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Motor caravaners have new park

Mike cut the ribbon to open their new park located in flat open ground land at the end of Debenham Drive, beside SH25A backing onto the Whitianga Airport.   A good number of motor caravans were parked up, a marquee well-resourced for meals was set up for a BBQ and many of the freedom motor caravaners were enjoying the new location. The previous member-only location at 301 Joan Gaskell Drive which they had enjoyed for many years was generously leased to them by Whitianga Waterways Ltd. (WWL).  In June 2023, WWL notified all members that they would soon begin to develop...

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Going for a swim

Conducted by Dean Albiston, our Deputy Chairman and Ex-Police Search and Rescue and Manus Pretorius, our IT expert. The first part of the training was the cross-river training. Sounds pretty simple really, but some very clever concepts have been developed by LandSAR to ensure that any volunteers who have to cross a river during a search, do so as safely as possible. The first principle, especially if a river is in flood (which with the rain we have been having recently, is quite regular!), is to question whether it is safe to cross. “If in doubt stay out! It’s not worth your life.” If...

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Cathedral Cove IS the destination

The Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises is on the ‘Must-do’ list of things to do when you visit the Coromandel Peninsula. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the Cove, land on the Cathedral Cove beach and see a coastline of immense beauty and there are some other marine delights to savour as well. Ken is quite the tour guide. His excitement and optimism are due to the strongly helped hope that the years of covid and then one year of severe downturn following cyclones Hale and Gabrielle resulting in the closure of the main highway to Whitianga, are all in the past. Ken decided...

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