Dolphin Underwater & Adventure Club May 2012 Newsletter

Dolphin Underwater & Adventure Club May 2012 Newsletter

Dolphin Underwater & Adventure


May 2012 Newsletter

Club’s Mail Address:

14 Gails Drive


RD2 Albany

Ph/Fax: 09 473 8069

Mob: 0274 839 839


Next Club Meeting:

Wed. 9 th may 7:30pm

Guest Speaker:

DVD part 2

Earthrace into the Fire

Venue: The Club Rooms

Northcote Rd Ext’n,

Lake Pupuke, Takapuna


President Steve Boundford 476 9286

Vice-President/Editor Denis Adams 444 0501

Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Howard 473 8069 Ph/Fax

Secretary/Treasurer Trish Mahon-Adams 444 0501

Web Site John Freeman 478 4958

Dive Trips Officer Dave Dobbie 479 8334

Assist Dive Trips Officer Andy Kilgallon

Adventure Trips Martin Saggers 410 2363

Entertainment Tom Butler 624 3505

Honorary Dive Instructor Kevin Hodgson 442 4148

Clubroom Management Denis Adams 0275 970 922

Life & Honorary Members

Barry Barnes – Life Peter & Margaret Howard – Life Brian Horton – Life

Reg Lawson - Life Roberto Tonei – Life Dave Quinlan – Life

Graham Thumah – Honorary Tony & Jenny Enderby - Honorary Eileen Slark – Honorary

Cover Page Photo: Denis with a load of quarry rubbish. Photo by Sue

Dolphin UAC Trips & Events Coming Up

9 th May – Wednesday - Dive Club Meeting - Club Rooms - Northcote Road Extension - 7.30pm – DVD

Pete Bethune’s “Earthrace Into The Fire” the actual 2008 record attaempt.

12 th May – Saturday – West Wind Theatre – Roast Dinner and Movie night, 177 Riverdale Road,

Avondale – 5.45pm onwards – The movie “Sherlock Holmes” $20pp includes movie, dinner (7.15pm) and

ice cream at interval – BYO and nibbles – contact Tom Ph 09 624 3505 for more details

1 st – 4 th June – Queens Birthday Weekend – New Zealand Underwater AGM – hosted this year by

Western Underwater – further details later – Steve Boundford is on the Executive Committee with Denis &

Trish representing the club, check out the NZUA website for some interesting information

and updates.

13 th June – Wednesday - Dive Club Meeting - Club Rooms - Northcote Road Extension - 7.30pm –

Guest Speaker to be confirmed

23 rd June – Mid winter swim – Rothesay Bay – meet at 2.30pm at the beach – and after for a BBQ and

warm up spa with mulled wine at Dave and Liz’s place at 21 Jellico Road - Rothesay Bay – give Dave or Liz

a ring to confirm numbers 09 479 8334

Other suggestions please contact David or it won't happen. 09-479-8334.

Our Club’s Trip Rules

A. Bookings allowed on all trips.

B. A deposit or full payment to be made at time of booking.

C. Full payment MUST be paid at least two weeks before departure date.

D. Trips Officer to handle trips & bookings, & Treasurer to handle finances. Cancellations due to

weather will be refunded in full, or transferred to another trip.

E. Members cancelling for any reason will lose full monies unless they find a replacement for their

position on the trip.

F The trips Officer will determine if there are enough people to run a trip & if not will notify

cancellation two weeks prior to departure.

Non-Members & non-financial members will be charged an extra $10 on trips.

Two trips & club membership is a must.

Please send Club Fees to Margaret Howard, 14 Gails Drive, Okura, RD2, Albany

Or Internet bank to 06 0122 0074227 00 & don’t forget your name.

Family Membership $55 – Single $45 – Junior $30 – Social $30


For those that pay their now due subs, you will receive a new membership card to do the following.

Purchasing gear we now have the following shops offering discounts to club members

Performance Dive & Dive Centre Ltd. Dive trips are available from them & Kevin as well.

WHO wants to go for a tropical dive holiday this winter?

Anywhere special? Put down a couple or three destinations.

What dates & times are you available?

If we can get together we can plan for some time say in August or September, but we need to start

setting things in place ASAP.

Put your name & contact details on the trip list on club night with as many details as possible.

No names nothing will happen! Rarotonga is the only suggestion so far. Thanks Denis & Trish.

The Okura Walk

A not so shy mouse Fauna The fitness checker-out

Another successful Lake Pupuke & Quarry clean-up day was held on Saturday the 28 th April down at

the Clubroom. Followed by a B-B-Q with a few refreshments & lots of discussions.

Bruce & Steve with a rather soggy chair Peter collecting the divers junk

The Clean-up Crew & collection

And the socialising inside & outside

Plus on the Sunday 29th we had a Kayak paddle up the Puhoi River from Wenderholme Reserve

Unloading kayaks And we are off

Trish & some not so wild life Cruising along

Thumath family – Canadian style Trish & Denis arrive finally

Pete & Denis discussing the old days The welcome lunch break at the Puhoi Pub

“The Sea Around Us”

Winter Lecture Series 2012

Friday Evenings, 7:30pm

Admission: Adults $6 • Students and Pensioners $5 • Season ticket $40




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Our Journey Across the Ditch.

Team Gallagher, First Team to row across the Tasman Sea. A story of endurance and courage.

Nigel Cherrie - Team Leader, Rower and adventurer.

Volcanoes of Auckland and the influence of the Sea.

Dr Bruce Hayward – Principal Scientist, Geomarine, Auckland.

Six Surf Lifeguards - Inflatable Rescue Boat Circumnavigation

Celebrating 100 years of lifesaving in New Zealand.

Andrew Lancaster - Muriwai Patrol Captain, Senior Lifeguard. IRB racer, past national champion.

Underwater Science, Art and Conservation.

Peter Crabb -Professional marine photographer, marine educator at The University of Auckland.

An expedition to Campbell Island 1971 – 1973.

Adventures while studying endangered wildlife.

Bill Clark – Engineer, yachtsman.


A Voyage of Biodiscovery to the Kermadec Islands

Dr Tom Trnski –Research Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

The Science of Sailing - How it emulates the flight of the albatross.

Dr. Ross Garrett – Honorary Research Associate, Uni of Auckland. Trustee of Sir Peter Blake Merc.

The Royal New Zealand Navy on Shore and in the Seas Around Us: A Short History of

Naval Bases in Auckland and the Navy in New Zealand Waters 1885-2011.".

Michael Wynd –M.A. Researcher - Navy Museum, Torpedo Bay.

Monitoring in Aucklands Marine Reserves

Dr Kala Sivaguru – Marine Biologist attached to Auckland Department of Conservation.

Destination Gold – Coaching a sailor to the 2012 Olympics.

Professor Mark Orams – Yachtsman, Trustee of Sir Peter Blake MERC.

1045 Beach Road, Long Bay, Auckland. Phone 473 0714

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