Otago/Southland

Chapter Co-ordinator
John Witherington
Ph: 027-247-2853
Email:john.witherington@xtra.co.nz

Haast’s Eagle Ride & Search

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Upcoming run / event: ( subject to covid restrictions )

Otago Southland Chapter of TOMCC NZ.

A ride and overnighter is planned for Labour weekend 23 – 25 Oct  2021.

We are going into the Haast Area as we did in 2014 in a light-hearted search for Te Hokioi – the Haast Eagle.

Saturday 23rd Oct for those that are coming from different directions it is intended that we meet at the Luggate hotel at 2pm then heading as a group onto Makoaroa for the night.

Sunday 24th Oct we head off into the Haast in search and onward to Jackson Bay hopefully for lunch at the Cray Pot who have confirmed they will be open over the weekend (subject to covid restrictions ). Staying Sunday night back in Haast.

Monday heading back as a group to Wanaka / Cromwell then members dispersing in different directions to where they live.

Accommodation is for you to arrange at both Makoaroa and Haast.

Wonderland Makarora Lodge

Some of us are staying at Haast at Aspiring court motel / back packers & camp. 0800 500 703   +64 3 750 0703 1 Marks Road Haast 7844   New Zealand    http://www.aspiringcourtmotel.com 

( Just to be clear this ride is subject to covid restrictions )

As with Otago Southland Chapter of TOMCC NZ rides, All weather ride, come prepared you may get wet /cold.

Please let us know if you are interested / coming and any questions please contact ;

John Witherington

Otago Southland Chapter of TOMCC NZ coordinator.

Gorge Rd Overnighter

5-6 December 2020

TOMCC NZ, Otago Southland Area Gorge Road Overnighter

Hi all, instead of the December Otago Southland monthly ride, Bill Riddell is hosting an overnighter at his home in Gorge Road, about 30km south of Invercargill on the Catlins road.
We will be leaving on the Saturday, 5 December at about lunchtime and head down through the Catlins, arriving at Bill’s place later in the day.
The evening will be spent socialising, watching biker movies, listening to music, enjoying a bonfire and doing whatever other fun we can dream up.
Food will be supplied, but a donation towards costs will be appreciated. Also, some drinks will be available but it would be a good idea to also bring some of your own. Bill can accommodate about 12 people indoors, some on a few beds, the rest on mattresses on the floor. You will need a sleeping bag and maybe a tent is also a good idea just in case indoors gets a bit too crowded.
Bill doesn’t have email so please let me know if you’re interested in taking part in this overnighter. We do need some idea of numbers for catering purposes.
The return trip will of course be on the Sunday. For those of you who don’t wish to stay overnight you are most welcome to just come along for the ride.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Ken Spall03 489 1740 or 021 26 99 530email spall@callsouth.net.nz

2020 Southern Moose Safari

By popular demand Auckland Area members have ask of the Otago Southland Chapter of TOMCC NZ about setting up a date for there Southern Moose Safari .

Its on again – Sat 24th to Mon 26th October 2020. ( Labour weekend)  Its becoming a Southland tradition, so come and join up !

With our TOMCC NZ events all members throughout are invited to attend and for those wishing to ride / participate in the WATOC Challenge you have the added advantage of earning points towards your overall score.

If you want to join us on this southern adventure please contact john.witherington@xtra.co.nz or call 0272472853 after 1.00 pm

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“Keep ’em running” ride

Sunday 29th March 2020 – Otago Southland Chapter of TOMCC NZ will be doing an all day ride in to the Mackenzie going as far as Twizel. Anyone interested in the day ride and / or staying overnight in the area on Sunday (which may suit shift workers ) let us know.

At the moment we expect to leave the Dunedin area early Sunday morning meeting up with members along the way.

Cheers

John Witherington

Otago Southland area co-ordinator

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