[Dec 9, 2011] Kiwi DO V - Dec 9-11 (Blenheim NZ)

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Kiwi DO V - Dec 9-11
Blenheim NZ
Confirmed Attendees: 2
Posted By: wijomas
Start Date: Dec 9, 2011 05:00 PM
End Date: Dec 11, 2011 06:00 PM
Time Zone: Pacific/Auckland +13:00 NZDT
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  1. wijomas
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    Starting a little later than usual for planning this, but better late than never. This year I think we'll go back to what was originally planned for the Kiwi Mainland Do Toru before it was cancelled - Blenheim and the Marlborough Sounds.

    The DO shall take place over the weekend of December 9-11, 2011

    EVENTS

    Saturday:​

    SCENIC FLIGHT ON A CESSNA 402 - $200 pp (max 8 people, first in first served) BOOKING LINK
    Scenic charter flight that takes in the Marlborough Sounds the Awatere Valley incorporating good views of Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku the next highest peak in the South Island down from Mount Cook. This flight will also provide good views of the Mount Richmond Ranges towards Nelson and Port Underwood and Durville Island.

    Price includes transport to/from the airfield. If available, I call shotgun. :p

    LUNCHTIME RIVER CRUISE & WINE TOUR - $119 pp (max 11 people) BOOKING LINK
    Enjoy a light lunch on board The River Queen, cruising the Opawa River, before disembarking at the old Malthouse to join a tour of some of Marlborough's finest wineries. Perhaps our most popular package, the price includes your cruise, lunch, tour and tastings as well as our pick up and drop off service around Blenheim.​

    Sunday:​

    MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS BOAT TRIP ($85 pp) BOOKING LINK
    This cruise will take you right up through the Queen Charlotte Sounds, give you fifteen minutes at Ship Cove and 30 minutes ashore at Motuara Islandwhich is a beautiful Department of Conservation Bird Island. We will then take you into the Endeavour Inlet before cruising back to Picton.

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    Please see attendees list here. Easier to maintain list on one site rather than two!
     
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  2. TrueBlueFlyer
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    Very interested ;)
     
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  3. rehoult
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    Not this year, but perhaps for VI.
     
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  4. wijomas
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    I've got something else in store for both of you two next year as well... :p
     
  5. tommy777
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    December? Oyyy... Are you doing an early March on?
     
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  6. wijomas
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    For you, any time. But you really should head down in December and we can celebrate your birthday! ;)
     
  7. tommy777
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    I'm going underground for my 40th. Noone will find me in December ;)
     
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  8. wijomas
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    Good thing I slipped that GPS tracker in your shoes
     
  9. wijomas
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    I'll be staying at the Admirals Motor Lodge ($200 for 2 nights, can't beat that)

    If anyone wants to volunteer to be a driver, please let me know :)
     
  10. wijomas
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    Please note that you can now book tickets for the below events. I am still hopeful to have some kind of aviation event (other than the Cessna flight), but at this stage that's still being worked on.

    Please book and pay as quickly as possible so that I can confirm final numbers to the hosts of these events.

    Cessna scenic flight - 10.30am, Saturday 10th December
    http://www.eventbee.com/v/wijomas/event?eid=851647265

    River Cruise & Wine Tours - 11.30am, Saturday 10th December
    http://www.eventbee.com/v/wijomas/event?eid=899343243

    Queen Charlotte Sounds Cruise - 13:30pm, Sunday 11th December
    http://www.eventbee.com/v/wijomas/event?eid=889344245

    There will also be the usual drinks and dinners on Friday, Saturday, and possibly Sunday nights. If we get an aviation-related event confirmed, this will be either Friday afternoon/night or Sunday morning.

    All tickets are non-refundable except in the extremely unlikely event that the events do not proceed.
     
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  11. jswong
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    Thanks Will. Now booked

    Jeff
     
  12. canucklehead
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    jealous.... very jealous.....

    but something to look for next year!!!
     
  13. wijomas
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    next year might be a bit closer to home for you... ;)
     
  14. canucklehead
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    We need a Where is wijomas map! :)
     
  15. wijomas
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    This would also be useful for alibis, which I seem to need regularly. :D
     
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  16. wijomas
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    If there are any lurkers here thinking of coming but have not yet registered, we need definitive numbers by mid-day Monday (NZ time). Please let me know asap! :)
     

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