President Jan Young
Secretary Shirley Millward 

2018 Programme

March 17th Saturday 1pm - Board the Motor Vessel “Wairua” with Captain Sam Mordey as skipper. Meet at the boat jetty opposite Motua Gardens for a trip up the mighty Whanganui to Upokongaro where we will stop for an hour or so and enjoy afternoon tea at the cafe before a trip back down to Whanganui arriving about 4.30pm..

 Boat cruise cost $36-00 pp.


April 15th Sunday 2pm -Visit Ross Skilton's pig farming operation on Pakaraka Road, Maxwell plus view extensive native plantings followed by a visit to “Ashley Park” the home of Wendy Pearce  for a look around and afternoon tea .

Afternoon Tea $10-00.


May 13th Sunday  2pm .  12 Webster Place the home of Robert and Jan Young here to enjoy a talk on their trip to China followed by afternoon tea -committee a plate please .

Raffle .


June 10th Sunday 2pm. RSA St Hill Street where Kyle Dalton will speak  on -”The Military History of Wanganui” followed by afternoon tea .



July 15th Sunday 2pm. Christ Church Wicksteed St. Whanganui- Anne Pertherick the current Chair of the River Boat Trust will talk to us about the operations of Whanganui's iconic attraction the  “ Paddle Steamer Waimarie  ”. 



August 12th Sunday 1pm till 4.30pm .

Mini Show at the RSA St Hill Street Wanganui .Special displays of Camellia Japonica,Hybrids,Reticulata and Miniatures. Trophies.

Great raffles and sumptuous afternoon tea . $10.00.


August 17th Friday till 20th Monday. Quality International Hotel , New Plymouth – 2018 National Show and Convention .


October 21 Sunday 8am. “Manawatu Garden Tour” this is a day trip with “Take it Easy Tours”  meeting at the race course as usual.

Cost and meal arrangements to be advised.


November 18th Sunday 2pm. Visit to the garden of Kathy and Peter Verhoek ,Pauri Road . Extensive garden filled with colour and many roses . Afternoon tea on the lawn.

 Please bring a small plate .


December 6th Thursday 5.30pm . Red Lion Inn upstairs . Annual General Meeting and Dinner.

The evening will commence with drinks followed by our AGM then dinner. Great raffles .

Cost to be advised.



Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year to you all.


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