Interest Groups



Issue: July 2022

Interest Groups

Interest groups meet weekly, monthly or randomly, and are coordinated by a member with an interest in the activity. Your ideas and help are appreciated to keep these groups vibrant.


Thursday 21 July at 1.30pm

Venue: Green Gables, 241 Bridge Street. Masks required on entry. Please put your names on the clipboard or phone Anne.



Tuesday 19 July at 3.00pm

Subject: "It has to be Round”
Please provide up to 6 photos on a memory stick dedicated to this subject. Venue will be at Warren’s, 
(Please send two photos from last meeting to Tony, for the Club web page.


Sally Carol 

27th JuneStoke Central - FLAT

PARK: Strawbridge Square near the Library COFFEE: Squires Cafe

4 July: 11 July: 18 July: 25 July:

Fountain Walk / Maori Rd - HILL with Flat option PARK: End of Paruparu Rd near Trafalgar Centre COFFEE: Halifax Cafe

Eastern Richmond Circuit - FLAT PARK: Washbourne Gardens carpark COFFEE: Oxford St Cafe

Stoke Loop - FLAT
PARK: Saxton Field, netball court area COFFEE: Pic’s Peanut Butter factory

Victory Square Railway Reserve – SLIGHT GRADIENT PARK: North Esk St
COFFEE: Tozzetti’s




The bottle of Argentinian wine for the most outrageous apron was awarded to Joe Waller!

All members should have received the next event information and recipes. We will be following the only America Chef to be awarded with two three-starred Michelin restaurants, The French Laundry in the Napa, and Ad Hoc in New York as well as his 1 star Michelin bistro, Bouchon, also in the Napa Valley. He has also written many cookbooks and has some excellent short videos on line called MasterClass where he demonstrates cooking techniques - well worth a good look.



Friday 29 July Nelson Golf Club Board Room 1 50 pm

Pic will be with us to explain his company’s progress at becoming Carbon Neutral.



Weekly on a Tuesday morning.
Rides are emailed on a Friday for the following Tuesday.



Maitai G C Monday 4 th 10 am. 



Gill Knight

Information to come


Sue N

Wednesday 6 July

Sue will email out the appropriately timed movies on Wednesday 29 June, so you can purchase tickets. Please let her know by 4 July if you are coming, and after she has heard from you she will make a booking with Bella Pizzeria.


Sally A

Wednesday 27 July, at 12:00

July's Lunch Bunch gathering will be at Smugglers, Tahunanui. We welcome anyone who might like to join us.



The Grampians, Thursday 28 July, meet at 10.00

Walk leaders: Warren & Leone. Friday 29 July will be the contingency day in case of bad weather.

Due to steepness on some sections, the walks are rated as moderate. Good footwear, walking poles, lunch and a drink are recommended.

Meet at the bottom of the Fairfield House driveway at 10am (the southern end of Trafalgar Street south). There will be 2 walks. Both start and finish at the same place:

  1. From the meeting point, join the Tawa track and after approx. 1 km turn left onto the Ronaki track. This is a steady zig-zag to the main Grampians ridge line. Carry on along the main Grampians walkway track until the Kanuka track branches to the left. At this point the shorter walk carries on along the main walkway to the viewing platform for lunch. (Toilet adjacent to the viewing platform.) Approx. 5 kms.

  2. The longer walk begins as above, and carries on along the Kanuka track (nice gradient) and on around the south end of the Grampians until we meet the Mahoe track. We then follow the Mahoe track to the viewing platform for lunch. Approx. 7 kms, (3 hours).

After lunch, both groups can return to the cars via the main Grampians walkway. Once back at the cars, those who wish to, can go to Melrose House for tea or coffee.