Regions and Events

Catch up with all the MX-5 Regional Events happening over the next few months …

Plus read Regional Run Reports from previous months.

COMING UP …

We would expect that if you attend club events, you’d normally attend the events organised by your selected region. They will be responsible for sending you any event notices, and correspondence, however other regions may send you things from time to time. You are welcome to attend the events of other regions.

Whangarei / Twin Coasts

Details to come.

Northern / Auckland

Details to come.

Waikato / Hamilton

All financial members will have received the email dated 18th May regarding the MX5 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Sunday 30thJune.

For those interested in travelling up to the meeting together we will leave from the Rototuna Shopping Centre at 8.30am sharp. I plan to be there around 8am. There is no need to let me know if you are going to go just turn up at Rototuna by 8.30am.

It would be great to have as many Waikato Members as possible attend the AGM.

As detailed in the email there will be a short run following the AGM to the Howick Club for lunch, which I will be going to. The Howick Club put on an excellent lunch which I can recommend.

Could you please let the Secretary know (secretary@mx5club.org.nz) as requested in the email to indicate your attendance/apology and the number of people for lunch.


Waikato / Hamilton

JULY 27 – MINI GOLF IN ROTORUA

Meeting Time from 9:30am.
Departure Time: 10:00am.
Departure Location: Warehouse car park, Clyde Street, Hamilton
Expected Duration: All day.

A run to Rotorua to Lumberjax Entertainment Centre. Lumberjax is an indoor centre complete with its own Café, so don’t be put off if the day is wet. The mini golf course is $12 each (usually $16). Café prices range from $9 to $ 20.
Please email your intention to participate by Saturday 20th July as I need to let Lumberjax know the numbers.

Meerkat342@callsouth.net.nz
Or txt to 0272426783
Gary and Maureen
Regional co- ordinators

Bay of Plenty / Tauranga

Details to come.

Hawkes Bay / Napier / Hastings

Details to come.

Taranaki

Details to come.

Manawatu

We hold a run on the 2nd Sunday of each month, apart from August & December this year as follows:
Sun 14th July (Run TBC)
Sat 10th August Overnight Run to Napier
Sun 8th September (Run TBC)
Sun 13th October (Run TBC)
Sun 10th Nov Funkana (more details to come)
Sun 8th Dec Car Dress Up and BBQ (more details to come)
Run details can be found on our Facebook page which is a Closed Group for MX-5 Club Members Only https://www.facebook.com/groups/1667498556869650. If you are a Financial Member we are happy to accept your request to join our page by answering a couple of questions.
Check out upcoming events under ‘Announcements’.

Kapiti Coast

JUNE 23 – SHORTEST DAY AND MULLED WINE

Meet 10.30 at Ground Up, Pauatahanui, for 11am departure. 

Short drive, and re-group at 40 Tweed Rd, Papakowhai, for BYO lunch.

We will supply mulled wine, tea and coffee, juice, plates and utensils if required glasses. Open fire. BBQ available. We have a keyboard, guitar and ukelele if anyone fancies doing an item! Please do.

Godfrey 027 289 2485
Ceinwen 022 077 5534
sceinwen@hotmail.com

 

Wellington / Upper Hutt

Details to come.

Driver Training

We are looked at a number of options for the 2019 Driver Training, and will advise when full details are available.

Nelson / Tasman

Dates for runs, based on the 4th Sunday of each month, are:
23 June
22 July
25 August
22 September
27 October
24 November
22 December.

Marlborough

Dates and initial details of planned Runs:
July 7
August 4
September 1 – Fathers’ Day?
Kaikoura Hop is 19–22 September. Perhaps another overnighter?
October 6 – Kawatiri Junction (walk through railway tunnel) return via Tophouse November 3
December 1 – Christmas Party

Canterbury

Details to come.

Dunedin / Otago

Details to come.

SEND IN DETAILS

Please use the Run Events Submission Form at bottom of this page to add details of your upcoming events.

REGIONAL COORDINATORS …

Coordinators are your primary contacts for information about planned events and activities in your region.

Whangarei / Twin Coasts

Terry Conaghan
Phone: 09 437 0898
Mobile: 027 611 7187
Email: terelene@ultracom.co.nz

Northern / Auckland

Keith Jones
Mobile: 027 4362 568
Email: northern@mx5club.org.nz

Waikato / Hamilton

Gary and Maureen Major
Phone : 027 242 6783
Email : Meerkat352@gmail.com

Bay of Plenty / Tauranga

Karen Struiksma
Mobile: 027 342 7189
Email: bayofplenty@mx5club.org.nz

Hawkes Bay / Napier / Hastings

Mike & Rosemary Hurley
Phone: 06 878 9265
Mobile: 021 152 6573
Email: hawkesbaymx5club@hotmail.com

Taranaki

Kaz Bruce
Phone: 06 756 6996
Mobile: 027 216 9725
Email: bluekaz@xtra.co.nz

Manawatu

Tania and Philip Stewart
Mobile: 021 925 223
Email: manawatumx5club@gmail.com

Kapiti Coast

Sharon and Keith Ewing
Phone: 06 379 7709
Mobile: 027 274 4443
Email: ks.ewing@xtra.co.nz

Wellington / Upper Hutt

To be advised.

Nelson / Tasman

Kevin and Gaylene St John
Phone: 03 542 3838
Mobile: 021 542 3838
Email: kgstjohn@xtra.co.nz

Marlborough

To be advised.

Canterbury

To be advised.

Dunedin / Otago

Clint Trewin
Phone: 03 455 3246 (Work)
Mobile: 027 435 8510 (A/hours)
Email: clintsmotors@xtra.co.nz

Southland / Invercargill

Peter Glover
Phone: 03 217 7187
Mobile: 027 634 3900
Email: verglo@xtra.co.nz

RECENT RUNS …

Taranaki New Year Mystery Run

This was our first Run for 2019, organisedby Gary Hunn, and everyone was able to catch up and pass on New Year Greetings. It seemed a long time since December and we had all missed the pleasure of our little cars.

Fourteen MX-5 cars shinning, ready and waiting for a great run in the Taranaki sun. We all met up in Hawera and enjoyed morning tea at the Coffee Mania Cafe. An hour of chat, catching up on Christmas/New Year celebrations before heading out for a casual drive.

First stop the Iron Art display in Hawera, with Yvonne and Karen showing us how they made their beautiful corrugated iron art, also allowing us to roam their lovely large gardens and showing off their two American classic cars and cute Shetland ponies. A nice Harley Davidson motor bike was hiding up the back as well.

An hour soon passed and off to Waitotara Hotel (a great example of a Taranaki country Pub) via State Highway 3 for lunch and a cool me down beverage.

Once refreshed and fed it was back in the cars and down to Waiinu Beach for a wander along the black sand and amongst lots of driftwood, a paddle for most with one brave soul taking to the sea for a swim.

A breeze was very welcome making it pleasant and hard to leave the relaxing peaceful beach, but we must as due back to Hawera for afternoon tea at the Hawera Cafe and Bakery.

There was a great selection of food to finish the day and bid farewell.

Story by Nora Hunn; Photo by Alan Bell

Marlborough’s Drive, Eat, Talk, Swim, Repeat

Our MX-5 Christmas party was, as usual, a success, and thanks to Stan and Nola for offering their lovely home, yard and view for the event. Attendees even took the opportunity to go for a swim in the sea. The rest of us had more sense LOL.

We were outnumbered by Tasman/Nelson but it was lovely to see so many of them join us for the occasion. There were 9 Marlborough and 12 Nelson/Tasman – a total of 21 people and 12 cars.

The weather could not have been better and many enjoyed wandering around the garden, watching the tuis playing in the flaxes, talking about cars, and swimming in the bay.

We had a large array of delicious foods plusthe BBQ was fired up for those with items tocook, with the oven available for heating other foods through.

We forgot to photograph the selection before we started eating but the spread was amazing.

It was Grant and my wedding anniversary the next day so, of course, we had cake!

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Story and Photos by Cindy Cross

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