckland

These are the winners of this month’s photos in our Digital Photo Contest. Congratulations to the following who each receive a six month subscription, or six month subscription extension t o Wa l k i n g N e w Z e a l a n d magazine. Entrants whose photo is chosen for a cover receive a 12 month subscription. Left: Walking Legends guide Jamie goes the extra distance to make this exciting photo and cap off a great time hiking around Lake Waikaremoana. Photo by Chris Jones of Cromwell.

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

Walking New Zealand Digital Photo Contest The image could be a scenic scene, a walk on the beach with the dog, a bush walk, a street walk or anything walking that takes your fancy. The rules are simply: there must be a person or persons walking in the picture either front, side or back on, and can be in the distance. We require an emailed image in high resolution mode, in jpeg format as an attachment, and NOT embedded in Word or in the email, etc. In the subject line type “Walking New Zealand Photo Contest” and the email must include the NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS and phone number of the person who took the photo and a small caption. In this contest only ONE emailed photo accepted per month. Entry in the contest automatically allows us to print the image. The person who has their photo published will receive a six month subscription or a renewal to Walking New Zealand magazine of six months. If a picture is chosen for the cover page the person will receive a 12 month subscription or renewal.

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Walking in the Lindis with the Southern Alps in the background.

Vast areas of tussock are a feature of the Lindis.

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the Lindis region he Lindis Pass area in North Otago is New Zea land’s best known tussock landscape. It provides a stunning backdrop for motorists and cyclists travelling along State Highway 8 (SH 8). If you have the time to stop your car and go exploring, you will now find that there are numerous tracks starting along the highway. Many of these tracks are an outcome of tenure review, which means that many follow public access easements through working high-country stations. This is great news for both mountain bikers and trampers who can now explore beyond the view from a car window. There are too many tracks to mention here but recommended highlights include Dromedary Hill and Lindis Peak Track. Dromedary Hill is signposted on the Omarama side of Lindis Pass and is an all-day trip (six to eight hours). Views from the top of the shingle-clad 1664m peak are magnificent, with Mt Barth in Ahuriri Conservation Park clearly visible on a good day. Lindis Peak Track is accessible on the Tarras side of Lindis Pass and signposted at the start of Old Faithful Road. From the 1226m summit you can see the stunning St Bathans Range, a rewarding view after your three-hour hike to the top. However this region is not just for energetic walkers, those just wanting somewhere to stop and picnic will not be disappointed. A great place to visit is the historic Lindis Pass Hotel. It is found

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off Old Faithful Road after a short 5km drive to the site. While the hotel has long since lost is roof, it certainly hasn’t lost its character; roaming from room to room you can imagine how many tired and hungry gold miners appreciated this rest stop. Nearby an informative interpretation panel satisfies those with a desire to know more about the remarkable ruins. A short (1km) walk further on is an old wooden hut which belonged to the last gold miner to work in the area, Wattie Thompson. Before you leave the safety of your car, you need to be aware of the local weather conditions. In summer, very hot and dry conditions are common; while in winter the higher country is subject to snow and ice. For more detailed information

on this exciting region you can visit the Department of Conservation website www.doc.govt.nz and type Lindis into the search engine.

Above: The ruins of the historic Lindis Pass Hotel, once a popular rest stop for tired and hungry gold miners.

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The Red Centre offers so much more than very large rocks‌ says Philip Game

You’ve been awed and amazed by Uluru (Ayers Rock), even climbed it perhaps, and marvelled at the giant domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). But The Red Centre offers much more when you go . . .

Stepping out in Ce he sheer walls of Kings Canyon, pro tected by Watarrka National Park, are another must-see. Kings Canyon can be a side trip from Uluru, but to explore beyond the beaten track, venture onto the Mereenie Loop Road to link up a round trip via Palm Valley and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Many hidden gems are best appreciated on foot or at sunrise or sunset. Day walks include portions of the longdistance Larapinta Trail through the West MacDonnells; the base walk at Uluru; Kata

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entral Australia Top right: On the Larapinta Trail with Mt Sonder in the background. Photo by Philip Game

Top left: On the Ormiston Pound Loop walking track. Photo by Philip Game.

Bottom left: Liftum Foot on the Mereenie Loop Road. Photo by Philip Game.

Left: Palm Valley walking tracks. Photo by Philip Game.

Right: Mpulungkinya Track, Palm Valley. Photo by Philip Game. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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Stepping out in Central Australia Tjuta’s Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge; Kings Canyon Cliff Walk and Palm Valley’s Mpulungkinya Track. Wary of going it alone? Local outfitters can take care of logistics, and provide insights into Aboriginal lore and the unique fauna and flora of this arid country. The Mereenie Loop has been opened up by agreement with aboriginal land owners. The road remains unsealed and lacking facilities. Four-wheel drive is recommended and rental companies ban their conventional vehicles from this route. Heading south from Alice Springs, the desert country changes constantly: stunted mulga gives way to denser woodland speckled with white-trunked ghost gums, thriving in the lee of low, crumbling ranges. A wedge-tailed eagle glides languidly across the highway. Soon after turning west towards Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, the least-known of Central Australia’s three great monoliths looms up: the shimmering mauve mesa of Mount Conner, which Aborigines know as Atila, the ice-man who brings the cold eastern winds. Mt Conner is accessible only by tour from Curtin Springs Roadhouse. Whilst at Uluru, do step out on foot. More rewarding than joining the throng who drag themselves up the Rock is to start before dawn on the 9.4 km circuit around its base, to learn something of the Tjukurpa, the Way of the Anangu, and to discover waterholes, wildlife and ‘bush tucker’. Watch the rising sun burn the sleeping colossus an incandescent red. A 45-minute return walk reaches Mutitjulu Waterhole, for untold eons one of the most important Aboriginal localities. Another one-hour walk reaches the Kantju Gorge and Mala Waterhole, where the trilling of shoemaker frogs heralds surface water. Mala, the rock wallaby, is now hunted to extinction, but still of vital cultural importance. Kata Tjuta is so sacred that we learn nothing about the Tjukurpa here. The Valley of the Winds, a three-hour circuit, reveals the best of this enigmatic landscape; ribbons of lush green delineate water courses and rock pools. The Walpa or Olga Gorge walk offers a shorter excursion. Just inside Watarrka National Park, the

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Hikers exploring the Ormiston Gorge a favourite beauty spot in the MacDonnells. Photo by Philip Game

Kathleen Springs Walk (2.6 km return) penetrates valleys in which wildflowers flourish below fiery escarpments. Luritja people revered the giant serpent incarnate in the waterhole enclosed by these bluffs. Next morning we set forth on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, a solid three to four hour loop up onto the George Gill Range, skirting around a sheer-walled gorge then down again.

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From the campsite, I recommend an early start to negotiate the stony track through Cycad Gorge and into the heart of Palm Valley, where two marked trails begin. The Mpulungkinya Track, is an easy five kilometre walk whilst the much shorter Arankaia covers similar ground. Morning’s quiet warmth yields steadily to the stifling heat of noon as we cross the sandstone plateau then

drop down to the head of the Valley and into the last surviving groves of red cabbage palms. Calling into the general store at Hermannsburg allows a glimpse of a modern aboriginal community before continuing into the heart of the 120-year-old mission founded and nurtured by zealous German missionaries. The Strehlows’ homestead has become a Walking New Zealand, issue no 154 - 2010

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Stepping out in Central Australia

Above: Hikers crossing the bridge on the King’s Canyon Rim Walk. Photo by Philip Game.

Left: The historic Mission Chapel at Hermannsburg.

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simple tea shop and gallery. Starkly simple, the white-washed church stands opposite. Retracing then turning north, the road looks west from Tyler Pass over undulating spinifex country to the mysterious mass of Tnorala or Gosse Bluff, formed by an errant meteor. At the western end of Namatjira Drive, Glen Helen’s enticing natural pool of cold, clear, water lies trapped between towering escarpments which glow warmly in the afternoon sun. In the cooler months, extended hikes through the MacDonnell Ranges are equally as enjoyable as, say, summer hikes in southern Europe. Trekking the entire Larapinta Trail takes seventeen days, from Simpson’s Gap west to the imposing 1,389-metre summit of Mt Sonder. Most hikers tackle one or two sections at a time, sleeping under the stars in a swag (a canvas bedroll). Walkers ramble amongst fields of ephemeral wildflowers, towering walls of rust-red stone and secluded waterholes where rock wallabies drink. Native flowers include the ubiquitous bush tomato, with purple and yellow flowers and furry grey leaves, and the desert rose, floral emblem of the Territory, which bears a passing resemblance to hibiscus. Do spend half a day exploring Ormiston Gorge, one of several favourite beauty spots in the West MacDonnells. The Ormiston Pound loop is a four hour hike, a diversion from Sections 9 and 10 of the Larapinta Trail. Finally, Standley Chasm is one of the most popular short walks in the West MacDonnells, thanks to its proximity to Alice Springs. Throngs of tourists clamber over the tumbled boulders to catch those few brief minutes when the midday sun fires up the canyon walls.

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Overseas walks Fact file A permit is required to travel the Mereenie Loop, a formality completed en route on the day of travel. Carry a second spare tyre as well as reserve fuel and water. To check road conditions call 1800 246 199 tollfree or visit www.roadreport.nt.gov.au . For general information visit Central Australian Tourism www.centralaustralian tourism.com or Northern Territory Holidays http://en.travel nt.com/ Tour operators: Anangu Tours, Uluru, 00 618 8956 2123 Alice Springs Eco-Adventures 00 61 423 190 893 Discovery EcoTours, www.eco tours.com.au 00 618 8956 2563 Uncle’s Tours, Curtin Springs Station www.unclestours.com.au 00 618 8956 2916 Accommodation: Voyages Hotels and Resorts operates campgrounds as well as three and four-star lodge www.voyages.com.au.

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Top left: Hiking along the Ormiston Pound Loop walking track amongst purple flowers. Photo by Philip Game. Below: At the western end of Namatjira Drive is Glen Helen’s enticing natural pool of cold, clear water. Photo by Philip Game

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The Cinque Terre. The name conjures up postcard-perfect traditio villages, tall pastel painted houses, steep hill sides falling into the seas, and mountains covered in terraced grape vines or dark pine f

Iconic Cinque Terra with the village of Riomaggiore as seen from the ferry.

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onal bluest of Jeanette Knudsen relates her experiences in . . . forests.

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he beautiful stretch of Ligurian coast line south of Genoa on Italy’s north western side has become a very popular tourist destination in recent years. And rightly so, for the five villages of the Cinque Terre, literally the five lands, have retained their captivating charm, little affected by the encroachment of modern development. In addition the villages are linked by a most beautiful and easily accessible walkway. You can join a coach trip, whisk in to several of the villages for an hour or two, wander the village in the crowds, walk the Via dell ‘Amore section between Riomaggiore and Manarola, and be off to the next site, believing you have ‘done’ the Cinque Terre. And maybe, if that’s all the time you have, it’s fine. But the walker is amply rewarded for both taking the time to walk the whole coastal track and for lingering in the villages for a few nights. It is quite easy to be a ‘freedom walker’ and to organise your own transport to the area and your own accommodation within the villages, via the modern means of the internet. Once the day is over, the village returns to the residents and the fewer visitors, intent on capturing a little more from their Cinque Terre experience. It might be a wedding in the seaside church at Vernazza, with the bride throwing sweets to the crowd below from an upstairs window; it might be a group of local men gathering outside a café in the small square to sing, their rich voices blending to tell tales of the sea; or it might be the joy of sitting in the setting sun, on the roof top terrace of your little pension, enjoying pizza and a glass of wine. Perfect. September is a good month to visit the area. I am told that July and August can be very hot and very crowded. By September, the temperatures are most pleasant and the crowds, while still present, are at least manageable. We entered and departed the

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Doing the Cinque Terre independently

Above: Jeanette makes her way down the uneven stairs towards Monterosso.

region via train from Nice on the French Cote d’Azure, spending two nights in Rapallo, two in Riomaggiore and two in Vernazza. Our aim was to do the coastal walkway over two days, allowing plenty of time to linger in the villages and then to do some of the other many walks there. It is possible to walk the nine and a half kilometres of the coastal Sentiero Azzurro or

Blue Path in one day, but the scenery is so beautiful and the villages so inviting that rushing it seemed a crime. It always pays to be flexible as an independent traveller, as things don’t always turn out as planned. A storm (never on the postcards!) resulted in high seas, which prevented travel by ferry along the coast for several days, and caused a tragedy, so we were told, with a young person sadly being swept off the rocks and drowned. The track between Manarola and Corniglia was consequently closed for two days while investigations into the accident proceeded. So it turned out that we walked only three of the four sections between the five villages, beginning at Riomaggiore in the south and walking north to the last one, Monterosso. The first section, the Via dell ‘Amore, is the shortest and the easiest, a level footpath that takes 20 to 30 minutes. We had heard the track beyond Manarola was closed, but being entrepreneurial Kiwis, we decided to give it a go anyway. However, several bends towards Corniglia, the way was well and truly blocked by a strong locked gate. There was no alternative but to return and take the train to Corniglia. Local trains run up and down the coast between the villages and through the many Below: Pizza and wine on the roof top of our accommodation in Vernazza.

tunnels built to supply rail through the rugged terrain. They provide very convenient connections at the end of your walk, running reasonably frequently and usually on time, though on one occasion, we waited in vain on the platform along with 200 other visitors, to find at least two trains were cancelled for reasons unexplained, though various ideas were rumoured up and down the station. Another reason to be a flexible traveller. Unlike other villages, Corniglia is located on a hill top, sited way above the sea and commanding superb view of the coast, a great place for a café stop. Onward to Vernazza, a distance of about 90 minutes, the path wanders gently along the hill sides, through vineyards and olive groves,

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Above: Visitors and fishing boats in the attractive street of Vernazza.

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Doing the Cinque Terre independently and descends with numerous series of steps, to Vernazza, the most picturesque of the villages. The two hour track to Monterosso is possibly a little more demanding than the other tracks, being steeper and rougher in parts, but is still well within the means of any reasonably active Kiwi. Well labelled and easy to follow, there is no possibility of getting lost off the track, and besides you are never alone on the popular walkway. To walk the Cinque Terre, it is necessary to purchase a Cinque Terre card, each of which covers unlimited use of the paths for a 24 hour period. Accommodation and food in the villages tends to be expensive, but the experience is well worth it, remaining on the mind

long after the visit is over. Other walks in the area included the coastal path between Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. The weather prevented us from walking on the Promontorio di Portofino and out to the reportedly picturesque abbey of San Fruttuoso, and we had to be content with the more sedate walk to S. Margherita Ligure, about one and a half hours in length. The pleasant walk goes past a number of luxury mansions and through the small pretty beach of Paraggi, before reaching S. Margherita. A more arduous tramp proved to be the hill climb to Santuario della Madonna di Montenero above Riomaggiore. When we asked the way to the sanctuary track at the local information centre, the young lady there

Top left: Martin walking between Corniglia and Vernazza. Top right: Rough seas, caused by a storm break over the seawall protecting the harbour at Vernazza.

gave directions that were of no use at all. I recorded in my diary that she must have been operating under the assumption that all foreign tourists are dim-witted! However we found a track going up along the side of the local cemetery, crossing over several roads, and leading almost vertically up for about an hour, before reaching the former church, now a restaurant. The spectacular views made the strenuous climb worth while. Fortunately we found another much gentler, though roughly paved track for the return journey down to Riomaggiore. Finally we had thought we might walk the 12 kilometre peninsula route to Portovenere, but opted instead to do the trip both ways by ferry. It was a stunningly beautiful trip, taken on a wonderful day, a perfect way to spend our last day in the Cinque Terre.

Left: Breakfast in a cafe on the main street of Vernazza. Right: The pathway between the villages can get crowded at times.

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News

New place names, Oroua Valley, Ruahine Forest Park By Tony Gates he New Zealand Geograaphic Board Meeting of 3 August 2010 considered for malising four commonly used names of tributaries of the Oroua River in the Ruahine Forest Park, and altering the spelling of one. The formalised names were; Cumberfield Creek, Howlett Creek, Iron Gate Creek, and Oxford Creek. Trampers and hikers familiar with the Oroua Valley will most likely be aware of these features. The purpose of the proposal was to avoid navigational confusion, so to assist Search and Rescue, the Department of Conservation, and recreational users. It will also honour the names of two people with close historical associations with the area. Cumberfield Creek is the first tributary that the track crosses up valley from Heritage Lodge. It flows from Tunupo peak to the Oroua River, almost parallel with Tunupo Creek. At times, the two tributaries have been confused. Cumberfield was a deerstalker who died there during 1951. Iron Gate Creek is the large tributary just upstream from Iron Gate Hut, hence closely associated with it. Howlett Creek is the next major tributary up the Oroua Valley, originating high in the Ruahine mountains, flowing past Howlett Hut, then joining the Oroua River between Triangle Hut and Iron Gate Hut, and upstream from Iron Gate Stream. William Howlett was a botanist and explorer who once worked for the legendary William Colenso. In 1893 he built the (twice replaced) hut named after him. Oxford Creek is a tributary to Howlett Creek close to Howlett Hut. On 24 November 1948, RNZAF Oxford Airspeed NZ 2127 crashed there, with all three on board killed. There was a large and well publicised search and body recovery based at Howlett Hut. The aircraft wreck was never recovered, and some engine parts remain at the confluence of Howlett and Oxford Creeks.

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Inspiring Gippsland Walks eptember saw the launch of Inspiring Gippsland Walks, a new guide to 40 as-the-name-suggests 'inspiring' walks across this vast and diverse region of Victoria, Australia. It captures a broad range of some of the most popular walks as well as a number of lesser known gems to help visitors explore and enjoy the very best of Gippsland's natural landscapes while keeping active and healthy. The choices are plenty: from casual Sunday strolls to more strenuous multi-day hikes; from snow capped mountains to rainforests, lush rolling hills and some of Victoria's most loved national parks (many now offering free entry); rugged coastlines to wide sandy beaches and picturesque inland waterways; country villages to historic townships - there is something to inspire everyone. Walks are listed by region complete with map, details of how to get to the start, how long to allow, any amenities, what you may expect to see and the type of terrain. Each walk also carries a grade in line with a new Australia-wide ranking system, with walks ranked from level 1 (easy) to level 4 (experienced walkers recommended). Families can enjoy the Loo-Ern Track, a 30-minute level 1 walk in the country side of Wilson's Promontory, or the popular 1-hour heritage-listed Noojee Trestle Bridge Walks. The more daring can tackle the Great Prom Walk, the 18km Mitchell River Walking Track or venture off the beaten track with a 3-4 day walk along Victoria's wilderness coast amidst the untouched beauty of East Croajingalong.

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Nature lovers shouldn't miss the River Heritage & Wetlands Trail through the internationally listed wetlands of Sale Common while food lovers will enjoy exploring Gourmet Country and the West Gippsland Wine Trail. Destination Gippsland has also developed a supporting iPhone and iPad application featuring the 40 Inspiring Gippsland Walks, due for release on September 1st. The App provides detailed information on each of the walks including an interactive map, details about location and links to accommodation in the area. A Facebook link allows users to post photos directly to the 40 Inspiring Walks Facebook page or to update personal profiles. Gippsland's vast and varied landscapes truly are the perfect setting for walkers and nature-lovers. So with the awakening of spring, dust off your walking boots, grab yourself a copy of the new guide and be inspired by Gippsland! For more information: www.inspiringippslandwalks.com.au.

Best Short Nature Walks

uilding on the success of his highly successful North and South Island Short Walks books, inveterate tramper Peter Janssen presents over 200 walks in Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand that are ideal for those people who like to stretch their legs without having to tackle a full tramp. The walks are grouped by region, and each can be accomplished within the span of a

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couple of hours (and some much less), putting them well within the grasp of most walkers. Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand is ideal for visitors to New Zealand who are travelling light; the moderately fit; families with children; the elderly. With the informative ‘nature notes’ walkers can identify some of the country’s more intriguing flora and fauna as they discover the natural beauty of New Zealand’s outstanding scenery and unique landforms. Colour pages include common birds, trees and plants as well as scenic walks and the nature notes index provides a handy reference. Each walk includes a short summary, location detail, grade and time to complete the walk and full track notes. Regional maps are included, and a short introduction to the book gives information on bush safety, practical considerations and information on how to consult the entries. Auckland-based Peter Janssen is the author of Excellent Short Walks in the North Island, and Excellent Walks in the South Island and most recently Touring the Natural Wonders of New Zealand. He is also co-author of Day Walks of GreaterAuckland and the author of the bestselling 1001 Things to See and Do in New Zealand.

Your favourite walk could win a free subscription We are looking for readers’ favourite walks. Many of us go out regularly walking on a route which we class as our favourite, for a number of reasons. Perhaps because for it’s scenery, it’s safe, it’s challenging, it’s flat, it’s hilly, it’s varied, or for whatever reason. We would like you to tell us in your own words what is you favourite walk and why. Email us a story from say 250 up to 1200 words including a photo or photos. We will now give you a FREE subscription (six months or more, depending on the article), or extension to Walking New Zealand magazine for walks published. You can also post an article to Walking New Zealand, Freepost 78863, P O Box 1922, Palmerston North, or fax 06358-6864. If sending a photo by email please make sure photo is in high resolution one. (ie taken with a 4.0 mega pixel camera in high resolution mode. Our email address is:

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Health

Role of Vitamin C in fighting cancer by Gary Moller Dip Ph Ed PG Dip Rehab PG Dip Sport Med (Otago) FCE Certified

“Vitamin C could play a key role in fighting cancer, a New Zealand study has shown. University of Otago associate Professor Margreet Vissers, who is leading the Christchurch-based study, said there had been anecdotal accounts of vitamin C playing a beneficial role in cancer treatment, but her study was the first to give real evidence of a connection between the vitamin and tumour growth. "Our results offer a promising and simple intervention to help in our fight against cancer, at the level of both prevention and cure," she said, The study, published in Cancer Research journal, found tumours with low vitamin C levels had more of a protein called HIF-1, which allowed them to thrive in conditions of stress. Prof Vissers said the findings were significant as they suggested it would be beneficial for people with cancer cells to have more vitamin C to limit tumour growth.� - NZPA July 2010

his study received a lot of media coverage when it was first published earlier in the year. While it adds another piece of valuable information to what we understand about cancer, it would be wrong to conclude that consuming more vitamin C will reduce your cancer risk, or that massive doses of the vitamin will cure cancer where it ex-

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slowed its spread and also in- much vitamin C may make matists. ters worse by interfering with Cu. If we read the report in isola- creased survival rates. There are a number So, while vitamin C is definitely tion of what else we of other conditions very good for you, taking more know about vitamin C that are associated than you actually need may cause and cancer, the with low tissue more ill health than may be prefindings do sugCu. These in- vented. It all comes down to figgest that we stock clude gout, hy- uring out how much is optimum up on Vitamin C. pertension, anti- for you. However; I have biotic sensitivity, Until we know more, my adwords of caution h y p e r a c t i v i t y, vice to you is to take no more than about taking lots of manic disorders, in- 500-1,000mg of supplementary vitamin C: somnia and even os- vitamin C in addition to daily fruit Too much vitamin C teoporosis. Too and vegetable sources. may actually cause the reThe best time to take supplementary vitamin C is first thing in the morning when it can help give your metabolism a wee boost to get you going for the day. verse by encouraging conditions that are conducive to cancer growth and spread. My words of caution are based on what we understand of the relationship between vitamin C and copper (Cu). Low tissue Cu levels are common with some cancers, generally the catabolic (wasting) or highly metastatic types (Ones that spread). Patients suffering Hodgkin's disease, for example, may have an elevated iron to copper ratio, especially in their lymph nodes. Vitamin C is antagonistic to Cu in the body: Excess vitamin C may therefore deplete cellular stores of Cu. Copper is a key component in normal cell functioning because it helps regulate cellular respiration. When researchers added copper to the diet of lab animals, the mineral decreased tumour growth and

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New Zealand walks

Walk the Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest The beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest is one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets famous for the magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods. Here you can experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world. Not to mention taking in superb panoramic views of Rotorua city, lake and surrounding district or relaxing at one of the many picnic spots along the way. There are six sign posted walking tracks starting from the Redwoods Gift Shop and Visitor Centre that cater for beginners and leisure walkers through to hikers looking for an extra challenge. Take a ½ hour stroll, an all day hike or something in between - it is up to you! All the walks start off through the beautiful Redwood Grove. Hiking further afeld will take you through a diverse range of native plants and exotic trees and lead you to spectacular views. The Tokorangi Forest, lovingly known as The Redwoods, is part of the greater Whakarewarewa Forest which encompasses 5667 hectares (13,993 acres) of native and exotic trees adjoining the Blue & Green Lakes and the world-renowned Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, providing an exquisite visual backdrop to Rotorua.

Redwood Memorial Grove Track

Time 30 minutes The Redwood Memorial Grove Track is a popular track where you can meander through the breathtaking Californian Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) which were planted in 1901. These towering trees stand at approximately 197 feet (60 metres) tall and create a wonderful shelter, along with the under planted European Larch, for a diverse range of native plants and birds. Another feature of this track is the board walk, which takes you across the old thermal pond, home to a variety of exotic aquatic plant life. Admire these magnificent trees which are dedicated to the memory of the men and women of the New Zealand Forest Service who died in the two World Wars.

Waitawa Walk Time one hour The Waitawa Walk takes you on an extension of the Redwood Track through the breathtaking Redwoods into a magnificent stand of Douglas fir. Discover the famous New Zealand Silver fern and the giant Mamaku ferns. Join the nature trail where many of the trees and plants are identified along the way. The above two short walks are suitable for all fitness levels and most footwear can be worn.

Quarry Lookout Track The paths are well formed through the forest.

Time one and a half hours The Quarry Lookout Track is a variation on the Waitawa Track and ventures a bit fur-

The Redwood Memorial Grove.

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New Zealand walks ther into the forest. A stroll through the Redwoods leads you to a short climb through mature Douglas fir, European Larch and Walnut and various species of Eucalypts. The look out point above the old rhyolite quarry gives a wonderful view over the Redwood Grove and out to Lake Rotorua and the main city.

Pohaturoa Track Time two hours Setting off towards the western side of Whakarewarewa, the Pohaturoa Track is quite open. Initially passing through the Redwoods and then through stands of mature Radiata pine, Mexican pine, Japanese larch and Douglas fir. A steep climb will reward you with superb views of Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua, the Waipa Sawmill and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. If you are lucky you may even sight the Pohutu Geyser erupting.

Tokorangi Pa Track Time three and a half hours The Tokorangi Pa Track takes you through the tranquil Redwoods before a steady climb eastward to 500 metres above sea level. This is a very beautiful walk with views of Mt Ngongotaha, Rotorua City, the lake, airport and countryside. The trip through Douglas fir, European Larch and Walnut and various Eucalypts leads to the site of an ancient Maori Pa (fortified village). This was once a small Maori village although nothing noticeable remains today. The three above longer walks require a reasonable level of fitness and sturdy footwear.

Each track route is coloured coded.

Fact file The Whakarewarewa Forest is a multi-use facility for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders to enjoy and explore. So everyone has a great experience please respect the code below. There are tracks specifically designed just for walkers, just for bikers and just for horses. Keep to your dedicated tracks. Forestry roads are multi-use. Keep left unless passing. Slow down and communicate when passing others. No light fires are allowed to be lit. People are asked to protect plants and animals and remove rubbish and keep streams and lakes clean. Note: Tracks may be diverted or closed at any time for maintenance, forestr y operations or safety reasons. Doggy Do bags are available free from the Visitor Centre. The main gates are open for vehicle access at 5.30am and close at 8.30pm. You can walk/bike in at any time. We encourage use of the forest in daylight hours only for your own safety. The Redwoods is located just 5kms southeast of Rotorua city centre on Long Mile Road. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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CONTENTS for previous 14 issues OCTOBER 2010 153 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: The Abel Tasman Coast Walk 9 New Zealand event: Te Awamutu group celebrates 20 years 9 Readers views: 10 New Zealand walks: Warkworth Walks 2010 - walks worth doing 12 High achiever: I bought great new shoes 13 Motivation: The danger zone 14 Event: A winter wonderland 16 New Zealand walk: From Huntly to Mercer 18 New Zealand walk: K2K - from country to coast 25 Event: Historic tunnel takes trekkers back in time 21 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 Overseas walk: Railway Reserves Heritage Trail 26 Event: Pegasus group celebrates 30 years 27 Event: Mid distance event welcome in Onehunga Half Marathon 28 Te Araroa Trail: Funds help Southland trail extension 30 Overseas walks: Italy’s Apaune Alps 36 Health: From sweet toothed lump to sword fighter 38 Event: Manawatu Striders events 40 Window on Waitakere: AUTC hut popular with groups 36 Podiatry: Forefoot pain - what’s that? 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for October 44 New Zealand coming events 47 Overseas coming events 49 Nordic Walking: Events 50 Event: Coastal challenge 51 Overseas walks and tours 52 There’s a walking group near you 56 Great Country Breaks 59 100th marathon for Hutt Valley woman 60 Need help to get active? SEPTEMBER 2010 152 4 Walk talk 6 NZ walk: Iconic Te Rewa Rewa Bridge opens 8 NZ event: The other side of Matakana 9 Kiwi programme benefits 10 Guidelines for outdoor access published 12 High achiever: Healthy feels good! 13 Motivation: Life changing habits 14 NZ Walk: Bridal Veil Falls 16 NZ Walk: Howath Memorial Wetlands 18 Overseas walks: Gold Coast Federation walk 21 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 NZ walk: Enchantment on the Kaituna Walkway 27 NZwalk: Chelsea Park Heritage walk 28 Overseas walk: Tipperary - here we come! 32 Books: Field Guide to Wild New Zealand, Sydney Free & Dirt Cheap 33 Health: Big toe pain a sign 34 Event: Record field and fast racing in Christchurch 35 Event: Harbour Capital Marathon celebtrates 25 years 36 Window on Waitakere: A day in the life of B94055 36 Podiatry: Tarsal Tunnel syndrome 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for September 40 NZ coming events 42 Overseas coming events 44 Nordic Walking: What Nordic Walking and walking does for your body 44 Nordic Walking: Events 46 NZ Walking Shop 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 DOC cleans up the Navy in the Bay 56 Off Road Half Marathon - Taupo AUGUST 2010 151 4 Walk talk 6 NZ walk: Onepoto Domain 8 New Zealand walk: Tupare Garden walks 9 Kiwi programme benefits 10 NZ walk: Pauanui Hill - a walk for all seasons

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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 NZ 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 NZ 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 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 NZ 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 NZ 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

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Spain’s pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago 30 New Zealand walk: Bledisloe Park to Old West Road walk 31 Podiatry: When to treat Bunions 32 Health: Good nutrition key to healthy lifestyle 34 Window on Waitakere: Expansion of Ark in the Park 34 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Event: Martinborough Round the Vines 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for June 40 New Zealand coming events 42 Overseas coming events 45 Nordic Walking: Walk away back pain the Nordic way 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 56 Harbour Capital Marathon MAY 2010 148 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Te Waihou Walkway and Spring 9 Te Araroa Trail: New Mt Richmond Forest Park on Te Araroa Trail 10 High achiever: How Green Prescription helped Joanne Paul 11 Digital Photo contest winners 12 Te Araroa Trail: Sir Stephen Tindall backs the trail 13 Motivation: Get accountable with numbers 14 New Zealand walk: Hooked on the Hooker 16 High achiever: Aiming to reach 100 marathons 17 New Zealand walk: Wilkies Pools Loop Track 18 New Zealand walk: Easy and challenging walks in OtariWilton’s Bush 22 Little Barrier - Island of hope and glory 26 Overseas walks: On foot in Slovenia’s Julian Alps 31 Sealink announces Barrier breakaway fares 32 Books: Great Kiwi outdoor camping guide 32 Health: Downsides of antiinflammatory drugs 34 Window on Waitakere: Curiouser and curiouser 34 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Important to register you PLB 36 Walk2Work day a success 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for May 40 New Zealand coming events 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours 48 There’s a walking group near you 52 Great Country Breaks 55 SBS Christchurch Marathon 56 Pak - A - Roo APRIL 2010 147 4 Walk talk 6 Coromandel walking festival 8 NZ walk: Westmere Walkway 10 High achiever: Merita Orgias just loves to walk 11 Digital Photo contest winners 12 New Zealand walk: Hillsborough Bay circuit 13 Motivation: Get competitive 14 NZ walk: A right royal walk 17 NZ walk: Taieri Gorge Rail Walk 18 New Zealand walk: Waihi Beach to Houmunga Bay 20 Reader’s views: Best way to see a place is on foot 21 Window on Waitakere: Roving robins 22 New Zealand walk: Fantastic ferns of Peel Forest 23 New Rotorua walking trail 24 New Striders course popular 26 Books: Which native fern?, Which native tree? Majestic New Zealand 27 Famous wall illuminated 28 Overseas walk: One Track For All 31 Explore Lake Tekapo High Country on snow shoes 32 Health: How to get fit for a challenging multi-day walk 34 Event: New walking festival has walks for everyone 35 Long walk: Walking the World 36 Te Araroa Trail: Cool, clear, water now at 90 Mile Beach 36 Podiatry: Painful toes - shoes? 38 Index over previous 14 issues 39 Weather forecast for April 40 New Zealand coming events 46 Nordic Walking: Events 47 Overseas walks and tours

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


NOVEMBER WEATHER FORECAST From November 1 to November 30 2010 Daily Summary 2nd- 4th November Southeast change for much of the country. Heavy rain throughout the North Island may cause floods and slips. 4th November Southeasterlies ease and change to southwest by 6th, bringing clearer skies and isolated showers to the North Island and drier anticyclonic weather to the South Island. 7th-11th November Change to southerlies. Anticyclonic and remaining dry with frosts in places. 8th November Water levels in southern hydrolakes slowly returning to normal, with rain and melting snow from the Alps filling Pukaki and Tekapo by about one metre per week. For the next four weeks temperatures will rise but cloudy conditions may remain. This period continues the trend of a relative scarcity of windy northwesters with anticyclones occurring to the south and east of New Zealand which bring more easterly and mild northeasterly winds. This has the affect of raising temperatures to above average in inland South Canterbury, also western Southland and Fiordland. Heavy rainfall may continue in Gisborne and much of Hawkes Bay. It should be sunny in the southwest and cloudy in the north. Sunshine hours may be very low in Auckland and eastern Bay of Plenty. However, the southern half of the South Island may enjoy the sun with more than average sunshine hours. Rainfall may be very sparse in the southwest. Rain bearing northwesterlies (typical of spring) may be few resulting in some record lows for hydrolakes, Southland, Fiordland and the west of the main mountain ranges of the North Island. However, it may be wet in the north and east. Towards the end of November in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, eastern Northland and parts of Auckland rainfall may be 50% more than average due to depressions. 12th-18th November Anticyclone at first, changeable with disturbed westerlies from the 14th. 19th-25th November Northeasterlies with a depression to the west and an anticyclone near the Chathams. 23rd-25th November High temperatures in Christchurch. 26th - 30thNovember A depression becomes centered over New Zealand from the 26th, followed by cold southerlies from the 28th. 29th November Taranaki may receive a hail storm. Allow 24-hr error to all forecasts. Skewing may occur around 4th(perigee), 6th(new moon), 15th(apogee),and 22nd(full moon). www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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Coming events

NEW ZEALAND EVENTS OCTOBER 2010 2 Sri Chinmoy 6-12-24 Hour Track Races, Auckland 2 Nature Valley Tikitapu Trail Half Marathon & 10km, Rotorua 3 SBS Bank Hamilton Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Hamilton 3 30th Taranaki Daily News Half Marathon, New Plymouth 3 Sri Chinmoy 10km, 56km & 2km, Christchurch

Annual Downhill Walking 2009 a 3 hour gentle downhill walk Saturday 13 November 2010 County Fayre

Pohangina, Manawatu Start times from 8.30am to 12 noon $12.00 adults, $5.00 per child and children under five free Price includes bus to start and lunch at County Fayre Cafe

Contact Pat Bowers 06-329-4759

3 Kaitaia Run Walk, 12km & 4km, Kaitaia 5 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 6 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 6 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 7 10km in the Domain, Auckland 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 12 10km in the Domain, Auckland 13 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 14 10km in the Domain, Auckland 16 Subway Dun Run, 25km, Nelson 17 Morrinsville College Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Morrinsville 17 Riverrun Trail Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Wanaka 17 Volcanoes Challenge, 5km, Auckland 18-20 New Zealand Recreation Association Conference, Wellington 19 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 20 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 20 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 21 10km in the Domain, Auckland 23 Lodge to Lodge Half Marathon & 10km, Mount Lyford, North Canterbury 23 Twizel Hard labour Pyramid Run, 10.2km, Twizel

GREAT FOREST EVENTS 2010 WAITARERE FOREST, LEVIN

SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2011 NZ No. 1 OFF ROAD EVENTS Two circuit Marathon course run/ walk Half Marathon course run/walk 10km & 5km fun run/walk

Medals for all finishers Early Bird Entry Prize Enter by Friday 18 March 2011

Visit our website: www.greatforest.org.nz Email: events@greatforest.org.nz Phone 06 368 2749

26 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 27 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 27 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 28 10km in the Domain, Auckland 30 Stirling Sports Waimea Half Marathon, Rabbit Island, Richmond 31 Adidas Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon, 10.5km & 5km, Auckland

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O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland The Rat Race 5km, Milford Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 10km in the Domain, Auckland 56th Feilding Marathon, Feilding The Frontrunner Series, Half Marathon & 10km, Queenstown 6 Speights West Coaster Marathon, 28km & 18km, Auckland 7 Napier City Pak’nSave Half Maratghon, 10km & 5km, Napier 9 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 10 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 10 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 11 10km in the Domain, Auckland 12 Steelformers Around the Mountain Relay, 150km, New Plymouth 13 Rimutaka Incline Fun Run & Walk, 17km, Kaitoke 13 Te Araroa Walk New Zealand in a Day 14 Bay of Plenty Energy Tois Challenge 18km, Whakatane 14 Brookfield Bog Challenge, 4km, 12km & 8km, Wainuiomata 14 Thames Save The Children Fun Run/Walk, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Thames 16 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 17 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 17 The Frontrunner Off Road Series The Godley Head Runout, Christchurch 17 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 18 10km in the Domain, Auckland 20 Kerikeri Half Marathon, Kerikeri 20 Lake Hood Half Marathon, Ashburton 20 Molesworth 84km, Molesworth 21 66th Round the Bridges, 12km & 6km, Hamilton 21 Sri Chinmoy 12km Walk, Christchurch 23 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 24 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 24 The Frontrunner Off Road Series The Evans Pass Runover, Christchurch 24 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 25 10km in the Domain, Auckland 27 Catch Me If You Can Run, 24km Mountain Race, Methern 27-28 Kahuterawa Classic, Palmerston North 27 The Movember Run, 5km & 10km, Auckland 28 ADRA Charity Run, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland

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Coming Events 28 West Coaster, Auckland 30 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland

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The Rat Race 5km, Milford Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 10km in the Domain, Auckland Marlborough Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Blenheim 7 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 8 The Rat Race 5km, Milford

Sir Barry Curtis

10k Race Fun Run/Walk Sponsored by Panasonic

October 17 2010 Scenic mainly flat route Historic Musick Point to Lloyd Elsmore Park Pakuranga

New event Schools 5k Excellent cash and product prizes totalling $8,500 For entry contact: Pakuranga Athletic Club P O Box 51-090, Pakuranga, Auckland email: racedirector10k@xtra.co.nz

or enter on line: www.sirbarrycurtis10k.co.nz

8 Waitakere Tri Club 5km, Henderson 9 10km in the Domain, Auckland 11 3 Bridges Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Wanganui 12 Sri Chinmoy 100km, 50km, 25km & 10km, Christchurch 12 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series, 10km, 5km & 2km, Albany 13-14 Warkworth Walking Weekend, Warkworth 14 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 15 The Rat Race 5km, Milford 16 10km in the Domain, Auckland 19 Sri Chimony Christmas Dash 10km, Christchurch 21 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 23 10km in the Domain, Auckland

JANUARY 2011 8 10km in the Domain, Auckland 11 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 13 10km in the Domain, Auckland 15 Fullers Wharf to Wharf Fun Run/Walk, 25km, 13km, 12km & 7km, Waiheke Island 15 Orewa Beach Dash for Cash, 5km, Orewa 16 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series, 10km, 5km & 2km, Albany 18 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 20 10km in the Domain, Auckland 22 Blackball Hilton Croesus Crossing, 25km, Barrytown 25 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 27 10km in the Domain, Auckland 29 Jumbo Holdsworth Trail Race, 24km & 12km, Masterton

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RIMUTAKA RAILWAY 17km FUN RUN & WALK 25th Anniversary SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2010 Starts at Wellington Kart Club track, Kaitoke, (9km north of Upper Hutt), and finishes at Cross Creek (near Lake Wairarapa)

Sunday 14th November 2010

HALF MARATHON 10KM & 5KM RUN/WALK

A fun run and walk over the scenic and historic old Upper Hutt to Featherston Fell Railway line through the Rimutaka Ranges. Can be negotiated by any reasonably fit walker or runner. Entry up to 6 November: $30.00 Entry after 7 November: $35.00

Online entry: via http:// www.trenthamunited.co.nz

Enquiries: rimutakarun@yahoo.co.nz

Trentham United Harriers & Walkers Club PO Box 40 357 Upper Hutt www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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Coming events FEBRUARY 2011 1 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 3 10km in the Domain, Auckland 4-13 NZ Masters Games, Wanganui 5 The Great Cranleigh Kauri Run, 32km & 13km, Coromandel 8 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 10 10km in the Domain, Auckland

9th Annual Morrinsville College

13 Asics Shoe Clinic Killer Mountain Run/Walk, 30km, 21km, 12km 7.5km, Glen Massey 13 Botany Town Centre Summer Fun Run/ Walk Series, 10km & 5km, Botanty Town Centre 13 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series, 10km, 5km & 2km, Albany 15 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 17 10km in the Domain, Auckland 19 Riverrun Trail Series, 14.3km, Wanaka 22 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 24 10km in the Domain, Auckland 27 Coatsville Classic Half Marathon, 8km & 2km, Coatsville, Auckland

MARCH 2011

Sunday 17 October 2010 Phone 07-889-6336 (Evening) Email: joan@farmside.co.nz

1 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 3 10km in the Domain, Auckland 8 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 10 10km in the Domain, Auckland 15 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 17 10km in the Domain, Auckland 19-20 IWL International Two Day Walk, 30km, 20km & 10km, Rotorua 22 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 24 10km in the Domain, Auckland 27 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Remuera, Auckland 29 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland

APRIL 2011 2 Great Forest Marathon, Half Marathon 10km & 5km, Waitarere Beach, Levin 5 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 8 Xterra Rotorua Festival Half Marathon & 11km, Totorua 10 Arrowsmith Thee Run, Marathon, Lake Heron, Ashburton 12 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 17 Moonshine Half Marathon & 10km, Trentham 17 Orewa Beach Half Marathon, 10.5km & 5km, Orewa Beach 17 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Auckland 19 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 26 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland

OVERSEAS EVENTS OCTOBER 2010 2-3 IWL Two Day Walk, 25km & 42km, Fulda, Germany 3 Colombo Marathon, Sri Lanka 3 Cologne Marathon & Half Marathon, Cologne, Germany 3 Kosice Marathon, Slovakia 3 Guayaquil Marathon, Ecuador 3 Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon, Scotland 3 29th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis, USA 9 Kinmen Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan 10 St George Melbourne Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 4km, Melbourne, Vic, Australia 10 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago, USA 10 Portland Marathon, Portaland, OR, USA 10 Pozan Marathon, Poland 10 Zagreb Marathon & Half Marathon, Zagreb, Croatia 10 Royal Victoria Marathon, Canada 10 International Lake Garda Marathon, Italy 16 Toowoomba Road Runners Marathon, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia 16-17 IML Two Day Walk, Barcelona, Spain 17 Amsterdam Marathon, Amersterdam, The Netherlands

MAY 2111 3 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 8 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Bucklands Beach, Auckland 10 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 17 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 21 Riverrun Trail 14.1km, Lake Wanaka 24 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland 31 O’Hagans 5km Series, Auckland

JUNE 2111 19 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Western Springs, Auckland

FEBRUARY 2012 4-12 NZ Masters Games, Dunedin

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Coming events 17 Toronto Marathon & Half marathon, Toronto, Canada 17 Istanbul Eurasia Marathon, Hungrary 17 Amman International Marathon, Amman, Jordan 23 The Polar Circle Marathon, Denmark 23-24 IML Two Day Walk, Arlington, USA 24 Rottnest Marathon, Rottnest Island, WA, Australia 24 Venice Marathon, Venice, Italy 24 Niagra Falls International Marathon, Canada 24 Mediterrean Marathon, Spain24 Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon Marathon, Korea 24 Maroubra Rotary Fun Run/Walk, 4km & 8km, Maroubra, Qld, Australia 25 Lifestyle Sports Dublin Marathon, Dublin, Ireland 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 31 Lausanne Marathon, Lausanne, Switzerland 31 Lucene Marathon, Lucene, Switzerland 31 Maraton International de Guadalajara, Mexico 31 Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon, Frankfurt, Germany Nire Valley Walking Festival, Waterfor, Ireland

Ready for this?

NOVEMBER 2010 5-7 IWL Three Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 50km Higashimatsu-yama, Japan 7 YMCA Port of Echuca Sweat to Steam, 5km & 14km, Vic, Australia 7 Arthurs Seat Challenge, 6.7km, Rosebud Pier, Vic, Australai 7 ING New York Marathon New York, NY, USA 7 Marysville Marathon Festival, Marathon, Half Marathon,10m & 3km, Marysville, Vic, Australia 13-14 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Taipei, Taiwan 13 Upstream 50km Challenge Run/Walk, Melbourne, Vic, Australia 21 Pont to Pinnacle Half Marathon, Wrest Point, Tas, Australia

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bush and cliff-top on a stunning beach, circuit following the historic footsteps of Toi (Nga Tapu wai o Toi).

For more information and an entry form visit www.whakatane.com or www.sportsground. co.nz/whakataneahc or call 0800 942 528. Conducted under Athletics NZ Rules by Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club. Approved by Athletics Waikato BOP

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Coming events 28 The Central Coast Hass House Harriers Half Marathon, Gosford, NSW, Australia

DECEMBER 2010 5 Standard Charters Singapore Marathon, Singapore 5 Angkor Wat Half Marathon, Cambodia 12 Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Haw, USA Christmas Walking Festival in County Mayo, Ireland 26 Mt Kosciusko Marathon, Charlotte Pass Village, NSW, Australia 26-27 Walk Killarney and Kerry, Ireland

JANUARY 2011 Tainan Ancient Capital Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan

FEBRUARY 2011 13 Seville City Marathon, Seville, Spain 19 Geelong Multi Sport Festival 10km & 5km, Geelong, Vic Australia 27 Kaohiung International Marathon, Taipei, Taiwan 27 GSO Limmasol Marathon & 10km, Cyprus

MARCH 2011 13 King Island Imperial 20 32km Coast to Coast, King Island, Australia 20 Maratona di Roma, Rome, Italy Croagh Patrick Walking Festival, Co Mayo, Ireland Tain Walking Festival, Carlingford, Co Louth, Irealand

APRIL 2011 8-9 IML Two Day Walk, Gilboa, Israel 10 Paris Marathon, Paris, France 10 Milano City Marathon, Milan, Italy 10 Zurich Marathon, Zurich, Switzerland 18 115th BAA Boston Marathon, Boston, USA 24 33rd International Marathon de Madrid, Madrid, Spain South Sligo Spring Walking Festival, Co Yeats, Irealand Boots’n Bogs Walking Festival, Co Tyrone and Monaghan, Irealand Ballyhoura International Walking Festival, Co Cork, Irealand

MAY 2011 1 Geelong Half Marathon, Geelong, Vic, Australia 7-8 IWL Two Day Walk, 6km, 12km, 24km & 42km, Blankenberge, Belgium 14-15 IWL Waendel Weekend, 15km, 25km & 42km, We l l i n g b o r o u g h , England 13-15 IML Two Day Walk, Dalian, China 15 San Francisco Bay to Breakers, San Franscio, CA, USA 21-22 IML Two Day Walk, Bern-Belp, Switzerland Volkwagon Prague Marathon, Prague, Chez Republic Slieve Bloom Walking Festival, Co Offaly, Ireland Donegal Walking Festival, Donegal, Ireland Leenane Walking Festival, Co Galway, Ireland

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JUNE 2011 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 Laois Walks Festival, Laois, Ireland Mournes International Walking festival, Mourne Mountains, Ireland

JULY 2011 19-22 IWL Four Day Walk, Nijmegan, Netherlands

AUGUST 2011 12-14 IWL Three Day Walks, 10km 21km & 42km, Vaasa, Finland

Coley Street School Run/Walk Half Marathon,10km, 5km, 2km 21 November 2010 Foxton Great spot prizes, scenic route Wheelchair / Pushchair friendly Contact: Nicola 06 363 8002 or socks@coleystreet.school.nzfor more information.

CHARITY RUN 2010 Sunday 28th November 2010

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Nordic walking 27-28 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 25km & 35km, Verdal, Norway Sperrins Walking Festival, Co Tyrone, Ireland

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

OCTOBER 2011 1-2 IWL Two Day Walk, 25km & 42km, Fulda, Germany 15-16 IML Two Day Walk, Barcelona, Spain 22-23 IML Two Day Walk, Arlington, USA 29-30 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Won-Ju, Korea

NOVEMBER 2011 4-6 IWL Three Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 50km Higashimatsu-yama, Japan 12-13 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Taipei, Taiwan

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

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 contact@NordicWalkingNZ.co.nz Web www.nordicwalkingNZ.co.nz * Front pocket for mobile phone or Ipod. * Side pockets with zips. * High Viz tape applied to chest seam front and back. * New elegant lightweight breathable fabric to keep out rain. * Extra long. * Hood with front peak to prevent rain on face * Lightweight (only 350gms) * Fabric has a soft natural texture * Designed and made in New Zealand

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Window on Waitakere

Kokako release lear ringing bell tones, octave jumping bled this historic event. cadences, mews and soft burbling all The dawn chorus of Tui and other birds carried magically in the valley where frequently punctuated the speeches while pairs invited guests walked in the early post-frost of Putangitangi (Paradise Duck) flew overhead morning. and Keruru performed their territorial stallAccompanying the Ark in the Park volun- dive manoeuvre. Half a kilometre into the teers to the release site where the walk, often smelling the scent of first Kokako to be seen in the Alseuosmia, they stopped and waited Waitakere Ranges in over 50 years surrounded by tall Kauri, which for were waiting, these Kokako calls, centuries previously would have although emanating from an hosted Kokako in their branches. “acoustic anchoring” speaker sysA DOC member, who had driven tem erected high in the surroundthrough the night with her precious ing forest, were still thrilling to the cargo, extracted each bird, holding it group. while councilors offered drink and Hopefully the calls were fulManaging to disguise winces as From Kay food. filling their real task of convincsmiles as the birds each in turn pecked Lindley ing the two boxed Kokako that her with strong beaks, she then placed had endured capture, then days in a tempo- the Kokako onto the sloping trunk of a saprary aviary, then an overnight five hour drive ling where, sensing their freedom they from the south Waikato, that they were in a bounded rapidly toward the canopy. good neighbourhood! Joining in, two of the recently released Some 150 guests and the Ark volunteers Robins flew around the spectators while, as a had assembled first at the beginning of the small Waiata to the Kokako, a male Hihi Auckland City Walk where a welcome and sounded his territorial call overhead. The Karakia and some speeches thanking the com- dream of 10 years that Kokako be released bined efforts of ARC and DOC staff and into the Waitakeres had been realised. particularly the Ark volunteers who had enaIs it their arresting song, their handsome

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colourings and burglars mask, their robust arias, or all of these that made them so desirable right from the beginning as a prime goal for re-establishment? The first pair was joined two days later by another three birds and through the next few weeks it was hoped that the full quota of twenty will be captured and transferred. Capturing kokako and releasing them into the Ark in the Park area is not the end of the story though, and long-term monitoring is essential. And for a chance to walk in the Ark in the Park area, and hearing kokako, don’t forget HealthWest PHO’s series of Wednesday Walks. Be in quick as these walks fill very quickly and people miss out. For brochures and registration forms for these wonderful walks contact Kay Lindley, phone 09 837 8820 or 027 274 2280, or email: kay@healthwest.co.nz

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NORTH ISLAND NORTHLAND KAITAIA FAR NORTH TRAVEL CLUB: Maurice Lowell, 09-408-0732 after 3pm.

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, tramps, walks , Beryl Borthwick 09-444-9667 or Sue Fitzpatrick 09-5761069 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), www.racewalkingauckland.org 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

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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 10,000 STEPS HARBOUR CLUB: Harbour Sport 09-415-4610 60’s UP TORBAY/BROWNS BAY: Wed (AM), Heather Jean Adams 09-478-2462 ABERDEEN ROAD WALKERS: Campbells Bay, Saturday (PM), Patsy Hulse 09-410-9353 BUSH WALK & TALK: Margi Keys, 09-443-6819 NORTH SHORE TRAMPING CLUB: Barbara Lobel 09-473-6938 BIRKENHEAD PROBUS CLUB: Albany, Tuesday (AM), Tracy Watson 09-414-5351 BROWNS BAY/TORBAY 60’s UP MOVEMENT: Wednesday (AM), Roy Urlic 09-473-8777 CALLIOPE ATHLETICS WALKERS & HARRIERS: Northcote, Wednesday (PM), Gail Mouldey 09-418-3457 DEVONPORT WALKERS: Bayswater, Tuesday Thursday Sunday (AM), Pat & Jim McKay 09-445-2743 DEVONPORT FRIDAY WALKING GROUP: Devonport, Friday (AM), Naomi Gardyne 09-445-4303 EAST COAST BAYS WALKERS: Torbay, Tuesday, Friday (AM), Shelley Sharp 09-473-9021 GREENHITHE WALKING GROUP: Greenhithe, Tuesday (AM), Marjorie Andrew 09-413-9065 HIGHBURY COMMUNITY HOUSE: Highbury, Thursday, Friday (AM), Judy Mayn 09-480-5279 MAIRANGI WALKING NETWORK: Mairangi Bay, Everyday (AM), Jack Rendle 09-478-9115 MEADOWOOD WALKING & TALKERS: Albany, Tuesday (AM), Carol Buckner 09-479-7804

MILFORD MALL WALKERS: Greenhithe, Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), Carol Mosedale 09-443-2054 MILFORD MENS PROBUS: Ian Hall 09-479-4259 NORTH SHORE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Every second Sunday (AM), Jan 09-483-5645 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

WAIKATO HAMILTON 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 www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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WESTFIELD MALL WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM) Westfield Mall Chartwell HAMILTON MARATHON CLINIC:Tuesday (PM), Sunday (AM), Sharon 07-854-9214 TOD SQUAD: Friday (AM), Julie 07-829-4579 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM) MONDAY BUSHTRAMPERS: Monday, Marian 07-828-9029 BREAKAWAYS BUSH WALKING & TRAMPING CLUB: Diana Ammann 07-823-6147 WAIKATO TRAMPING CLUB: www.wtc.org.nz 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

KAIHERE/PATETONGA KAIHERE/PATETONGA WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (PM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011

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

OTOROHANGA OTOROHANGA WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM)

PAEROA PAEROA WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), Elaine Lally 07-862-8409 PAEROA LUNCH WALKERS: Monday Wednesday Friday, Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011

PUTARURU PUTARURU WALKING GROUP:(BIA) Hazel Murphy, 07-883-7927

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), Frances Harrison 07-8628184

TE AWAMUTU TE AWAMUTU TUESDAY TRAMPERS: Tuesday, Lesley 07-870-1973 or Kathy 07-870-2006 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

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

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

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

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 @forestandbird.org.nz, 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 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

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

TARADALE/GREEN MEADOWS 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

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 & WALKERS CLUB: Sunday, (AM), Jan Dempsey, 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

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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

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

WHAKATANE

INGLEWOOD

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

HAWERA

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

ELTHAM

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

WHITIANGA

TOKOROA

EAST COAST

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

GISBORNE

BAY OF PLENTY

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

COROMANDEL

HAWKES BAY

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

HASTINGS

KATIKATI

HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (I), Eddy 06-8763371 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (PM), (BI), Templey 06-8730971 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Jane 06-877-0017 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jeanette 06-877-2114 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Lyn 06877-7886 BRIDGET ROBERTSHAWES STUDIO OF FITNESS: Saturday (AM), (BIA), Bridget, 06-877-5285 KIWI SENIORS: Eana Young 06-845-9333 x 708 RUN WALK HAWKES BAY: Lynda Anderson, 06-876-6268

FLAXMERE WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BI), Maisy 06-879-7077

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

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

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

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

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), Colleen Francis 06-368-8624

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

WELLINGTON HARRIER ATHLETIC CLUB: Saturday (PM) mid March to mid October, (BIA), Veronica Gould WELLINGTON MID-WEEK WALKERS: Tues, Thursday (PM), Bart Jones 04-477-3746 or David Lonsdale 04-977-8990 WELLINGTON NORDIC WALKERS: Rod McColl 04-526-6833

LOWER HUTT WALK FOR HEALTH: Wednesday (PM), Saturday (AM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Jean 04-589-7887 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 04970-6901 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

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MOTUEKA

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

WELLINGTON WELLINGTON BROOKLYN WALKERS: Edith, 04-384-6799 BUGGY WALKING GROUP: First Thursday of month (AM), www.buggywalk.co.nz 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: www.ttc.org.nz WEA MIDWEEK WALKERS: Hanna Harwood WELLINGTON WEDNESDAY WALKERS: 04-388-1988 WELLINGTON CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: 04-934-4729

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

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

CANTERBURY CHRISTCHURCH ACTIVE CHRISTCHURCH SUNDAY WALK: Sunday (AM) (BI), 03941-8999

AVON LOOP/CITY KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (B), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 AVONSIDE KIWI SENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jan 03-3892755 AVONHEAD KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Bess 03-342-7647 AFTER WORK WALKING CLUBS: around Christchurch, (BI), for all ages and fitness levels, recreation clerk, CCC 03-371-1778. ARAI-WALKERS: Wednesday, Wainoni/Aranui, Natalie Hoani, 03388-2593 ARTHRITIC AMBLERS: Wednesday, (B) suitable for people with physical disabilities, Trevor Randall 03-385-7446 BEXLEY KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Kath 03388-6161 BARRINGTON KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Nita 03-337-1493 BECKENHAM WALK ‘n’ TALK: Thursday (PM), Di 03-385-3452 BISHOPDALE RAMBLERS: Wednesday (AM) (I), Bishopdale, Paul Muir 03-359-7971 BISHOPDALE TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM),(IA), Margaret 03-351-6681 BURNSIDE JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM) Burnside, Anne Uys 03-342-6337 BUSHWISE WOMEN: (BIA) Cynthia Roberts or Roz Heinz 03-3324952 BRIGHTON RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), New Brighton (I), Marlene Crocker 03-388-1115 CANTERBURY RACE WALKERS ASSOCIATION: Monday, Wednesday, (BIA), coordinates all Canterbury race walkers and friendly race walking, Ann Henderson 03-387-0387 CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (PM), Darryn Welham 03-960-3808 CARDIAC COMPANIONS: Sunday fortnight, (PM) Neville Wootton 03-942-5453 CARDIAC CARE GROUP, Marg Allison 03-366-2112 CCC EASTENDERS: Monday (AM), (IA), or Bruce 03-388-7295 CCC GARDEN CITY WALKERS: Saturday (AM) (IA), Helen 03-3822302 CCC GLOW WORM EVENING WALKERS: Wednesday (PM) (IA), Norm Wells 03-981-5487 CCC HALSWELL: Saturday (AM) (PM), (IA), Pauline 03-322-8057: Sunday, Terrence 03-322-8092 CCC SUNSHINE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM (IA), Jim 03-389-1982 or Hope 03-389-7997 CCC SHIRLEY RECREATIONAL WALKERS: Monday, Thursday (AM), (IA), 03-941-5409 CCC SOCKBURN: Tuesday (AM) (IA), Estelle 03-342-7841:Friday (AM) (IA), Jo 03-349-7146 CCC WEEKEND WANDERS: Sunday (PM) (IA), Marilyn 03-3383826 CHRISTCHURCH PERSONAL GUIDING SERVICE: Daily (AM) (BIA), Cathedral Square, C Tonge 03-981-6350 CHRISTCHURCH MARATHON CLINIC: Saturday (AM), Neil Messenger 03-322-7709 CHRISTCHURCH METHODIST HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM) (BIA), Mrs Lindsay Evans 03-355-4356 CITY RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, 50+age group men & women, Margaret Borrens, 03-354-1534 CRUSADERS WALKERS: Tuesday (BI), (50’s and above age group), Des 03-354-2008 DARLINGTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), Bill 03-385-1925 DIAMOND HARBOUR RAMBLERS: Tuesday, Hunters Road, (IA), Noeline Coleman 03-329-4566 EASTENDERS: Monday (AM), Bruce 03-981-5329 ELLESMERE TRAMPING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Trish Vessey 03329-1865 FAMILY SOCIAL GROUPS: (B), for parents with young children, recreational clerk, 03-371-1778 FASTRACK WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM) (I), Linwood, Dorothy Jones 03-389-5339 FENDALTON WALK ‘n’ TALK: Thursday (AM), 03-941-8999 FENDALTON NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Yvette So 03-351-6407 GARDEN CITY WALKERS: Saturday (AM), Helen 03-382-2302 GENTLE EXERCISE: Monday, Friday, (NI), qualified physed instructor leads groups, Russell Graham, 03-388-3196 GLOW WORM EVENING WALKERS: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, Pauline 03-322-8057 HAGLEY PARK NORDIC WALKERS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Kerstin Fahrenschone 03-388-0000 HALSWELL WALK ‘n’ TALK: Monday (AM), 03-941-8999 HAPPY RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, (IA), 50+age group, Vera 03-337-4094 HAPPY WANDERERS WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, (BI), mainly 1-2 hour flat walks, John van Herpt, 03-980-5664 HEI HEI WALKERS: Thursday, Lee Tuki 03-373-8150 HERITAGE WALKS: Tuesday, (PM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HERITAGE WALKS: Thursday, (AM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HOON HAY KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Barbara 03-3388306 KAIAPOI WALKERS GROUP: Tuesday, Wednesday (AM), Lyane Graham 03-327-5679 KAIAPOI NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Trudy Blakey 03-327-4457

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KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, 23 surburban groups plus rural locations, Sport Canterbury 0800-228-483 LAMBDA DAY TRAMPERS: every second Sunday, (BI), social group for gays and lesbians of all ages, Helen Davies 03-332-8724 LINWOOD AVENUE WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Thursday (AM) (B), 03-389-5303 LINWOOD KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), Phyl 03-389-6130 LYTTELTON WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Lyttlelton, (BI), Ada Goodwin 03-328-7235 MAIREHAU LADIES PROBUS, Tuesday, Leah 03-385-6310 MARYVILLE KIWISENIORS:: Monday (AM), Valmai 03-377-8742 MERIVALE KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), June 03-355-8703 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 www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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

STH CANTERBURY PLEASANT POINT PLEASANT POINT WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Esther, 03-614-7524

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

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

OTAGO

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

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

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

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

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

DUNEDIN

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 walkingnz@xtra.co.nz

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NORTHLAND

ROTORUA

WAIKATO

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

Email: lakesidefarms@xtra.co.nz Website: www.lakesidefarm.com

CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND EASTLAND

Walk Wairata. . . Wairata Station is a stunning peaceful 1800 hectare mountainous retreat with numerous bush tracks . The Waioeka river runs through the heart of the farm, so views from 2,000 feet are a photographers dream. Affordable meals, quality self contained accommodation & experienced guides.

WAIKATO

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

Your Recreational Park

www.wairatastation.com Bob & Mary Redpath Phone 07 315 7761

MISSING out on potential customers? To advertise in Great Country Breaks contact Jenn at 021546-096 or email Jennifer@walkingnzadvertising.co.nz. GISBORNE

GISBORNE

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

Bookings essential: call us for a brochure

Phone 07-872-4505 or freephone 0800-461-559 Website: www.styx.co.nz THAMES/COROMANDEL

WALKING IN THAMES Kauaeranga Valley or Goldtrail walks S.C. Accomodation or B&B; ex. rates valley2view@xtra.co.nz Ph. 07 868 7213

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GISBORNE

GREAT COUNTRY BREAKS WELLINGTON

Akatrack Walk · Wellington’s best Wilderness Walking adventure · Secluded B&B Accommodation

Cape Runaway



“Older & Bolder”

CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND

by Judith Doyle

Step into North Island›s Heart Waikaremoana Whirinaki Tongariro Guided Walking Holidays

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Ph: 0800 WALK NZ www.WalkingLegends.com

EASTERN TARANAKI EXPERIENCE

Liz and Keith Budd 04 526 4867 www.akatrack.co.nz

EĂƚƵƌĞΘ,ĞƌŝƚĂŐĞdŽƵƌƐΘ<ĂƉŝƚŝEĂƚƵƌĞ>ŽĚŐĞ

Sally & Jim Kemp 07 3253609 or ruku.kemp@xtra.co.nz

TARANAKI

· 1st October-30th April

<ĂƉŝƚŝ/ƐůĂŶĚůŝǀĞ

Large farmhouse, 'Hayward's', available to rent. Sleeps 14 people, ideal for tramping, mountain biking groups etc to explore this area. Also great fishing. Fully equipped.

· Up to 6 people-1-3 nights

WELLINGTON

CAPE RUNAWAY

sŝƐŝƚ<ĂƉŝƚŝ/ƐůĂŶĚEĂƚƵƌĞ>ŽĚŐĞĂŶĚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ͙͙͘

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KŶĞŽĨE͛Ɛ^dŶĂƚƵƌĂůĂƚƚƌĂĐƚŝŽŶƐ 'ƵŝĚĞĚďƵƐŚǁĂůŬƐ

Published by New Holland Publishers. Send cheque for $30 (this includes P&P) to: Judith Doyle, #3, 14 Oriental Terrace, Oriental Bay, Wellington.

WAIRARAPA

'ƌĞĂƚŵĞĂůƐĂŶĚŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůŝƚLJ hŶƐƵƌƉĂƐƐĞĚEŶĂƚŝǀĞďŝƌĚůŝĨĞ dŚĞŵŽƐƚƌĞůŝĂďůĞǁŝůĚ<ŝǁŝƐƉŽƚƚŝŶŐŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ĂLJƚŽƵƌƐĂŶĚŽǀĞƌŶŝŐŚƚƐƚĂLJŽƉƚŝŽŶƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ

&ŽƌŬŝŶŐƐͬĞŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐ WŚ͗нϲϰ;ϬͿϮϭϭϮϲϳϱϮϱŽƌнϲϰ;ϬϲͿϯϲϮϲϲϬϲ ŵĂŝů͗ŵŝŶŶŝĞΛŬĂƉŝƚŝŝƐůĂŶĚĂůŝǀĞ͘ĐŽ͘Ŷnj “Bridge to Somewhere”

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

For further information contact: Carol or Dave Digby

Phone 06-765-7482 (evenings) email: eastern-taranaki@xtra.co.nz website: www.eastern-taranaki.co.nz

MISSING out on potential customers? To advertise in Great Country Breaks contact Jenn at 021-546-096 or email Jennifer@walkingnzadvertising.co.nz. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

ǁǁǁ͘ŬĂƉŝƚŝŝƐůĂŶĚĂůŝǀĞ͘ĐŽ͘Ŷnj WAIRARAPA

Tranquilly in the bush . . .great walks

Visit the breathtaking

Kawakawa Station Coastal Walk South Wairarapa

* Unguided 2 day 2 night experience * Coastal hill country * Native "bird filled" bush * Gourmet home cooked food or self catering * Bags transported www.kawakawastationwalk.co.nz Phone: Sarah & Duncan 06 307 8989 Walking WalkingNew NewZealand, Zealand,issue issueno no154 154--2010 2010

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HEAPHY TRACK ABEL TASMAN

MARLBOROUGH QUEEN Charlotte Track Service - contact Endeavour Express phone 03-573-5456, email help@boatrides.co.nz www.boatrides.co.nz

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

www.kahurangiwalks.co.nz John Croxford, Takaka

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

CANTERBURY

Tekapo High Country Trek Go further this summer - go with a guide!

Stunning views of the Southern Alps All meals and gear provided Cosy private hut Light packs Guided

A lpine Recreation

www.alpinerecreation.com

Ph: 0800 006 096

T R E K

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* Park Motels * Self - contained Units * Ensuite Units * Kitchen & Standard Cabins * Powered & Tent Sites * BBQ Area * Playground * Games Room * Spa * Internet/Wireless * Heated Pool (Summer) * Walking distance to town centre

Picton TOP 10 Holiday Park 78 Waikawa Road, Picton enquiries@pictontop10.co.nz www.pictontop10.co.nz Reservations 0800 277 444

CANTERBURY

Banks Peninsula Track Self guided two or four day walks * Delightful and well equipped accommodation * Great value tramping - the Kiwi favourite * There is now a full pack cartage option for groups Make this your first multi-day tramp

www.bankstrack.co.nz

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