July Away Walk - 27-07-14 Cascades
Melville's Away Walk for July is the Auckland City Walk in the Cascades Regional Park, Waitakere Ranges this coming Sunday 27th July. Driving time for this destination is aproximately 30 minutes. Click on link for a detailed map of the area http://goo.gl/maps/uSQUF Put your home address in the A box for your personalised map. This walk is an easy 30 minute walk with a side walk to the Cascade Falls and an extention - return walk of the Upper Kauri Track for those that require a longer walk. As we are walking in the bush I would advise clothing to suit the conditions, if the weather is unpleasant it can be very cold in the bush. Good walking shoes a requirement, although the track is good if we have had rain it could be a little muddy. Anyone requiring to carpool, please get in touch with a Committee Member to make arrangements.
Meeting Place : Lower Carpark at the end of Falls Road
Time : 8:15am
What to Bring : A plate for our shared morning tea and a cup
Committee : A thermos of hot water please.
Hope to see you all there.
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.
Tatler's Editorial - tjwalkers Anniversary Reunion
September Issue, see page 26 - Article on Club's beginnings
Friendship, Fitness and Fun
Take a look at this, you may find something that takes your fancy.
Thanks to members Anne and John F. for bringing it to our attention.
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