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NEW ZEALAND’S RECREATION WALKING MAGAZINE

ISSUE No 183 - 2013

Great Walks

APRIL

The Abel Tasman Coastal Track

weather forecast

Podiatry:

Knee pain

Overseas Walk:

Crete’s Samaria Gorge

with walking up and down stairs

a most spectacular walk

New Zealand walk:

Walking on a beach section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Photo

Manawatu Gorge’s new loop track

by Department of Conservation

New Zealand Walks:

Urupukapuka Island an unspoiled paradise www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

New Zealand walks

Church Bay Track an island art trail

NZ $6.90 inc GST

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CONTENTS Issue No 183 - 2013

4 Walk Talk 6 Great Walks: The Abel Tasman Coastal Walk 11 Event: Te Araroa Kids mark their achievement 12 Event: Great Barrier Island W alking F estival Walking Festival 14 Event: Rotorua Marathon - oldest in Oceania 15 New Zealand Walk: New loop track opens in Manawatu Gorge 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand Walks: Whananaki Coast W alkway Walkway and Tutukaka Lighthouse 22 New Zealand Walk: Church Bay T rack an island art Track trail 26 New Zealand Walk: Urupukapuka Island: an unspoiled paradise 28 Overseas Walk: Maroochy W etland Sanctuary Wetland 30 Event: Taieri Gorge R ail W alk Rail Walk 32 Overseas Walk: Crete’s Samaria Gorge - a most spectacular walk 34 Event:BIG BIG W ALK aims to keep Kiwi kids on track WALK 35 Podiatry: Knee pain with walking up or down stairs 36 Overseas walks and tours 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 Event: Striders Super Seven Series 40 Window on Waitakere: Helping hand 40 Event: Sunrise Walk for Hospice 40 Health: Advice for a man doing an ultra marathon 42 Overseas Walks: Exploring Ireland’s Sk ellig Islands Skellig 44 New Zealand coming events 48 Overseas coming events 50 Contents for previous 14 issues 51 Weather forecast for April 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout NZ 56 Country Breaks 60 Hastings Half Marathon

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WALKING New Zealand Published Monthly PUBLISHER/EDITOR: Frank Goldingham: Phone 06-358-6863 CONTRIBUTORS: Ken Ring, Gary Moller, Kay Lindley, Rachel Carle, Herb Christophers, Andrew Healey, Miriam Beatson, Jenness Reeve, Maxine Stringer and Jill Worrall ADVERTISING MANAGER: Michelle Smith 06-358-5088, 021-707-015 Email:michelle@walkingnewzealand.co.nz COMING EVENTS ADVERTISING: Frank Goldingham 0800-walking (925-546) Email walkingnz@xtra.co.nz SUBSCRIPTIONS:phone 0800-925-546 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: New Zealand Residents; 24 issues $132.50 posted, 12 issues $69.50 posted 6 issues $41.40 posted Australia: 12 issues: $130.00 Rest of World: $170.00 NEWSAGENT DISTRIBUTION: Gordon & Gotch (NZ Ltd WALKING NEW ZEALAND LTD, P O Box 1922, Palmerston North Telephone 06-358-6863 - Fax 06-358-6864 E-Mail: walkingnz@xtra.co.nz Website: www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz The information and views expressed by contributors are not necessarily agreed to by the editor or publisher, and while every effort will be made to ensure accuracy, no responsibility will be taken by the editor or publisher for inaccurate information.

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Free Apps on Wellington City parks and walks One of the great things about Wellington is that it's never far from the city to the hills, the beach or to a park. Now Wellington's parks are as close as your smartphone. Their free mobile apps can help you explore Wellington's outdoor spaces In time for some summer exploring, a free My Parx smartphone app now includes information on a selection of Wellington's parks and beaches. My Parx is a mobile app that lets you explore using your iPhone or Android phone. It shows you the parks closest to you and how to get there. It displays the facilities you'll find there, and tells you about key features and the history of the area. Over 10 different parks can already be found on the app, with more to come. Explore Mount Victoria, Te Ahumairangi Hill, Mount Kau Kau and the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park and the coastal reserves of Owhiro Bay, Scorching Bay and Oriental Bay. For more information on Wellington's parks and to download the My Parx mobile application, go to: http://myparx.com/go/ app/ Popular Parks You can also explore Wellington's tracks and walkways using a free Welly Walks iPhone application. The application features our major walkways: City to Sea, Eastern, Northern, Skyline and Southern Walkway. All the walks have images, maps and instructions on how to get around. Wellington City Council maintains a network of walkways which connect people with open spaces and parks. They are great places to relax, to access other facilities and open space areas, and even to commute to work or to visit another part of the city. To download the Welly Walks iPhone application, download brochures about the major walkways, or to find out more about our reserves, go to : http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/ walkways/index.html.

claim ownership of the child. The assurance comes after a number of joke signs have appeared at department huts in national parks this summer. Another, that could cause consternation to those taking Photo by Antony Hamel more than a short walk in the bush says: “Please do not defecate in our National Parks”. Department spokesman Herb Christophers said the signs, which have been made to look like official notices, were obviously a “light-hearted joke” but were also “a slight annoyance”. “We obviously have a number of things we have to deal with, but really, they are silly and we do have to take the signs down because they aren’t official,” he said.

Trailwalker United Kingdom 2013 Thinking of setting yourself a goal for 2013? Then Trailwalker UK may be the challenge for you. The event, which describes itself as ‘The UK’s number one team challenge’ involves walking 100km in a team of four non-stop from Petersfield to Brighton, largely along the South Downs Way. Having gone from strength to strength since being introduced in 2003 over 500 teams now take part each year meaning a fantastic atmosphere from start to finish. What makes this challenge so unique is that the Queen’s Gurkha Signals run the logistics, so you’re in the capable hands of Gurkhas for the entire time – who better to look after you? To find out more about the event and order a free event brochure visit www.oxfam. org.uk/trailwalker Advertisement.

Find pub walks on your iPhone For the past few months Walkingworld (an English based walking organisation) have been wor king with leading Northern brewer Thwaites to create an iPhone app that marries together their favourite pastimes walking and visiting the pub. The new app brings together the 8,000 members of the Cask Marque quality beer scheme, Thwaites’ own database of pubs serving Wainwright ale, and the 6,000+ Walkingworld walks. The app locates pubs within half a mile of a walk, whether it’s at the start of the route or somewhere in the middle. Pub walks can be found based on walk type, length and proximity to a chosen search point.

Subscribe today to Walking New Zealand and be in to win this magnificent book The Department of Conservation have given us three copies of Craig Potton’s Classic Walks of New Zealand, a book that feature some of the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand to give a way.. Each month and this is the last month a new subscriber or a current subscriber will win this book. Subscribe now on the form to the left and be in to win .

Prizewinners The winners of the this month’s Walking New Zealand promotion are: Classic Walks book - Maxine Stringer, Dargaville and a six month subscription extension to Walking New Zealand magazine, Robyn Ford, Devonport Auckland. Congratulations to you both.

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New Waiheke eco-tourism experience includes a bush walk A tourism venture on Waiheke Island combines spectacular vistas, high flying adventure and interpretive walks through pristine native bush. EcoZip Adventures provides adventure and education with a new zipline eco-tourism exper ience at the top of Waiheke’s scenic Trig Hill. EcoZip Adventures managing director Gavin Oliver says the experience will fill a gap in the Auckland tourism scene and give visitors another reason to stay longer in Auckland and include a trip to Waiheke Island as part of their stay. “Auckland Mayor Len Brown noted last year that on average touristsn spends only one-and-a-half nights in Auckland,” says Oliver. “Overseas visitors head to other centres to find adventure or immerse themselves in New Zealand’s incredible outdoor environment. We know you can do those things right here in Auckland and have created a new opportunity for outdoor adventure”. Three dual ziplines each spanning over 200m in length, will allow two people to ride side by side on soaring journeys above vineyards and the tree top canopy, down into pristine native bush featuring mature indigenous trees and ferns and natural streams surrounded by birdlife. Visitors will then make their way via the boardwalks and walking tracks, with interpretive information boards about the flora and fauna, back up through regenerating and original 300 year old bush to the purpose-built visitor centre. The experience will last between two and a half and three hours, including shuttles from the ferry, and appeals to a wide audience from age eight to 88. Oliver says EcoZip Adventures Waiheke Island is more an environmental adventure experience than a thrill-seeker’s ride, “There are countless exhilarating adventure attractions around New Zealand from bungee jumps to jet boats. What EcoZip has created is a chance for anyone to get up close and personal with our native bush, to see it literally from new angles”.

Australia’s premier Half Marathon More than 20,000 people from all over Australia are expected to converge on the streets of Sydney on Sunday, May 19 to compete in Australia’s largest and most prestigious half marathon, The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. The one lap 21.1km course weaves its way around the city highlighting spectacular landmarks such as the iconic Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Pyrmont Peninsula. This year, the prestigious event introduces an exciting new relay element to cater for people of different running capabilities. The relay consists of teams of two and is split into a 7km and a 14km leg. In 2012, the event raised more than $1 million and this year’s fundraising amount is set to be even bigger.

In memory of Russell Brown On January 12th a group of trampers from ‘Pack n Boots ‘in Tauranga headed up to Nikau Flats Hut in the Waioeka Gorge. Just before they reached the hut, Russell Brown slipped, and fell about 10 metres striking his head on a rock. He died instantly. Russell was one of the most positive, energetic and motivated Trampers you could ever meet and he will be sorely missed, as a fellow tramper and a good friend. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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Abel Tasman Coast Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and coastal forest, the Abel Tasman Coast Track really has it all. Choose to walk the whole track (54.4km) or water taxi or kayak between different locations at any time of the year for between three to five days.

Above: Riders and their horses along a wide sandy beach on Golden Bay.

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Abel Tasman National Park (established in 1942) is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. It also has a mild climate and is a good place to visit at any time of the year. Location: At 22,530 hectares Abel Tasman is New Zealand's smallest national park. It is located at the top of the South Island; the nearest towns are Motueka, Takaka and Kaiteriteri. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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Above: Kayaks rafted up.

The following day, the skipper dropped us off around the coast in Awaroa Inlet, just as the tide was at its lowest, and we ran across to Bark Bay and back. Having enjoyed it so much, we repeated the idea the next day and got dropped off at Bark Bay and ran to Anchorage and back. The gaps in those runs frustrated me for years until I finally got around to doing the track properly instead of having to always explain how I’d only done the bits in the middle! Either way you travel, the best thing to do is to organise a water taxi at Marahau at the south end of the track to get you to or from Tötaranui at the top end of the coastal section of the walk. What was once an area of gorse covered hills near Marahau is now giving way to regenerating native plants as the community takes responsibility for looking after the natural heritage of the region. There are pockets of private land dotted throughout the National

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ome years ago when I visited the Abel Tasman Track, I was in a yacht. Our trip started at the very top of the track at Wainui Bay and we went ashore to explore the sights. At the top end of the track it is less used and the character of the track and the landscape reflects that. A quick trot to the top of Taupo Hill gave us a quick look at the rugged top of the National Park and an appetite to explore the place further. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

Park and in places, the track goes close to these sought after sites which are now held in families from generation to generation. The typical views of this gem of a Great Walk are of golden sand, turquoise sea and blue skies and those views seem perpetual. I have never really seen it any different. In spite of visiting it at various times of the year from summer to Easter to mid-winter, the quality shines through every time. That’s the beauty of this place; it’s open all year round, unlike some Great Walks which close during the winter because of safety concerns. Altitude is not a word that comes to mind either when talking about the Abel Tasman Track. The gentle nature of the track is within the capabilities of a wide spectrum of the community but the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. A great way to enjoy the track apart from the stunning landscapes is to keep an ear and eye out for the bird life. There are the usual suspects but there is also the added value of shore birds and coastal species like gannets

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Above: A Beach walk on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

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Below: A group of hikers enjoy a beach walk on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


Above: Relaxing at Stu’s lookout! Below: A bridge crosses a wetland area.

and cormorants. There is the occasional migratory bird from Alaska or Siberia like godwits and the tantalising sight of pelagic seabirds just out of range beyond the breakers. Back on shore, watch out for your gear around the inquisitive weka! Seals on the island s off shore make their presence known and on your way in the water taxi, you are bound to encounter some of these friendly marine mammals that are making a general comeback after being taken close to extinction throughout New Zealand in the 1800’s.

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Above: An information sign on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

Abel Tasman Coast Track The rhythm of your walk on the track is dictated by the tides in Tasman Bay. At Awaroa and at Torrent Bay, it is possible to cut your travel time considerably by wading across the warm tidal inlets when the tides allow. So, the choice of footwear becomes quite an issue and if you are wearing heavier boots, it’s a case of stowing them in your pack to keep dr y and going barefoot in the golden sands. If you miss the estuary crossing, there is the option of walking around the inlets which still gets you where you are going but the essence of the Abel Tasman tack is in its tactile interface. It’s about sand between your toes.

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Te Araroa Kids mark their achievement In December, Mary Hansen - a Te Araroa section walker - was accompanied from Kerikeri to Paihia by her two grandchildren, Jack (4) and Liz (6). Mary reports on the big adventure below: e left Te Aroha on Sunday 16th of December with very excited children, 4yr old grandson Jack, his 6yr old sister Liz and my daughter Jane driving the station wagon. Next afternoon we set off from Kerikeri at the famous Stone Store, the beginning of my next section of Te Araroa, everyone was excited about walking a part of the trail. We enjoyed the walk over a grassy hill then onto Inlet Road, where there were gardens full of more tropical flowers than we see down here and the lifestyle blocks gradually became big ger as did the livestock, some had clydesdale and carrige horses that appealed to my equine physio daughter and young Liz. We had lovely views across farmland to the Kerikeri inlet, and the kids were really enjoying it. Jack had a wee ride in his Mum’s pack and a snooze. We were making good time so had an afternoon tea break at a paddock gateway and the kids had fun in the long grass, very soon we reached the forestry gateway that our friends were bringing our car to. We explored the possibilitiy of camping on the edge of the forest but it was very stony and there appeared to be an open grassy area beside the road, apparently a shared driveway to several lifestyle blocks away down the hill. We had a picnic tea there and asked people arriving home from work if we were ok there

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and it seemed it is happily used as a carpark by walkers and cyclists using the forest tracks. We camped there by the road and heard a few showers in the night. Regardless of the drizzly rain after breakfast my daughter and the kids were keen to get walking. As arranged, the people from the Olive Grove Camp, just past Waitangi, came and picked up our car and gear before 9.00am saying they were confident we would reach them around 2.00pm. We took photos and hiked off uphill into the forest. The drizzle continued all the way through the forestry but we just kept walking, no-one wanted to stop, except to nibble at scroggin and have a wee drink, Jack hitched a ride with his Mum and went to sleep for a while, Liz was happy to keep walking but didn’t like being wet. The misty clouds spoilt the views so we didn’t bother going up Mt Bledisloe and eventually we walked through native bush before emerging onto open farmland and the road to Waitangi. The weather cleared and it was a pleasant walk to the Treaty grounds, we were too wet to visit the buildings but we found a sheltered corner and had a picnic lunch and an icecream. After a nice break we headed off along the road, crossed the bridge, passed the Marae and turned up Puketona Road to the camp arriving about 2.30pm! We laid out the tents to dry, enjoyed a hot spa and changed into nice dry clothes. After setting up camp we went down to the beach and enjoyed a sunny picnic tea from ”Chippies Takeaways” at the old ship and the kids had a lovely time on the beach. They

Above: Jack and Liz and Mary Hansen at a Te Araroa sign.

had enough energy to build a big sandcastle and Jack chased seagulls for ages while Liz collected beautifull shells. It was a great experience. The children slept well, as they had each night, and we awoke to better weather. Wednesday we packed up and drove to the beach where the children and I set out for Paihia, mother going ahead in the car. We found a playground, explored its options and continued for a while until Jane picked up the children and I continued to walk, they stopped at a beach just before Opua and Liz accompanied me for a while then they went on and waited for me at the Opua wharf where Jack found people fishing. Mission accomplished and fun was had by all! It was a great break away from home and maybe the first of many trips, the children love walking in the bush here on Mt Te Aroha but this was an adventure, thanks to Te Araroa! Below: Jack and Liz are presented their Te Araroa certificates by proud grandma Mary.

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More than walking at island walking festival You can’t have too much of a good thing! reat Barrier Island is pushing the boat out for their walking festival, 12-14 April. There will be options for evening entertainment as well as alternatives if you need a break from walking! There are just a few places left on this very special inaugural event. Don’t just book for the Great Barrier Island walking festival, stay for the whole week. That is what locals are inviting you to do. They say that Great Barrier Island has dozens of walks, beaches to discover and stories to be heard. That three days of walking

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festival is the perfect introduction and if you want more you better come for the whole week! ‘Come early, leave late or both’ is the advice of walks co-ordinator Jo Reilly of Envirokiwi. ‘Maybe hire a car and do some exploring either side of the festival, you just can’t have too much of a good thing!’ The Irish Pub at Tryphena has an open mic night on Thursday 11 April. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get together, join in or just enjoy the local talent and community spirit. Evening meals (a la carte and blackboard menus) from 5.30pm and the entertainment starts at 8pm. The pub also has lovely Backpacker accommodation. For those who don’t wish to spend every moment walking you could walk Saturday morning and skip the afternoon session and have lunch at Café Motu in Okiwi. Great food, arguably best coffee on the island and a lovely setting. Only a short stroll to lovely native bush reserve with picnic tables under stunning mature puriri, totara, nikau groves and lovely little stream. The festival bus will do a pick up on the way back from the coastal walk if you decide to do this. There is a lunchtime break at Port Fitzroy on Saturday for walkers who are taking the half day options. The Hub burger bar will be open with delicious chips, burgers and more as well as the local store for a range of general grocery options and a coffee machine. Saturday afternoon, the buses will stop (from approximately 5-6pm) at the Aotea Community Art gallery in Claris where a www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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Wooden steps make the climb a little easier. Photo by Andris Apse

walkers market will be in full swing. There will be light meal options as well as arts and crafts and various other stalls. Sealink has put together some great travel and accommodation packages check out their website http://www.sealink.co.nz/greatbarrier-island-guide/play/events.html. For more information about the Great Barrier walking festival www.greatbarrierwalkfest.org

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Above left: The start of the 2012 event. Above right: The finish line is not far now!

Rotorua Marathon oldest in Oceania

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he 49th Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon will take place on Saturday 4 th of May on the scenic and challenging course around Lake Rotorua. This event is an iconic feature in the New Zealand running and walking calendar and recently won an AIMS award for the oldest marathon in Oceania, one year from the 50th anniversary. The Rotorua Marathon was first established in 1965 by the Rotorua Athletic Club as the ‘Fletcher.’ A field of 16 competitors started the event, with only 11 completing it. The Fletcher group remained sponsor of the event for 35 years. The 25th anniversary of the event in 1989 saw a record field of 6364 entries and was a ‘runners only’ event. The Rotorua Marathon Survivors Club recognizes those who have completed 15 plus Rotorua Marathons was incepted in 1993 and has since seen membership steadily grow to 444. Colin Smyth (Mr Rotorua Marathon) has 47 Rotorua finishes to his name, while a number have 30 plus finishes including Verna Cook-Jackson who has completed 32. While walkers have taken part in the event for years; a specific ‘walkers’ grade was only officially introduced in 2004. Walkers are now an integral and growing part of the event with both competitive and recreational walkers taking on the lake each year. The weekend running festival in 2013 will also include a half marathon, quarter marathon and 5.5km fun run/walk. These events are a great start for those who are aiming to

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complete the full circuit of the Lake in the 50th anniversary event in 2014. The Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust Half Marathon (21.1km) will have a new course for 2013. The half marathon option was introduced in 2011 and has been so popular it has outgrown its previous course capacity. Half Marathon competitors will now start with the other events outside the Rotorua Energy Events Centre in the Government Gardens. Asics Quarter Marathon (10.5km) and 5.5km Fun Run/Walk competitors will wind their way through the famous ‘Sulphur flats’ and return back along the same route as the marathon, to finish through the historic Prince’s Gate archway. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in these

events. All competitors this year will receive a substantial goodie bag, the chance to win one of the numerous spot prizes on offer, first aid and event support, online certificate, plus the opportunity to visit the Asics Sports Expo for some fantastic shopping bargains. Marathon and Half marathon competitors also receive a souvenir Asics event shirt. Merit prizes in the form of training awards are on offer to the first three male and female marathon runners across the finish line. – 1st $3,000, 2nd $2,000 and 3rd $1,000. Trophies and merit prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female Competitive Walkers in open and veteran grades. Visit www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz for event information, or to enter online.

Below: Two proud medal winners from the 2012 event.

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The view of the Manawatu on the western side from Tom’s lookout. The city of Palmerston North is to the left.

New loop track opens in Manawatu Gorge

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he new Tawa Track at the western end of Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve is now open, having over 700 people walked as at the end of January. The 4.1 km loop track starting at the Ashhurst end of the Manawatu Gorge Scenic reserve caters for those who want to get their heart rate up and walk for under two hours, without having to follow the same route back they went in. Although this new option has been on the Department of Conservation’s long-term business plan for some time, it was bumped up the queue by the access track cut through the reserve for the New

The start of the walk at the Ashhurst end of the gorge with an information kiosk, and picnic table. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

DOC ranger Duncan Toogood inspects the Tawa Track during construction. Photo by Kelly Stratford, Department of Conservation.

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New loop track opens in Manawatu Gorge Above: The top of the slip with the new lookout.

Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to work on a massive slip that closed the road through the Manawatu Gorge for a year. The new Tawa Track loop branches off the main track about 500m into the walk, meandering up and around the southern edge of the reserve. Some stunning views across Palmerston

North can be had from a lookout about halfway around, known as Tom’s lookout after neighbouring landowner and passionate advocate of the Manawatu Gorge Restoration Project, Tom Shannon. The track eventually heads along the NZTA access-way until it meets up with the original Manawatu Gorge Track. At this junction, walkers can turn right to continue on towards the eastern end of the

track, go straight ahead to venture down to the tentatively named ‘Big Slip Lookout’ built by the NZTA, or turn left and head back down the main track to the Ashhurst carpark. Temporary signage to mark the start of the Tawa Track has been installed, but there is currently no signage at the top junction. Signs have been ordered and will be installed as soon as DOC receives final approval to open the track to the ‘Big Slip Lookout.

Looking down to the road below, show ing just how big and high the slip was that closed the gorge road in 2010.

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A walker stops to admire a large totara tree.

Above: The steps down to the slip lookout. Below: The Tawa Track wanders along the western side.

The first lookout on the eastern side looks out over the Manawatu River.

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Above: A December stroll along the Freehold Creek track at Lake Ohau, when our native Beech Mistletoe is flowering. Photo by Doreen Batchelor, Waimate. Right: A photo from our 3 day “Walk Gisborne”, our spectacular walking adventure. Photo by Lucie Houben, Te Aroha.

These are the winners of this month’s photos in our Digital Photo Contest. Congratulations to the following who each receive a six month subscription, or six month subscription extension t o Wa l k i n g N e w Z e a l a n d magazine.

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

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

Email your entries to: walkingnz@xtra.co.nz with subject line “Walking New Zealand Photo Contest” Only EMAILED entries will be accepted.

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Above left: Bea Munday and Phil Newman walking through the majestic redwoods at Hamurana Springs, Rotorua. Photo by Frances Newman, Rotorua.

Above right: Photo taken during a walk at Shakespeare Regional Park at the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. You can see Tiritiri Matangi Island in the back ground and the Coromandel Peninsula beyond. Photo by Franco Sessa, Manly, Whangaparaoa.

Right: Pam Greene on the stile and Gail Downward. Photo taken Tuesday 20th November 2012 on the Kaikoura Coastal Track, by Heather Rowlands, Kirwee, Canterbury.

Your favourite walk could win a free subscription We are looking for readers’ favourite walks. Many of us go out regularly walking on a route which we class as our favourite, for a number of reasons. Perhaps because for it’s scenery, it’s safe, it’s challenging, it’s flat, it’s hilly, it’s varied, or for whatever reason. We would like you to tell us in your own words what is you favourite walk and why. Email us a story from say 250 up to 1200 words including a photo or photos. We will now give you a FREE subscription (six months or more, depending on the article), or extension to Walking New Zealand magazine for walks published. You can also post an article to Walking New Zealand, Freepost 78863, P O Box 1922, Palmerston North, or fax 06-358-6864. If sending a photo by email please make sure photo is in high resolution one. (ie taken with a 4.0 mega pixel camera in high resolution mode.

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By Maxine Stringer

Lunch time with a great view. Photo by Viv.

Whananaki Coast walkway and Tutukaka Lighthouse Whananaki Coastal Walkway Twenty two west coast trampers from the Dargarville Tramping Group set off from Dargaville at 8am to take on the east coast. How were we going to do this first tramp and sort out cars and people so we all know what's happening? I know, I'll call on Viv Trounson to sort it all out. Thank you Viv for

Time for a group photo.

coordinating this. It was decided to leave three cars with 11 people starting at the Whananaki South end and three cars with 11 people starting at the Sandy Bay end. The two groups would meet at the Capitaine Bougainviele Monument for lunch. I'm with the Sandy Bay group so my report is from this direction. Viv came from the other direction, therefore I have tried to slot the

photos in all the right places. And we're off....walking on a nice maintained metal road that winds in and out around hills for some distance. After walking on this road it then down grades to a metal and not maintained road for some distance and after walking on this road it downgrades to a single file dirt track which we are now more familiar with. We enter a pine forest section and wind our way up through the forest to the monument. We didn't have to wait long before the other group arrived. We had CB's so the

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two groups were able to keepin contact with each other. Lunch time and group photo time. You may be wondering what is so special about this monument. I shall explain......At dawn on the 3rd September 1975 during an easterly gale the French Freighter "Capitaine Bougainviele" caught fire and was abandoned off this coast. When a lifeboat capsized 16 persons lost their lives in the surf at Whananaki. The monument is in memory of the 16 who lost their lives. I cheated and took a photo of the wording on the monument. Time to move on, but first we had to swap car keys. All of the group walked together back to a point where we parted company and went on our separate way. We walked single file through a long grassy track, which winds it self along the coastal water front. We came across many old traditional rustic New Zealand baches or similar in need of repair. We find ourselves back onto a maintained road again until Whananaki. The whole highlight of getting to Whananaki is to walk over the 400 meter foot bridge to Whananaki North. We had better get a move on because the other group could be back to our cars and we are still exploring. We found our three borrowed cars and drove like rally car drivers (yea right) all the way back to where the others were waiting for us at Sandy Bay. Swapped car keys again and headed off to our next tramp.

up with 360 degree views. Spots like this are Viv Trounson for instigating these two tramps truly amazing and makes me feel privileged back in September and for his guidance yesterday. that I live in New Zealand. A well deserved drink, snack, rest. Going Top left: On their way to Whananaki. Photo back down was easy as. This tramp is popular by Mac. as we shared the track with quite a few others. Top right: Walking along the beach. Photo Viv. We got back to Dargaville at 6pm. What a great by Above:Walking along the hills on a day out. mettalled road. Photo by Viv. On behalf of the group I want to thank Below: A group photo where there are 360 degree views.

Photo by Viv.

Tutukaka Lighthouse Sixteen of us car ried on and did theTutukaka Lighthouse tramp as well. We thought since we came all this way, and the weather is perfect, let's just do it. A good wide grassy track until you come to 182 wooden steps down onto the beach and over rocks to the other side. This is not a track you would want to do if wet as it is clay under foot and would be very slippery. We climbed up and up and up until the top expecting to see a light house, like the one down at Pouto. Well, there was a light house but on a small scale, I think it is a light house for Peter Jackson's "Hobbits". The views were more than enough to make www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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mashed attendance records and a multiple award winner distinguish the 2013 headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition which wound up last month on Auckland’s Waiheke Island. More than 45,000 people walked the picturesque sculpture trail during the threeand-half-week biennial exhibition, up 40 per cent on 2011. And for the first time in its 10 year history the premier award winner’s sculpture has also been the most popular with visitors. Gregor Kregar’s imposing Pavilion Structure is the winner of the Lexus Premier Award also taking out the Fullers People’s Choice Award. Slovenia-born Kregar assembled building site detritus in a work described as “organic (and) having a bird’s nest quality”. He wins a cash grant of $20,000. Other winners include A play ‘Catwalk’ by

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Kazu Nakagawa and ‘Field Notes’ by Carolyn Williams, which each gained merit awards of $10,000 sponsored by Westpac and Gen-i. ‘Potrait of Traction and Transmission’ by David McCracken won the Parsons Brinckerhoff Award for Engineering Excellence , receiving $5,000. headland Sculpture on the Gulf chairman Stephen Tozer says it has been a great way to Above: The track with great views overlooking Martiata Bay. Right: The Church Bay Track with Gregor Kregar’s ‘The Pavilion’, in the background. Below second from left: Matthew Muir’s traditional NZ bach. Below left: David McCracken’s Portraint of traction and transmission. Opposite page left: Peter Lange’s “Every home should have one”. Opposite page right: Konstantin Dimopoulos’s “Beyond Good and Evil”.

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Left:Gina Ferguson’s “Sheep Track”. Above right: Sparkling blue waters in Martaitai Bay.

celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s biennial sculpture exhibition. “The figures show it has been a stellar year for the exhibition,” he says. “The financial support from sponsors, friends and patrons and local businesses has been considerably higher in 2013 and 45,000 people have walked the picturesque sculpture trail. “The event has had tremendous support from the media and a (number of sculptures sold), significantly more sculptures have been bought than ever before.” However, Mr Tozer says record attendance numbers and arts sales are only part of the headland story in 2013. “The major innovation this year has been the 700 square metre pavilion at Matiatia, which has proved a huge success. It’s a stylish structure, cleverly divided into a number of

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different spaces and featured a small sculpture gallery, a café restaurant and bars.” Mr Tozer says the objective for 2013 had been to offer visitors a wider taste of Waiheke. “Art, quality food and wine, and excellent service have proved a winning combination. A full programme of music featuring mostly Waiheke musicians has also played a major part, and look at the location, it’s stunning. “I think we’ve achieved our objective. Visitors have loved having somewhere to relax after the walk and the way the local community has also embraced the event has been great. From all the feedback we’ve had, I think everyone has found the exhibition itself, is better than ever,” Mr Tozer says. Kate and Mike Baverstock from Howick took in the trail on the event’s last day describing it as “fantastic, the best ever”. “This is the third one I’ve been to and it really has been the best ever; I’ll be back in two years that’s for sure,” Mrs Baverstock says.

Facts The headland Sculpture on the Gulf numbers (2011 in parenthesis): · Total visitors: 45,000 (30,000) · Number of sculptures sold: 9 · Highest price paid: $75,000 for Traction and Transmission by David McCracken · Total sculptures on trail: 30 · Length of trail: 2.5 kms.

The final weekend of headland Sculpture on the Gulf was particularly busy with Fullers putting on extra ferries at half hourly intervals instead of hourly. Thousands of people took advantage of Auckland’s glorious weekend weather to take the 45 minute ferry ride.. “See you in 2015,” Mr Tozer says. Left: Magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf from the Church Bay Track. Below: Carolyn Williams’s ‘Field Notes’.

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Above: Jeff Thomson’s “Knotty”.

Matiatia to Oneroa

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tart The Church Bay Track at Matiatia wharf and follow the path to the southern end of Matiatia Bay. Cross the footbridge, follow the track uphill to the lookout on Nick Johnstone Drive and along the coastal track to Te Miro Bay. Continue along the coast to Church Bay and when you get to the end follow the track along the fence line to the top of the hill towards Church Bay Road. Follow Church Bay Road through Alison Park to Oneroa village. If heading back to Matiatia, turn left into Ocean View Road and follow it to the wharf to enter Atawhai Whenua Reserve and follow the lower track along the edge of the wetland to Matiatia Bay. Time about two hours. Alternative routes Option one: Leave the track at Te Miro Bay and walk back to Oneroa via Nick Johnston Drive. This will cut the length of the walk by half an hour. Option two: If you are walking your dog, leave the track at the lookout at the top of Matiatia Bay. Follow the road to the end to reconnect with the track. Option three:Loop through Pio Rehutai Reserve at Church Bay Road. This will take you through the hills above Blackpool and Oneroa and links back to Church Bay Road. This will add half an hour to the walk. For a longer walk, from Church Bay Road walk up the private driveway with public access and take the loop back to Oneroa via Blackpool. At Blackpool there is also a loop track through Te Huruhi Reserve. Highlights are spectacular views, a Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand re-vegetation project and historic sites. Dogs are prohibited on one section of the walk, but it is possible to bypass this section if you use alternative route option one.

Above: Fatu Feu’u’s Waiheke Island Sway”. Below: Ray Haydon’s “Zenith”.

Below left: Sarah Brill’s ‘Wildfire’. Below right: Gregor Kregar’s ‘Pavillion Structure’.

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Looking down on a sandy beach on Urupukapuka Island.

Urupukapuka Island:

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walks that will be part of the inaugural Bay of Island’s Walking Weekend, to be held from the fourth to sixth of October this year. Urupukapuka Island (Urupukapuka meaning a group of puka trees By Andrew Healey in Maori), is the largest of the 144 islands scattered throughout the If the Garden of Eden was hidden somewhere in New Zealand, Bay of Islands. On a hot day of wispy clouds on pale blue skies, I had the pleasure of walking most of the Urupukapuka’s 11 kilometres of perhaps it could be found on Urupukapuka Island. Recently, I spent five days in Russell with my trusty travelling walking track. In the morning before starting out, Liam and I met our guide, Tim companion and son, Liam. We were there to try out some of the Grant. Tim is an ex Doc ranger and has lived in the Bay for most of his life, so, during the day, he proved to be a good source of interesting facts. From Russell Wharf, the three of us took a water taxi to Urupukapuka Island before disembarking at Urupukapuka’s Otehei Bay. The ride was not for the faint hearted as the water taxi (complete with two outboard motors), with its bow tilted at 45 degrees most of the way, reached speeds of up to 30 knots. Urupukapuka Island is part of Project Island Song — an initiative to reinstate the native flora and fauna that once flourished before the introduction of pests such as stoats, rats and possums. According to Tim, most of the pests have been eradicated, but as Urupukapuka is so close to the mainland, keeping it pest free is an on-going battle. We saw evidence of this noble A track through a shaded area. fight with the occasional stoat trap and tracking box, which

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An aerial view of Urupukapuka Island.

records the prints of pests that enter on an ink-covered card as well as native insects, invertebrates and ground-dwelling birds. During our walk on Urupukapuka, we crossed a mixture of terrain: grassy planes (where sheep are still farmed), native bush, beaches and hill tops with sheer cliffs. The tree most prominent on the island is the manuka (tea tree) —“Nursery tree”, as Tim explained, which many other native trees need for shade and moisture in order to prosper. The tracks are extremely well maintained and manageable for just about anyone. There are some steep parts, but the extra effort is richly rewarded with magnificent birds-eye views of the island and its stunning surroundings. Urupukapuka’s first human inhabitants were the Maori tribe Ngare Raumati, one of the oldest tribes in the region; their villages, kumara pits and war trenches are evident by indentations in the ground. There are all kinds of native birdlife on the island and with the conservation efforts taking place their numbers can only grow. I saw fantails and tuis, but the highlight for me was spotting three moreporks watching us from above. By the way they tilted their heads it looked

like they were mimicking us — quite incredible since they are a nocturnal bird. The entire walking track network on Urupukapuka Island takes about six hours; though, of course, you can walk as much or as little of it as you like. Urupukapuka Island is a place of native wildlife, beaches and fragments of the Bay’s past — an unspoiled paradise. For more information visit: www.bayofislandwalkingweekend.co.nz

Above: A large group exploring Urupukapuka Island.

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Milford Track

the finest walk in the world

The boardwalk is nearly one kilometer long.

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n the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary at Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, you can explore wet and dry eucalypt forests, rainforest, melaleuca forest, casuarina woodland, salt marsh and mangroves. You can watch over 200 species of birds, as well as crabs, butterflies and other wildlife species that make the wetlands their home in a walk of about 2 kms return. In estuarine wetlands life thrives in the most extreme conditions on the edge of the sea and land inundated by seasonal freshwater floods and by salty tides twice a day. At the wetlands, one of south east Queensland’s largest stands of Mangrove Fern, Acrostichum speciosum, grows amongst the melaleucas. The fiddler crab, with its distinct large orange pincer claw, is the sanctuary logo. The final stage of upgrade works has now been completed with a new 60 metre boardwalk giving a connection from the buildings to the existing boardwalk. This work www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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Left and right: The entrance pathway at the Sports Road entrance.

provides improved and safer access to the sanctuary for visitors and school groups who use the Wetland Sanctuary. The wetlands are accessed by extensive walking tracks and boardwalks leading from the Bilai Environmental Education Centre down to the landing jetty on the Maroochy River. Walkers are asked to help maintain this fragile flora and fauna sanctuary by staying on the paths and boardwalks. All plants and animals are protected and the only permitted activity in a wetland sanctuary is bushwalking. No pets or domestic animals are permitted at any time. Bilai Environmental Education Centre The Education Queensland Bilai Environmental Education Centre provides teaching programs associated with wetlands and estuarine studies, catchment analyses and the study of local ecosystems including dunes,

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rocky foreshores and rainforests. Bilai was established to raise awareness of wetlands and related integrated catchment management issues. Over 7000 students from preschool to TAFE visit the Bilai Centre each year. Bilai has become a focus for mangrove and wetland studies within the Maroochy River Catchment. The Wetlands Sanctuary is managed by council, Education Queensland and the Maroochy Wetlands Support Group Inc., a community volunteer group. The historic canecutter’s barracks features wetland displays. It is open and staffed by the support group each Sunday and by Education Queensland on weekdays. The Maroochy Wetlands Support

Group also conducts educational walks and activities on request. PS: After finishing the walk at Sports Road, just up on the left is a strawberry farm. Here you can pick your own big lucious fruit. The season is different to New Zealand’s, starting in April and finishing in October.

Fact file How to get there: Take the Dunethin Rock (Willis Road) turnoff from Bli Bli Road which links Nambour and Maroochydore. Take Lefoes Road, the second right turn, then turn right again into Sports Road. The Wetlands Sanctuary is at the end of the gravel section on the right. Alternatively, you can access the sanctuar y via the floating jetty by combining a Maroochy River boat cruise with a guided walk in the wetlands. Best time to visit is from May to October as Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary is a mosquito habitat. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and to bring some insect repellent.

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he 2013 Taieri Gorge Rail Walk an extremely popular rail walk in the past, is to be held this year on Sunday 5th

May. The Lions Club of Dunedin South and Taieri Gorge Railways Ltd continue to work together to raise funds for charitable organisations. Last year’s recipient was Canteen. They were able to purchase (funnily enough) necessary equipment for a canteen! This year’s Below: There are plenty of photo taking Below: There are plenty of photo taking opportunities. opportunities.

■ Above: The Taieri Gorge Trail Walk is very popular every year.

recipient is to be St John, who will be able to purchase much needed specialised equipment required for training younger St John members. The train trip will take you through a part of Dunedin most people don’t get to see, then through a couple of tunnels on the way to Wingatui. Here it will stop briefly to pick up more passengers. After crossing the farmland of the Taieri Plains it will gradually climb the winding tracks above the Taieri River. There are five spectacular bridges to cross, three more tunnels to disappear into and magnificent views of what nature has created over millions of years. If your eyes are sharp enough there is even the odd fault line to observe! The train stops at Flat Stream, the passengers disembark and begin the Below: At the end of the walk a BBQ is in great demand.

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Above: Walkers exit from a tunnel.

recommended. Bring wet weather gear, which can be left on the train if not required. Bring a good torch for use in the tunnels. Tickets must be purchased prior to the day of the walk and will be available from the Taieri Gorge Railway Ltd at the Dunedin Railway Station. The cost for the trip is $65.00 per person which includes the BBQ sausages at the end of the walk. Food is available for purchase from the Buffet car on the train. Walkers are encouraged to carry their own water and snacks whilst off the train. The train will leave Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30 am and return to Dunedin around 3pm. 8 km (up to two hour) walk back to Deep Stream or Machine Creek. At Hindon at the end of the rail walk everyone can enjoy a sausage sizzle. Yum! The route is relatively flat and will appeal to most age groups. However children are not encouraged because of the narrowness of the railway cuttings and steep fall off from the railway sleepers and ballast. Should children attend, they must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Moderate fitness is required and strong footwear, preferably boots, Below: Walkers on their way back over a viaduct.

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Taieri Gorge Rail Walk A unique opportunity Spectacular Scenery

SUNDAY 5th MAY 2013 Walk approximately 8km, and up to 2 hours; includes three tunnels five bridges /viaducts. Leave by train from Dunedin Railway Station 8.30am. Walk from Flat Stream to Deep Stream. Return to Dunedin by train arriving at Station at 3.00pm approximate. Buffet Car operating Essential: moderate fitness; substantial footwear; all weather clothing; a good torch; water and snacks

FARE only $65.00 PER PERSON Recommended as not suitable for children but if children do attend they must be closely supervised by an accompanying adult

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Crete’s Samaria Gorge a most spectacular walk T here are many good reasons to visit Crete, but three that most appeal to us are: 1. The Samaria Gorge – surely one of the most spectacular walks in the world, certainly in Europe. Situated at the western end of Crete, the Gorge features towering walls up to 600 metres high, narrowing at the entrance to a mere two metres wide. 2. The remote south coast, with its dramatic seascapes, breathtaking views, ancient archaeological sites and lovely Byzantine chapels. It is like taking a step back in time. The people in this isolated region are very friendly and have a simple and rustic lifestyle. 3. Crete’s place in World War II and its very real significance to New Zealand. A guided walk begins at Chania, from where just a short journey away is Maleme, one of the main sites where New Zealand forces fought the ‘Gallipoli of World War II’. Then the walking tour begins with a spectacular drive to the fertile plains of the Ormalos plateau, 1250 metres above sea level.

By Judy and Keith Hitchcock Above: Walking in the spectacular Samaria Gorge.

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Above: The pretty coastal village of Loutro.

Omalos is a paradise for walkers; it is surrounded on all four sides by high mountains, and the only real all year round inhabitants of Omalos are a few shepherds and sheep! After a night in a comfortable inn, you wend your way down through the Gorge, through woods, crossing streams and passing tiny chapels to the Iron Gates, where you can almost touch each side of the cliff towering above you. Falcons circle above and crag martins dive dramatically as you emerge into the breathtaking setting of Agia Roumeli, 200m directly above the bay. From this delightful village there is time to explore the area. There are walks to old Turkish fortresses or to the crystal clear waters of the beach. There are no roads within miles and the whole area is deserted. www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

The walk continues along the most deserted part of the Crete coastline, along graceful beaches, with opportunities for a quick dip, to the 13C St Paul’s chapel, where the Apostle supposedly first arrived in Crete. The path then undulates and meanders through the heavenly scent of carob trees and Calabrian pines, across pebbly beaches and into secret rocky coves. There are lovely views into crystal clear turquoise pools as you descend into the beautiful fishing village of Phenix. From Phenix there are many idyllic little coves to visit as well as the dramatic Aradhena Gorge. From there you visit the fortress town of Loutro and on to the beautiful Sweetwater Beach. The final destination is Chora Sfakion, the point from which the forces were evacuated to Egypt during the war, where there is a

monument commemorating the evacuation. The walking is on good paths however they are stony and uneven underfoot. You do need to be a reasonably fit and confident walker as the terrain makes this a slightly more demanding holiday than distances might suggest. Accommodation is in comfortable locally owned small hotels, exemplifying local hospitality. This walk would appeal to those who love peaceful surroundings, varied walking with some challenges and those who are interested in flora and fauna, and the rare birds of prey. Walking New Zealand, issue no 183 - 2013

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Above: Families on the BIG WALK 2012 at Waiwhakareke.

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oundation for Youth Development on Sunday 14 April. You can register to (FYD’s) BIG WALK is back for 2013 participate and find more information at and is once again about taking action, www.bigwalk.org.nz. having fun and playing your part to help grow If you are unable to make one of these great Kiwi kids. events, you can still get involved by creating By participating in the BIG WALK, you your own challenge and getting people to can invest in our country’s future by helping sponsor you. keep kids on track. Simply get your walking club, work New Zealand is an amazing country, with colleagues, family and friends together, and picturesque open spaces, places register your challenge at for adventure and natural beauty www.big walk.org.nz. There you but there is nothing pretty about can setup an online fundraising ■ our child and youth statistics. page and read tips on how to FYD’s BIG WALK aims to make your event a success. keep Kiwi kids on track and was It doesn’t have to be a walk; it launched in 2009 by co-founder ■ can be a run, cycle, sky dive or of FYD, Graeme Dingle, and pony ride. Just get active, have fun ■ Jamie Fitzgerald in the form of and raise funds to help FYD keep two concurrent walks of the growing a nation of great Kiwi North and South Island. kids. This involved groups of four FYD is a strong home-grown to six Kiwi kids exploring the great NZ New Zealand charity that was co-founded by outdoors on guided walks that were three to mountaineer Graeme Dingle and lawyer Josix days in length, and covered 80-150km. anne Wilkinson in 1995. Since then, The Big Walk has raised over FYD is a leader in positive youth $300,000, which has supported Foundation for development and currently helps almost Youth Development to deliver FYD’s proven 18,000 5-18 year olds in 12 regions across New programmes, Kiwi Can, Stars, Project K and Zealand every year. MYND to New Zealand’s young people. Through FYD’s proven and acclaimed This year FYD’s BIG WALK is exploring programmes; Kiwi Can, Stars, Project K and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful MYND they help kids keep on track, develop landscapes through three iconic walks in confidence and self-belief, set goals for the Auckland (Harbour Bridge Climb), Wellington future, and contribute positively to society. (Zealandia track) and Christchurch (Kyle Park) These programmes use elements of the great

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Podiatry

Knee pain with walking up or down stairs By Rachel Carle

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ave you ever experience pain on the How do I treat it myself? Patellafemoral pain syndrome responds front of your knee bone (patella) when walking up and down stairs or very well to stretching and strengthening inclines, or when you go on a longer walk? If exercises. Quadriceps strengthening is vital to ensure so you may be suffering from patellafemoral that the patella tracks appropriately pain syndrome. over the femur, and these exercises are What is often the most effective. Strengthening patellafemoral pain of the gluteals and core muscles can syndome? help a lot also. Patella femoral syndrome is Above: On the BIG WALK at Zealandia. When the muscles around the knee a condition characterised by are tight it can lead to dysfunction in diffuse pain on the patella, the knee, so stretching the hamstrings, which is often worse with calf muscles and iliotibial band can increased activity, getting up help. from a seated position, and Ensuring you are in stable and outdoors, inspirational classroom leaders and walking up or down stairs or an supportive footwear can help to keep world-class mentors. incline. It is a very common complaint and the foot in good alignment, which can reduce With New Zealand’s stunning outdoors and can occur at any age. excessive internal rotation at the knee, and close-knit communities as the backdrop, What is the cause? therefore stress at the knee. FYD’s programmes build on young people’s There is a number of reasons why When should I see a health talents through physical and mental challenges; patellafemoral pain can develop. professional? developing core life skills and helping them 1) Abnormal forces: this can include If you are unsure of how to strengthen and achieve their potential. quadriceps muscle dysfunction, tight stretch the above muscles it is a great idea to FYD programmes teach life skills that are hamstrings, gluteal atrophy, calf tightness and see a physiotherapist or podiatrist. Strapping not part of the school curriculum. They flat feet. All of these can lead to the patella of the knee by a physiotherapist may also help. support teachers and school staff to create a bone tracking abnormally over the femur They may also advise on your training and stronger school community, increase student (thigh bone), and this eventually leads to pain. activity levels. participation and reduce truancy. 2) Prolonged repetitive forces: Running, If you have been performing the stretching For more information and to register visit; jumping and such activities over time may lead and strengthening exercises and the pain www.bigwalk.org.nz or contact Kristyn to damage within the cartilage of the patella remains, seeing a podiatrist is the next step. Chandler-Yates on 09 477 6244 or Kristyn. or within the femur (thigh bone). The fluid They will be able to advise if orthotics (inserts chandler-yates@fyd.org.nz around the knee may also become inflamed. within your shoe which align your feet more 3) Arthritis: occurs less commonly in the ideally) would aid or hasten the healing and knee than the other causes above, but can lead be able to advise on footwear. to similar types of pain. This is not true patellafemoral pain and is treated differently. If you are concerned it is arthritis it is best to see your GP for an x-ray referral. Patellafemoral pain is most common in basketballers, runners, cyclists, young athletes and females. There is usually no associated swelling or pain when touched or palpated.

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Event

Striders Super 7 Series This year in the ever popular annual Manawatu Striders Super Seven Series was no exception. For seven Tuesdays there is a 7km walk or run along the streets of Palmerston North including the Bridle Track beside the Manawatu River. An added event this year was a 3km short course.

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Window on Waitakere

Event

Helping Sunrise Walk hand for Hospice By Kay Lindley

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three-day practical visit to the Ark in the Park by 30 students and their five tutors from Culver University, Indiana, USA, was very successful. The students were told of threats to the indigenous biodiversity in our area and how the Ark members try to minimise them, then were taken to the western boundary along with some Ark volunteers to remove woolly nightshade [Solanum mauritanum]. Chain saws, used by certificated volunteers, brought down many of these weeds and the students applied Vigilant gel to stop regrowth. The following day they and our volunteers went across to the Karanga Camp to remove ginger. Ark members estimate that 2000 woolly nightshade plants were dealt with and 8000 ginger stems! The final day, which again was a wonderful clear autumn day, saw them splitting in to six groups to each accompany one of the radio-tracking team to locate kokako. Problem plant pests in Waitakere are numerous, and include agapanthus on the west coast, woolly nightshade, wild ginger, mignonette vine, moth plant, blue morning glory, climbing asparagus, ladder fern, bamboo, honeysuckle and jasmine in the Waitakere Ranges. In the urban area pest plants also include privet, Arundo donax, climbing asparagus, pampas and monkey apple. These plant pest species have invaded native bush areas, grow at a rapid rate and out-compete native species. Threats to native biodiversity are not unique to New Zealand and many of our threats are the same elsewhere, as a large

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audience was told at an enjoyable evening talk Luciana Sanchez and Federico Mendez, both studying at Auckland University and who have volunteered at the Ark, were persuaded to tell about their work with Conservacion de Islas on some of Mexico’s islands. Over 1000 islands fringe the Mexican mainland and most have introduced species that have affected the indigenous biodiversity. Off the Mexican northwest coast, for example, the island of Guadalupe has lost all of its upland forest and the majority of its scrublands to goats, whereas cats have caused extinctions and decimated seabirds and land birds alike. Isabel, an island off the southwest coast of Mexico, was plagued with rats that, because of good food supplies, were able to flourish and breed year round. Adding ultraviolet-reflecting dye to baits in early trials enabled the scientific team with UV lamps to see if non-target species ingested the bait and later, using techniques developed and employed on New Zealand’s offshore islands, GPSguided helicopters baited the whole island with brodifacoum. Precipitous cliff edges around the shore and the rocky shelves and sea caves below were finished off with hand-thrown baits in wax. Two years on, monitoring shows a successful eradication. As in New Zealand, increasingly large islands are being tackled, although many of these have indigenous mammals that could possibly preclude the use of toxins such as brodifacoum. To date, over 30 successful eradications of one or more pest species have occurred. For the opportunity to see the wonderful work done by the Ark in the Park members, and to go on the Walking Waitakere Wednesday Walks series, email me on: kaylindley@xtra.co.nz.

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Fancy participating in great community spirited walk that is a little closer to town? The Sunrise Walk for Hospice raises much needed funds for Hospice, so they have arranged a pleasant 5km walk around the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manurewa. The walk kicks off at 7.45am on Sunday 14th April 2013. Children, adults and grandparents walk together to celebrate the great work of Hospice and to remember loved ones while celebrating the spirit of family and community. There will be plenty of free activities including a free sausage sizzle and family fun area. Thousands of dollars in prizes have been donated for those individuals or teams who raise the additional funds through sponsorship and there are also many giveaways being provided by our event partners & supporters on the day. Hospice Ambassador Scotty Morrison (TV One’s Marae Investigates - 10am Sundays), says it might be a brisk walk for him to make it to the show on time but he’ll be there. “Stacey has to get up for her radio show during the week so Sunday’s normally ‘a lie in’ with bubs till the kids get up. She’s making the most effort to get there. I like to squeeze in a bit of golf first thing before the show usually but I’ll forego a game of the gods this once for the Walk,” he says. “Hospice works hard for the community and this is a cool family event. I'm looking forward to it.”

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Training

Advice for a man doing an ultra marathon by Gary Moller

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Hi Gary, I’m training for an ultra-marathon (89k) and am looking for something to help with recovery/nutrition. I have to do two long runs over the weekend (this weekend it will be 1 hour 50 minutes and 3 hour 15 minutes in duration) and are struggling on the second run at the moment. Any advice? _________________________________________________

Gary: Yes, cut out the first run and the 2nd run will then be much easier to complete. Or, if you are not willing to do that try these: · Get a thorough massage, from the wife, on the legs an hour or so after the first run. Make this more of a “flushing” massage than deep tissue. · Have a long warm bath with about one cup of Epsom Salts and two dessertspoons of bicarbonate of soda dissolved in it. Get the wife to give you a chilled beer and a shoulder rub while relaxing in the bath. · Have a Super Smoothie within the hour of finishing the first run. Throw in a half can of coconut cream and plenty of dark berries, banana and any other fruit that grabs you. · Have some Balance Recovery Stack before, during and after the first run. Ensure you are fully hydrated within about six hours of finishing (best done by before and after weighins). · Eat lots and lots of food over the 24 hours following the first run. Mostly carbs but ensure there is plenty of protein and fat as well. Much of the tired, heavy feeling the day after a run is due to depletion of muscle glycogen. Replenish this with carbs. · Stretch gently every few hours. · Get the wife to do all the work: Laze around the house for the rest of the day and go to bed early and lie in for as long as you can. This advice is relevant for anybody doing extreme exercise of any kind, such as preparing for events such as the annual Oxfam 100km walk. Not just runners. There is much more that can be done, such as the use of various supplements to reduce oxidative stress and mineral supplementation but these are longterm strategies and best done by way of a one on one consultation because everybody is different. Of course, it goes without saying that preparation for extreme endurance events of any kind needs to begin at least a year before. There is never enough time to get ready for these events, no matter how long one has! www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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Overseas Guided Walks

Exploring Ireland’s

Skellig Islands Steps created more than 1200 years ago lead to the summit of Great Skellig.

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t might sound a bit Irish to write this but one of the most spectacular short walks in Ireland begins with a boat ride and is more of a climb than a ramble. The boat is necessary for the 11km crossing between Portmagee, on Ireland’s southern coast, and the Skellig Islands, two craggy pinnacles of rock that rise from the Atlantic like mountain peaks thrusting through a blanket of cloud. Little Skellig appears to be dusted with snow. As we approach the true origins of the white-capped rocks, it become eye-wateringly obvious, it’s home to tens of thousands of seabirds, including northern gannets, guillemots and kittiwakes. Meanwhile, it’s the humans who once inhabited neighbouring Great Skellig who have made that island famous. Well, perhaps also the several www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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The monastic ruins on Great Skellig, with Little Skellig in the middle distance and the mountains of County Kerry beyond.

A walking group wending their way through Ireland’s hills.

thousand puffins who nest here every summer. Puffins are irresistible little scene-stealers with their black and white plumage and scarlet and gold beaks. Those on Great Skellig are also extremely tame and can be admired at close quarters. Climbing the island on more than 600 steps is demanding and not made any easier by puffins scurrying under one’s feet. The dizzying climb ends at one of the most perfectly preser ved medieval Christian monastic sites in the world. No-one knows exactly when monks from the mainland first began building their beehive cells and chapels on this inhospitable rock but probably between the 6th and 8th centuries. Many of the steps we climb were hauled into place by those very monks. We’re back on the mainland for another very Irish experience; the bogland and hills of www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

the Blue Stack Way in County Donegal in Ireland’s north-west. One of the most challenging sections of this 65km track is over the main ridge of the Blue Stack Mountains. The trail wends its way uphill through a raised bog, something of a rarity throughout Europe. Raised bogs have domed masses of peat, sometimes several metres high, around which lie swampy areas, even streams of water. It’s fascinating terrain but can be slippery in places, which is my excuse for being the only person to fall into a bog during our two-week tour. However, although I emerge looking a little like the creature from the black lagoon, the bog water itself seems relatively sweet smelling. We stop for a breather on the spur between Binbane and Cloghmeen Hill. It’s cloudy but rays of sun light up the Boglands, deep green patches of forest and the Atlantic in the distance.

Down in the valley on the other side we meet a farmer with a flock of sheep. He asks where we’d come from and we point back up at Cloghmeen. “My grandmother used to walk over that regularly as it was the quickest way to get to the villages on the other side. And the young men and women of this area climbed up their once a year in early summer as a kind of courting ritual. There was a lot of singing and dancing and …” his voice tails off. Clearly the courting couples of yesteryear were made of stern stuff – finding all that extra energy after the slog uphill, not to mention their abilities presumably to arrive there, still looking suitably alluring, and not as I had, as if I’d been bathing in Guinness. Jill Worrall will be leading a walking tour to Ireland in July this year, recalls two of her favourite trails, which she will be retracing with her group on the 2013 to the Emerald Isle.

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Coming Events

NEW ZEALAND EVENTS MARCH 2013 3 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series, 10km, 5km & 2km, Albany, Auckland 3 Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon, New Plymouth 4 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 4 Northcote Tavern Run Run/Walk, 5km, North Shore, Auckland 4 Speakers Corner 5km Fun Run/Walk, Browns Bay, Auckland 5 Lifestyle Sports Wellington Waterfront 5km, Run/Walk, Wellington 5 Nelson Striders 6pm Summer road Series, 6km, Nelson 6 Porirua 5km Series, Porirua 6 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 6 Owai 3km in the Park, Mt Roskill, Auckland 6 Waimea Harriers Summer 5km Series, Nelson 7 The Karhu Trots 5km Run/Walk Series, Auckland 7 10k in the Auckland Domain, 10km & 3km, Auckland 9 Motatapu Arrowtown.com Miners Trail Run/ Walk, Glencoe Station, Arrowtown 9 Motatapu Icebreaker Off Road Marathon, Arrowtown

9 Tararua Mountain Race,35km, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 9 The Colville Connection Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Colville Coromandel 10 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, 8.4km, Auckland 11 Northcote Tavern Run Run/Walk, 5km, North Shore, Auckland 11 Speakers Corner 5km Fun Run/Walk, Browns Bay, Auckland 11 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 12 Lifestyle Sports Wellington Waterfront 5km, Run/Walk, Wellington 13 Owai 3km in the Park, Mt Roskill, Auckland 13 Porirua 5km Series, Porirua 13 Waimea Harriers Summer 5km Series, Nelson 13 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 14 The Karhu Trots 5km Run/Walk Series, Auckland 14 10k in the Auckland Domain, 10km & 3km, Auckland 16 Bombay Pioneer Settlers Fun Run/Walk, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Bombay, Auckland 16 Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon, Kaiteriteri Beach, Nelson 16 Rotorua Walking Festival, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Rotorua 17 Rotorua Walking Festival, 10km, 20km & 30km, Rotorua 17 Round the Vines, Marinborough

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17 Skechers Coatsville Classic Half marathon, Coastsville, Auckland 17 New World Stadium to Surf 10km, Dunedin 18 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 18 Northcote Tavern Run Run/Walk, 5km, North Shore, Auckland 18 Speakers Corner 5km Fun Run/Walk, Browns Bay, Auckland 19 Lifestyle Sports Wellington Waterfront 5km, Run/Walk, Wellington 20 Waimea Harriers Summer 5km Series, Nelson 20 Porirua 5km Series, Porirua 20 Owai 3km in the Park, Mt Roskill, Auckland 20 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 21 The Karhu Trots 5km Run/Walk Series, Auckland 21 10k in the Auckland Domain, 10km & 3km, Auckland 23 Partners Life Dual Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 6km, Auckland 23 The Goat Adventure Run, 17km, Tauranga 23 The Dual, Motutapu Auckland 23 Te Houtaewa Challenge, 90 Mile Beach 24 Johnstone Electrical Bridge to Bridge Half Marathon & 8.5km, Balclutha 25 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 25 Northcote Tavern Run Run/Walk, 5km, North Shore, Auckland 25 Speakers Corner 5km Fun Run/Walk, Browns Bay, Auckland 26 Lifestyle Sports Wellington Waterfront 5km, Run/Walk, Wellington 27 Porirua 5km Series, Porirua 27 Waimea Harriers Summer 5km Series, Nelson 27 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 27 Walking Waitakere, Rangitoto Island, Auckland 27 Owai 3km in the Park, Mt Roskill, Auckland 28 The Karhu Trots 5km Run/Walk Series, Auckland 28 10k in the Auckland Domain, 10km & 3km,

Davenport Service Centre Half Marathon & Pahiatua Travel Centre 10km Fun Run & Walk Saturday March 23rd 2013 Hosted by Bush Harrier Club

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Coming Events Auckland

APRIL 2013 1 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 1 Speakers Corner 5km Fun Run/Walk, Browns Bay, Auckland 2 Lifestyle Sports Wellington Waterfront 5km, Run/Walk, Wellington 3 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 4 The Karhu Trots 5km Run/Walk Series, Auckland 4 10k in the Auckland Domain, 10km & 3km, Auckland 4-7 Mangawhai Walking Festival, Mangawhai 6 Arrowsmith High Country Marathon, 17km & 8km, Ashburton 6 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 6 Lower Hutt ParkRun 5km, Lower Hutt 6 Oxfam Trailwalker 100km, Taupo 6 Wild Turkey Marathon, Half Marathon & 15km, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland 7 Run Auckland Series, 5km & 10km, Remuera, Auckland 7 Omaha Classic Run/Walk, 10km, 8km, 5km & 2km, Matakana Coast 7 Moonshine Half Marathon & 10km, Upper Hutt 7 Porirua Grand Traverse 18km & 7.5km, Porirua 8 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 8 Speakers Corner 5km Fun Run/Walk, Browns Bay, Auckland 9 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 10 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 10 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 13 Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Outlet Track 12 Great Forest, Marathon, Half Marathon 10km & 5km, Waitarere Beach, Levin 13 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 13 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 14 Specsavers Hastings Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Havelock North 14 Whenuapai Half Marathon,, 10km & 6km, Whenuapai 15 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 16 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 17 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 17 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 20 Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake 25km, St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes

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20 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 20 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 21 Orewa Beach Half Marathon, 10.5km & 5km, Orewa 22 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 23 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 24 Walking Waitakere, Plant Identification Walk, Waitakere, Auckland 24 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 24 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 24 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 27 Bush to Beach 7km, 22km, & 9km, Whitianga 27 Cape Brett Challenge 37km, 17km & 10km, Te Rawhiti, Bay of Islands 27 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 27 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 27 Routeburn Classic 32.5km, Te Anau 28 Run Auckland Series, 5km & 10km, Pakuranga, Auckland 28 Cheviot Hill Run, Half Marathon, 14km & 7km, Cheviot 28 Country2Coast 15km & 7km, Hastings

29 Pakuranga 5km Fun Run, Manukau 30 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland

MAY 2013 1 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 1 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 4 Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon, Half Maraton & 10.5km, Rotorua 4 T42 Marathon, Central Plateau 4 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 4 Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon & 10km, Hanmer Springs 4 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 5 Lions Club Dunedin South, Taieri Gorge Rail Walk, 8km, Dunedin 7 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 8 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 8 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 11 Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon, Blenheim 11 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 11 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 11 New Balance 15km & 10km, Christchurch

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Coming Events 12 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Mid-Year Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 14 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 15 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 15 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 18 Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series,Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Glendhu Bay Track 18 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 18 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 19 Run Auckland Series, 5km & 10km, Pakuranga, Auckland 21 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 22 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 22 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 23 Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon, Wellington 25 Bvouac Outdoors Mt Isobel Challenge, 8km, Hanmer Springs 25 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 25 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 26 Hobsonville Point Runaway Challenge 10km, 5km & 3km, Auckland 26 Solid Energy Huntly Half Marathon, 10km & 2km, Huntly 28 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 29 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 29 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 29 Walking Waitakere, Karamatura Farm Loop Waitakere, Auckland

JUNE 2013 1 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 1 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 2 Christchurch Airport Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 3km, Christchurch 2 Aurora Handicap Marathon, Wellington 5 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 8 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 8 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 9 Run Auckland Series, 5km & 10km, Northcote Point, Auckland 12 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson,

Auckland 15 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 15 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 16 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Mid-Year Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 19 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 19 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 22 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 23 Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon,, Half Marathon & 10km, Wellington 26 Walking Waitakere, Whites Track, North Piha, Auckland 26 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 26 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 29 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 29 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 30 Run Auckland Series, 5km & 10km, Western Springs, Auckland

JULY 2013 3 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 3 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 3 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 6 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 6 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 10 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 10 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 13 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 13 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 14 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Mid-Year Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 17 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 17 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 20 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 20 Furneaux Lodge Captain Cook’s Landing 26km, Picton 20 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 21 Run Auckland Series, 5km & 10km, Botany, Auckland 24 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 24 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland

27 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 27 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 31 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 31 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland

AUGUST 2013 1 Brooks Shoe Clinic 5km Series, Petone 3 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 3 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 4 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Mid-Year Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 7 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 7 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 8 Brooks Shoe Clinic 5km Series, Petone 10 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 10 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 13 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 14 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 14 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 15 Brooks Shoe Clinic 5km Series, Petone 17 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 17 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 18 5 Bridges Marathon, Wellington 18 Woodbourne Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Woodbourne, Blenheim 20 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 21 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 21 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 22 Brooks Shoe Clinic 5km Series, Petone 24 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 24 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 28 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 28 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 29 Brooks Shoe Clinic 5km Series, Petone 31 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 31 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 31 Whangamata Run Walk Festival, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Whangamata

SEPTEMBER 2013 1 Broderick North Shore Marathon, 10km & 5km, Takapuna, Auckland 3 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 4 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 4 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 5 Brooks Shoe Clinic 5km Series, Petone 7 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 7 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 7 Mizuno Kinloch Off-Road Challenge, Taupo 8 Cadbury Dunedin Marathon & Half Marathon, Dunedin 10 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 11 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 11 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson,

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

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Coming Events Auckland 14 Arthur Lydiard Legend Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland 14 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 14 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 15 Pelorous Trust Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Petone 15 Sri Chinmoy Auckland Mid-Year Series, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 17 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 18 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 18 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 21 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 21 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 24 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 25 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 25 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 28 Abel Tasman Coastal Classis 36km, Nelson Bays 28 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 28 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt

OCTOBER 2013 1 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 2 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 2 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 5 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 5 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 6 Hamilton Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Hamilton 8 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 9 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 9 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 12 Great Barrier Wharf to Wharf Marathon & Half Marathon, Great Barrier Island 12 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 12 Subway Dun Run 22km, Matai Dam, Nelson 12 Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi, 60km, Marathon, 19km & 13km, Waihi 12 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 13 Wairarapa Country Marathon, Masterton 12 Xterra Trail Challenge Marathon, Waihi 13 Wairarapa Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Masterton 15 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 16 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 16 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 19 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 19 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 20 100% Heathcote Appliances Morrinsville

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College Fun Run/Walk, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Morrinsville 20 Napier City Pak’n Save Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Napier 22 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 23 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 23 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 26 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 26 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 27 New World Marlborough Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Blenheim 29 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 30 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 30 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland

NOVEMBER 2013 2 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 2 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 3 Adidas Auckland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Auckland 5 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 6 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 6 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 8 Steelformers Around the Mountain Relay, 150km, New Plymouth

9 The Taniwha, 58km, Marathon, Half Marathon & 14km, Waikato River, Tokoroa 9 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 9 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 12 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 13 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 13 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 16 The Molesworth Run -Relay, Hanmer Springs 16 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 16 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 17 Save the Children Fun Run, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Thames 19 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 20 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 20 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 23 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 23 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 23 Speight’s West Coaster, Auckland 23 The Great Cranleigh Kauri Run, 70km, 32km, Half Marathon & 13km, Coromandel Peninsula 24 RunMahana Half Marathon & 10km, Nelson 26 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 27 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 27 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson,

19th Annual Woodville Lions Club

Manawatu Gorge Track & Tunnel Walk A Sunday in April/May 2012 See COMING EVENTS page on Walking New Zealand website after March 31 to find exact date of event. Website: www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

Start times: 9.00am, 9.45am, 10.30am at Ashhurst Domain SH3, Ashhurst Approximately 8kms 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours walking time

Funds raised go to Cancer Care and local charities

Essential: • Moderate fitness • Sturdy footwear (preferably boots) • Wet weather clothing and a strong TORCH.

(No gate sales). Minimium age 10 years

Strickly limited tickets (This popular event has sold out every year)

User pays BBQ and drinks available

Tickets available from I-Sites at: Woodville (Tararua) 06-376-0217, 0800-827-278, email info@tararua.com Palmerston North 06-350-1922, 0800-626-292, Email palmerstonnorth@i-site.org Phone bookings accepted, cheque, credit card and Visa debit

For further information: Clive Boyden phone 06-376-4554 or Ron Mabey 027-449-8764

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Coming Events Auckland 29 K2M Kura to Mount 25km, Auckland 30 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 30 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 30 Speights West Coaster, Marathon, 30km Half Marathon & 13km, Bethells Beach, Auckland

DECEMBER 2013 3 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 4 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 4 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 7 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 7 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 10 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 11 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland 11 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 14 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 14 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 14 Wanganui 3 Bridges Marathon, Wanganui 14 Hanmer Springs Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon Hanmer Springs 17 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 18 The Rat Race 5km, Auckland

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.

18 Waitakere 5km Fun Run/Walk, Henderson, Auckland 21 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 21 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt 24 O’Hagan’s 5km Series, America’s Cup Viaduct, Auckland 28 Cornwall Park 5km Fun Run, Cornwall Park, Auckland 28 Lower Hutt Park Run 5km, Lower Hutt

OVERSEAS EVENTS MARCH 2013 3 Paris Half Marathon, Paris, France 3 Bath Marathon, Bath, England 9 Six Foot Track Marathon, Blue Mountain, NSW, Australia 6 Sunset Series, 4km & 8km, Princes Park, Carlton, Vic, Australia 10 King Island Imperial 20, 32km Coast to Coast, King Island, Tas, Australia 16 Roller Coaster Run, Mt Dandenong, Vic, Australia 15-16 IML Two Day Walk, Gilboa, Israel 17 2013 Trail Running in Far North Queensland 18km Barron Gorge, Qld, Australia 17 Inverness Half Marathon, Inverness, Scotland 17 Barcelona Marathon, Barcelona, Spain 17 Kilomarathon, Scotland 17 Reading Half Marathon, Reading, England 24 Twilight Running Festival, Half Marathon & 10km, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

24 Great Volcanic Mounatin Challenge, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Orange, NSW, Australia

APRIL 2013 6-7 IML Two Day Walk, Canberra, ACT, Australia 6 Prague Half Marathon, Prague, Czech Republic 7 Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, Paris, France 7 Medio Maraton, de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 7 Xterra 10km & Half Marathon, Great Ocean Road, Vic, Australia 7 Newcastle Herald Hill to Harbour Haldf Marathon & 10km, Newcastle, NSW, Australia 7 The 25th Geelong Half Marathon, Geelong, Vic, Australia 7 Hill to Harbour Half Marathon, 10km & 2km, Newcastle, NSW, Australia 14 3 Waters Marathon, Half Marathon, Bunbury, Australia 14 Canberra Marathon, Canberra, ACT, Australia 14 Run Adelaide Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Adelaide, SA, Australia 14 Southern Charity Challenge, Half Marathon, 15km, 35km, & 60km, Goolwa, SA, Australia 21 2013 Trail Running in Far North Queensland 34km, Black Snake, Qld, Australia 27-28 IML Two Day Walk, Boras, Sweden 27 Run the Rock, 10km, 17.5km & 5km, Hanging Rock, Vic, Australia 28 Mt Mee Classic Trail Marathon, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

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Coming Events

MAY 2013 4-5 IML Two Day Walk, Blankenberge, Belgium 4-5 100 or 50km Team Challenge, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia 5 Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon, Hamilton Island, Australia 5 puffing Billy Great Train Race, 13.2km, Belgrave, Vic, Australia 10-12 IML ThreeDay Walk,Yatsushiro, Japan 11-12 IML Two Day Walk, Wellingborough, Eng;and 9-12 IML Four Day Walk, Chantonnay, France 12 Mothers Day Classic Walk, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Parramatta, Perth, Sydney, Australia 18 Great Wall Marathon & Half Marathon, China 18-19 IML Two Day Walk, Dalian, China 19 Great Ocean Road Real Estate Marathon & Half Marathon, Great Ocean Road, Vic, Australia 19 SMC Road Race Series, Sydney, NSW, Australia 25-26 Warwick Pentath Run, Warwick, Qld, Australia 25-26 IML Two Day Walk, Diekirch, Luxembourg 26 Jacob’s Creek Barossa Marathon, Barossa Valley, SA, Australia

JUNE 2013 2 Stanwell Power Station Rocky River Run, Half Marathon,10km & 5km, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia 2 BMA Mackay Marina Run, Half Marathon, 8km & 5km, Mackay, Qld, Australia 7-10 Serra Terror IV Southern Grampians Three Ranges Hike, Grampians, Vic, Australia 8-9 IML Two Day Walk, Bern-Belp, Switerland 9 Macleay River Marathon, South West Rocks, NSW, Australia 16 Pertyh Marathon, Perth, WA, Australia 16 Glow Worm Trail Marathon, Newnes, NSW, Australia 16 Traralgon Marathon, Traralgon, Vic, Australia 28-30 3 Marathons in 3 Days, Cairns, Qld, Australia 29-30 IML Two Day Walk, Viborg, Denmark 30 Pichi Marathon, Port Augusta, SA, Australia

JULY 2013 4-7 IML Four Day Walk, Castlebar, Ireland 6-7 Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km, Surfers Padadise, Qld, Australia 7 Grealdton Marathon, Geraldton, WA, Australia 8 Big Red Dash, Simpson Desert, Qld, Australia 14 Gold Rush Marathon, Babinda Boulders, Qld, Australia 16-19 IML Four Day Walk, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 20 2013 Trail Running in Far North Queensland 45km Mt Haig Marathon, Qld, Australia 21 Bush Capital Bush Marathon, Canberra, Australia 21 Run MelbourneHalf Marathon, 10km & 5km, Melbourne, Vic, Australia 21 Winery Running Festival Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

27 Australian Outback Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km & 6km, Yulara, NT, Australia 28 Westlink M7 Cities Marathon, Blacktown, NSW, Australia

AUGUST 2013 4 Townsville Running Festival, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Townsville, Qld, Australia 4 Mizuno Brisbane Marathon, Brisbane, Qld, Australia 9-11 IML Three Day Walk, Vaasa, Finland 18 New Caledonia Marathon & Half Marathon, Noumea, New Caledonia 18 Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 18 Alice Springs Community Bank Marathon, NT, Australia 24-25 IML Two Day Walk, Verdal, Norway 25 Sunshine Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, !0km & 5km, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia 25 Shepparton Marathon, Shepparton, Vic, Australia 25 2013 Trail Running in Far North Queensland, 64km Kuranda to Port Douglas, ultra, Qld, Australia 25 Perth City to Surf Marathon, WA, Australia 25 The Athletes Foot Adelaide Parklands Marathon, Adelaide, SA, Australia

4 Carcoar Cup, Carcoar, NSW, Australia 9 Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon, Port Douglas, Qld, Australia 9-10 IML Two Day Walk, Taipei, Taiwan 10 Deep Space Mountain Marathon, Canberra, Act, Australia

DECEMBER 2013 28 Summit Mt Kosciusko Marathon, Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia

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SEPTEMBER 2013 1 The Ross Marathon, Tasmania, Australia 7-8 IML Two Day Walk, Arenzano, Italy 13-15 IML Three Day Walk, Seefeld, Austria 22 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, Sydney, NSW, Australia 27 Brooks Rottnest Marathon, WA, Australia 28 Lap the Lake Marathon, Penrith, NSW, Australia 28-29 IML Two Day Walk, Brno, Czech Republic

OCTOBER 2013 5-6 IML Two Day Walk, Fulda, Germany 6 Toowoomba Marathon, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia 12 Fitzroy Falls FireTrail Marathon, Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia 13 2013 Trail Running in Far North Queensland Twin Bridges Half Marathon, Qld, Australia 19 Bribie Beach Dash, Bribie Island, Qld, Australia 19-20 IML Two Day Walk, Arlington, USA 19-20 IML Two Day Walk, Barcelona, Spain 26-27 IML Two Day Walk, Won-Ju

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CONTENTS for previous 14 issues MARCH 2013 182 4 Walk Talk 6 Great Walks: The Heaphy Track 10 Event: New walks planned in walking festival 11 Event: ECHO Walking Festival 12 Overseas Walks: County Clares ‘Eden’ - a walkers paradise 12 Overseas Walks: Sidetracks Germany 14 Te Araroa Trail: Wilderness run for Project Crimson 15 New Zealand Walks: Exploring Egmont National Park and Mt Taranaki 16 New Zealand Walks: Lake Hood Trail 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Event: Go one step beyond this April - Great Barrier Island Walking Festival 23 Te Araroa Trail: The power of walking 24 Event: High Country Musterers Walk 26 New Zealand Walk: Behind the scenes on the Banks Peninsula Track 30 Overseas Walks: The giants of Girraween 34 Event: Sea, Sky and Bush event so much more than a walk 35 Podiatry: In toeing and out toeing in children 36 Overseas walks and tours 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 New Zealand Walks: Exploring the Bay of Island’s Kauri Ridge 40 Window on Waitakere: Joining the dots 40 Health: Strong feet by running barefoot in childhood 42 Long Walk: Walking the World 44 New Zealand coming events 48 Overseas coming events 50 Contents for previous 14 issues 51 Weather forecast for March 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout NZ 56 Country Breaks 60 High Country Musterers Walk FEBRUARY 2013 181 4 Walk Talk 6 Great Walks: The Milford Track the finest walk in the world 10 Great Walks: The Kepler Track - an adventure above the clouds 13 Great Walks: Aurora australis -Looking for the Southern Lights 16 Overseas Walks: Italian delight - Two weeks of walking, wine and food 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Event: Mangawhai Walking Weekend 22 Event: Amazing adventure for KiwiSeniors 24 Event: Shouting out about the Bay of Islands Walking weekend 26 Overseas Walks: The TarkineTrail - a rainforest paradise 30 Overseas Walks: Alsace walk has something of the feel of a pilgrimage 35 The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar 36 Overseas walks and tours 38 New Zealand Walks: Walking cavalcades 40 Window on Waitakere: Home grown 41 Health: Not healthy to go on a fat-free diet 42 Long Walk: Walking the World 44 New Zealand coming events 50 Contents for previous 14 issues 51 Weather forecast for February 56 Country Breaks 60 Sterling Sports Half Marathon JANUARY 2013 180 4 Walk Talk 6 New Zealand Walk: Sanctuary of silence 9 Product Marketplace: Summer skin protection 10 Great Walks: The Kepler Track - an adventure above the clouds 13 Great Walks: The Routeburn Track - beautiful beyond words 17 Books: Calling them home, Untamed Coast, 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Overseas Walks: Noosa - a walk in the park 25 Event: A walk for all the family 26 Overseas Walks: The Inca Trail

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and beyond 29 New Zealand Walk: Solitude on Drift Bay walking track 30 New Zealand Walks: Take a hike and discover Queenstown this summer 34 New Zealand Walk: My idea of a real holiday! 36 Overseas walks and tours 38 New Zealand Walk: New track at Mangawhai 40 Window on Waitakere: Deep mineral mystery 41 Health: Start walking before you get pregnant 42 New Zealand Walk: Schnell Wetlands new walk 43 New Zealand Walks: Untouched tussock on Fairlie alpine country track 44 Event: A shinning response to a stormy day 45 Podiatry: Differences in leg length common 46 New Zealand coming events 51 Weather forecast for January 56 Country Breaks 60 Waiheke Wharf to Wharf DECEMBER 2012 179 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Whareama Wonderland! 8 Window on Waitakere: The first Kokako nest in 80 years! 8 New Zealand walk: Secret Art Walk 10 Overseas walks: Australia’s Big 10 14 Great Walks: Whanganui Journey - a personal perspective 17 Books: Exploring Aotearoa 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Overseas walks: Newfoundland - a new global hotspot 22 New Zealand walks: Te Puia Lodge and the hot springs 26 New Zealand walks: Dargaville groups adventure in Bay of Islands 28 New Zealand walks: Headland Sculpture on the Gulf - a walking event 26 Overseas walk: Alaska, Canada and the bears! 33 Global search for the Great Walker 34 High achievers: Up the river and down the river with the River Queens 36 High achiever: Dan’s 2km triumph 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 Event: Moro Marathon events 40 New Zealand walks: Mangakino - the secret’s out 40 Health: Adrenal fatigue - today no reference in text books 42 New Zealand walks: Great walking in the Wellington region this Summer 44 New Zealand walks: Walking surprises at Tuatapere 45 Podiatry: Socks,socks, socks 46 New Zealand coming events 50 Weather forecast for December 50 Event: Damp and wet conditions for marathon entrants 51 Marketplace: Travel size Medicine Kit 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout NZ 56 Country Breaks 60 Pak a Roo Jackets NOVEMBER 2012 178 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Albany Lakes Park - a walk after you shop 8 New Zealand walk: Exploring the Heaphy Track - gourmet style 10 Event:Forty walks in Waiheke Walking Festival 12 Macpac has gear for serious and leisure walkers 14 Event: Following in the footsteps of the Marines 16 New Zealand walk: Diverse landscape on K2K walk 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand walks: Coromandel adventure 24 New Zealand walk: Walk back in history on Kawau Island 24 Cycling tours: Cycle the Alps to Ocean in comfort 26 Overseas walk: The Galapagos Islands of couse 29 Overseas walks and tours 30 Overseas walks: Village to

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village in Spain’s Moorish Alpujarras 36 New Zealand walks: A planned trip with an element of surprise 38 Event: Stunning weather for Taupo event 40 Marathon prize a fantastic walking holiday in Austria 41 Health: Ways to return to regular exercise after a sickness bout 43 Weather forecast for October 44 New Zealand coming events 48 Nordic Walking Calendars 49 Te Araroa Trail: New section goes under motorway 50 Event: Damp and wet conditions for marathon entrants 52 Directory: Walking groups 56 Country Breaks 60 Napier City Half Marathon OCTOBER 2012 177 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: Albany Lakes Park - a walk after you shop 8 New Zealand walk: Exploring the Heaphy Track - gourmet style 10 Event:Forty walks in Waiheke Walking Festival 12 Macpac has gear for serious and leisure walkers 14 Event: Following in the footsteps of the Marines 16 New Zealand walk: Diverse landscape on K2K walk 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand walks: Coromandel adventure 24 New Zealand walk: Walk back in history on Kawau Island 24 Cycling tours: Cycle the Alps to Ocean in comfort 26 Overseas walk: The Galapagos Islands of couse 29 Overseas walks and tours 30 Overseas walks: Village to village in Spain’s Moorish Alpujarras 36 New Zealand walks: A planned trip with an element of surprise 38 Event: Stunning weather for Taupo event 40 Marathon prize a fantastic walking holiday in Austria 41 Health: Ways to return to regular exercise after a sickness bout 43 Weather forecast for October 44 New Zealand coming events 46 Overseas coming events 48 Nordic Walking Calendars 49 Te Araroa Trail: New section goes under motorway 50 Event: Damp and wet conditions for marathon 52 Directory: Walking groups 56 Country Breaks 60 Napier City Half Marathon SEPTEMBER 2012 176 4 Walk talk 6 Event: Waiheke Walking Festival - a bucket list walking event 10 New Zealand walk: Up Shirt Tail - down by “Shirt Tale” 18 Event: Cadbury Moro Marathon - a major event on Dunedin calendar 14 High achiever: Finding myself through walking through Wellington 16 New Zealand walk: The Rob Roy Glacier Walk 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 New Zealand walks: Warkworth Walks - now four years old 24 Overseas walk: Everest Base Camp - was the challenge I needed 28 New Zealand walk: Walking The Queen Charlotte Track luxury lodges and gourmet dining 36 Podiatry: Ankle sprains - how to recover faster and strong 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 Overseas walk: An odd encounter on Sydney’s foreshore 40 Window on Waitakere: Kokako old and new 40 Product Marketplace: Bra designed for larger woman 41 Health: Here’s some simple advice to give relief from sore feet

43 Weather forecast for September 44 New Zealand coming events 47 Overseas coming events 28 New Zealand walk: Four Waikato short walks 52 Directory: Walking groups throughout NZ 56 Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 The Duke of Marlborough Hotel AUGUST 2012 175 4 Walk talk 6 My Favourite walk: Te Mata Peak popular with locals 9 New Zealand walk: Forest erntrance upgrade for Whakamarama 10 New Zealand walks: Te Rangiita River walk 12 Te Araroa Trail: The Wellington spectacular 13 Training: Warm up is important before walking 14 My favourite walk: Langs Beach walk 16 New Zealand walk: St James trail upgrade to benefit families 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Great New Zealand Trek: Tikokino to Akitio 24 New Zealand guided walks: Bush and Beyond now in their 20th summer of walks 27 Walking Access funds makes outdoor access easier 28 Overseas walks: Petra - a jewel in Jordan’s crown 36 Event: Asian walking groups set up in North Shore 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 New Zealand walk: New Brighton Pier 39 Podiatry: Twenty interesting foot facts 40 Window on Waitakere: Our streams our dreams 40 My favourite walk: Mangaweka Scenic Reserve Track 41 Health: Get walking it’s easy as 1-2-3 43 Weather forecast for August 44 New Zealand coming events 50 Nordic Walking Calendars 50 Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking and effective exercise option for diabetes 56 Country Breaks 60 The Duke of Marlborough Hotel JULY 2012 174 4 Walk talk 6 New Zealand walk: St Bathans walks 6 New Zealand walk: New Opotiki bridge encourages walkers and cyclists 8 New Zealand walk: Treading through the turbines 11 New Zealand walks: Raglan walks - Bryant Memorial Reserve walks 12 Overseas walks: Walking in Northern Italy and in the Dolomites 14 Book: Auckland’s Best Bush, Coast and City Walks 15 New Zealand walk: Moturiki Island walk 16 New Zealand walks: Walking Full Circle from The Duke and back 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Event: In the back and beyond Linton Station reigns supreme 22 New Zealand walks: Ruahine Forest Park has many walks 26 New Zealand walks: Cornwall Park One Tree Hill walks 30 Overseas walks: Shackelton’s Walk 34 Overseas guided walks: Climbing Myanmar’s Mt Victoria 36 Step it out campaign to encourage walking 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 New Zealand walk: Nature’s highway in Landsdowne 39 Podiatry: Toe numbers with walking - possible causes and solutions 41 Training: Training for walking a half or full marathon 40 Window on Waitakere: Team Robin 43 Weather forecast for July 44 New Zealand coming events 50 Event: Feilding to Palmerston North events 52 Directory: Walking groups

56 Country Breaks 60 Green Prescription JUNE 2012 173 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 Reserve 14 New Zealand walk: Lake Hakaroa Walkway 17 New Zealand walk: New Arthur’s Pass walking track 18 Digital Photo Contest winners 20 Cycle tours: Takaro Trails - fun on wheels 22 New Zealand walk: Tongariro River Lookout 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 Lake Bled 34 New Zealand walks: Christchurch Botanic Gardens 36 Walk away cancer 37 Overseas walks and tours 38 Walking the World: Sonoita, Arizona to Wilcox, Arizona 40 Window on Waitakere: Lizard monitoring 40 Te Araroa Trail: Weather bomb delays opening 41 Health: Discovering dental problems 43 Weather forecast for June 44 New Zealand coming events 48 Nordic Walking: Event popualr with Nordic walkers 49 Nordic Walking Calendars 49 News: Tongariro National Park 49 News: Porirua walking tracks get high-tech treatment 52 Directory: Walking groups 56 Country Breaks 60 Green Prescription MAY 2012 172 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? 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 56 Country Breaks 60 Wellington Marathon APRIL 2012 171 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 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 56 Country Breaks 59 Christchurch Marathon MARCH 2012 170 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 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 43 Weather forecast for February 44 New Zealand coming events 51 Nordic Walking Nordic Walking - Just what the doctor ordered 56 Country Breaks 60 Rotorua Marathon FEBRUARY 2012 169 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 43 Weather forecast for February 44 New Zealand coming events 51 Nordic Walking Nordic Walking - Just what the doctor ordered 56 Country Breaks 59 Xterra Rotorua

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APRIL WEATHER FORECAST APRIL1 to APRIL 30 2013

Daily Summary 1st - 6th APRIL 2013 Disturbed westerlies, 7th APRIL 2013 Change moist northerlies. 8th APRIL 2013 High rainfall may cause flooding in Northland. 9th APRIL 2013 Chance of heavy rain for Hicks Bay in the eastern Bay of Plenty. 11th APRIL 2013 Over the next four weeks:

Very dry and sunny in the far south, very wet in the northeast and very warm in the north. Persistent sub-tropical northeasterly airflows cover the country. Intense, almost stationary anticyclones to the east bring rain bearing systems crossing North Island and northern half of South Island. Unsettled weather over much of North Island, especially Bay of Plenty and in east. Other high rainfall in Taranaki, King Country, Marlborough, Nelson and north Westland. Further south, persistent NEs contribute to low rainfall in coastal Otago and Southland and central Otago. Drier than average in Canterbury and Fiordland. Dunedin, south Otago and Southland receive a very dry four weeks, and possibly sunny. Also sunny in Fiordland, western Otago and inland south Canterbury. Sunshine below average in eastern regions from Gisborne to north Canterbury, also Nelson and Bay of Plenty. Temperatures above average in Waikato, eastern Bay of Plenty, Northland, Auckland, western Bay of Plenty, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Buller, Westland and north Canterbury. Very warm in the Waikato and eastern Bay of Plenty. 11th -18th APRIL 2013 Northwesterlies on 11th followed by a ridge of high pressure. Disturbed northeasterlies prevail with the passage of a depression across northern NZ from 14th onwards. 15th APRIL 2013 Possible high temperature at Whakatane. 17th-18th APRIL 2013 High rainfall Coromandel and Bay of Plenty with possible slips and flooding around Coromandel. 19th - 21st April 2013 Unsettled with northwesterlies followed by a change to cooler southwesterlies from April 22nd. 21st APRIL 2013 Chance of heavy rain storm in Wellington with localised flooding. 22nd APRIL 2013 Change to cooler southwesterlies 25th: APRIL 2013 Anticyclonic conditions. 29th APRIL 2013 Change to warm northerlies. Allow 24-hr error to all forecasts. Skewing may occur around 10th(new moon), 16th (apogee) , 26th(full moon) and 28th (perigee) www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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

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

DARGAVILLE DARGAVILLE TRAMPING GROUP: Last Sunday of month (AM), Maxine Stringer 09-439-7815, 09-439-6029,stringer@infogen.net.nz

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), Saturday (PM) Morris or Shirley Gray 09-436-1524 WHANGAREI TRAMPING CLUB: Sue Guyatt 09-436-1441

GREAT BARRIER ISLAND BARRIER TRAMPING& BEER LOVERS CLUB: Sunday, John Brock 09429-0211

AUCKLAND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB: midweek, weekends (BIA), walks, tramps, Val Todd 09-579-8250, www.oacnz.org 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), www.racewalkingauckland.org 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: Olive Andrews 09-634-4148 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, www.oacnz.org ST HELIERS HIKERS: First/Third Wednesdays (all day), Glenn 09-5289726 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, www.bluetopwalkers.org.nz FIA OLA WOMEN’S DEVELOPMEMT WALK GROUP: Monday to Saturday, Anne, 09-813-0021 FIT4LIFE: Glenfield, Monday (PM), Friday (AM), Sarah 021 534 649

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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 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), www.trampwest.co.nz

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,www.nstc.org.nz 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: Browns Bay, Tuesday, Friday (AM), Pam Mattson 09-302-4882 or 021-1268-4154 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: www.nstc.org.nz 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

NORDIC WALKING GROUPS Acacia Cove Nordic Walking Group: Sunday (AM) Jenny Wills 09267-5416 Bridge the Gap Nordic Walkers: Sunday (AM ), Sheila Milbourn/ Margaretha Sehnert 027-456-2233/021-141-3801 Cornwall Park Nordic Walking Group: Saturday (AM), June Stevenson 09-361-6636 or 0274-383-923 Cornwall Park Nordic Gold (Senior Group) Monday (AM), June Stevenson 09-361-6636 or 0274-383-923 North Shore Nordic Walkers Sunday (AM), Kay Livingstone 09-4734489 Pakuranga Nordic Walkers: Thursday (AM) Deidre Nielsen 09-2713324 YMCA Nordic Walkers Thursday (AM) June Stevenson 09-3616636 or 0274-383-923

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, 09-532-8442 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: Mark Leys 09-294-8927 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 07-856www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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8980 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: www.wtc.org.nz or Stu Kneebone 07827-3097

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

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

MATAMATA MATAMATA WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday (AM), Ruth Stanley 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

OTOROHANGA OTOROHANGA WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

TE AROHA TE AROHA WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07-880-9088 TE AROHA TRAMPING CLUB: Every second Sunday, Judy Forsman 07-884-8841 TE AROHA TREKKERS: Wednesday (AM), Frances Harrison 07-8628184

TE AWAMUTU TE AWAMUTU TUESDAY TRAMPERS: Tuesday, Lesley 07-870-1973 or Kathy 07-870-2006 TE AWAMUTU WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), Jan Jefferies 07-889-7032 TE AWAMUTU MARATHON CLINIC: Wednesday (PM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Ross Thomas 07-871-5022

TE KUITI

KATIKATI TRAMPING CLUB: fortnightly weekends (AM), Maddy Pyle 07-552-0215

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

ROTORUA CROSS COUNTRY WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), (A), 07 347-8945 LAKE CITY ATHLETIC CLUB WALKERS GROUP: Tueday, Thursday (PM), Sunday (AM), Ted Sheppard 07-348-1205 or Sarah Wiwarena 07-348-7874 GREEN PRESCRIPTION WALKING GROUP: 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 @forestandbird.org.nz, Tauranga HEALTHY HEART CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (B), YMCA, 07-578-5891 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), YMCA, 07-5785891 MOUNT JOGGERS & WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, (AM), Gaye Westwood 07-574-1075 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION: MONDAY (AM) 07-576-2469 NORDIC WALKING AT THE MOUNT: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Steffi 07-574-7527 NORDIC WALKING IN TAURANGA: Monday, Wednesday, Mary 07577-0711 MT MAUNGANUI RSA WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday, Sundays (AM), (BIA), Kieran Jensen 07-572-0626 50 FORWARD WALKING GROUPS: Sport Bay of Plenty 07-578-0016 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 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 07-863-4597

WHAKATANE

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

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

NEW PLYMOUTH CARRINGTON WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Catherine McKee 06-753-3254 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

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

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

WANGANUI

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

WANGANUI

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

EAST COAST

HASTINGS

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

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

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

AHURIRI WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (I), Beverly Gillies 06-8436805 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, www.runwalkhb.org.nz Ys WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, Napier, Barry 06-844-3929 or Nola 06-843-7912

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GISBORNE

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NAPIER

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

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

BAY OF PLENTY

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, www.runwalkhb.org.nz

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

HAWKES BAY

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

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MANAWATU PALMERSTON NORTH HOKOWHITU KIWI WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (I), Jack Cook 06-357-7458 or Dorne Jarvis 06-357-2444 KELVIN GROVE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM), (I), Marjory Edmonds, 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 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 WOMEN’S AFTER 5.30 WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), (I), Liz MacNeill 06-357-8216

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

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

LEVIN LEVIN HARRIER & WALKING CLUB: Saturday (PM), (BIA), Ivan Morgan 06-368-3622 WEDNESDAY LEISURE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BIA), Lila McCall, 06-367-9070 LEVIN JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, (BIA), Colleen Francis 06-368-8624

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

MARTINBOROUGH MARTINBOROUGH WALKING GROUP: Barbara Behrent 06-3069226

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

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 AURORA HARRIER CLUB: Peter Wrigley, p.wiggles@paradise.net.nz TUESDAY TRIPPERS: Bill Thompson, 04-971-5123 FANTAIL HIKERS: Marg Eagles, Upper Hutt TRENTHAM UNITED HARRIER CLUB: Jon Roskvist, 021-460-877 or 04-526-6906 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@gmail.com,www.sportsground.co.nz/ kapitithursdaywalkers KAPITI JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Pam Childs 04-9021754 KAPITI WANDERERS: Tuesday (alt), email: kapitiwanderers@gmail.com, www.sportsground.co.nz/ kapitiwanderers MONDAY WALKERS: Monday, Reg Goodsell 04-904-7558, or Steve Golledge 04-904-5904 SPORT KAPITI THURSDAY WALKERS: Thursday (AM), 04-296-9022

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

NELSON

WELLINGTON

MOTUEKA

WELLINGTON

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

BROOKLYN WALKERS: Edith, 04-384-6799 BUGGY WALKING GROUP: First Thursday of month (AM), www.buggywalk.co.nz FOREST & BIRD: 04-567-7271 ORIENTAL BAY WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Christine Blakely 04-3836276 MT VICTORIA WALKING GROUP: Euan Harris 04-384-4770 WALK WAINUI: Monday (AM), (BIA), Shirley 04-564-6179 ISLAND BAY WALKING GROUP: Community Resource Centre, Island Bay, 04-383-7464 WALKING FOR LIFE: Lynne Waring, Miramar KARORI WALKING GROUP: Mavis Shaw, Kelburn KARORI ARTS & CRAFT WALKING GROUP: 04-934-8630 KANDALLAH CORNERSTONE WALKERS: Monday (AM) 04-479-5420 MIRAMAR WALKING GROUP: 04-388-1944 NEWLANDS COMMUNITY HOUSE WALKING: Tuesday (AM), 04-4788799 TARARUA TRAMPING CLUB: www.ttc.org.nz WEA MIDWEEK WALKERS: Hanna Harwood WELLINGTON WEDNESDAY WALKERS: 04-388-1988 WELLINGTON CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: 04-934-4729 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

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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 www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz


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NEW BRIGHTON HILL WALKERS: Wedneday (AM), Royce henery 03-388-7335 NEW BRIGHTON WALK ‘n’ TALK: Monday (AM), 03-941-8999 NEW BRIGHTON STROLLERS: Wednesday (AM), Tess Hall 03-3883237 NEW BRIGHTON WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Joy 03-383-4494 NO HILL WALKERS: Thursday (AM) (B), Hazel Matthews 03-3855338 NEW BRIGHTON NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Kerstin Fahrenschone 03-388-0000 NZ VIVENDI SOCIETY: Sunday, Janet 03-389-1609 PAPANUI WALK ‘n’ TALK: Wednesday (AM), 03-941-6840 OXFORD WALKING GROUP: Monday Thursday (AM), Coral Gilbertson 03-312-3155 OPAWA KIWISENIORS: Monday, Tuesday (AM), (BI), Carol 03-3325638 PAPANUI KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Elaine 03-352-7519 PAPANUI WALK ‘n’TALK: Wednesday (AM), 03-941-8999 PARKLANDS KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), (BI), Bernard Marriott 03-383-2665 PARKLANDS WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), BIA), Bernard Marriott 03-383-2665 PENINSULA TRAMPING CLUB: (Family Strollers Group), Sunday, Gloucester Street, (BIA), Rick Bolch 03-338-5156 PIONEER STROLLERS: Thursday, (BIA), Shirley Hitchcock, 03-3227220 PIONEER TRAMPERS: Thursday (AM) (IA), Alan Williams 03-3432216 PLEASURE WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday (AM) (I), Colleen Cook 03-389-8607 PORT HILLS NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Chiaki Jagau 03-981-1433 PORT HILLS ATHLETIC WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Friday (AM), Glen Watts 03-332-1964.Saturday (PM), Peter King 03-341-1154 QE11 MINI HIKERS: alternate Wednesday, QE11 Park, (BI), Beverley Church 03-388-5736 Q.E. PARK STROLLERS: Tuesday, John Plumridge 03-385-9710 RETIREES CLUB KIWISENIORS: Wednesday, (AM), (BI), (both walkers and stroller groups), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 RETIREES SOCIAL CLUB: Thursday (PM) (BI), 50 + age group, Ira Williams 03-342-8172 or Carol Roscoe 03-337-5901 RICCARTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Enid 03-348-9351 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 www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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, www.doc.govt.nz 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, www.st-davids.org.nz WALKING GROUP: Eileen Ward 03-307-0475 WALKING GROUP: Ethel Powell 03-308-9662

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

TIMARU

GREEN HUT TRACK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), George Sutherland 03-467-5999 HALFWAY BUSH WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (I), Pat Garth, 03-476-2579 HILL CITY WALKING GROUP: Saturday (PM), Alex McEwan 03-4554851 KOPUTAI WALKING GROUP: 2nd Tuesday, (AM), Noeline Forgie, 03472-8302 LEITH WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Janette Anderson 03-476-2830 MORNINGTON MONDAY WALKERS: Monday (AM), (B), Kieran Hurring 03-453-4423 MULTI-PEAK FITNESS WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Marelda Gallaher 03-477-6057 or 027-222-3863 MOSGIEL 50's FORWARD WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Roberta Telfer 03-488-3175 OTAGO TRAMPING/MOUNTAINEERING CLUB: Sunday (AM), Ian Sime 03-453-6185 OVER 30’s TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM), Janice Hodges 03-4894071 PHOENIX CLUB WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Nina Davidson 03-471-0114 PINEHILL WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Norman Vare 03-4738683 ST KILDA COMMUNITY CLUB WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, (AM), Ngaire McIndoe 03-456-4478 TAIERI RECREATIONAL TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM), Ian Fleming 03-489-8964 TRIXIE TRAMPERS: Thursday (AM), Alison Jones 03-489-8372 WEA OVER 50’s TRAMPING CLUB: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (A), Jenny Gonin 03-467-2711 WAIHOLA WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Elizabeth Jones 03-4898064 XY TRAMPING CLUB: 1st & 4th Tuesday, (AM), Cliff Donaldson 03467-9875 Y’S WALKING GROUP: Sunday (AM), Betty Booth 03-456-2000 60 PLUS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Judith Wright 03-4562080 60’s PLUS RAMBLERS: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Vern Gould 03-476-4457 60’s PLUS TRAMPING CLUB: 2nd & 4th Thursday, (A), >4 hours, Murray Bolt, 03-454-2211 60 PLUS HIKERS: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (AM), Moreen Hayes 03-4761545

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

ALEXANDRA

WEST COAST

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

ALEXANDRA HARRIER & WALKERS CLUB: Saturday (PM), April to October, John Thompson 03-448-7244, www.alexharriers.co.nz ALEXANDRA WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Ngaire Turnball, 03-448-8726

QUEENSTOWN

GREYMOUTH

WANAKA

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

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

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

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, wwwsportsouthland.co.nz

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

NORTHERN SOUTHLAND

OTAGO

BNZ ACTIVE WALKERS: 2nd and 4th Thursday, Ann Robbie 03211-2150, wwwsportsouthland.co.nz

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

OAMARU

TE ANAU BNZ ACTIVE WALKERS: Wednesday, Ann Robbie 03-211-2150, wwwsportsouthland.co.nz

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

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

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GISBORNE

GISBORNE

GREAT BARRIER ISLAND Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge situated on the waters edge of Tryphena. Self contained and serviced waterfront accommodation. Six Units sleep 2-4pax, Cottage sleeps 2-7pax. Licensed Restaurant and Bar catering for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners. We can arrange your travel package. Contact Margery Phone: 09 4290550 Mob: 0275505187 E: tipinbob@xtra.co.nz Web: waterfrontlodge.co.nz

MEDLANDS BEACH BACKPACKERS AND VILLAS Self contained and backpacker accommodation. 5 Minutes Walk to Medlands Beach, Great Barrier

To Book call 09 429 0320 Website :

WAIKATO

www.medlandsbeach.com

Be Touched By Nature Nature’s Garden B&B offers you a relaxing holiday Enjoy: · Bush-walks in mature native forest, · Diverse bird-life, · Organic gardens and orchards, · Spacious architecturally designed home. · 3 dbl. bedrooms with separate bathroom and toilet. · Continental breakfast.

Waitomo’s 2 Day Dundle Hill Walk --Come and experience the beautiful landscape with a night at Kay’s Cabin soaking in the stunning views and scenery.

From NZ $ 130.00 per night for 2.

Rosalie Bay Rd., Tryphena Phone 09 429 0494 Email : enquiries@naturesgardenbandb.co.nz www.naturesgardenbandb.co.nz

NORTHLAND

Phone Waitomo i-Site 078787640 www.waitomowalk.com --catering and luggage cartage service available

WAIKATO

THAMES

Two or Three Day Unguided Coast Walk

WALKING IN THAMES

Whangarei Heads, Northland, N.Z.

Kauaeranga Valley or Goldtrail walks

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

S.C. Accomodation or B&B; ex. rates valley2view@xtra.co.nz Ph. 07 868 7213

RANGITIKEI

www.coastwalks.co.nz

Wek aW alks – farm and bush walks near Mangawek a. eka Walks Mangaweka. Comfortable accommodation, peaceful surroundings. You decide your package – we arrange the rest.

P: 06 382 5726

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WAIRARAPA

WAIRARAPA

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

GREAT COUNTRY BREAKS TARANAKI

EASTERN TARANAKI EXPERIENCE Spectacular northern Wairarapa countryside, coastal & Native bush.

Phone: 06 374 3513 for bookings (evenings) Website:www.akitio-glenorawalk.co.nz Email: bookings@akitioglenorawalk.co.nz “Bridge to Somewhere”

TARANAKI

• 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.

MT TARANAKI GUIDED TOURS Guided Tours in the Egmont National Park: · MT TARANAKI-POUAKAI CROSSING TREKKING TOUR-1 Day. · MANGOREI TRACK-POUAKAI TARNS TREKKING TOUR-1 Day. · POUAKAI CIRCUIT TREKKING TOUR-2 or 3 Days. · MT TARANAKI MOUNTAIN SUMMIT EXPERIENCE TOUR-1 Day.

For further information contact: Carol or Dave Digby

Plus many other trekking options Check out our website:

www.mttaranakiguidedtours.co.nz

Phone 06-765-7482 (evenings)

Email: mttaranakiguidedtours@gmail.com Mobile: 027-441-7042.

CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND

email: eastern-taranaki@xtra.co.nz website: www.eastern-taranaki.co.nz

Whareama Coastal Walk

WELLINGTON

Step into NZ·s Heart« TWO DAY ADVENTURE!

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This is a stimulating and breath-taking 2-night 2-day fully catered walk over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. Price from $275 pp. Please see website for details:

www.whareamawalk.co.nz 114 Langdale Road, RD 12, Masterton Phone: 06-372-3722 - Email: info@whareamawalk.co.nz

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NELSON/WEST COAST

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

www.kahurangiwalks.co.nz John Croxford, Takaka www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz

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

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MARLBOROUGH

MARLBOROUGH

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

NELSON/WEST COAST

SIMON AND LYNDA HARVEY GLEN ORKNEY PB BLENHEIM 7240 Phone: 03 575 7361 Email: info@tussocktrack.co.nz

CANTERBURY

CANTERBURY

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STEWART ISLAND

Make this your first multi-day tramp

www.bankstrack.co.nz

CANTERBURY

CANTERBURY

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

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