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Rangatira News November 2018

Welcome to the November 2017 Newsletter. Great to see everyone at the end of year BBQ and Prize Giving. Don't forget the Ohakune lodge is now open for summer bookings. There are lots of things to do down there so why not take a family trip to Ohakune for summer!

PRIZE GIVING & BBQ
 
Thank you to everyone who came along to the end of season BBQ and Prize Giving. It was a great afternoon and nice to catch up with everyone before summer kicks in. Congratulations to all prize winners including the following special mentions announced on the day:
 

GRAND PRIX TROPHY (most aggregate points in racing) - Richard Neeson

MOST IMPROVED IN COMPETITION - Blake Platt

MOST IMPROVED SCHOLAR - Samantha Elllis

THE SCHOLARS TROPHY - Olivia Haskell

PHOTOGRAPHIC TROPHY - Jake Cameron

WILLING HANDS TROPHY - Rachel & Anthony Strevens

SHEARS TROPHY/MOST CLUB SPIRITED - Liz Houghton Brown

FARRELL’S FOLLY (Most embarrassing incident of the year) - Paul Nolan

 

Farrell's Folley Award
 (Most embarrassing incident of the year)
 
This year there was one person who stood out above all others. This particular person was looking forward to some great skiing after recently taking some extended leave from work.
He decided at the spur of the moment to go to Whakapapa as the weather forecast was looking great. 

As he was not accustomed to carrying his bags up the track to the Iwikau lodge he booked himself into accommodation at National Park for his first evening. However, he did have some reservations about leaving his shiny new fast Subaru in National Park due the unsavoury characters who may be lurking in the bushes. After thinking this through further he had a flash of brilliance and decided to fit his new steering lock to supplement the alarm to protect his new pride and joy. Now that his car was safe he proceeded to get on a shuttle to head up the mountain. It was at this point, with sudden horror that he realised he had left the key for the steering lock back in Auckland!

Needless to say the rest of that morning was spent thinking about his predicament and frantically trying to get hold of our amazing Booking Officer Liz to find out which members were coming down to the lodge in the near future. After numerous phone calls and embarrassing explanations he finally found a willing member Anthony Strevens, to bring the key for his steering lock down to National Park.

Paul Nolan you may have a fast new Subaru, but it doesn’t go anywhere with a steering lock attached and no key. 

THIS SUMMER


EXPLORE TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK


Tongariro National Park has many great summer activities to offer including bush walks, mountain biking, fishing, golf, kayaking and much more! Explore this wonderland and stay at the Ohakune lodge. Open to members and their guests for summer bookings. Only $30/ adult or $20/ child.

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