Lake­side Va­ri­ety Coun­try Mu­sic

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

On Sun­day Oc­to­ber 14 we are hav­ing 40-plus mem­bers from the Te Awa­mutu Va­ri­ety Coun­try Mu­sic Club visit with us and also Liz Clarke is bring­ing along mem­bers of our lo­cal Peo­ple First group. It will be a great day for catch­ing up with old friends or mak­ing new ones, laugh­ing, danc­ing, singing or lis­ten­ing to our fan­tas­tic band, led by Derek Dewes. The club day will be held at the Taupo¯ Cossie Club from 1pm to 4.30pm. Every­one is wel­come and there is no cover charge. clos­ing on the dam. Ar­riv­ing at the des­ti­na­tion, a ca­sual count in­di­cated at least 70 vis­i­tors an­tic­i­pat­ing the spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter re­lease. The lethar­gic wa­ter up­stream of the dam flow­ing in­ex­orably to the Tas­man Sea was an im­mense con­trast to the foam­ing and rag­ing tor­rent that de­vel­ops within min­utes of wa­ter re­lease from the dam. The rapids were used in films The Hob­bit and Yogi Bear and cer­tainly in the lat­ter, ex­tras from the district were em­ployed. Home­ward, there was only one sight­ing of a speed­ing jet­boat as it made a fleet­ing visit to the dam. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing these reg­u­lar walks is avail­able from Bernie on 378 9229.

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