North Canty mo­torhome club

Northern Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - JONATHAN LEASK

North Can­ter­bury is home to hun­dreds of mo­torhomes and now has its own club.

Tuahiwi’s Bob Newby is the in­au­gu­ral chair­per­son for the new North Can­ter­bury Area, which cov­ers the re­gion from the Waimakariri River to the Con­way River.

Newby said some North Can­ter­bury mem­bers of the New Zealand Mo­tor Car­a­van As­so­ci­a­tion (NZMCA) de­cided it was time to have a lo­calised con­nec­tion so pe­ti­tioned the board of the NZMCA to form the new area.

The Can­ter­bury Area was be­com­ing too large, with over 4000 mem­bers and with the North Can­ter­bury Area hav­ing around 1200 mem­bers, the NZMCA granted the pro­posal to split from the wider Can­ter­bury area and form the new or­gan­i­sa­tion – the 26th in New Zealand.

‘‘The aims of the new area will be to pro­mote ac­tiv­i­ties for all mem­bers, young and old, so that they can have a range of en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ences with like minded friends us­ing their recre­ational ve­hi­cles,’’ Newby said.

Still set­ting up the or­gan­i­sa­tion, Newby said he hoped to have a large num­ber of mem­bers at the in­au­gu­ral meet­ing on Satur­day (Septem­ber 2) at the Kaiapoi Work­ing Men’s Club at 2pm. Newby said the new group will also make con­tact with the Waimakariri and Hu­runui coun­cils re­gard­ing fa­cil­i­ties mem­bers can use.

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