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4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Korokoro Walkway 8 New Zealand walk: Ruamahanga River Bridge walk 10 New Zealand walk: Invercargill’s hidden walking treasure 12 New Zealand walks: From the city to Orokawa Scenic R eserve Reserve 14 New Zealand walk: Lak e Hakaroa W alkway ake Walkway 17 New Zealand walk: New Arthur’s Pass walking track 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Cycle tours: Takaro T rails - fun on wheels Trails 22 New Zealand walk: Tongariro River L ook out T rack Look ookout Track 24 Event: Record entries in Waitarere events 26 High achiever: Round the Bays was emotional and inspirational for group 27 New Zealand walk: Gillespies Beach walking tracks 28 Overseas walk: Enchanting Lak e Bled ake 34 New Zealand walks: Christchurch Botanic Gardens 36 Walk away cancer 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 Walking the W orld: Sonoita, Arizona to Wilcox, World: Arizona 40 Window on Waitakere: Lizard monitoring 40 Te Araroa Trail: Weather bomb delays opening 41 Health: Discovering dental problems 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for June 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 48 Nordic W alking: Event popualr with Nordic walkers Walking: 49 Nordic W alking Calendars Walking 49 News: Tongariro National P ark Park 49 News: Porirua walking tracks get high-tech treatment 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout NZ 56 Country Breaks 59 Wellington Marathon 60 Green Prescription

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New long swing bridge for the Waingongoro River

DOC closes tracks in Mataitai reserve to protect Kauri To prevent the disease Kauri Dieback from spreading to the oldest and largest kauri forest in the Auckland region the Department of Conservation (DOC) has closed the tracks in the Mataitai Conservation Area near the Hunua Ranges. "The Kauri in the 680 hectare Mataitai forest is free of Kauri dieback. Closing the tracks will protect this significant Kauri forest from being infected with this deadly disease," says DOC's Auckland Area Manager, Brett Butland. Kauri Dieback is a microscopic fungus-like pathogen that's spread through the movement of contaminated soil and water. People walking through contaminated soil or water can spread the disease on their footwear. Kauri Dieback was first identified as being the cause of Kauri deaths in the Auckland region in 2006. It's been confirmed in the Waitakere Ranges, the Awhitu Peninsula and the Rodney area. The disease has also been identified in Northland where it has infected Kauri in the Trounson Kauri Park and Waipoua Forest. "Mataitai is Auckland's oldest and largest Kauri forest. One Kauri is more than 800 years-old and closing the tracks will prevent Kauri Dieback from spreading to these ancient trees," says Brett Butland. DOC has no other plans to close the tracks in other Kauri forests that the department manages. DOC is a member of multi agency programme working to combat kauri dieback that includes MAF Biosecurity NZ, Auckland Council, Northland Regional Council, Waikato Regional Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and iwi.

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Above: Steve Hartley from Taranaki fencing and DOC’s Mike Johns check the bridge. A new swing bridge for the Waingongoro River is finished. The safety netting is all in place and you can now walk across the longest and highest swing bridge in the Egmont National Park.“At 36 metres long and 24 metres above the water it’s a biggie. There are three swing bridges in the Park and they are load tested and inspected by an engineer regularly. They’re very reliable and last a long time,” said Dave Rogers, Programme Manager of Visitor and Historic Assets. The last bridge across the Waingongoro River was built in 1983. The bridge provides a walking option between the two roadends East Egmont and Dawson Falls and it’s accessed by an equal numbers of walkers from both ends of the track. A very popular tramp that crosses the bridge is from East Egmont, near the mountain house, to Waingongoro Hut.

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Anniversary for Department of Conservation The Depar tment of Conser vation (DOC) turned 25 years old on 1 April 2012 marking a milestone year for New Zealand conservation. This year marks 125 years since Tongariro National Park was gifted to the nation and 60 years since the establishment of New Zealand’s first National Parks Act. On April 1987, the conservation functions of several separate organisations were brought together to form DOC. The new DOC team included staff from the New Zealand Forest Service, Department of Lands and Survey, and two former areas of the Department of Internal Affairs: the Wildlife Service, and the Archaeology Section of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. New Zealand became one of the first Governments in the world to group all of its conservation functions into one organisation, with a clear mandate to protect and restore unique places, flora and fauna. Over the last 25 years DOC has built on the successes of our predecessors and continued to grow conservation by working in partnership with New Zealanders.

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10th anniversary for southern national park New Zealand’s southern most National Park celebrated its 10th anniversary in March 2012. Stewart Island/Rakiura National Park was officially opened on 9 March 2002. The park covers approximately 157,000 hectares and makes up about 85 percent of Stewart Island/Rakiura. It is New Zealand’s 14th National Park. National Parks have existed in New Zealand since 1887, when Maori chief Te Heuheu Tukino gifted to the nation the summits of Tongariro and Ruapehu as our first national park - Tongariro National Park. “Giving the land National Park status means that it is Above: Maui’s Anchor - this maintained and preserved in chain link sculpture at Lee Bay perpetuity for the benefit and marks the entrance to Rakiura National Park. enjoyment of the public. DOC’s task of preserving Rakiura National Parks’ special values has been a collaborative effort, with locals, national and international visitors, volunteers and businesses all contributing to the many outstanding conservation achievements over the past 10 years,” said Southern Islands Acting Area Manager, Sue Larson. Although the island only has about 400 permanent residents, the passion, dedication and commitment to the preservation of the island is evident in the number of active conservation groups. DOC works alongside more than 10 groups, each serving a different purpose - species monitoring and translocation, pest control, hut building and maintenance and hut wardening. One of the groups, the Stewart Island Rakiura Community Environment Trust (SIRCET) has established a 210 ha pest control programme that includes about half of the township. DOC plans to celebrate the anniversary with a community event later in the year to coincide with the completion of the upgrade of the Rakiura Track Great Walk.

Above: DOC Ranger Kauri Fowell takes down the safety barrier to open the boardwalk section of the walk to Wilkies Pools. Walkers in the Egmont National Park can now try out the new barrier free (no steps) track to Wilkies Pools. It allows access to the pools over an easy walking surface without the need to cross the Kapuni Stream. A boardwalk now takes walkers around the headland and on up through the forest to the foot of the pools. It’s been a three stage project so far. Honeycomb cells were installed on the first two stages to provide a solid erosion resistant surface. Stage three was the 220m boardwalk. The raised walkway allows water to flow unhindered beneath and follows a line cut through the bush in December 2011. It’s now a 1.3 kilometre walk from the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre to the foot of the pools. Stage four will see a bridge built across the Kapuni Stream to allow for a Wilkies Pools round trip, past Twin Falls, Bubbling Springs and back to the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. Wilkies Pools is named after F.W. and W.J. Wilkies - brothers who were farming on the Manaia Road and were formed as the flow of water along the Kapuni Stream ground sand, gravel and ash into an old lava flow, carving out natural channels and pools in the rock.

Culinary Hike in Styria, Austria Located in the Southern part of Styria, the Südsteirische Weinstrasse (South Styrian Wine Road) is often compared to Italy’s Tuscany. Almost no other Austrian wine region has undergone such dramatic transformations in the past 20 years as this region, one hour south of Graz. Exquisite wines, wine taverns with enchanting views, fine restaurants and idyllic hiking trails make this off-thebeaten path region a true delight for walkers who love nature, food, and wine. The 44 mile-long South Styrian Wine Road runs from Glanz-Leutschach –GamlitzEhrenhausen to Strass. Take the “Glanzer Weintour,” a 6.5 mile long, well-marked hiking trail that is part of this road. Start your journey in the village of Glanz. Walk up and down gentle hills passing by vineyards, enjoying the sounds of the wooden, “Klapotetz’s,” a wind-powered

Leutschach, Hauptplatz 2. landpost designed to scare the birds away while the grapes are ripening on the vines. Stop at artistically designed wineries and try the region’s dry, crisp, fruity and aromatic white wines with varieties like Welschriesling, ■ Gelber Muskateller or Sauvignon Blanc. “Morillon” is the Styr ian name for Chardonnay. It is seldom aged in new oak and winemakers and watch the sun settle and the creamy apple flavor and refreshing over the vineyards while sipping a wellcrisp-ness make it perfect to pair with the earned glass of wine. fried chicken and green salad dressed with Styrian pumpkinseed oil. After a good day’s walk check-in to one of the many small inns along the way, run by local farmers Above: A Klapotetz stands in the vineyards of southern Styria. Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012


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Korokoro Falls Waikaremoana T Alex and Jenny Davies

he Korokoro Falls are in a most remote part of Te Urewera National Park. Without the use of a boat on Lake Waikaremoana, they are more than a day’s walk from either end of the Waikaremoana Great Walk. The Korokoro-owhaitiri Stream flows out of a wilderness forest of dense beech and podocarp, featuring huge trees that have been around since people first came to settle on the lake shore. The Waikaremoana Great Walk itself hugs the western shore of Waiaomoana, an almost landlocked arm of the main lake, mostly on a bench formed by lowering the level of the lake by 5m in 1946 for power generation. In the past 66 years, dense regrowth forest has sprung up to heal what was a bare, muddy shoreline. Old growth forest with towering mountain beech trees and some big Rata is seen however on many parts of the track away from the lake. Even along the first part of the track leading from the lake to the falls, there is a young forest of Rimu. Settlers early in the 20th century tried to clear land for dairy farms on the lake shore, but nature is rapidly restoring itself. The falls are only 30 minutes off the main track, and the turnoff is 90 minutes north of


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the Waiopaoa Hut. The map shows higher falls further up the stream. Reflecting on the effort needed to reach even that short way further into the tangled, wet wilderness of the Urewera, we are very thankful for such easy access tracks, as well as the help of Jamie and Sam of Walking Legends.


Above: Jamie tightens the wire to help Trevor cross the Korokoro-owhaitiri Stream. Right: A 22 metre curtain of water framed by the green of moss and fern.

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A mirror image on the still part of the Ruamahanga River.

Ruamahanga River

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By Frank Goldingham

artinborough, a village in the Wairarapa, well known for its wineries, mar ket days, wine festivals, the annual Round the Vines event is also a place with cute get-a-way weekend holiday cottages. For those on a short stay

A small footbridge.


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The track wanders along a farm track.

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Above: The sign on State Highway 53.

the Martinborough Lions promote the Ruamahanga Bridge Walk as one of three walks in the area. The start is about one kilometre from the Martinborough village on State Highway 53 where on the left is a yellow AA sign indicating there is a walkway. You know you are there, when you also see that this is a truck washing area. Just a few metres in from the road on the left are two arrows on a post pointing to the start of the walk. The day was in Autumn, the grass was long and the track itself was not easy to find, but hidden in the grass are a number of steps down to a dry stream bed. After climbing up the other side, the grass track follows the fence, through a clump of trees, down over a small foot bridge and then it wanders across to the Ruamahanga River. The farm track follows the river for about a kilometre, before it meets a large gravel beach. Along the way in front there are views of the Rimutakas and Tararuas and the hills that separate Martinborough and the coast. The river bends and now the track is a gravel road that leads to the Martinborough Bridge. You could return by the main road, but it is better to return the same way, as walking along the road can be unpleasant. The walk takes about 30 minutes one way, and is classed as fairly easy, over uneven ground and is subject to occasional flooding. Children need to be supervised as there is a sheer cliff down to the river.

The bridge that crosses the Ruamahanga River.

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The Tararuas in the background.

Below: The two arrows point to the start of the walk.

The hills behind Martinborough.

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Invercargill’s hidden walking treasure


e are privileged to have so many public parks, reserves and cil Parks and Reserves division and it is clear that this is truly loved by walking tracks available right in the heart of Invercargill those who manage it. and one, in particular, stands out. The Lonely Planet guide rated it #3 of 36 things to Anderson Park encompasses a 20 hectare block of see in Invercargill and #4 out of 87 in Southland. No native bush and a magnificent art gallery and is cer- By Ann Robbie wonder people in Southland love it so much. Active Lifestyles Advisor tainly one of Invercargill’s special landmarks. The 500m-long winding driveway takes you through Sport Southland It was Sir Robert Anderson’s wish that on his and native bush to a clearing where the homestead sits his wife’s death, the house and grounds – including the block of na- proudly in full view with sweeping lawns, huge elm trees and colourtive bush – be gifted to the city for use as a public park. The beautiful ful gardens year-round. home now houses the Anderson Park Art Gallery Society’s splendid The ponds and formal gardens are widespread and this enables the collection of New Zealand art, which has grown steadily since the public to wander at their leisure through the park. Picnics, weddings society began in 1951. and social events are frequently held at this location and the park is Anderson Park is based around a historic Georgian-style manor available for hire from the Invercargill City Council. built in 1925 for about £10,000. Special art displays feature throughThe BNZ Active Walkers KiwiSeniors chose this as their Christout the year and these are well worth the visit. The English gardens mas destination. Starting their walk at the Stead Street Bridge, they and children’s playground are maintained by the Invercargill City Coun- walked along the top of the Waihopai flood bank (built to protect the

■ Left: The Formal Rose Garden. Right: Alighting from the bush walk.

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city after the damaging 1984 floods) onto Thomson bush, Donovan Park and through to Anderson Park. On reaching Anderson Park the formal cast iron gates welcome you to a 20 minute native bush walk along well maintained tracks. These tracks twist and wind back and forth and have an uncanny knack of giving you a totally false sense of direction. At the end of the walkway you are greeted by a very formal English garden with crimped wire gates and a rose-lined archway which leads to a wooden bridge over one of the ponds. The ducks quack and the few doves coo as you enter this area – a little like a formal ‘karanga’ onto a Marae. A separate kitchen and shelter area is available for hire and this is a great place to lunch if the weather is inclement. Our KiwiSeniors made good use of these facilities as the breeze and light rain was enough to cool them down after a 12km walk. Sitting down for lunch whilst looking out on such a magnificent view is a luxury. Anderson Park is a fantastic place to visit with wonderful tracks, plenty of scope for hide and go seek and a large stretch of lawn to play games on. The grandeur of the park makes it a wonderful environment for families, and it is so spread out that you can almost have your own area. It is recommended for all ages and abilities and the access and parking is also extremely good. *The BNZ Active Walkers KiwiSeniors have groups in Invercargill, Te Anau, Northern Southland and Eastern Southland and meet weekly for walks in and around Southland. The groups are co-ordinated by Sport Southland.

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Above left: Looking up to the top of the William Wright Falls. Right: Pohutukawa in the Orokawa Bay Reserve.

From the city to the Orokawa Scenic Reserve

After a pleasant Saturday afternoon’s drive from Auckland to Waihi Beach (bags packed and 15-year-old son, Liam, in tow), I checked in to Beachaven Motels and Holiday Park. The By Andrew Healey occasionally it’s good to get away and enjoy managers, Murray and Yvette, were welcomity life can be a drag sometimes — the the simpler things in life. ing and, while receiving my key, I asked Murray traffic, the noise, a McDonald’s So, you can imagine my delight when asked what there was to do in the area. Jokingly, he restaurant on every corner. Don’t get to visit Waihi Beach’s Orokawa Scenic Reserve replied “nothing”. What he meant, of course, me wrong, it’s great most of the time, but and write about the experience. was that if you’ve come for the pubs and clubs, you’ll be disappointed. There’s plenty to do at Waihi Beach — surfing, fishing, swimming and, of course, bush walking. Beachaven is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach, so it’s a convenient place for adventure seekers to stay. There are several walks to pick from. We chose to walk from Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay and then Orokawa Bay to William Wright Stay at Beachaven Holiday Park to walk the Falls. For those wishing to walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach, Beachaven Orokawa and Homunga Bay coastal Holiday Park offers a drop-off service so that walkway. the track can be walked one-way. Allow four For bookings: phone 07 863 5505 to five hours leisurely walking including a picemail or visit; nic stop if doing the walk one-way






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Waihi Beach to Orokawa Track (approximately 45 minutes) At about 9am the following morning, Liam and I walked for 10 minutes along Waihi Beach before entering the Waihi Beach to Orokawa Track. Though the sky was overcast, the clean smells and sounds of the sea more than compensated for the lack of sunshine. The ever-present chatter of bird life, merging with the steady rhythm of the sea, was particularly pleasant listening as we walked. Every now and then the trees would open up to expose the silver-lined horizon in the distance and the breaking waves below. I recognised several species of native plants including Pohutukawa, Nikau palms, Pururi and Toetoe. I recommend this track to anyone who enjoys the bush, but isn’t keen on too much exertion. The path is well maintained with orange markers for easy navigation. We passed all kinds of folk along the way — a women’s sports team in training, an elderly couple taking a leisurely hike and even a man jogging with his golden Labrador. After about 40 minutes, the track onto the beach of Orokawa Bay afforded the opportunity to mess around in the sand before head-

ing towards William Wright Falls — a great nearly fall into the water on more than one spot for a picnic. occasion. Seeing William Wright Falls made the efOrokawa Bay to fort worthwhile. I’m told on sunny days the William Wright Falls falls can become a mere trickle, but today they Track were in fine form. We took several minutes to rest, reflect, and (approximately 30 minutes) soak in the scene, before turning around to Next, we headed west along the Orokawa Stream towards William Wright Falls. Though retrace our steps. From the beginning, we took still well marked, the path became noticeably our time and the overall trip took about three more challenging than the Waihi Beach/ hours. So, for a couple of city guys keen to get Orokawa Bay track and, not surprisingly, the back to nature, our needs were met and we joggers seen earlier were no longer around. We often found ourselves scaling banks and made it out in once piece. We look forward to hopping across the stream. Liam particularly next time. For more infor mation visit: www. enjoyed this track. He relished the challenge and took wicked pleasure in seeing his Dad

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Lake Hakanoa Walkway


ake Hakanoa is famous for it's beautiful scenery. A walk around the lake is one of Huntly's most sought after attractions. It's a lovely walk around Lake Hakanoa and a great excuse to stretch the legs. You stroll past the native trees, the Japanese garden, wetlands, extensive palms and you may see kids fishing from the jetty. Start the walk from Huntly Park Domain, off Wright Street, just a short distance from

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Above: The rotunda at the Huntly Park Domain. Left: The entrance sign off Lakeview Terrace. Below left: A footbridge at Huntly Park Domain.

SH 1 in Huntly. The walking track is pram and wheelchair friendly and an easy 3.62 kms walk and walking time at a steady pace is approximately 45 minutes, or at an easy pace takes about an hour or more. Another option is to start from the entrance off Lakeview Terrace. The track is easy and the surface is a combination of tarseal and metal which forms approximately two thirds of the track surface. The lake is popular for boating and also of course fishing. Many houses have been built around the sides of this popular kake The lake is the route for the annual Huntly Half Marathon, with this year’s event to be on held on May 20. The half marathon course takes in Lake Hakanoa lake twice round. The widelife is very entertaining and curious especially if you're not familiar with Canadian Geese or Pied Shags. A number of various information boards around the track provide details of the fish species and birds in the area. History Friends of Lake Hakanoa Walkway, focused on creating a walking track around the entire 3.62km of Lake Hakanoa. This was completed in 2000. The walkway has been

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Above: Looking over the lake from the jetty, a spot where kids can often fish. Left middle: Taking a dog for a stroll. Left below: The entrance to Ponga Grove.

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Lake Hakanoa Walkway Above: Looking across the lake at sunset. Left: Walking through one of the thirteen sections. Below: A shaded walk through a pergola.

divided into 13 zones, each with its own separate and different identity. The opening of the track was celebrated in 2000 and in 2003 one zone of the walkway was formally opened – The McMillan Walk. In 2004 the Green Cathedral was established. The Green Cathedral an idyllic spot often chosen for weddings. The Green Cathedral has seating for 180 guests and the car park can accomodate 40 cars. On February 25th 2006 the Lake Hakanoa Walkway, in its entirety was officially opened by well know botanist Professor David Bellamy. The thirteen zones are: The Walkway Entrance, Huntly College Native Tree Reserve, Seibu Bunri Gardens – Japanese Garden- , McMillan Walk, WEL Energy Trust Global Gardens, Environment Waikato Wildlife Gardens, Palm Beach, Contemporary Maori Garden, The Green Cathedral , Ponga Grove and The Huntly Domain. The Hakanoa gateway is a notice board that provides a brief overview of the Maori and colonial history of Huntly and of how Lake Hakanoa comes to have it's name. An extract from the notice board reads... "Haka Noa - Lake Hakanoa derives its name from the ritualistic war chant that was perfor med by ancient Maori warriors belonging to local hapu (tribe), Ngati mahuta and Ngati Whawhakia. Rejoicing of the people - the time for fishing was near. It was time for the ceremony of the Noa, (lifting of the tapu) so people could fish the waters again. The naming of the lakes were done by the Chief Potatau Te Wherowhero, Te Paki and Heta Tarawhiti."

Fact file How to get to Lake Hakanoa coming from the south: Take SH1 to Huntly. When you arrive at Huntly, turn right into Rayner Rd, then left into William St, and then right at Onslow Street. The Lake Hakanoa Walkway starts in the Huntly Domain by the two pou carvings. The entrance to the walkway is at the end of Park Avenue in Huntly Domain. Length of walk 3.62km. Time: 45 minutes to one hour.

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New Arthur's Pass walking track New link tracks and an extensive upgrade of existing tracks in Arthur's Pass National Park means that walkers can now go from the village all the way to the summit of Arthur's Pass. The popular Bridal Veil Track has been extended through alpine shrublands and wetlands to reach historic Jack's Hut - a restored roadman's cottage. From there walkers cross the road to where a new track extension takes walkers to the Dobson Nature Walk on the summit of the pass. The village to pass track idea was first floated over a decade ago, and now has become a reality, presenting the best of Arthur's Pass. It has diverse alpine vegetation, waterfalls, wetlands and rich histor y, interspersed with stunning views of the mountains. The track gradient is generally gentle, with some steep steps either side of Bridal Veil Creek. Walking time - 1 hour 20 minutes one way (3.4 km).

Above: The Webb family explore the new track that links Bealey valley to Dobson Nature Walk. Photo S Mankelow.

Fun day Submitted by Mary Dettling, Stratford Above: Some members of the Independent Walkers Taranaki Group completed the 31km Road Walk around Rorotonga while others completed the 10kms on 22nd September last year, say Mary Dettling, Stratford. There are from left: Nancye & Wallace Weir, Albert & Mary Dettling, Stu & Bev Hartley, Alan & Jean Higham. All complete 5 hours and under. The group dressed up for the 5km fun walk on the day before. Mary Dettling came first in the Women 31km walk in 4 hour 33minutes.

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Monthly Photo

Above left: "Looking toward the Red Crater on the Tongariro Crossing mid afternoon in late February 2012". Photo by Ross Thomson, Silverdale.

Above right: “Eager kids stride out (a la Abbey Road) on a distant ridge miles in front of the adults - Kepler Track”. Photo taken by Peter Stevens, Silverstream.

Below: “Sunshine, surf, and sand – what more could a girl and her dog want?” Photo by Jean Porter, Warkworth.

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 to Walking New Zealand magazine. Entrants whose photo is chosen for a cover receive a 12 month subscription. To enter: 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. Photos must be emailed and not sent by post. In the subject line type “Walking New Zealand Photo Contest” and the email must include the NAME, ADDRESS and phone number of the person who took the photo and a small caption. In this contest only ONE emailed photo accepted per month. Email your entries to: with subject line: “Walking New Zealand Photo Contest”

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We are looking for the best digital photos each month depicting walking.

Above: “About two hours from Queenstown hiking to Ben Lomond Peak this view opened. I could not resist to capture this explosion of Otago orange”. Photo by Tomas Kasse, Queenstown.

Below: “Photo of Denise Evans on the Mangawhai Coastal Walkway”. Photo by Lyn Meredith, Morrinsville.

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. Photos must be emailed and not sent by post. In the subject line type “Walking New Zealand Photo Contest” and the email must include the NAME, ADDRESS and phone number of the person who took the photo and a small caption. 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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Cycling tours

So Off came his boots Out came his insoles Off came my boots Out came the scissors Off came the trimmings Snip snip snip In went the insoles In went my feet What a world of difference, Now my feet are sweet! Thank you Shaun at Milford Sound You sure did save the day, Then flew us off to start our tramp At lovely Martins Bay.



n the Maori language, Takaro means play. So if you enjoy your playtime on two wheels, it’s time you paid a visit to Takaro Trails. Located in Napier, Hawke’s Bay, on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Takaro Trails provide a unique opportunity to explore the Hawke’s Bay region, close-up, by bicycle. “It’s a great way to get to know the area intimately and you cover much more ground than by foot,” says Jenny Ryan, owner of Takaro Trails. Jenny, herself a keen cyclist, opened Takaro Trails three years ago. She’d recently completed a cycle tour in the South of France as well as the Otago Rail Trail and felt that, as a concept, cycle touring was an excellent holiday activity. “The Hawke’s Bay, with its cycle tracks, lends itself to cycling, and a lot of what people enjoy about the region, like the great food and wine, fits really well with cycling,” she says. Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine region, having produced fine wine for more than a century and, of course, Napier is famous for beautiful Art Deco architecture dating back to the Napier Earthquake in 1931. Nowhere in New Zealand are cyclists more catered for. The Hawke’s Bay recently received over two million dollars from the national Cycleway Fund and the region currently boasts 180km of off-road cycle trails. When the Winery Trail is completed by the end of June, the length of trail will exceed 200 km. Takaro Trails operates all year round and

Cycling tours

o Trails - fun on wheels receives a wide range of visitors, including groups of friends, retirees and families seeking an active holiday. They offer three multi-day tours and four one-day tours. The threeday tours are mostly off-road and traverse flat terrain, making them safe and easily manageable for people with moderate levels of fitness. For more experienced cyclists, there is a five-day tour over more challenging terrain that covers 50 percent country roads and reaches as far as Waipawa in Central Hawke’s Bay. Visitors are supplied 24-gear, hybrid-style bikes that are specifically chosen for the local topography with helmets, panniers (optional) and odometers. A full back-up service is provided, including detailed riding instructions with suggestions on places to visit; accommodation and restaurant bookings — even a pick-up service should you purchase something too big to fit on your bike. Prices range from $55 per person for a one-day tour, through to $879 per person for the five-day tour. These prices include accommodation and a pick-up service. “The cycleways are a linking mechanism around the region, so you can experience all that Hawke’s Bay has to offer,” says Jenny. She

explains that their tours are not just “point and ride”; rather, they’re about exploring what the region has to offer — the vineyards, the Art Deco architecture in Napier, the chocolate factory and Cape Kidnappers’ Gannet Safari, to name a few. Jenny: “I think cycling in the Hawke’s Bay is a great addition to the New Zealand active holiday’s portfolio”. For more information visit:

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New Zealand walk

Coming down from the first lookout.

Tongariro River Lookout Track


he Tongariro River Lookout Track begins at either the SH 1 bridge or the Major Jones footbridge, Koura Street, Turangi. This loop track can be walked in either direction. It is described here from the SH 1 access point. There is a car park area just over the bridge on the left hand side going north. Cross the road and walk up to the first lookout on the northern side of the bridge. The views get better as the further up the hill you walk. From here the track climbs steeply to a viewpoint over the Tongariro River, a trout fishery of international renown. Mt Pihanga, and the eroded volcanoes of the northern range of Tongariro National Park form a backdrop to the town of Turangi. The track wanders through bush to the Major Jones footbridge at the southern most point of the track. To walk the loop track takes about an hour.


The township of Turangi from the lookout track.

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Above: The SH 1 bridge that crosses the Tongariro River with Lake Taupo in the background. Below: Looking up the Tongariro River from the high point of the track towards the Tongariro trout fishery.

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Waitarere events

in the 10km walk and 453 in the 5km walk. Sixteen walkers completed the marathon walk. Over 2700 participants took part in the 2012 Great Forest events, The 10km and 5km events are always held through the Rayonier Forests at Waitarere Beach, in ideal walking popular with families with children and this conditions year was no exception. There was a change In the half marathon walk there were 180 finishers with 531 finishers to the 5km course from previous events.


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High achiever

Round the Bays emotional and inspirational


round 70,000 people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels partici pated in the 40th annual Round the Bays 2012 race on Sunday 18th of March. A beautiful morning greeted the participants with near perfect conditions. Great camaraderie was especially evident within the Harbour Sport Green Prescription (GRx) team. A community group based at Beach Haven the team of five GRx members and three Harbour Sport GRx facilitators walked the course together. It was the first time this group had attempted something of this magnitude and each of the members were determined to reach their goals. Colin Fuller was a particularly inspirational member on the day. Colin has sciatic nerve damage, is in constant pain and has a walking stick as his steady companion. Despite this he was determined to complete the course. Six weeks before the race Colin and the other members of his GRx group trained for the race, improving every

week, but Colin never reached the 8.4k mark. Colin arrived at the race without his walking stick, ready to tackle his huge goal of completing the course before the scanners stopped recording race times. Harbour Sport GRx facilitator, Alex Ah Chong remembers his determination during the race, “I was worried about him as he was struggling, but he assured me he was going to finish no matter what. He didn’t want to disappoint me or the group and really pushed himself.” At the finish line the whole team cheered Colin on, moving Ah Chong to tears, “About 800 meters away from the finish line Colin began to really pick up his pace. It seemed as though he had forgotten about the pain, he was so focused on the finish line. It was very emotional and inspiring to us all.” GRx facilitator Hanna Charman found the Harbour Sport GRx Community Group from Beach Haven to be a very tight knit support group. “They look out for each other; they spur each other on and encourage each other to reach goals they never would have done on their own.We all feel like a family”. The idea to take part in the Round the Bays 2012 was the inspiration of one of the group members, Richard Wilkinson. They not only met with the GRx facilitator every week for training, We offer a 12km shuttle option for walkers as well. but also met on their Whakamaru Dam cruise with drop off for 12km, 8km, 6km walk $25pp. own to train. Charman was very impressed with the group, “They motivated me to help them achieve more. If they can accomplish this in one week, what could we accomplish together in a year? This is not just a job; I care so much for each member and want to help them achieve all


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of their goals.” Members like 80 year old Andrew Campbell (the first to cross the finish line out of the group, beating his goal of 80 minutes by completing it in 76 minutes) and Colin inspired many but all of the members pushed themselves way beyond what they thought possible. Ah Chong noted that “An event like this proves that people with health conditions still want to help themselves get better, to improve.” She also proudly declared “All of the GRx team facilitators agree that this group proves that no matter what your health condition, age or situation, it’s never too late!” Above and below” Colin at the finish line and some of the team celebrating their success!

New Zealand walks

Gillespies Beach walking tracks Miners Tunnel Track

Time: One hour 40 minutes / 3.6 kilometres return Continue past the bucket dredge and out onto the beach. Walk north along the beach until you reach Gillespies Lagoon. The lagoon is crossed by a bridge five minutes inland. Enjoy spectacular views from here on a fine day. From the lagoon the track follows the line of a gold miners’ pack track, climbing up an old glacier moraine before entering a tunnel built to provide an all-tide access route for miners. The track emerges to a viewing point Above: Galway Beach. Department of Conservation photo above the beach - there is no access to the here are five walks at Gillespies Beach beach from this point. which allow visitors to explore the area Galway Beach Tramping Track no matter how much time they have Time: Three hours 30 minutes / 6.8 kilometres available. return Miners Cemetery Walking Track Follow the Miners Tunnel Track from Time: Five minutes /270 metre return Gillespies Beach car park and campsite. Turn Just before the signposted turnoff to the off at the Galway Beach sign, just before the Gillespies Beach campsite and car park there miners tunnel. The track weaves through rimu is a short walk to the historic miners cemetery. forest and leads to a The cemetery is a reminder of the harsh envi- remote beach. The seal ronment the early gold prospectors lived and colony at Galway Beach worked in. is a haul-out (resting) Gillespies Suction Dredge Walk colony for seals in the winter Time: 15 minutes /400 metres return Take care not to The Gillespies Suction Dredge Walk is a ■short loop track starting from the main disturb the seals and Gillespies Beach car park. Wander past his- never get between the torical remains of the suction dredge used by seals and the sea. Do not try and walk through the miners in the late 19th century. Interpre- the colony to Gillespies Lagoon - you must tation panels take you back to when Gillespies return to the car park via the track. Beach was a bustling gold mining town.


Above: Bridge over lagoon. DOC photo

Getting there Gillespies Beach is a 21 kilometre drive from Fox Glacier Weheka. Head west along Cook Flat Road, passing the turn off to Lake Matheson and the Peak Viewpoint along the way. Half of the journey is on a narrow, unsealed road - keep left, and keep your speed to a minimum. The road is not suitable for towing vehicles.

About the area Fox Glacier area The area around the Fox Glacier township offers visitors a rare opportunity to easily acess a dynamic glacial environment in a forested area while within driving and walking distance from the main highway. A visit to Gillespies Beach offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps Ka Tiritiri o te Moana, an historic cemetery and coastal walks. In 1865 a prospector named Gillespie discovered gold here. Soon, a settlement of several hundred people established.

Gillespies Bucket Dredge Walk Time: 30 minutes /1.6 kilometre return Follow the Miners Tunnel Track from the main Gillespies Beach car park and camping area through gorse-covered dredge tailings to the remains of an old 1930s gold dredge. On a clear day the mountain tops will peak above the gorse. Continue to the Miners Tunnel or Galway Beach or, return the way you came or via the beach. Below: Relics from the past. DOC photo

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Overseas walks

The Bled Lake came into existance when the Bohinj Glacier moved away. It is 2120 m long, up to 1380 m wide and it is of the tectonic origin, After the last Ice Age, the Bohinj Glacier deepend its natural tectonic hollow and gave it its present form. When the ice melted the basin was filled with water. The lake has no considerable affluents except some streams. The thermal springs in the northeast part are captured in three swimming pools: at the Toplice Grand Hotel, Park Hotel and Golf Hotel. The beauty of the lake is stressed by the island on the west side. The temperature of the lake reaches up to 25째C in the summer and gets ice covered in winter.

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Above: For a small charge you can ring the bell in the church.


Lake Bled

ith its natural beauty, points of historical interest and an advanta geous geographical location, makes Bled in Solvenia an ideal place for walkers and hikers. The image of Bled with the castle, the lake, and the island in the middle of the lake, are sights by which Bled is well-known. Lake Bled a glacial lake in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia, adjoins the tourist town of Bled. The lake is 2,120m long and 1,380m wide, with a maximum depth of 30.6 meters and is the only natural island in Slovenia. The forested slopes of Jelovica and Pokljuka, the Julian Alps with their highest peak Triglav, the symbol of the Slovenian nation and the Karavanke Mountains, serve as the background to this magicial spot. In the middle of the lake lies the island with the Church of Assumption, both rich in history. In addition to all these features, Bled and its surroundings provide a number of other interesting sights that are worth a visit. The walk around the lake starts from the town area of Bled and is about 6km long and is a very easy 60 to 90 minutes shoreline walk. Starting anti-clockwise the walk is over very easy flat terrain with different views of the Left: The island with steps leading up to the Church of the Assumption.

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Views of the island are ever changing along the walk.

Enchanting Lake Bled

Below left: The track around the lake is popular for both walkers and cyclists.

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pretty island with the Church of St Maria, also known as the church of the Assumption, ever changing as you walk along the lake shore. To be able to enjoy the area, the authorities do not allow motor powered boats on the lake itself. The main sound you hear are from the tourists having a go at ringing the church bells.

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At almost a third of the way round, you pass close to quaint colourful Slovenian homes near the Veslaski Rowing Centre with all its facilities. Lake Bled is well known among world rowers, because it has very good conditions for rowing. It hosted the World Rowing Championships in 1966, 1979,

1989 and in 2011. The views now change with the high mountain range in the distance with Mt Triglav is 2,864m high, the highest mountain in Slovenia. Even in summer you can see snow on the top of the Julian Alps. The Bled Castle, a medieval castle is a silent witness to its Below right: A shop on the island caters for a wide variety of souveniers.

Overseas walks

You could take a ride with a horse and carriage!

A colourful Slovenian house.

The boardwalk section of the track.

A quaint Slovenian house.

Pletnas by the shoreline awaiting customers for the island visit.

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Above left: A short trip in a pletna to the island takes about 15 minutes. Above right: Inside the 15th century Church of the Assumption is a magnificent altar. Left middle: The Bled Castle from the walkway. Below left: The town of Bled with its tourist facilities.

former power, resolute and proud on a high rock above the lake, stands watch over the town. Bled Grad (Castle) - perched above the lake the castle holds several attractions including a museum, printing works and wine cellar. From there are magnificent views over the town and lake. After a walk along a board walk the Cafe Belvedere is a welcome stop and is an ideal place to sample Slovenian cuisine. Walking on, the wharf area comes into view lined up with boats (plenta) with their platnars eager for customers. The only way to get to the Bled Island is by a row boat, or by the traditional means of navigating Lake Bled, the (plenta) boat, propelled by nothing but pure physical strength of the boatsman. They take you on a 20 minute scenic ride across the lake with a 3o minute stop at the wonderful island. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Slovenian: Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in the 15th century. The church has a 52-metre tower. Once on the island there is a climb of 99 steps up the stairway, or there is a longer but easier track that winds around the island to the church. Inside the church is the wishing bell dating back from 1534, where for a small charge tourists can have a go as a bell ringer. The bell tolling can be heard almost everywhere around the lake. Each year a number of couples come to get married in this famous church. On the island is a tourist shop and a

Overseas walks historical museum, both worth a visit. The boats awaits for you for the return trip back to the lake edge. It is only a short walk to the town of Bled. No visit to Bled would be complete without sampling their main culinary speciality the Bled Cream Cake. The cake recipe was brought to the local Hotel Park in 1953 by Istvan Kovac, chef of the hotel's confectionery store. He came to Bled from Serbia where a similar cake was invented after the second World War. Over 10 million cream cakes have been baked at the hotel's patisserie since its invention. It is a cream slice made of leaves of dough, filled with vanilla and sweet cream and dusted with icing sugar. A wonderful way to end the walk and enjoy this treat in the hotel patisserie with views over the lake. History Bled became an independent self-governing district, a municipality, in 1995. With an area of 20.513 hectares (approximately 80 square miles) and over 11,000 inhabitants, it ranks among the medium sized Slovenian municipalities. The main economic activity of Bled as a municipality is tourism with its broadly-based developed services.

Fact file Best time to go: All year round, but in winter the lake can freeze over. It is possible (at your own risk) to walk on the frozen lake to the island. Cost: (Plenta) boat trip - 12 euro. Enter church on island - 3 euro. How to get there: Vehicle: Bled is situated in the northwestern part of Slovenia, 47km from the nearest Austrian and Italian borders. It can be accessed year round from the regional road Karavanke Tunnel– Ljubljana, exit Lesce. Rail: The Lesce–Bled Railway Station, on the Oste railway line (Munich–Salzburg– Villach–Ljubljana–Belgrade–Istanbul– Athens), is only 4km from Bled. The other railway station, Bled–Jezero, is on the railway line Villach–Jesenice–Nova Gorica. Bus: There are regular buses running from Bled to local destinations and all major Slovenian centres. Air: International Ljubljana Airport, Brnik, is 36km away.

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Above: The Avon River winds its way around the gardens. Left: Map of the gardens. Below: The bridge across the Water Garden area.

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Above: The gardens are also popular with joggers.


he Christchurch Botanic Gardens founded in 1863 with the planting of an English Oak tree, now feature one of the finest collections of exotic and native plants found in New Zealand. Towering majestic trees - many over 120 years old - dominate the gardens, forming a striking backdrop to the extensive themed plant collections and sweeping lawns. The gardens are an oasis in the city of Christchurch - 21 hectares of horticultural displays, several conservatories, memorials, garden art and many walking tracks. A loop of the gently-flowing Avon River, criss-crossed by bridges, encloses a large part of the gardens. The Botanic Gardens are now planted with 10,000-plus specimens of indigenous and introduced plants. There are conservatories and thematic gardens to explore and a cafe at the Botanic Gardens visitors centre. A quiet area where visitors and locals alike can walk, picnic or just wander around and forget about the earthquake destruction around the city. The gardens are open every day of the year at 7am, and admission is free.

Above middle and below: There are many interesting walking tracks to explore the gardens.

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By Lani Lopez

ritish research into cancer treatment and recovery offers exciting hope for cancer sufferers and has turned medical advice on its head. Cancer specialists in the UK have for many years advised cancer patients to rest during and after cancer treatment. New research has turned that advice now to instruction for patients to get out and exercise immediately. One of Britain’s leading cancer specialists, Jane Maher, chief medical officer of Macmillan Cancer Support explains, “The advice I would previously have given to one of my patients would have been to ‘take it easy.’ This has now changed significantly. There really needs to be a cultural change so that health professionals see physical activity as an integral part of cancer after-care, not just an optional add-on.” The findings that led to this change are truly astonishing and Dr. Maher says they should be grabbing widespread attention for the benefits of exercise. “If physical exercise were a drug, it would be hitting the headlines.” It deserves to hit the headlines too, with the research uncovering these remarkable cancer-killing properties of exercise. For prostate cancer, exercise reduces the risk of dying from the disease by up to 30%. For breast cancer, exercise can reduce the risk of the cancer recurring by 40%. For bowel cancer, patients’ risk of dying from the disease can be cut by around 50% Even in the midst of that most terrifying of life challenges, cancer treatment, the benefits of exercise are now clear and bring new hope for cancer recovery.

So the crucial questions then are what sort of exercise do we need to do and how much of it? The good news is that every little bit counts. Lead researcher Professor Robert Thomas explains, “It doesn’t need to be anything too strenuous - doing the gardening, going for a brisk walk or a swim, all count.” The question of how much to do is a little more complex, Professor Thomas says. “All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two-and-a-half hours of physical exercise every week.” But he suggests more exercise be done for some specific cancers. Bowel cancer patients,for example, are told that by “doing around 6 hours of moderate physical activity a week their risk of dying from the disease can be cut by around 50%.” The first step to getting the benefits of exercise is to get started. I always advise to start exercise with walking. Don’t worry about where to walk, how long for or how far to go. Just put on your shoes and get out the door. Once you’re actually out walking, decisions of how fast, how long and how far, take care of themselves. Having started, the next key is equally simple: Keep going. To keep going I recommend putting two things in place. First, find a partner or team. Committing to a morning or evening walk in your own mind is one thing. Making a date to meet a friend at the corner, at a specific time to walk together is a far more committed thing and much harder to get out of. A friend in fitness is a friend indeed. Kids are great motivators too. A walk with

a child of any age to start the day, or before or after dinner, very quickly becomes a treasured routine. To keep going, keep rewarding yourself. A friend in her fifties joined a gym for the first time this month. The gym understands this principle and has a rewards system in place. For going twenty-six times in her first two months she was rewarded by the gym with three months’ free membership - a reward with both health and financial benefits. That worked for her, but what works for you? Tailor your rewards to your own ends and make them worth achieving. Set a goal, say ten walks, and agree on a small reward with your fitness friend. Bigger goals, say your first forty- or sixty-minute walk, deserve a bigger reward. The greatest reward of course is wellbeing. Exercise has multiple health benefits. We can go quite literally from head to toe and find them everywhere: exercise improves brain function, memory and focus, eye health, balance, heart, breast, lungs, digestive function, kidneys, prostate, joints and circulation. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Exercise is unparalleled in attaining and maintaining good health. We know we should do it and now we know that it is never too late to start. Exercise for a healthier and happier you. Don’t wait for exercise to be part of your treatment plan. Start today. If you would like free advice on an exercise plan or just want encouragement along the way, email me at or find me on facebook: https://

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Gary Hauseman who is walking the world and so far has walked about 24,000 miles across USA, Europe, United Kingdom, Central America, South America, Australia and New Zealand. He has about 14,000 miles to walk across Asia, Africa and South America to break the Guiness Book World Record set by Arthur Blessit. Here are his experiences walking from:

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pace or wants to do different stuff than you. I travelled with a girlfriend once and she kept buying stuff and I had to carry it in my pack as hers was stuffed full. Into Tombstone, an old west tourist town where I sat and talked to Sonoita Arizona to Wilcox Arizona Jim Pierce at his Apache ATV rental place and had a cup of coffee. Jim gave me his card and told me to call if I ran into any trouble 196 miles, 24,649 Total World Walk Miles. Walking in the mountains and high desert of southeast Arizona around this area. People always want to help me on my walk with now, 3,000 to 5,000 feet in elevation. Colder nights (28F to 40F), and food, water, advice, money, and good wishes. One lady stopped to chat and asked if I needed anything. I told her warm days (50F to 75F). I had a sore throat and was out of sore throat lozenge’s. Small towns spaced 20 to 30 miles apart with maybe Sure enough she had a bag she could give me. Usually if one or two gas station/stores, post office, RV park, and a By Gary I need something I just look on the side of the road till I few boarded up business's. Mining, ranching, and growing Hauseman find it or get it from somebody that stops to talk to me. cotton, hay, beans, corn are the main livelihood. Lots of Or I buy it in a store at the next town I come to. tourism with ghost towns, old west towns, artists towns, One bicycle tourist stopped to chat and offered me a loaf of bread, and lots of retirement RV campgrounds. Nice quiet peaceful walking but I had plenty of food with me, and bread is a little too squishy to country. I can always find a spot in the desert to camp with some dead carry in my stroller. Dan Howard had an old mountain bike loaded wood nearby to use for a fire in the morning. Underground water with way too much stuff. He had two extra rims, two extra tyres, two aquifers are being depleted by the big cities, farmers, ranchers, and white five gallon buckets for panniers, huge load of miscelaneous stuff piled high on his front and back rack. He said he kept on finding stuff climate change. About 12 years now of below normal rainfall in the southwest. A on the road side and kept it till he could give it away to some one. I 50 year drought back in the late 1200's drove the Anazazi Indians out usually just leave stuff I find that I do not need at a gas station or on of the Mesa Verde area in southwest Colorado where I worked for a picnic table at a rest stop. His bike looked really top heavy and hard to control. You tend to five summers. Before the white man moved into Arizona in the 1800's and started building dams and diverting water there were lots of free get a lot of flats and broken spokes when you are overloaded. My flowing rivers. Now only the Colorado River flows year round and three wheel Runabout Stroller can carry lots of extra weight and sits even that dries up before it reaches Mexico and is supposed to flow real nice and low on three wheels. Tombstone is a nice old western tourist town with lots of horse into the Gulf of California. Some states like Colorado even made it illegal to gather the water drawn wagons giving tours around the main streets past old saloons, off your own roof for personal use. You can actually set up a system general stores, the OK Corral, and other old west touristy stuff. Lots to collect, store, and treat enough water for a family in almost all areas. of locals are dressed in old west clothes with guns ready for their reAustralia has quite a few companies that build and sell water collec- enacted shootout at the OK Corral between the Earp Brothers and the Clanton Gang. I talked to one Busker (entertainer playing for tips) tion systems. Found two smartphones on the side of the road this week. Charged with hand bones, banjo, and all dressed up top hat and fancy clothes. them up and they both worked after two months and eight months Johnny Bones gave me $5 out of his tips hat to help me on my world outside. Left messages for the owners and one guy got back to me in walk. Kind of funny as usually you are supposed to tip the buskers, an hour and drove up to pick up his Samsung Galaxy smartphone. not have them tip you. But I guess just seeing me and hearing about The other guy had moved to another state, upgraded to a new I-Phone, my world walk entertains people. Bisbee was the next big tourist town I passed through. Big copper and said I could keep it. Lots of recent headbanger music on it that I do not like, so I will have to load it with some of my classic rock mine at one end of town that looked closed down for now. Lots of music and see about getting it unlocked and set up with a different cell the copper mines have been bought up by a few huge multinational corporations. Some they close down and others they reopen and put phone service provider. As I was going through the Fort Huachula Army base area I ran lots of new money into depending on the price and supply of the into a runner. I could tell right away he was a marathon runner from different minerals. Lots of art galleries, B and B's, coffee houses, gift Kenya. Thin, compact, track suit, not an ounce of fat on him. Joseph shops, museums, and other tourist stuff to see. One couple stopped Chielee said he was trying out for the USA Olympic Marathon team that owned a B and B and offered me a free stay. So I had a nice hot next week up at Colorado Springs for the London 2012 summer Ol- shower, warm bed, and home cooked meal. They had two huge cottonwood trees at the entrance to "The Gardens" B and B. They ympic Games. He's in the army now and has his USA citizenship, but originally must have been 150 to 200 year old trees. Stopped one day to take a short siesta on the roadside. Pulled over from Kenya. I will have to check and see how he did in the trials. I think he wanted to walk around the world with me some day. A lot of into a gravel pullout and laid down my foam pad and sleeping bag by people say that, but I usually tell them it's best to plan their own ad- the fence. Hard to get a rest as about six cop cars pulled over to check venture. Feel free to email me and ask questions about how to do it, and see if I was okay. They said they kept getting 911 calls about a but I prefer walking alone at my own pace and do what I want to do. man lying on the roadside. Two Bisbee cop cars, one county sheriff, Hard when you have somebody else with you that goes a different two highway patrol cars, one border patrol car, and one ambulance


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the World stopped. I guess from now on I will have to take my siestas hidden behind some bushes or trees so I can remain unbothered. While I was at a gas station in Sunsites, Arizona I heard some strange snorting coming from the back of a pickup truck. The owners said they found two baby Javalina's (wild pig like rodents) by a dead mother. They still had their umbilical cords attached, so probably just a day or two old. Fairly used to people, as they came right up to my hand as I crouched down and offered them some of my coffee in a small bottle cap. They ended up giving them away in a cardboard box to another local to take home. Not a good idea to make a pet out of a wild animal, in six months those cute babies will be tearing up, biting, and chewing everything in sight. Better to just let nature take its course. Lots of Sandhill Cranes flying overhead in a V formation. They have a preserve near Wilcox Arizona where they either stay the winter or stop to rest on their migration. Jim Frasier stopped to chat with me as I was breaking camp near the San Pedro River Preserve. Old guy in a cowboy hat with his pickup truck and a platform for his mobility scooter. Said he still walked 1200 steps out and back to his mailbox everyday to try and keep his body working. He said he heads into Tombstone everyday for breakfast at his favorite local cafe. As I was walking down the main street of Douglas two local girls stopped me to ask about my world walk. June and Aaliyah were passing out ad flyers to local business's. I took their picture and posted it on my Facebook page for them. While I was sitting outside a store in McNeal drinking coffee on their bench I heard someone inside say "there is a smelly biker outside, make him leave". Not sure if he was joking or serious. I keep pretty clean by taking a washcloth bath with soap at least once or twice a day in a rest room. My clothes sometimes go a week or two before I run them through the washing machine though. I had just talked to that cyclist about an hour earlier, so he might have sat at the same bench as me a while back and I was confused with him. I think he smelled a little more then me, but its hard to tell when you are on the road camping how good or bad you smell. You nose tends to block out your own smell after a couple days and you just smell new stuff. Always nice when I can take a hot shower and launder my clothes. I was planning on walking a little bit more, but felt like I have walked enough for this trip. I walked about 900 miles in eight weeks

on this trip. I had a great time and met a lot of nice people. Saw an old Dodge Caravan that I liked as I was walking out of Wilcox that I could pick up cheap. So I packed up my Runabout Stroller and drove back up to Page Arizona to take it easy for two months till I start work at Lake Powell.

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t certainly has been busy in the Ark in the Park area lately; a novel placing the covers onto designated trees along transects that at times consisted of reptile monitoring technique developed by Trent Bell has been dense vegetation that required significant jostling. I found fellow volunteers fun and enthusiastic about being outdoors and thorinstalled at the Ark as well as in three other sites in the Auckland oughly enjoying the labour. Appreciatively, Mother Nature provided us with region. Closed cell foam covers are placed on tree trunks at spacings through beautiful weather to work in on both days of cover placement. I am very much looking forward to the start of the actual monitoring, and the forest and at intervals they will be inspected to see if any lizard hope we discover a nice population of dazzling green and forest geckos within Ark species are utilising the warm, dry refuge. The foam applied to the tree trunk replicates how bark naturally in the Park, and possibly arboreal skink species. I feel this addition of a long-term gecko monitoring programme within the acts as a refuge, shielding anything hiding there from prying eyes of the aerial predators that previously were all that geckos and skinks had Waitakere Ranges Regional Park will provide further public awareness of our cryptic lizard species and enhancement to the numerous conservation projects alto be concerned about. ready underway in the ecological and species rich environment of the Mammalian predators, rats, and stoats commonly use Waitakeres. scent to guide their hunt so reptile numbers are low in mainLizards belong to the group of animals known as repland sites. The Ark members hope though to observe intiles. This group includes Crocodiles, Turtles, Snakes, creases with predator management. Tuatara and Lizards. There are many different types of Katherine Da Silva shares her experience with this moniLizards in the world, but in New Zealand we only have toring: Geckos and Skinks. Being involved with the novel project to set up 200 foam covers · Lizards/karara are an important yet often unseen part around the Ark in the Park was a fun and educational experience. of our native biodiversity. Most people only realise they For an individual such as myself whose main ambition in the future is have lizards on their property when their cat brings one to become a dedicated herpetologist, being able to participate in the set From Kay home! up of a large monitoring project for our native geckos provided a valuLindley · In New Zealand, there are Geckos with baggy, velvety able insight to complications of designing and organising such a project. I had the pleasure of sitting in on planning discussions and working closely skin and broad heads; and Skinks with sleek, smooth skin - like a with the great duo Tent and Sarah, and observed an immense amount of effort, snake with legs. · Lizards help scatter the seeds of some of our native plants and time, and patience in solving any interfering obstacle or hitch that arose while they may also pollinate their flowers. were in Auckland. The NZ Lizards Database has been created based on the vision of The underlying goal was to provide a long-term and experimentally robust set up, with the outcomes to be compared to several other monitoring projects similar in Trent Bell. Trent is a herpetologist, formerly based at Landcare Research and now operating as EcoGecko Consultants. Trent can be design, which are being set up across the country. Trent and Sarah are extraordinary scientists who are specialists in their fields; contacted directly at; To see the wonderful work done by Trent and Ark in the Park I soaked up as much information as I could and enjoyed every moment of convermembers, and for the opportunity to go on the Walking Waitakere sation and advice they had to give. There were several volunteers who donated their time and worked hard in Wednesday Walks series, please email me on:

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e Araroa Trust postponed the scheduled opening of the Kerikeri track again two weeks later. The trust has therefore postponed the Track on Saturday March 24th after a weather bomb hit the opening until September 2012. Far North that week. Floods caused widespread damage around Kerikeri, Te Araroa’s ■ new river-side track included. It eroded in places, and floodwaters hung trackside fencing with “washing” and littered the track surface. Despite missing its official opening though, the 26-km Kerikeri Track is open for public use for the next two weeks. It closes again for four and a half months on April 29th. The closure is a condition of the walkway licence. The closure extends through to September 14th, and incorporates both the shootRight: Track ing and lambing seasons. at Following the opening washout, Te Araroa Trust decided it was entrance Waiare Road. too awkward to arrange another opening in April only to close the Photo by Greg Blunden

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n my article “Are you being bugged by parasites? I described how the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis can be used to detect infections in the body, usually parasites, rotten gums or a dental abscess. In this follow up article, I present the case of a fit man in his 50’s (Myself). teeth was discovered and treated, I rode the ride of my life in the Huka Challenge Mountain Bike Relay Race. With my partner, Alofa, we won the race outright and currently hold the team’s race record. Copper and Here’s where you can see our 2010 record iron are in I put this amazing gain in performance down to the freeing up of balance. No evidence of iron stores for oxygen transport and storage. infection, I have a sneaking suspicion that things may not be 100% at the although moment, so I did another Hair Tissue Analysis on myself last week. there are I’ll have those results in about three weeks from now and will publish other health an update. issues. When looking at the hair tissue mineral analysis charts to the right, keep an eye on the relationship between Cu (copper) and Fe (iron) which I have high-lighted with a red line. .When there is a chronic infection, the immune system attempts to starve the invaders of life-giving iron. It does this by shifting iron from the circulation and into storage in the bones and even the joints.

While other health issues are improving, note the slight increase in iron relative to copper. Not significant but worth keeping an eye on

Although there is a slight difference, iron and copper are fine but I am keeping a close eye on them and am much more diligent with dental care.

The down-side of taking iron out of the circulation is the infected person will tend to suffer aches, pains and fatigue. Sometimes they may be diagnosed as suffering “infectious anaemia”. In my case, I was generally in very good health, although aware of a problem with bad breath. Two weeks after the abscess down the side of one of my back Iron has shot up relative to copper. I was off to see my brother (A dentist) who discovered a puss-filled abscess deep in the back of my mouth -Yuck!

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half marathon 40 Event: Perfect conditions at Kinloch 41 Health: The 21 day rule of thumb 43 Weather forecast for November 44 New Zealand coming events Europe or China in style in 49 Nordic Walking: How Nordic 2012 Walking developed 30 Overseas walks: Southern 50 Overseas walks: Art, history and Spain - in the footsteps of the architecture in Sacramento Moors walking tours 34 New Zealand walks: Walk in 51 Overseas walks and tours Taupo’s secret bush-garden 56 Country Breaks 36 New Zealand walks: Goldfields 59 Buller Gorge Half Marathon Heritage Trust 60 Great New Zealand Trek 37 Podiatry: Stress fractures OCTOBER 2011 165 38 High achiever: The Golden Gate Bridge was an 4 Birkenhead War Memorial Park achievement walk 40 Window on Waitakere: Canopy 4 Walk talk Corps 6 New Zealand walks: Walks from 40 Health: Massage: Essential for the Waioeka Gorge performance and career 10 Testimonials from people saved longevity by using a McMurdo emergency 43 Weather forecast for January locator beacon 44 New Zealand coming events 12 New Zealand walks; 49 Nordic Walking Calendars Compresensive range of walks 51 Overseas walks and tours at Waiheke Festival 52 Directory: Walking groups 14 New Zealand walks: Catered throughout New Zealand Coast Walks - discovering 56 Country Breaks hidden gems in Northland 60 Great New Zealand Trek 19 New Zealand walks: Te Aroha Wetlands DECEMBER 2011 167 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Walk the 22 Te Araroa Trail: Another section of Te Araroa Trail opened trail of the gold miners 8 New Zealand walks:What walks 24 Harbour Bridge Pathway - what do you think? are planned for next Sea, Sky 26 Event: Auckland classic back for and Bush Walk its 10th year 10 New Zealand walks: New 27 More people in Nelson and scenic walkway in Bay of Tasman about to “Get moving” Islands 28 Overseas: Venice and beyond by 13 The many uses of walking bike and barge poles 14 New Zealand walks: Rangitoro 34 Event: SBS Marathon defies the earthquakes Island Scenic Reserve 35 Event: Fast walking in Wellington 18 New Zealand walks: Piriharaeke Walkway opened 36 High achiever: I feel more than good! 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: Daylight 37 Podiatry: DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness saving signals start! 23 New Zealand walk: Sutton Salt 38 New Zealand walk: Step out and enjoy this slice of rural life Lake walk 39 New Zealand walk: Mangati/ 24 Overseas walks: Trekking Hickford Park China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge 40 Health: Reversing cardiovascular 30 Overseas walks: Walking discease risk and quality of life tropical islands of 43 Weather forecast for October Queensland 44 New Zealand coming events 34 Books: Walks to Waterfalls 35 Books: New day walks guides 50 Window on Waitakere: Kauri dieback: a far more serious published threat to the park than we think! 36 Overseas: Kiwis conqueor 51 Overseas walks and tours Kilimanjaro for Christchurch 52 Directory: Walking groups earthquake throughout New Zealand 37 Podiatry:Shin splints 59 Mizuno Offroad Marathon Taupo 38 Take a kid tramping 38 Event: Moro Marathon events 60 GPx Need help to get active 40 Window on Waitakere: Moby SEPTEMBER 2011 164 and Punga 4 Walk talk 40 Poor footwear link to foot 6 New Zealand walk: Mayor Island impairment 9 Readers views: Signs and the 41 Health: Training advice for the visually impaired pedestrian Oxfam Trailwalk 10 Event: Where the field meets the 43 Weather forecast for December forest 44 New Zealand coming events 11 New Zealand walk; Deans Bank 46 Overseas coming events Track 56 Country Breaks 12 New Zealand walks; Coromandel 59 Buller Gorge Half Marathon coastal walking tour 60 Great New Zealand Trek 16 New Zealand walks: Waterfall walks NOVEMBER 2011 166 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 4 Walk talk 22 New Zealand walks: Akitio6 Walking Access Mapping Glenora Walk - New Zealand’s System now open for public newest private walk use 7 New sponsor for South Island 28 Overseas walks: Revamped Goldfields Track relaunched marathon 8 New Zealand walks: Pirongia 30 Overseas walk: Four days exploring Yosemite National Park walking tracks 34 New Zealand walks: Warkwoth 10 New Zealand walks: An walks - more walks worth doing indulgent walk over coastal 36 High achiever: Mobile scooter to country walking around town 15 Water fountains spout clean 37 Podiatry: Haglunds deformity green water 38 Long walk: Walking the World 16 New Zealand walks: Auckland’s 39 Window on Waitakere: Better Coast to Coast Walkway biodiversity 18 New Zealand walks: Coast to Coast walk passes a number of 40 Health: High doses of Ergocalciferol a concern interesting places 42 Index over previous 14 issues 19 Books: Wainwright’s 1938 43 Weather forecast for September Pennine journey re-creathed 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 22 New Zealand walks: Whararoa 48 Nordic Walking Calendars Farm walks opened 24 New Zealand walks: Awesome 49 Event: Birds a plenty at Bay 50 New Zealand walk: Dome Forest Orui on Riversdale Beach and Totara Scenic Reserve 26 Plan to have walking trail walks around Lake Rotorua 28 Overseas: Hiking up an Austrian 51 Overseas walks and tours 52 Directory: Walking groups Alp throughout New Zealand 36 Overseas walks: Outdoor sculptures a growing tourist 59 GPx Need help to get active 60 Mizuno Taupo Off Road Half attraction Marathon 37 Podiatry: Verrucae 38 Window on Waitakere: Hihi AUGUST 2011 163 update 4 Walk talk 38 Event: A fresh start in Taupo for 6 New Zealand walk: Mangawhai

CONTENTS for previous 14 issues MAY 2012 172

4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Whananaki and Onekainga Tracks 8 New Zealand walk: Under the arches. . . 10 My favourite walk: Ohinetonga Loop Walk 13 New Zealand walks: Manawatu - more to offer than first meets the eye 16 New Zealand guided walks: Hiking to the World of the gods 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Overseas guided walks: European Alps - a network of paths and trails 25 Te Araroa Trail: New Hamilton route opened 25 Overseas personal locator beacon helped find man in New Zealand 26 Overseas walks: Walking in the wilderness of Patagonia 28 Overseas guided walks: The roof of Australia 32 Overseas walks: Nepal is the perfect place to trek 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 Walking the World 39 Window on Waitakere: Wasp study 40 Health: Are you being bugged by parasites? 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for May 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 49 Nordic Walking Calendar 50 Podiatry: Common toenail problems 51 Product marketplace: Lightweight hiking shoe introduced 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout New Zealand 56 Country Breaks 60 Wellington Marathon APRIL 2012 171 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Karituwhenua Stream Walkway 8 Walkers benefit by new Horopito to Ohakune link 11 Major project to rejuvenate Abel Tasman National Park ecology 11 Books: Cycling Auckland 12 Event: Alpine plant enthusiasts hitch ride to herbfields 13 Southern Lakes now a world top ten region 14 New Zealand walks: Many wetland walks around area 16 New Zealand walks: Rotorua woman explores the Forgotten Coast 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand walks: River walk with paddleboat option 22 New Zealand walk: Tour de Stoke 23 Te Araroa Trail: New high view points opened in Southland 24 Overseas walks: Two easy walks in Blue Mountains National Park 30 Overseas walks: Walk in Burgundy and experience good food and wine 34 New Zealand walk: Taieri Gorge rail walk coming up 36 Walking the World 38 Health: Does adding more calcium in the diet prevent Osteoporosis? 40 Podiatry: Painful forefoot? 41 Overseas walks and tours 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for April 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 50 Window on Waitakere: Contractors 50 Nordic Walking Calendars 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout New Zealand 56 Country Breaks 59 Christchurch Marathon MARCH 2012 170 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: A taste of a mountain track 9 Tell someone where you are going and returning 10 New Zealand guided walks: Fiordland Coast Walks Exploring a land unknown 12 New Zealand walks: Glenorchy and beyond 15 New Zealand walks: Glenorchy Gateway to paradise 16 Te Araroa Trail - One of world’s greatest walks opened

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19 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand guided walks: Kahurangi Guided Walks Walking with Nature 23 New Zealand guided walks: South Island has it all! 24 New Zealand walks: Queen Elizabeth Park halfway between Paraparaumu and Paekakariki 26 Overseas guided walks: Contrasts and contraditions part of Sicily’s charm 31 Readers Views: Karangahape Road footpath waterfalls 31 New Zealand walk: Rare opportunity for winners to visit iconic Whale Island 32 Overseas walks: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail 37 Podiatry: Pre- walking warm up routine 38 Overseas walks: Is Azerbaijan the new Gold Coast? 39 Window on Waitakere: Rare plants for rare fauna 40 Health: Vitamins and minerals do work - Case in point - Psoriasis 41 Overseas walks and tours 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for February 44 New Zealand coming events 50 Nordic Walking Calendars 51 Nordic Walking Nordic Walking - Just what the doctor ordered 52 Directory: Walking groups 56 Country Breaks 60 Rotorua Marathon FEBRUARY 2012 169 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: A taste of a mountain track 9 Tell someone where you are going and returning 10 New Zealand guided walks: Fiordland Coast Walks Exploring a land unknown 12 New Zealand walks: Glenorchy and beyond 15 New Zealand walks: Glenorchy Gateway to paradise 16 Te Araroa Trail - One of world’s greatest walks opened 19 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand guided walks: Kahurangi Guided Walks Walking with Nature 23 New Zealand guided walks: South Island has it all! 24 New Zealand walks: Queen Elizabeth Park 26 Overseas guided walks: Contrasts and contraditions part of Sicily’s charm 31 Readers Views: Karangahape Road footpath waterfalls 31 New Zealand walk: Rare opportunity for winners to visit iconic Whale Island 32 Overseas walks: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail 37 Podiatry: Pre- walking warm up routine 38 Overseas walks: Is Azerbaijan the new Gold Coast? 39 Window on Waitakere: Rare plants for rare fauna 40 Health: Vitamins and minerals do work - Case in point - Psoriasis 41 Overseas walks and tours 43 Weather forecast for February 44 New Zealand coming events 51 Nordic Walking Nordic Walking - Just what the doctor ordered 52 Directory: Walking groups 56 Country Breaks 59 Xterra Rotorua JANUARY 2012 168 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Inspirational Northland forest walk 9 ABC of walking 10 New Zealand walks: Waikato River Trail opened 12 New Zealand walks: Million dollar walk, view and cruise 16 My favourite walk: Duder Regional Park walks 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand guided walks: Routeburn and Milford favoured top walking attractions 22 New Zealand guided walks: Kaikoura Wilderness Walks an ultimate wilderness experience 24 Overseas guided walks: Walking in the wilderness of Patagonia 28 Event: Sunset Coast Walk has amazine views 28 Overseas guided walks: Walk

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Heads Lookout 8 New Zealand walk: Clevedon Scenic Reserve has significant heritage value 10 Te Araroa Trail: Ocean to Ocean leg soon to go 10 Te Araro Trail: Levin to Wellington link now open 12 Overseas walks: Innsbruck hiking boots or high heels? 13 Canterbury walks: New walkway in Canterbury 14 New Zealand walk: Te Anau - a place in paradise 16 New Zealand walk: Walks around Lake Mangamahoe 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: Waiheke plans second walking festival 22 News: New bridges improve the Pouakai Circuit 23 Event: Coundown is on for the Taupo Half Marathon 24 Overseas walks: Walking on the unique island of Guernsey and Sark 29 High achiever: Motivated man in walking back to happiness 30 Overseas walk: Two weeks in Annapurna 36 Window on Waitakere: Further expansion 36 Books: Walking the Waitakere Ranges 37 Podiatry: Diabetes and feet what’s the connection? 38 Long walk: Walking the World 40 Health: The controllable factors in aging 43 Weather forecast for August 44 New Zealand coming events 47 Overseas coming events 51 Overseas walks and tours 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout New Zealand 59 GPx Need help to get active 60 Mizuno Taupo Off Road Half Marathon JULY 2011 162 4 Walk talk 6 My favourite walk: Manawatu Gorge Track 8 New Zealand walk: Walk among the native plants 9 Event: New trail event in Nelson sanctuary 10 New Zealand walks: Four short Bay of Islands walks 12 Canterbury walks: Top places to propose to your princess 13 Canterbury walks: Canterbury ready, willing and able to show visitors a great time 13 News: Tawa shared pathway starts to take shape 14 New Zealand walk: Parry Kauri Park 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: The Great New Zealand Trek - Stage six 26 New Zealand walk: Walk the capital’s Sculpture Trail 28 Overseas walks: The Dreampath - a walk from Munich to Venice 34 New Zealand walk: A few surprises for BNZ Active Walkers at Green Lake 37 Window on Waitakere: The high ground 37 News: New cycle trail will benefit walkers 38 Long walk: Walking the World 39 Event: Feilding to Palmerston North event 40 Event: Taupo half marathons back for 2011 42 Index over previous 14 issues 43 Weather forecast for July 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 50 Nordic Walking Calendars 51 My favourite walk: Wellington’s Eastern Walkway 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout New Zealand 59 GPx Need help to get active 60 Wellington Marathon JUNE 2011 161 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walks: Much to explore on Great Barrier Island 12 Canterbury walks: Tuatara Tours has eight tours operating 13 Canterbury walks: Christchurch’s Marathon helping Cantabrians get back on their feet 14 New Zealand walks: Wharariki Beach Hilltop walk 19 Event: Whenuapai Half Marathon events 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: A volcanic experience 24 New Zealand walks: Mavora - an area of peaceful tranquillity 25 New Zealand walks: Mavora

Lakes Park tracks 26 NZ walk: Beating the bounds 27 Event: Challenge yourself 28 Event Great Forest events 30 Overseas walks: La Dolce Vita! cooking and walking in Italy 36 Window on Waitakere: The Hillary Trail 37 Podiatry: Blisters - a common complaint 38 Long walk: Walking the World 40 High achiever: Maisie Brown’s journey to better health 40 Event: Huntly Half course on a variety of terrain 41 Health: Result of getting rid of toxic elements 43 Weather forecast for June 44 New Zealand coming events 50 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking burns more kilojoules 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout New Zealand 59 GPx Need help to get active 60 Huntly Half Marathon MAY 2011 160 4 Walk talk 6 My favourite walk: Headland, sculpture on the Gulf 9 Canterbury walks: Bank Peninsula Track escapes big quake 10 Canterbury walks: Many short walks just north of Christchurch 11 Canterbury walks: Fabulous walks in Rangiora and Oxford foothills 12 Canterbury walks: Kaikoura Wilderness Walk 13 Canterbury walks: Business as usual at Christchurch active travel company 14 New Zealand walk: Rocky Marlborough high - The Awatere Tussock Track 18 Te Araroa Trail: Trail now goes under State Highway 1 18 Books: Natural New Zealand 19 Motivation: Pathway visualisation 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: Arataki Nature Trail 26 Overseas walks: On foot in Slovenia’s Julian Alps 30 Overseas walks: The Emerald Isle - made for walking 36 Window on Waitakere: Kokako capers 37 Podiatry: Plantar Fascitis 38 Event: Wellington Round the Bays 41 Health: Ongoing neck and shoulder pains 43 Weather forecast for May 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 51 Overseas walks and tours 52 Aorangi Mountains 52 Long walk: Walking the World 54 New Zealand walk: Warkworth River Walkway 59 GPx Need help to get active APRIL 2011 159 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: New track opens at Mangawhai Heads 10 New Zealand walks: Walking festival ready for greater numbers 12 Overseas walks: Walking tour feature historic USA sites 13 High achiever: John’s remarkable recovery to now having climbed the Mount 14 New Zealand walk: Kauri Glen Reserve 16 New Zealand walks: Rainbow Mountain-CraterLake walks 18 Te Araroa Trail: Clearwater residents helped mark new South Island trail 20 Digital Photo Contest winners 22 New Zealand walks: Craters of the Moon - a geothermal walk 25 Motivation: Believe and win 26 New Zealand walks: New walkway links two parks 28 Event: Manawatu Super Seven grows in strength 30 Overseas walks: Hiking and cruising around coastal Italy 40 Book: Walks in nature Melbourne 40 Reader’s views: Says advise not “best practice” 41 Health: How to walk away from fluid retention 43 Weather forecast for April 44 New Zealand coming events 48 Overseas coming events 51 Overseas walks and tours 52 Long walk: Walking the World 54 Window on Waitakere: Waitakere Reservoir is outward bound 55 Event: Huntly half ready to roll 60 Wellington Marathon

JUNE WEATHER FORECAST JUNE 1 TO JUNE 30 2012 Daily Summary 4th–5th JUNE 2012 Thunderstorms with fork lightning. 5th–7th JUNE 2012 Chance of thunderstorms. 7th JUNE 2012 Chance of gales. 10th JUNE 2012 Thunderstorms every day for a period with the power to disintegrate electric fence units and telephones. Over the next four weeks, particularly dry conditions may continue in northern districts of the North Island including Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. In contrast it may be rather wet in Nelson and coastal Otago. Especially sunny weather may prevail in the far north and south. There may be a very cold southerly outbreak at the end of this four-week period, in mid-July. Auckland has another dry month. Northland also continues its dry run, as does Hawke’s Bay. The driest regions may be Northland, South Auckland and eastern Bay of Plenty, all of which can expect less than half average rainfall. But it may be very wet with twice the rainfall averages in Nelson and coastal Otago. Rain may also be above average in Tongariro, Horowhenua, Marlborough, coastal Southland, Buller and Westland. Very sunny conditions may be expected in Northland, Southland and Fiordland, particularly in Kaitaia and Invercargill. Waikato, King Country and Otago may also be sunnier than average. By contrast, cloudy conditions may prevail in all east coast regions from Gisborne to Canterbury, including Nelson. National average temperatures may be slightly below the long-term average. Temperatures may be slightly below average along the east coast of the South Island, due in part to a cold southerly outbreak at the end of this outlook period. 11th–17th JUNE 2012 An anticyclone brings settled weather to the South Island, while cold southerlies affect the east of the North Island. 15th JUNE 2012 Unusually low temperatures at Omarama after cold southerlies. 17th JUNE 2012 Unusually severe ground frosts expected in Invercargill. 18th–21st JUNE 2012 Strong northerlies precede a depression. 21st JUNE 2012 Unusually warm northwesterly conditions in Napier. 22nd–24th JUNE 2012 Southerly change. 25th–30th JUNE 2012 Change to northerlies. Allow 24-hr error to all forecasts. Skewing may occur around 4th(full moon), 4th(perigee), 16th (apogee) and 20th(new moon)

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NEW ZEALAND EVENTS MAY 2012 1 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 2 Dargarville Run/Walk, 12km & 6.8km, Dargarville 2 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 5 Hanmer Springs Half Marathon & 10km, Hanmer Springs 6 Nelson Shoe Clinic Half Marathon, Nelson 6 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Remuera 6 New Balance 15km, 7.5km & 1.5km, Christchurch 8 O’Hagans 5km Series, Viaduct, Auckland 9 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 12 Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon, Marlborough

13 Hobonville Runaway Challenge, 3km, 5km & 10km, Hobsonville, Auckland 13 Pencarrow Lighthouse Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Eastbourne, Wellington 13 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 15 O’Hagans 5km Series, Viaduct, Auckland 15 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 16 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 20 Solid Energy Huntly Half Marathon, 10km & 2km, Huntly 20 Sri Chimmoy 10km, 5km & 2.5km, Christchurch 22 O’Hagans 5km Series, Viaduct, Auckland 22 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 23 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 26 The Big O Trail 35km & 19km, Lake Okataia, Rotorua 27 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Remuera 29 O’Hagans 5km Series, Viaduct, Auckland

29 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 30 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland

JUNE 2012 1 Hidden Trails Half Marathon, 12km & 4km, Kawerau 2 Mt Joggers & Walkers Half Marathom, 10km & 5km, Mount Maunganui 3 Christchurch Airport Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Christchurch 3 Aurora Handicap Marathon, Silverstream 5 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 6 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 10 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 12 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 13 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 16 Rustic Walk/Run Marathon, Cromwell 17 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Remuera 17 Sri Chimmoy 8km & 2.5km, Christchurch 19 Balclutha Half Marathon, Balclutha 19 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 20 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 24 Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 1.5km, Wellington 26 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 27 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 30 Escape from Tanes Forest 25km & 14km, Nelson

JULY 2012 1 Hidden Trails Half Marathon, 14km & 4km, Kawerau 1 Winter WarmUp Trail, Half Marathon & 10km, Greta Valley 3 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 4 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 7/8 Auckland Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Auckland 8 Run Auckland Series, 10km & 5km, Remuera 10 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 11 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 15 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 17 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 18 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 21 Waikato Draught Palmerston North Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Palmerston North 24 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 25 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 28 FurneauxLodge Captains Cook’s Landing, 26km, Picton 31 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland

AUGUST 2012 1 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 2 Shoe Clinic/Brooks 5km Series, Lower Hutt 4 Waikato Draught Rotorua Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Rotorua 5 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 7 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 8 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 9 Shoe Clinic/Brooks 5km Series, Lower Hutt 11 Waikato DraughtRotorua Tough Guy & Gal

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Coming events Challenge, 6km & 12km, Rotorua 12 The Arthritis Marathon, Rotorua 14 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 15 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 16 Shoe Clinic/Brooks 5km Series, Lower Hutt 18 Waikato DraughtRotorua Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, 6km & 12km, Rotorua 19 5 Bridges Marathon, 10km & 5km, Petone 19 Petone Workingmens Club 5 Bridges Marathon, Wellington 21 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 22 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 23 Shoe Clinic/Brooks 5km Series, Lower Hutt 25 Great Naseby Water Race, 80km, 60km & 50km, Naseby 26 BMW North Shore Marathon, 5km & 2km, Auckland 28 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 29 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 30 Shoe Clinic/Brooks 5km Series, Lower Hutt

SEPTEMBER 2012 1 Whangamata Run/Walk Festival, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Whangamata 4 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 5 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 6 Shoe Clinic/Brooks 5km Series, Lower Hutt 9 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Run/Walk Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 9 Moro Marathon & Half Marathon, Dunedin

11 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 12 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 15 Arthur Lydiard Legend Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 16 HVMC Pelorus Trust Half Marathon,10km & 5km, Lower Hutt 16 Carters Whangarei Run/Walk Festival Marathon, Half Marathon & 9.4km, Whangarei 18 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 19 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 22 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 36km, Abel Tasman National Park 23 Tauranga City to Surf and Surf to Surf, Tauranga 25 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 26 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland

OCTOBER 2012 2 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 3 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 6 Xterra Trail; Challenge Marathon, 19km, 13km & 7.3km, Waihi 7 Wairarapa Country Marathon, Masterton 7 Hamilton Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Hamilton 9 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 10 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 13 Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf Marathon, Great Barrier Island 13 Subway Dun Run, 22km, Matai Dam, Nel-

son 14 Wairarap Country Marathon, Half Marathom & 10km, Masterton 16 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 17 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 23 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 24 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 28 Adidas Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon, Auckland 28 Napier City Pak’nSave Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Napier 30 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 31 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland

NOVEMBER 2012 6 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 7 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 9 Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon, 71km, Ship Cove, Marlborough Sounds 10 Speight’s West Coaster Marathon, Auckland 11 Ascot Park Hotel Southland Marathon, Half Marathon 10km & 5km, Riverton 13 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 14 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 20 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 21 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 24 Ellesmere Road Runners Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Leeston 27 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 28 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland


Feilding to Palmerston North



1 New World Marlborough Marathon, Blenheim 4 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 5 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 8 Wanganui 3 Bridges Marathon & Half Marathon, Wanganui 11 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 12 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland 18 Run Around the Hood, 5km, Auckland 19 The Rat Race, 5km, Milford, Auckland

OVERSEAS EVENTS MAY 2012 5 Lisboa Marathon, Lisbon, Portugal 5 Geneve Marathon, Geneve, Switzerland 5-6 IWL Two Day Walk, 6km, 12km, 24km & 42km, Blankenberge, Belgium 5-6 Noosa Winter Festival, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Noosa, Qld, Australa 5-6 Wild Endurane Challenge 100kms 50km, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia 6 Westpac Hilly Half Marathon, Hamilton Island, Qld, Australia 6 Quebec City Half Marathon, Quebec, Canada 6 CSU Bathurst Half Marathon & 10km, Bathurst, NSW, Australia 7 Belfast Marathon, Belfast, Ireland

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Coming events 11-13 IML Two Day Walk, Yatsushire, China 13 Mothers Day Classic Walk or Run, in most major cities in Australia 12-13 IWL Waendel Weekend, 15km, 25km & 42km, Wellingborough, England 13 Three Waters Marathon, 50km, Marathon & Half Marathon, Bunbury, WA, Australia 13 Volkswago Prague Marathon, Prague, Czech Republic 13 ITU World Series Marathon, San Diego, CA, USA 13 Noosa Half Marathon, Noosa, Qld, Australia 13 Fredericton Marathon, Fredericton, Canada 13 Leeds Half Marathon, Leeds, England 13 Chester Half Marathon, Chester, England 13 Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 17-20 IWL Four Day Walk, Chantonnay, France 19 The Great Wall Marathon, Beijing, China 19 Mount Beauty Half Marathon, Mount Beauty, Vic, Australia 20 Great Ocean Road Half Marathon, Lorne to Apollo Bay, Vic, Australia 20 Bunbury Half Marathon, Bunbury, WA, Australia 19-20 IML Two Day Walk, Bern-Belp, Switzerland 21-22 IML Two Day Walk, Dalian, China 24 Pichi Richi Marathon, Half Marathon & 10.5km, Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia 26 Warwick Pentath Half Marathon, Warwick, Qld, Australia 27 Sri Chinmoy Williamstown Half Marathon, Newport, Vic, Australia 27 Run The Gap, 6km & 11km, Halls Gap, Vic, Australia

JUNE 2012 2-3 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km & 40km, Diekirch, Luxembourg 3 Rocky River Run, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia 3 MS Walk + Run, 5km & 10km, Canberra, ACT, Australia 3 MS Walk + Run, 5km & 10km, Melbourne, Vic, Australia 3 MS Walk + Run, 5km, 9km & 16km, Sydney, NSW, Australia 3 BMA Mackay Marina Run, Half Marathon, 8km & 5km, Mackay, Qld, Australia 3 Asics Elleker Half Marathon, Elleker, WA, Australia 3 Traralgon Marathon, Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, Traralgon, Vic, Australia 3 Queensland Half Marathon, Mackay, Qld, Australia 8-11 Serra Terror 111 Endurance Hile, 80km, Southern Grampins, Vic, Austrlia 9-10 40th Townsville Road Runners Morning Run Celebrations 10 Rocky Hill Marathon, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia 10 Manly Soft Sand, Sydney, NSW, Australia 10 Macleavy River Marathon, South-West Rocks, NSW, Australia 16 Porcupine Gorge Challenge, 8km, Hughenden, NW Queensland, Australia

17 Perth Marathon, Perth, WA, Australia 23 Big Five Marathon, African Savannah, South Africa 23-24 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 40km & 45km, Viborg, Denmark 24 Pichi Richi Marathon, Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia 28-1 July IWL Four Day Walk, Castlebar, Ireland

JULY 2012 1 Gold Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia 8 Ulverstone Marathon, Ulverstone, Tas, Australia 8 Geraldton Harriers Marathon, Geraldton, WA, Australia 17-20 IWL Four Day Walk, Nijmegan, Netherlands 21 Wilco Round Island Relay, Efate, Vanuata 22 Hunter Valley Marathon, Pokolbin, NSW, Australia 22 Mt Haig Trail Marathon, Lake Tinaroo, Qld, Australia 28 Australian Outback Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km & 6km, NT, Australia 29 Westlink M7 Cities Marathon, Blacktown NSW, Australia 29 Bush Capital Bush Marathon, Canberra, ACT, Australia 29 Mornington Bay Run, 8km, 3.7km, Mornington, Vic, Australia

AUGUST 2012 4 Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon, Townsville, Qld, Australia 5 Cane 2 Coral 8km & 15km, Bundaberg, Qld, Australia 5 Mizuno Brisbane Marathon, Brisbane, Qld, Australia 10-12 IWL Three Day Walks, 10km 21km & 42km, Vaasa, Finland 19 The Athletes Foot Adelaide Marathon, Adelaide, SA, Australia 19 Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 19 Alice Springs Community Bank Marathon, Alice Springs, NT, Australia 19 Mudgee Running Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia 22 Winery Half Marathon & 10km, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia 25-26 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, 25km & 35km, Verdal, Norway 26 Parkinson’s Unity Walk & Run, 4km & 8km, Sydney, NSW, Australia 26 Shepparton Marathon, Shepparton, Vic, Australia 26 City to Surf Marathon, Perth, WA, Australia

16 Blackmores Sydney Marathon & Half Marathon, Sydney, NSW, Australia 20-28 Round Rarotonga Road Race, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 22-23 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km 30km, 42km, & 50km, Brno, Czech Republic 23 Run The Whitsunday Great Walk, Airlie Beach, Qld, Australia 29 Lap the Lake - Penrith Lakes Marathon, Castlereagh, NSW, Australia 30 BMW Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany

OCTOBER 2012 6 Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon, Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia 6-7 IWL Two Day Walk, 25km & 42km, Fulda, Germany 7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago, USA 14 Melbourne Marathon, Vic, Australia 20 Polar Circle Marathon, Greenland 20-21 IML Two Day Walk, Barcelona, Spain 20-21 IML Two Day Walk, Arlington, USA 21 Toowoomba Marathon, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia 27-28 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Won-Ju, Korea 28 Brooks Rottnest Marathon, Rottnest Island, WA, Australia 29 Dublin Marathon, Dublin, Ireland

NOVEMBER 2012 4 Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon, Portland, Vic, Australia 4 Carcaor Cup Marathon, Carcoar, NSW, Australia 4-6 IWL Three Day Walk, 20km, 30km, 50km Higashimatsu-yama, Japan 10-11 IWL Two Day Walk, 20km, Taipei, Taiwan 11 RACV Maryville Marathon, Maryville, Vic, Australia 11 Deep Space Mountain Marathon, Namadgi Natiuonal Park, ACT, Australia 14 The Solar Eclipse Marathon, Port Douglas, Qld, Australia 25 Glenbrrok Marathon, Glenbrook, NSW, Australia

DECEMBER 2012 2 Angkor Half Marathon, Angkor, Cambodia 9 Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawaii Mt Kosciusko Marathon, Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia

SEPTEMBER 2012 2 The Ross Marathon, Ross, Tas, Australia 8 Le Marathon du Medoc 2012, Medoc, France 8-9 IWL Two Day Walk, 24km & 17km, Arenzano, Italy 14-16 IWL Three Day Walk, 10km, 20km & 42km, Seefeld, Austria

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.

Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012


Nordic walking

Event popular with Nordic walkers


By June Stevenson

he Cathay Pacific 11km and Half mara thon is a long standing running and walking event that has been a feature of the Auckland waterfront since the 1980’s. I remember running the half marathon when it started from the (former) Hyatt Hotel and finished at the downtown end of Queen Street. Over the years is has changed sponsors, with Cathay Pacific Airlines, Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate and Asics being major sponsors. The event is organised and superbly managed by the Calliope Athletics and Harrier Club, who have refined and changed the route to allow both distances to be run simultaneously without undue disruption to each other. Generally held on the last Sunday of February, the timing provides a great New Year’s resolution kick start to your training. The unique features of this event are the staggered start, allowing competitors who walk or jog to commence earlier than faster entrants. There is minimal disturbance and jostling as the event gets underway, but ensures that most competitors finish within a reasonable time frame of each other. It often takes a monumental effort for a less fit or slower individual to complete an endurance event and this collective finish is so much more rewarding and inclusive. There is nothing more demoralising to see the water stations and finish shutes being pulled down, as is the case for many events, when you are a slower competitor. Therefore the Cathay Pacific is an ideal introductory or Below: The anxiety at the finish.

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nursery event for newcomers to distance events. The feeling of being in a large team is also evident as every competitor tends to wear the event singlet. The colour of this singlet changes every year. They are a popular training shirt, and you often see the “colours” worn throughout the year. In 2005, the Cathay Pacific was the first to welcome Nordic Walkers. I remember when walkers started entering “running” events and how runners objected! Nowadays, walkers can make up the greater majority of participants at any event, so it has been understandable that concerns would be raised that “stick-walkers” would be prejudiced against. The format of the Cathay Pacific is ideal for Nordic Walkers, as many of the entrants leave earlier than their specified start time. It is a “clean” event, without undue congestion, and Nordic Walkers employ safety strategies. After eught races, without incident, Nordic Walking has developed a loyal bond to the Cathay Pacific. In 2010, when the event was cancelled due to a tsunami alert, the Nordic Walking team completed the walk the very next Sunday, all proudly wearing the bright orange Cathay Pacific singlets! As a result of the confidence given by the race organisers to include Nordic Walking, I am now often contacted by race organisers of other events, inviting Nordic Walkers to participate. Every year, staring in mid January, a Nordic Walking Training Squad commences training towards the goal of completing the Cathay Pacific. This training has formed the foundation for many Nordic Walkers to continue on to complete other endurance events, including marathons and long distant traverses (NZ and worldwide).

*June Stevenson is the NZ National Nordic Walking Coach on behalf of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA). She is a Registered Exercise Consultant and Health and Fitness Trainer. She can be contacted on 0800 NORDIC (667 342) or or

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Nordic Walking events Nordic W alking Events by date Walking 14-Apr AKL-Royal Oak, Starter, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 15-Apr AKL-Royal Oak, Course, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 21-Apr Kaitaia, Taster, Iritana Rudolph 0800-669 269 22-Apr Kerikeri Domain, Taster, Matthias 022-4320386 28-Apr CHC-Shirley Burwood Park, New Brighton, Tas, 021-2567 082 28-Apr AKL-Royal Oak, Taster, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 28-Apr Dunedin, Taster, Barbara 021-2998840 28-Apr Dunedin, Starter, Barbara 021-2998840 1 Hamilton Lake Domain, Course, Margaret Thomson 027-2471885 1 Ruakaka, Surf Club, Taster, Barbara 09-4320386 1 Waipu Cove, Taster, Matthias 022-4320386 2 Tutukaka Coast Ngunguru Sports Comp, Taster, Robyn 09-4344060 2 Whangarei, Kensington Park, Taster, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 5 AKL-Royal Oak, Taster, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 6 Balclutha Naish Park, Taster, Marion Gardner 03-4180645 6 Nelson, Washbourne Gardens, Jacqui Sinclair 03-544 1645 8 Orewa/Silverdale, i-Site Centre, Taster, Matthias 022-4320386 8 Wellsford, Centennial Park, Taster, Matthias 022-4320386 9 Blenheim, Oliver park, Taster, Sally Rainbird 03-5727377 10 Invercargill Queens Park, Taster, Stephenson Murray 03-2186583 12 AKL-Riverhead rugby fields, Starter, Marilyn Palmer 021-752556 12 AKL-Royal Oak, Starter, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 13 AKL-Royal Oak, Course, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 16 CHC-North New Brighton Broad Park, Taster, 021-2567 082 18 WLG- Prince of Wales Park, Taster, Matthias 022-4320386 19 AKL-Royal Oak, Taster, Ewa Bancer 09-6344197 19 WLG- Prince of Wales Park, Starter, Matthias 022-4320386 19 WLG- Prince of Wales Park, Taster, Matthias 022-4320386 For further information and updates or call 0800-669 269 Nordic Walking Groups and Fitness Walks by day Mon AKL-Takapuna, Mary-Anne 021-121 5562 Tue Ruakaka, Surf Club, Anja 09-4328616 Tue Orewa, i-site, Matthias Heffner 09-4320386 Tue AKL-Kohimarama, Mary-Anne 021-121 5562 Tue Blenheim, Harling Park, Sally Rainbird 03-5727377 Tue Napier Ahuriri Cityfitenss, Marya Hopman 06-357058 Tue Havelock North River Rd Walkway, River Rd, 06-8782475 Wed Tutukaka Coast, Robyn Skerten 09-4344060 Wed Whangarei, Kensington Park, Barbara Faust 09-4320386 Wed Hastings Pakowhai Reserve, Pakowhai Rd, 06-8782475 Thu Napier Ahuriri Cityfitenss, Marya Hopman 06-357058 Fri Hastings Pakowhai Reserve, Pakowhai Rd, 06-8782475 Sat AKL-Takapuna, Mary-Anne 021-121 5562 For further information and updates or call 0800-669 269 Sally 027 203 2816

Nordic contacts Contact details for two groups in New Zealand promoting Nordic Walking:

Above:This year marks 125 years since Tongariro National Park was gifted to the nation.

Porirua walking tracks

get high-tech treatment


he top 12 walking and cycling tracks in Porirua City are becoming smart phone friendly with the introduction of On the right is QR codes to help an example of walkers and cyclists find what a QR code looks their way. like. Kar yn Stillwell, This example Porirua City Council of a QR code Manager, Leisure Assets is for & Services, says QR Bothamley codes are an easy way of Park. getting information really fast. “You don’t have to be really technically


International Nordic Walking Assn (INWA) June Stevenson Phone 09-416-3917 0274-383-923 Email Web Nordic Walking New Zealand (NoWaNZ) Waipu Northland, Phone 0800-669-269 Email Web

NORDIC WALKING GROUPS (2012) Sat 8am: Central Auckland & Environs Sat 9am: Takapuna/Auckland City - alternate weeks Sat 9am: St. Vincent’s MetLife Care, Remuera Sun 8am: Long Bay Sun 8am: Botanical Gardens/ Wattle Downs Mon 10am: Nordic Gold (Senior Citizens) Tues 11am: Parkinson’s & Neurological Class begin Wed 6pm: One Tree Hill Thu 6am: Auckland YMCA Thu 9am: Pakuranga Tues & Thu 6pm: Pt. Chevalier Beach. (Alternate weeks) Also at: Hamilton, Taupo, Whakatane, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Christchurch 0800 NORDIC (667 342)

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savvy to download the QR ‘app’ onto your phone – it’s just really simple and smart technolog y that connects track users to online maps from the convenience of their smart phone.” The QR codes, which are a high-tech version of a bar code, will be installed on the main recreational pathways signs starting this week. This QR code provides the map for the Colonial Knob walkways. “A QR code saves you the hassle of typing in a web address or hunting for the right page on a website. QR codes can be read by smart phones and connect you to the map you need straight away. If your phone doesn't already have a QR reader there are plenty of free downloads available.” The QR codes complement the online map service that Porirua City Council already provides from its website for the top 12 tracks. Ms Stillwell says the online maps have proven really popular with 1400 downloads in the past nine months. “The introduction of the QR codes is an extension to this service. The advantage is that now if you lose your map or forget to take one, those with a smart phone, can get a backup map while out on the walk.” Ms Stillwell says the Council recommends that walkers print off a map before starting out, as phones can go flat and telecommunications services can be unavailable. Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012


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Leo Aries Your Aries may plan the walk, have everyone rounded up and organized but as the day approaches think of a dozen reasons to put it off. They may need the backup team to give the final push. But once out there they will love it, thrive on the exercise and be leading the pack.

Taurus Our Taurus friend would perhaps prefer to be at home doing wood work or fixing something; a bit more practical than working from A to B. But if you can motivate them to get out in the country they will love immersing themselves in nature; the smell of the bush or walking in the sunshine. Remember a group may be handy as our Taurian’s enjoys having friends and family around

Gemini Your average Gemini may have trouble deciding which would be the better walk, or if just walking round the Mall will do. Once out on the trail you will have a wonderful companion who keeps things lively with great conversation. Just be careful, ‘if you are out ‘bird watching’ you may have to take a bag of sweets to obtain the silence needed not to scare off the wildlife.

Cancer These water signs love a walk on the beach, by a river or around a lake. They can feel the cold so don’t go out unprepared for weather conditions. They will enjoy the walk for the change in surroundings and the healing nature can give to the emotions. They may want to take a book along so they can sit in the warm sun and just enjoy the outdoors.

This Lion will want to prowl outdoors in the most fashionable walking gear. Whenever walking they will want to look good, so they may need a cabin with a shower (on the longer walks) as roughing it is not really their style. If you want someone to bring along the baking, this may be the walker. Generous to a fault; they love the space and freedom of the great outdoors. You may have trouble keeping up with them as you see them disappear into the distance with their hair flowing behind. But be sure they could be wearing red or gold and will be seen on the track ahead.

Virgo They will have the maps out on the table, the GPS all programmed and the first aid kit all ready. If you want a buddy walker who checks out the finest details then this is the one. They may think the organization just doesn’t quite come up to scratch but will love getting out there and tuning out from their demanding thought patterns.

Libra Once our Libran decides to go on the walk you can rely on the fact they will turn up. They would not like the idea of letting you down or having to make another choice of plans. If there is any descent in the walking group then your Libran is the person to evaluate all options and help the group to come to a decision. The ‘photo shoot’ opportunity will appeal too many of this sign.

Scorpio If Scorpion’s get the walking bug there will be no holding them back, they will want to walk every trail in N.Z. and abroad. Historical walks, walks to caves, or walks looking at areas that have unsolved mysteries will appeal. Once a decision is made to take a particular path they will see it through to their destination. Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012



Walking Group There’s a

near you


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, 09437-8708

WHANGAREI KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Lee Taylor 09-4303470 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, 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 09-576-1069

AUCKLAND CENTRAL AUCKLAND YMCA MARATHON CLUB, (Walkers Section), Sunday (AM), Helen Meyer 09-815-1444 AUCKLAND CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: Jenny Andrew 09-5705455 AUCKLAND WALKERS & JOGGERS CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Bev Horton 09-625-5329 AUCKLAND PRESBYTERIAN HARRIER & WALKING CLUB: Ray Vickers 09-576-6906 AUCKLAND BAPTIST TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday Monthly (PM), (BIA), John McCarthy 09-630-4073 AUCKLAND PRESBYTERIAN HARRIER CLUB: John Yolland 09-5769807 AUCKLAND RACE WALKERS ASSN: Sunday (AM), AUCKLAND TRAMPING CLUB: Doug Astley 09-620-4923 AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY TRAMPING CLUB: Michelle Lee 09-358-1296 BLOCKHOUSE BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE: Len Govind 09-627-9911 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, 09-624-3281 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB AUCKLAND: Marshall Piecy 09-4453808, WALKING CLUB: Graeme Easte, 09-376-5901 LES MILLS GYM: Seven days, (AM) (PM), (BIA), Powerwalking, Dave Buchan, 09-379-9590 STEP OUT WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), 09-379-2095 x 9704

WEST AUCKLAND BLUE TOP WALKERS: Henderson, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Terry Wilson 09-814-9523 or 021-266-1071, 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, Wednesday (PM) and Saturday (AM), Neil Turner 09-817-6230


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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 09-412-8914 LYNNMALL CITY MALL WALKING: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BIA), 09-826-2333 LYNFIELD Y’S WALKING CLUB: Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Marlene 09-827-2737, Danny 09-627-993 LYNNDALE AMATEUR ATHLETIC & HARRIER CLUB: Wednesday and Sunday (AM), Mic Baker 09-626-3232 MASSEY ATHLETIC CLUB: Sunday (AM), Shena McGregor 09-4128076 MASSEY JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Kerry Watt 09-8386665 or 021-517-049 NEW LYNN ACTIVE 35+ WALKING GROUP: New Lynn, Wednesday, Lorraine, 09-827-8663 RANUI MORNING WALK GROUP: Monday to Friday (AM), Judith 09832-5692 RANUI TWILIGHT WALK GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Glenys 09832-4069 RIVERHEAD WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Dane Brown 09-4129952 SUMMERLAND WALKERS: Henderson, Thursday (AM), Max Eyes 09-837-4787, lyn Mountier 09-838-1599 TE ATAU PENINSULA WALKERS: Monday, Friday (AM), Wednesday (PM), Mary Jones 09-834-6989 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 Ashmore 09-817-4562 or 027-471-3038 TITIRANGI TWILIGHT STROLLERS: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), Miranda 09-817-9677 TITIRANGI WALKERS & JOGGERS: Sundays (AM), John Harris 09817-7212 WEST HARBOUR ACTIVE 35+WALKING GROUP: West Harbour, Friday (AM), Lorna Lyon, 09-416-7871 Y’s WALKING HENDERSON: Tuesdays, Thursday, Sarah, 09-836-8031 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, Sandra Townsend 09-478-7194 WEST AUCKLAND DISTRICT TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM),

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, 09-443-6919 or 0274-481-581 NORTH SHORE TRAMPING CLUB: Lynda Langridge 09-4821320, 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), Paula Cole 09-444-6435 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: 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 09-4255928 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 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: or Stu Kneebone 07827-3097

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



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


MATAMATA MATAMATA WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07-8809088 AFTERWORK WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday (PM), Janis Jeffers, 07-889-7032 MATAMATA TRAMPING & WALKING GROUP: Shirley Hickson 07888-6054

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


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


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

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

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

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


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: TMonday and Thursday (AM), (B), Melissa Gordon 07-348-4125 HEART SUPPORT WALK GROUP: Tueday (AM), Wally Walford 07347-6173 MOKOIA COMMUNITY CENTRE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (B), Melissa Gordon 07 348 4125 SPRINGFIELD STROLLERS: Wednesday (AM), (BIA), Glenys Searancke 07-348-4243 ROTORUA TRAMPING & SKI CLUB: Sundays (AM), Trevor Cochrane 07-345-6362 ROTORUA SOCIAL NORDIC WALKING GROUP: Fridays (AM), Audrey 07-348-1471 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 07-357-5744

TAURANGA/MT MAUNGANUI AGE CONCERN: Tauranga, Wednesday (AM), 07-578-2631 CITY ON ITS FEET: Days and areas, (BIA), Penny 07-578-9610 STEPPING OUT JOGGING CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, (AM), (IA), 07-544-0316 FOREST & BIRD SOCIETY: Secretary, Tauranga. branch, Tauranga HEALTHY HEART CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (B), YMCA, 07-578-5891 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), YMCA, 07-5785891 MOUNT JOGGERS & WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, (AM), Gaye Westwood 07-574-1075 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION: MONDAY (AM) 07-576-2469 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 07-578-0016 TAURANGA MID-WEEK TRAMPING GROUP: Lynda 07-552-5359 TAURANGA ROAD RUNNERS: Sunday (AM), Nick 07-578-5802 TAURANGA RAMBLERS: Malcolm 07-544-2369 or Rod Taylor 07576-4207 TAURANGA TRAMPERS NETWORK: Natalie Bird 07-576-0016 TAURANGA TRAMPING CLUB: Christine Rawnsley 07-578-9984 PAK N BOOTS: Moya Hewson 07-575-7064

TE PUKE TE PUKE WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), 07-573-8306 WAIHI STRIDERS: Wednesday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 WAIHI STROLLERS: Friday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 WAIHI MONDAY TRAMPING: Monday (AM), Marie 07-863-4633 or Barry 07-863-4567

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: Wed (PM), Sunday (AM), Mike Sheely 06-843-7804, Ys WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, Napier, Barry 06-844-3929 or Nola 06-843-7912


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

NEW PLYMOUTH CARRINGTON WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Catherine McKee 06-753-3254 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), Marlene 06-758-8749 or Marilyn 06-757-2022 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

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

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


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

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




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



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


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

WHANGAMATA 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




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

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





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

BRIDGET ROBERTSHAWES STUDIO OF FITNESS: Saturday (AM), (BIA), Bridget, 06-877-5285 FLAXMERE WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BI), Maisy 06-879-7077 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (I), Eddy 06-876-3371 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (PM), (BI), Templey 06-8730971 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Jane 06877-0017 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jeanette 06877-2114 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Lyn 06-8777886 KIWI SENIORS: Eana Young 06-845-9333 x 708 RUN WALK HAWKES BAY: Wed (PM), Sunday (AM), Doug Clark 06878-2785,

KATIKATI KATIKATI TRAMPING CLUB: fortnightly weekends (AM), Barry Denton 07-863-4597

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 GROUP: First Monday of month, (AM), John Looney 07-315-5507

ROTORUA CROSS COUNTRY WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), (A), 07 347-8945

NAPIER AHURIRI WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (I), Beverly Gillies 06-843-

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

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 WANGANUI CLUB GOLD: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), Karen Buckholt 06-349-2315 WANGANUI MILLENNIUM WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM), Darol Pointon 06-345-3137

WAVERLEY SPORT WANGANUI CLUB GOLD: (AM), (BIA), Betty Morrison 06346-5613

OHAKUNE SPORT WANGANUI CLUB GOLD: Mondays (AM), Kerry Young 06385-4055

MARTON SPORT WANGANUI 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, 06354-3342 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

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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 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


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 WALKING & TRAMPING CLUB: Allison 04-563-6661

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 THURSDAY WALKERS: Thursday, email, kapitithursdaywalkers KAPITI JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Pam Childs 04-9021754 KAPITI WANDERERS: Tuesday (alt), email:, kapitiwanderers MONDAY WALKERS: Monday, Reg Goodsell 04-904-7558, or Steve Golledge 04-904-5904 SPORT KAPITI THURSDAY WALKERS: Thursday (AM), 04-296-9022




WALKING GROUP RECREATIONAL: Edna Patrick, 06-377-4338 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

BLENHEIM 50 PLUS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Colin 03-572-9423 or Joan 03-578-1922 PICTON WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Claire 03-573-7991



MARTINBOROUGH WALKING GROUP: Barbara Behrent 06-3069226


WELLINGTON WELLINGTON BROOKLYN WALKERS: Edith, 04-384-6799 BUGGY WALKING GROUP: First Thursday of month (AM), FOREST & BIRD: 04-567-7271 ORIENTAL BAY WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Christine Blakely 04-3836276 MT VICTORIA WALKING GROUP: Euan Harris 04-384-4770 WALK WAINUI: Monday (AM), (BIA), Shirley 04-564-6179 ISLAND BAY WALKING GROUP: Community Resource Centre, Island Bay, 04-383-7464 WALKING FOR LIFE: Lynne Waring, Miramar KARORI WALKING GROUP: Mavis Shaw, Kelburn KARORI ARTS & CRAFT WALKING GROUP: 04-934-8630 KANDALLAH CORNERSTONE WALKERS: Monday (AM) 04-479-5420 MIRAMAR WALKING GROUP: 04-388-1944 NEWLANDS COMMUNITY HOUSE WALKING: Tuesday (AM), 04-4788799 TARARUA TRAMPING CLUB: WEA MIDWEEK WALKERS: Hanna Harwood WELLINGTON WEDNESDAY WALKERS: 04-388-1988 WELLINGTON CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: 04-934-4729 WELLINGTON HARRIER ATHLETIC CLUB: Saturday (PM) mid March to mid October, (BIA), Veronica Gould WELLINGTON MARATHON CLINIC: Sunday (AM), (BIA), Toni 04478-9201 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 04-586-4088 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: Jenny Raymond, 04-569-6232 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


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MOTUEKA FIFTY PLUS WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Nora Morris 03-528-6290

NELSON NELSON STRIDERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (PM), (BI), Averil West, 03-548-3655 NELSON KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), 03-548-1126 WAKEFIELD WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Lou Manson, 03541-8414 TAHUNA KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), 03-548-1126 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), 03-9418999 AVON LOOP/CITY KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (B), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 AVONSIDE KIWI SENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jan 03-389-2755 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, 03-3882593 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 03351-6681 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 03-338-3826 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), Pauline 03-385-9947 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 12 hour flat walks, John van Herpt, 03-980-5664 HEI HEI WALKERS: Thursday, Lee Tuki 03-373-8150 HERITAGE WALKS: Tuesday, (PM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HERITAGE WALKS: Thursday, (AM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HOON HAY KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Barbara 03-3388306 KAIAPOI WALKERS GROUP: Tuesday, Wednesday (AM), Lyane Graham 03-327-5679 KAIAPOI NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Trudy Blakey 03-327-4457 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, 23 surburban groups plus rural locations, Sport Canterbury 0800-228-483 LAMBDA DAY TRAMPERS: every second Sunday, (BI), social group for gays and lesbians of all ages, Helen Davies 03-332-8724 LINWOOD AVENUE WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Thursday (AM) (B), 03-389-5303 LINWOOD KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), Phyl 03-389-6130 LYTTELTON WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Lyttlelton, (BI), Ada Goodwin 03-328-7235 MAIREHAU LADIES PROBUS, Tuesday, Leah 03-385-6310 MARYVILLE KIWISENIORS:: Monday (AM), Valmai 03-377-8742 MERIVALE KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), June 03-355-8703 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



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5638 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 03-348-9351 ROWLEY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Lee Tuki 03-373-8150 ROVER HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM) (BI), Steve Mitchell 03-3488195 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 03-337-1436 SOUTH CHRISTCHURCH/SYDENHAM WALKERS: Sunday (AM) (IA), Ray 03-332-0555 ST PETERS WALKING GROUP: Monday (PM), Thursday (PM) (BIA), Audrey 03-348-9157 SUNSHINE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM), 03-389-1982 SPORTY SINGLES: Saturday, Sunday, (BI), Llolyd 03-323-6232 TUESDAY TREKKERS CLUB: Tuesday, (AM), Necia Sullivan 03-3389035 TOWER TRAMPING & WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, (IA), Dave Bates 03-332-6233, Sunday, Yvonne van Eerden 03-339-0751 WAINONI/AVONSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES: Thursday (AM), 03389-2285 WALKIE TALKIES WALKING GROUP: Thursday, (B), members mainly from Burwood United and St Kentigerns Parish, John 03-981-9994 WOMEN WALK: Wednesday and weekends, throughout Canterbury not in city area, (BIA), Pauline Cara 03-384-1921 XY’s WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Maureen Ryder 03-383-1226 or Alison Jarvis 03-338-2678 “Y’s WALKERS” (YMCA): Tuesday, Thursday, (BIA), City YMCA, 03366-0689, 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), 03-94128999

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 ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB: 1st Sunday and 2nd Wednesday of month, (AM), Diane Milne 03- 303-6250 METHERN & DISTRICT TRAMPING CLUB: Helen 03-308-7011 MT SOMERS TRACKS: Warren Jowett 03-303-0880, MT SOMERS WALKWAY: Marilyn & Bruce Gray 03-303-0809 PACIFIC ISLAND WALKING GROUP: Ashburton Domain, Torika Patterson 03-308-5868 ST DAVIDS WALKING GROUP: Barbara Lischner 03-308-5174, WALKING GROUP: Eileen Ward 03-307-0475 WALKING GROUP: Ethel Powell 03-308-9662


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


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 HARRIER & WALKERS CLUB: Saturday (PM), April to October, John Thampson 03-448-7244, ALEXANDRA WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Ngaire Turnball, 03-448-8726

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

WANAKA WANAKA WALKING Group: Monday (February - Mid-December (AM), (BI), Marion Barnett 03-443-1780

SOUTHLAND INVERCARGILL 60’S UP WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Len Johnston, 03-231-3372, Don Todd, 03-217-5931 YMCA WOMEN’S WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Joan Sutherland, 03-218-8738 BNZ ACTIVE WALKERS: Thursday, Ann Robbie 03-211-2150,

GORE BNZ ACTIVE WALKERS: 3rd Tuesday, Susie Burrows 03-208-3846, HOKONUI TRAMPING CLUB: Margaret Hughes 03-208-7053

NORTHERN SOUTHLAND BNZ ACTIVE WALKERS: 2nd and 4th Thursday, Ann Robbie 03211-2150,

TE ANAU BNZ ACTIVE WALKERS: Wednesday, Ann Robbie 03-211-2150,

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

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

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

Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012







A dropoff, a 4-6 hour Walk, a Hot Shower & Spa, an amazing Dinner, Bed & breakfast.

Two or Three Day Unguided Coast Walk Whangarei Heads, Northland, N.Z. Private and public tracks, ocean and harbour beaches Return to new, purpose-built accommodation each night Fabulous, fresh food Only three hours from Auckland CBD Check out our specials on-line

Phone: 09 434 0571

Where: Out in the Styx Cafe at Pukeatua, Waikato (40 mins from Hamilton)



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

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.

Sally & Jim Kemp 07 3253609 or

Bookings essential: call us for a brochure

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



How about a tramping weekend in the beautiful Bay of Islands? Gather your friends together and head North to The Bay of Islands Country Lodge where you will be treated to two 2-3 hour guided tramps through the Puketi Kauri Forest and along the Haruru Falls track to Waitangi with a Devonshire tea party awaiting you at the end. You will arrive and check in Saturday at around 12 pm then set off for the first of your walks through the magical Puketi forest ending up at the Waipapa River. That night you will be treated to a BBQ dinner and get together back at the Motel before spending the night in one of our newly re furbished rooms. Sunday morning you will wake up to a continental breakfast in your room then set off to the Haruru waterfalls to walk the lovely scenic track to Waitangi. Your guides Laraine Chase former competitive triathlete and Ironman and Ed Lyman former rugby player will look after you, not only out on the tracks, but back at their motel too.


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PRICE: $140 per person, minimum 2 people. You may wish to stay the Friday night also, cost $50 per person

Bookings essential 0800 4 country - Situated 10 minutes from Kerikeri and Paihia on 6 acres of garden and lawn with spa and pool.



Step iinto the 1RUWK,VODQG·V+HDUW« Lake Waikaremoana, Whirinaki, Tongariro NEW ʹ Coromandel 4 day Walk


Great Group Deals & Piggy Back Special ʹ Kids go FREE! Ask for details

Kawakawa Station Coastal Walk

Ph: 0800 WALK NZ



Akitio-Glenora Walk

Unguided 2 or 4 day walks

- New Zealands newest private walk, our best kept secret * October to March/April * Groups 4 - 8 people



Spectacular northern Wairarapa countryside, coastal & Native bush.

Walk with us on these Top Tracks Small Groups, Great Guides, Great Stories

Phone: 06 374 3513 for bookings (evenings) Email:

Our portering system makes it easy

Please tell our advertisers you saw it advertised in Walking New Zealand magazine.



Whareama Coastal Walk


Ph: 06 307 8989 E:

John Croxford, Takaka

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


“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.

This is a stimulating and breath-taking 2-night 2-day fully catered walk over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. Price from $270 pp. Please see website for details: 114 Langdale Road, RD 12, Masterton Phone: 06-372-3722 - Email:

Please tell our advertisers you saw it advertised in Walking New Zealand magazine. CANTERBURY

Guided hikes along New Zealand’s wilderness coastline.


For further information contact: Carol or Dave Digby

Phone 06-765-7482 (evenings) email: website: MARLBOROUGH QUEEN Charlotte Track Service - contact Endeavour Express phone 03-573-5456, email

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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

The Kaikoura Trail is an exciting four-day guided walking and cycling experience that runs from the inland township of Waiau to the stunning coastal village of Kaikoura. Your tour includes an experienced guide, quality accommodation, transport and great local cuisine! Call now for a FREE DVD and information pack Freephone: 0800 377 378 Email: Level 1, 1 Radcliffe Road Northwood Supa Centre, Christchurch

To advertise in Walking New Zealand magazine contact Michelle 06-358-5088, 021-707-015 or email 58 Walking Walking New New Zealand, Zealand, issue issue no no 173 173 -- 2012 2012 58

Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012




Walking New Zealand, issue no 173 - 2012

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Lots of interesting New Zealand and overseas walks: Lake Hakanoa Walkway, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Korokoro Walkway, Ruamahanga River B...