January Away Walk - Craigavon Park
John Harris is having his Away Walk from Craigavon Park this coming Sunday 31st January. We will take in the foreshore around the Green Bay/Blockhouse Bay area. Meeting Point is in the Park by the Playground on the corner of Portage Road and Conaught Street Green Bay at 8:15 am. Bring a plate for our shared morning tea and a cup for your cuppa. Committee a thermos of hot water please.
Summer Walks hosted by Auckland Council and Waitakere Forest & Bird Society
If you are looking for activities to do over the Summer, take a look at this for a list of Summer Walks hosted by the Auckland Council and Waitakere Forest & Bird Society.
Summer Evening Walks 2016
Auckland Council and Waitakere Forest and Bird Protection Society take pleasure in running a series of evening walks this summer.
Discover the mysteries of these reclusive creatures as we search the sky at dusk. Luck is the name of the game with this and good eyes a must for their quick flying antics can sometimes make them a challenge to spot. After dark we head off along a bush track and the search begins for the other secretive creatures that inhabit the forest and streams of this unique area.
Dates: January 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
Meet: Cascade/Kauri carpark, end of Falls Rd.
Bring: a detailed list will be sent upon booking
Duration: 2hrs approx
Cost: Adults $10.00 Children $5.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children) $25.00
Nightwalks with Nature
Acknowledged experts will lead the walks and provide amazing insights into the special nocturnal wonders of the Waitakere Ranges This is a great opportunity for all to enjoy nature whether young or old, novice or knowledgeable.
Time: 8pm sharp. It is recommended you arrive at venue by 7.30pm
Bring: a detailed list will be sent on booking
Duration: 2 hrs approx.
Costs: Adults $10.00 Children $5.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children) $25.00
Kakamatua Inlet Spider and Moth walk
Thursday 28 January
Grace Hall and Robert Hoare from Landcare Research will lead this walk showing some of the special flora and fauna, big and small that reside in the Waitakere Ranges. See giant puriri moths and spider nightlife and enjoy Robert’s unique moth-attracting light show.
Meet: Kakamatua Inlet Carpark.
Exhibition Drive Walk
Tuesday 2 February & Thursday 4 February
Dr. Peter Maddison, internationally recognised entomologist and all-round ecologist will share his insect knowledge with you on this popular Titirangi track, renowned for its cave weta tunnels and glow-worms.
Meet: Exhibition Drive Carpark, Corner Woodlands Park & Scenic Drive.
Cascades Kauri fish walk
Tuesday 9 February
A walk with Freshwater Fish expert, ‘Paul Woodard (‘Mr Afishionado’) in the Cascades Kauri area looking for native water nightlife including koura, eels and freshwater fish.
Meet: Cascade/Kauri carpark, end of Falls Rd.
Cascade Kauri Night Plants Walk
Wednesday 10 February
Botanist Sandra Jones will lead this very interesting walk seeking out flora we didn’t know existed and seeing even well-known plants in a completely different light.
Meet: Cascade/Kauri carpark, end of Falls Rd.
Bookings essential: Spaces are extremely limited.
Contact Auckland Council
ph (09) 366 2000 prompt #2, or the Arataki Visitor Centre ph (09) 8170089
Okura Walkway Away Walk - 13th December
VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!
THIS MONTHS AWAY WALK IS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST.
Have great christmas all!!
Melville & Oliver's Away Walk is next Sunday the 13th December
Meeting time is 8.15am at Okura Walkway
Greenhithe Away Walk - 29th November 2015
Lynn & Denise's Away Walk
When : Sunday 29th November
Time : 8.15 am
Where : Greenhithe War Memorial Park
Roland Road, Greenhithe
There is plenty of parking in Roland Road
Lynn and Denise are having a sausage sizzle so bring some cash along to grab yourself a banger and bread with onions $2.00 each.
Committee-thermos of hot water please
Click below for directions
Laingholm Away Walk - 25th October 2015
Janet & John's Away Walk takes in a circuit of tracks in the Laingholm area. Meeting point is the Corner of Sandy Parade and Western Road Laingholm, parking available in Western Road.
Meeting Time 8:15 am, bring a plate for a shared morning tea and a cup for your cuppa. Committee a thermos of hot water please. Click on link below for a map of the area.
John & Rose's August Away Walk
This months away walk on Sunday 30-08-2015 details as follows.
Meet at Glen Eden Railway Station by 7.50am to allow you enough time to buy a ticket ($6.50 each way).
Train leaves at 8.08am and we will disembark at Newmarket railway station.
For those who wish to meet us in Newmarket be at the Newmarket Railway Station entrance on Remuera Road at 8.35am.
The walk will commence from there and will take approximately 2 ¼ hours returning to Newmarket for a morning tea/brunch at Zarbo's Cafe 24 Morrow Street Newmarket We have a table booked for 11.00am. $5 cash back for full members, let Rose know if you are coming for booking numbers.
Due to the very inclement weather for Lynn & Denise's Away Walk at Le Roys Bush the planned BBQ had to be cancelled. We have decided to have it this Sunday at the Clubrooms after the walk. If you would like to participate bring along your $2.00 coin and enjoy a sausage sizzle. Hope to see you all there.
Auckland's Coast to Coast 16-11-14
A few of us joined Margaret & Helen's Blue Top Walker friends on their Coast to Coast Away Walk. We had great weather and a fun time. Walked 17.6 km, had morning tea and an ice cream en route. Click here for photos.
Xmas Raffle 2014
Clubbies Have you got your Xmas Raffle tickets
We have three prizes this year
This lovely Basket
Movie Gift Voucher worth $40
with a bottle of wine
A selection of Brushware
See Lynn at the Club
Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
Don't miss out
Drawn at our Xmas Lunch
2015 Club Calendars
Sorry Now Sold Out
Titirangi Walkers 2015 Calendar
Featuring photos of local Titirangi and West Auckland - $12 each. Purchase early for friends and family overseas.
If you are not a Club Member but would like to purchase, please contact us through our email address email@example.com
BBQ @ Melville's - 15th February 2014
We all had a geat time soaking in the ambience at Melvilles country home. Follow link for photos.
A great night of fun and laughter was had by all.
Click on photo for enlarged image.
Our Amazing West Coast - Hilary Trail
For more images from the Hilary Trail - Te Henga (Bethells) to Muriwai - Go to our Walk Review Page.
Tongariro / Hapuawhenua Weekend 1st to 3rd November
Here's a few images to get you excited about our Away Weekend at the begining of November. For information please don't hesitate to contact me, I am only too happy to answer your questions. Both walks are worth the trip and the cost is very reasonable. Lets see a good turn out for this, beginnings of things to come. We have a beautiful country, lets get out there and enjoy it. Rose
Members Acheivements - Northland Rail Trail
Cycle the Rail Trail
John Fowles and Dai have recently cycled the Northland Rail Trail between Kaikohe and Okaihau and wanted to pass on their enjoyment to others. Log on to www.toptrail.co.nz who they did the trip through for information and details.
We had a team of seven enthusiastic members and one visitor compete in the Round the Bays Event on Sunday along with an estimated 70,000 participants. Unperturbed by the heat we all completed the course of 8.4km in an hour and a half.
Janet, Rose and John completed their half marathon event at Kerikeri on Saturday in fine style before the rain set in. A great day was had by all with a record crowd of two and a half thousand entries.
Winners of the Reunion Spot Prizes
The Winner of Jenrite NZ Ltd's Prize of $250 for Sports Shoes or Apparell
Bob Williams - Former Club Captain of Titirangi Joggers
The Basket of Goodies, Sponsors : Douglas Pharmacueticals, Athlete's Foot Westfield St Lukes, Titirangi Wines and Spirits, Kriston Hygiene, Titirangi Joggers and Walkers
Laurie Cook - Former Treasurer and current member
Well done Laurie
Supervalue Titirangi through their Community Funding : 2 x $100 Food Vouchers
Jan Mortensen & Angela Flitta
Good going Girls
De Mop's Voucher for a Cut and Blow Wave went to Fred Rose - Original Member of Titirangi Joggers, he was unable to use it and returned it to us for redraw.
The Winner is Lloyd Jones for his wife Helena.
Vevo's Prize of Brunch for Two's winner is:
Enjoy your meal
Enjoy your winnings and many thanks to our Sponsors for their generousity.
Thank you also to all past and present members who helped to make this an enjoyable day for us All
This newspaper clip came to light at our Reunion, resurrected by Gail Dunn seen here second from left.
Western Leader Tuesday, September 22nd 1981Among the many people out pounding the roads in preparation for the Western Leader-Freyberg Classic Run for fun on Sunday, September 27, are members of the Titirangi Joggers Club. From left Ron Cooper, Gail Dunn, Jon Benson Maureen Ball (back) Frank.
Jan has found this interesting snippet somewhere - take a read.
Hobsonville Point has a long and interesting history. Originally named Onekiritea, after the area’s whitish clay soils, the Crown purchased 600 acres in 1853. The name was changed to Hobsonville to honour New Zealand’s first Governor, Captain William
Although primarily used for farming, the clay deposits attracted seven commercial potteries which operated until the resource ran out in the 1930s.
Hobsonville became a base for both land and sea-based aviation in the late 1920s. Its days as an airbase were limited; by 1930 the land airstrip was too short for the larger planes and flying boats were phased out in 1967. It became Whenuapai airbase’s repair and support facility. The NZ Defence Force commenced a gradual relocation of operations from Hobsonville in 2001.
So, what’s happening at Hobsonville Point today? A large housing and community development is underway, incorporating 3000 higher density homes, schools and
reserves. Improved public transport, including a ferry terminal, is planned and a marine industry will provide some employment opportunities.
What a wonderful article on the history of Titirangi Joggers and Walkers. Congratulations to all of you who had input. Look forward to the Reunion and being involved with you all for many years to come. Jan