Wellington Naturist Club Pioneer Rally 28 December 2017 - 3 January 2018
- News update, 7 Nov 2017
- News update, 13 Dec 2017
- Yes, you can still register for the rally
- WNC members welcome to attend individual events if not registered for full rally
- Last day for online payment of rally fees, salad bar and bar cards is 21 December
- News update, 18 Dec 2017
WNC 2017 Rally Registrations c/o Wellington Naturists 20 Molloys Road Te Marua, Upper Hutt 5018 New Zealand
WNC mobile phone 027 330 6212
- Rally Co ordinator: Constance G
- 2IC: Heidi M
- Treasurer & Registrations: Helen T
- Secretary: Cathy S
- Old hats: Ken and Jude M
WNC Pioneer Rally 2017-2018
Take a step back in time.. Welcome to NZ's Yesteryears.
Plans for the 66th NZNF rally to be held at the Wellington Naturist Club (aka The Te Marua Pioneer Village) in Upper Hutt, are forging ahead like a steam train on speed. With the International Congress firmly behind us, the committee can now fully focus on our club's next great event...and hopefully this time we won't be plagued by earthquakes, torrential rain and flooding!
To give you a wee history lesson, the first colonial settlers to the area of Upper Hutt cleared the land of its indigenous forest and turned it into farmland, while saw-millers milled larger trees like Totara for building materials. Increasingly alarmed by the unrest of the Maori Wars, the settlers lobbied for fortification and stockades were subsequently built in the area...
But don't panic, we have no intention of re-creating that scenario. Instead we have a very civilised 19th Century Nudist Colony, replete with Saloon Bar awaiting your arrival. With the overall theme of the rally being to waltz back into the period of our fore-fathers and channel their pioneering spirit.
To give you a wee taster, the programme will include a catered breakfast and themed dinner, a casino/bingo night and jazz band plus it will feature your usual sports with a few additional ones like wheelbarrow, three-legged and egg & spoon races along with some other cool, hip old-school activities.
Due to the fun that was had by the band at our previous Age of Aquarius festival, we have had confirmation from Itchycoo Park that they would love to return and play on New Years Eve, which is a major coup (excuse the pun).
Also on offer to purchase, will be a range of drinks; including beer and wine, a camp shop selling ice-creams and meat packs for the BYO BBQ's plus salads for lunch. Powered and unpowered campsites are available on-site so don't miss out...make sure you get in early!
We are confidant that Te Marua's Pioneer Village will be able to cater for your every need. Many of our amenities, like our camp kitchen and ablution blocks have recently been upgraded. The heated swimming pool is a real treat, as is the spa and sauna. Along with our sports courts, we have some lovely bush walks and spectaular gardens. But most of all we have friendly club members who would like to welcome you to our grounds.
Te Marua Times7 November 2017
We are now on the countdown to the rally, just over seven weeks to go. You will notice some amazing changes to our facilities which will make your stay very comfortable.
Thank you to all those who paid in full by 31 October, your name will go into the draw at the Wine and Cheese function on 28 December for a refund of one rally fee. Welcome to our new registrants and congratulations to our 100th person to register. Every 25th registration wins a prize!
Book and pay for the Salad bar by 8 December
A salad bar will be operating for the evening byo barbecues from 28 Dec to 1 Jan inclusive (five days for $20). Payment can be made by direct credit into the WNC rally account: 02 0500 0465779 001 (insert your full name and ‘Salad bar’ as a reference). Due to poularity, please book and pay by 8 December 2017.
Please pay any other remaining balances also into this account.
Clay bird shooting
This off-site trip is being offered on 2 January, 1:30pm at Aston Norwood, 10 minutes north of the club. I have booked a two hour window. Cost is $5 per shot or 100 shots for $295 (10 people @ 10 shots for $29.50). We should be able to take 20 people, own cars required for this trip. Please let us know by 8 December if you wish to do claybird shooting.
The Olde Shoppe
The Olde Shoppe will stock bread, milk, ice creams, soft drinks, bbq meat packs etc.
The Saloon Bar
The Saloon Bar will be selling a range of wine, beer and RTDs (Ready-to-drink spirits). A bar card will be available for purchase which will save having to take money to the bar each time.
Lockers are available in the main lawn ablution block for use during the rally at a cost of $25, with a $20 refund on the return of the key – only two left.
Sports registrations close 5pm on 28 December with the sports draws completed soon after. Please email us if you will be arriving after this time and what sports you would like to enter.
The Gate code will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the rally.
EFTPOS will be available during the rally.
Te Marua Times13 December 2017
Rally programme set in place
- 118 registrations received so far, including 12 children, fantastic.
- A great line up of sports, daytime activities and evening entertainment – see programme.
- A range of food trucks will be on the grounds selling tasty lunches – see food trucks.
- The draw for the refund of one rally fee will take place at 8:30pm on 28 December, for those who registered by 31 October.
Yes, you can still register for the rally
- We will be taking registrations right up until the start of the rally, however, the cut-off for online payment is 21 December. After that, please pay on arrival.
- The rally fee includes: camping from 27 December – 3 January inclusive, daytime activities, sports, evening entertainment, wine and cheese, one breakfast and the Anniversary dinner. Great value for $175. WNC members welcome to attend individual events if not registered for full rally
- Members not registered for the full rally are welcome for day visits or attend evening functions – please see the ‘Cost of Events’. Members must book with Jude (email@example.com) by 9pm, 14 December, particularly for the Wine and Cheese, catered breakfast and Anniversary dinner.
Last day for online payment of rally fees, salad bar and bar cards is 21 December
- Please pay any remaining fees into the WNC rally account: 02 0500 0465779 001 (insert your full name and add reference - ie, fees, salad bar, bar card) by 21 December. After that, please pay on arrival.
Te Marua Times18 December 2017
Wow hasn’t time flown and now just over a week to go before we welcome you to the Te Marua Pioneer Village. A big hello to those who have recently registered.
Clay bird shooting.
This off-site trip is being offered on Tuesday, 2 January, 1:30pm at Aston Norwood, 10 minutes north of the club. I have booked a two hour window, maybe quicker depending on the numbers. Cost is $5 per shot or 100 shots for $295 (10 people @ 10 shots for $29.50). So far eight people have booked, would be great to have ten so we can get the cheaper rate. Own cars required for this trip. I will be taking bookings up until 1 January.
Mountain biking, Sunday, 31 December.
Nick plans to lead a trip up the Rimutaka Rail Trail. The 18km Rimutaka Rail Trail includes the DOC managed Incline gently graded from Pakuratahi to Summit then descending more steeply to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa. The trail features restored railway bridges and historic tunnels. Own transport is required for pick up at the Cross Creek car park (Featherston side). A trailer will be available to bring the bikes back. Please contact Nick directly on email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Sports registrations close at 5pm on 28 December and the sports draws completed soon after. Please email me if you will be arriving after this time and want to enter the sports. Sports include: Miniten, petanque, kubb, tennikoit, darts, table tennis, indoor bowls, chess, draughts. Swimming and volleyball will be taken on the day of the competition.
Last day for online payment of rally fees, salad bar and bar cards is 21 December, please pay any remaining fees into the WNC rally account:
02 0500 0465779 001 (insert your full name and add reference - i.e., fees, salad bar, bar card etc) by 21 December. After that, please pay on arrival. If possible, please have the correct amount of cash, or a debit card for EFTPOS.
We have had a big response for the salad bar, which is fantastic. For those who have recently registered we will be operating a salad bar for the evening byo barbecues from 28 December to 1 January (five days for $20). Please book with me by Thursday 21 December. Payment can be made by direct credit into the WNC rally account: Account number
02 0500 0465779 001 (insert your full name and ‘Salad bar’ as a reference) by 21 December. Alternatively, you can pay on arrival.
The Saloon Bar will be selling a range of wine, beer and RTDs (Ready To Drink spirits). Bar cards are available for purchase now for $20 ($21 value), save taking money to the bar. Bar staff will click off the value of your drinks from your card.
Quick fire raffles will be sold at happy hour, so you will need to bring a little cash to happy hour - thanks to Hawkes Bay Naturist Club for the loan of the wheel and other props.
Food trucks will be onsite for lunches (10am-2:30pm) – see list of food trucks and menus.
‘The Coffee Guy’ will be onsite from approx 8:45am-12noon on the following dates:
- Saturday 30th December
- Sunday 31st December
- Monday 1st January
- Tuesday 2nd January (to be confirmed)
The Olde Shoppe will stock bread, milk, ice creams, soft drinks, chippies, bbq meat packs etc.
Lockers are available in the main lawn ablution block for use during the rally at a cost of $25 with a $20 refund on the return of the key – only two left.
EFTPOS will be available during the rally for purchases using your debit card.
To keep in touch with family and friends, we now have Wi-Fi coverage all over our grounds.
Remember to bring insect repellent as our mosquitos love new blood. Sunscreen is recommended for the amazing weather we hope to have during the rally.
The gate code for the period of the rally will have been sent to your email. Enter this code into the key pad on the right hand side of the gate, and the gate will then open for you. Do not at any time push or climb the gate, as it is very expensive to fix. The gate will automatically open when leaving the grounds. If you don't have the code, please contact us.
Please email me if you have any questions.
Download 2017/18 Rally Programme