Reunion in NZ – 2017

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An updated Attendance List as at 14 September is at Attendance List as at 14 September

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As at 12 September
Tony has provided some more information as at 12 September:
Attendance: Latest Attendance List is at this link: RMC Reunion Attendance List as at 12 September Sheet1
Apologies if there are any errors – please let David Cran know via the email on this site and the list will be updated.
Dress: the dress for both the Friday night Happy Hour and Saturday night dinner will be smart casual (no ties!).
Costs: the costs for each individual will depend on which activities any individual decides to participate in (see the previous list of activities).
Dinner. The cost for the dinner will be $65.00per head, plus buy your own drinks (cash bar).
Friday Night Drinks: Free (Tony’s shout, to help repay the many years of hospitality he has received while in Australia).
It will be pretty much `pay as you go` so no need for any payments in advance.“
Tony will sort more details, eg identify who wants to do what activity-wise, next month.
From Tony as at 14 July 2017:
“I now have some more accomodation details;
For those of you who may miss out on the limited number of rooms at the Esplanade Hotel, the most convenient and suitable hotel would be the-
 GrandMercure, 8 Customs St East, Auckland City,
 -in the Auckland CBD. For people choosing to stay there, it would involve an eight minute ferry journey over the harbour to Devonport, where the Friday night meet-and-greet and Saturday dinner are being held.
The hotel is really well located on the Auckland waterfront, close to the main shopping area and waterfront cafes/bars etc.
I have arranged for a group discount for anyone who wishes to stay there, details are;
when booking on either grandmercure.com or Accorhotels.com enter the promo code `BGPG` to receive `a 15% discount on the rate of the day at the time of booking`.
Please note that this discounted rate might not be the cheapest on any given day, and so please check out alternative hotel booking sites if you wish.
There are plenty of airbnbs in the Devonport area.
I will be overseas in USA from 25 July until 31 Aug so will attend to any queries upon return.”
The latest attendance list, as at 14 July, is at: RMC Attendance List as at 15 Jul 17
First Thoughts
Tony has been looking at the options for a hotel in the city which would be suitable for accomodation, since the Esplanade has limited rooms (Peter Martyn suggested this approach).
The best option seems to be the Mercure, 8 Customs St East, CBD, Auckland. It is right near the ferry terminal and would well suit anyone who didn`t need/wish to hire a car. Tony is looking to get a group discount of 15% off the flexible booking rate. More info soon – let Tony know if you’re interested.
There has not been much uptake on any of the activities but these can be pinned  down closer to the time.
A couple of guys have indicated they were unaware of the reunion: please pass on about the website and the reunion to anyone and everyone.  In the next week or so I’ll try to put together a group email to get the message out.

Attendance List

The list of intending attendees as at 7 June 17 (now 37 starters) is at this link: RMC Attendance List as at 7 June

The list will be updated – occasionally! Please let Tony know if you intend going, and any other information, so that he can hold information as the central point of contact.

Program

Tony McLeod has provided a program (as at 17 January 2017) at this link: 72classreunionprgm-sheet1.

Initial Planning

At this stage, Friday 9 Dec – Sun 11 Dec 2017 has been pencilled in by our NZ Classmates for the 45th Reunion to be held in Auckland NZ next year.

The envisioned program is:

  • Friday – evening drinks and casual dinner in Devonport (North Shore of Auckland Harbour, ferry to/from CBD).
  • Saturday –  possibility of a walk through some native bush in the Waitakeres (West Auckland), or a wine tour on Waiheke Island (Hauraki Gulf), or a visit to TiriTiri Matangi (a native bird reserve on an island in the Hauraki Gulf), or a snorkel dive at the Marine Reserve at Goat Island (North of Auckland), or some other activity which anyone may care to suggest, golf?-hilly or flat, tour historic gun emplacements on North Head and Fort Takapuna, the list is endless.
    – in the evening a dinner at a nice restaurant in Auckland CBD
  • Sunday – possibility of a rerun of the Saturday activities.

Tony McLeod is the point of contact at this stage, and will keep this page updated. Please let him know if there`s anything else which you may wish to include. He’ll do more research and post appropriate links so interested people will get a better idea of what each of the activities entails.