Dolphin Underwater & Adventure
May 2012 Newsletter
Club’s Mail Address:
14 Gails Drive
Ph/Fax: 09 473 8069
Mob: 0274 839 839
Next Club Meeting:
Wed. 9 th may 7:30pm
DVD part 2
Earthrace into the Fire
Venue: The Club Rooms
Northcote Rd Ext’n,
Lake Pupuke, Takapuna
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 2012/2013
President Steve Boundford 476 9286 email@example.com
Vice-President/Editor Denis Adams 444 0501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Howard 473 8069 Ph/Fax email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer Trish Mahon-Adams 444 0501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site John Freeman 478 4958 email@example.com
Dive Trips Officer Dave Dobbie 479 8334 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist Dive Trips Officer Andy Kilgallon email@example.com
Adventure Trips Martin Saggers 410 2363 firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment Tom Butler 624 3505 email@example.com
Honorary Dive Instructor Kevin Hodgson 442 4148 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubroom Management Denis Adams 0275 970 922 email@example.com
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 www.nzu.org.nz for some interesting information
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
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.
NO LECTURE THIS NIGHT
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