Our Mt Benger trail ride was held on May 1 2022 in dry and windy conditions, but all riders enjoyed the 32km trip over the hills and contours of the station, combined with a circuit through Hitchin Hills Station
On 3/4/22 our club, along with Amuri Lions, ran our 4WD event over the Waipara Valley – Doctors Hills region. The participants (109 vehicles) were treated to travelling in spectacular country not normally seen by the general public, aided by perfect weather.
The trail ride took place on the 25/7/21. Held in conjunction with Adventure Trailride Events, the club was very happy to use the location of Hawarden Forest to hold what we hope will be an annual fundraising event at the venue
The 4WD fund-raising event run by both our club and Amuri Lions through the Hossack Station was held in lovely Autumn conditions (April 2021) with around 100 vehicles attending. The day was fine and those on the drive were treated to some great high country scenery and topography.
We were pleased to be able to run a successful Show Bar at the Hawarden A&P Show in 2021 after being cancelled last year, the proceeds from this will be distributed to our community
We ran our Biennial Children’s speech contest this year (2020) in September which included students from Amuri and Hurunui Colleges, Omihi and Waipara schools from year 7 to 13, competing for the McIlraith trophies
The restoration of the Balmoral Forest Lookout has been done with the backing of the Department of Conservation and donations from various groups in the form of money or amenities. We now have a great environmental asset for our community. Click image for info
A security camera system was installed in the Waikari and Hawarden townships and was made possible by money donated by us. The system has proved to be very worthwhile in making us safer by solving several burglaries in Hawarden.
Sales of firewood to our community has been a great fund-raiser for us through the years with all profits being donated back to individuals and groups in our area
In conjunction with the Amuri Lions Club we held a duck race (with rubber duckies) to raise funds for the Westpac Helicopter Trust on the Amuri Irrigation canal.
A great fun night was held in the Waikari Memorial Hall when we presented ‘It’s in the Bag’ a spoof on that popular quiz of years gone by. Selwyn Toobad (Bede Crean) and Tineka Tooshay (Kevin Earl) created an hilarious occasion for everyone.