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26 September : John Simes – The Raukumara Christmas trip 1984 

John will revisit a 1984 club Christmas trip to the Raukumara Peninsula, an area we have seldom been to. Come and see how short the shorts were in those days and where the party of 11 got to. They started close to Mount Hikurangi, went west to the Motu River and then wended their way North into the head of the Raukokere River and finally out to the Hikurangi base. John will use modern technology courtesy of Google Earth to make this trip from the dark ages a thoroughly modern talk. 


3 October : Graeme Lythgoe – South East Asia 

Last year Graeme, together with Michele and two others, visited five countries in SE Asia. The first was a re-visit to Burma after a 37 year gap, then Chang Mai (Thailand), Luang Prabang (Laos), and the length of Vietnam before finishing at Siem Reap in Cambodia. Graeme will talk about these places and show images of their trip.


10 October: Derek Richardson - Some Game Parks in Southern Africa


17 October: John Smeith - Taranaki Travels


24 October:Pat Tristram - Old Ghost Road - Easter


31 October: New Members' Night


The club is always interested to hear from anybody wanting to be considered as a Wednesday night guest speaker and is open to suggestions.

If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to give a presentation yourself, please contact

Michele or Pamela at club night, or email details to