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Some times may be approximate!


Friday 23rd August


​5:30 P.M Top 10 Holiday Park - Registrations Open; Drinks, nibbles, meet & greet


​6:45 P.M. Welcome; orientation; weekend overview


​7:00 P.M. Competition Viewing - Novice


​7: 30 P.M. Speaker

                   ~ Ruth Bollongino, chief scientist for Project Janszoon ~ a conservation trust working in partnership                             with DoC to help the ecological restoration of the Abel Tasman National Park

8:30 P.M. Organise Field Trips / Supper Provided


Saturday 24th August


06:45 A.M - Meet at Janie Seddon (old shipwreck on estuary shore) for sunrise photo shoot (optional!)

                         (sunrise is at 07:06 a.m) (Directions will be provided)


​08:00-08:30 A.M. -Meet for Field Trips - Collect Lunches

08:30 A.M  Sharp!  - Bus leaves for Boat Trip to Abel Tasman National Park with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle                                                     (additional cost)                                   

09:00 A.M - Scenic Tours

                       1) Riwaka Resurgence- An easy-grade bush walk to the deep-spring source of the Riwaka River                                  + Little Kaiteriteri, a delightful, (slightly) secret bay, tucked around the corner from the main tourist


                      2) Mapua Wharf- Renovated cool stores with art galleries, cafes, shops & a photo museum of the

                          wharf's history,

                          + Somerset Farm Settlers Cottage (c.1859), Upper Moutere

                          This picturesque cottage - one of the few thatched cottages in New Zealand,

                          - has been lovingly restored by a trust since 1989. (Free entry)


​4:30 P.M. At Top 10 Holiday Park

                    ~ Culture Samoa ~ an exhilarating demonstration of Song & Dance


5:30 P.M Meet for Social Time/ drinks at Motueka RSA (5 minutes walk from venue)


​6: PM Dinner at Motueka RSA


​7:30 P.M. Back to Venue -Speaker~ Don Pittham FPSNZ, ANPSNZ


​8:15 P.M. Competition Viewing - Open/ Landscape/Nature


​9:30 P.M. -Supper


Sunday 25th August


9:00 A.M- Seddon Shield Delegates Committee Meeting


​10:00 A.M. Morning Tea


10:30 A. M - Group Photo


10:45 A.M - Raffle Draws


11:00 A.M - Competition Viewing - G.C. Wood; Mathewson Club Entries; Trophy & Award presentation


12:00 Conclusion