Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


2014 Top Deck Travel Reunion returns to New Zealand

2014 Top Deck Travel Reunion returns to New Zealand

The 2014 Top Deck Travel reunion is again taking place in the South Island of New Zealand since the last reunion was held, over ten years ago. It will be held at Borland Lodge, Manapouri from Friday 24 January to Monday 27 January, 2014.

Since 1973, over 2000 Top Deck Travel crew including drivers, couriers, cooks and wallahs have travelled the globe, providing unforgettable travel adventures for 18-30 somethings – including the infamous overland tours from London to Kathmandu in old Bristol K5 and Lodekka buses.

Top Deck crew have been gathering at reunion celebrations in various locations in Australasia with an invitation for all crew to attend – from far and wide, no matter what age or crew role. The idea was conceived at the Munich Beerfest by driver Tim Oliver in 1979, and a reunion has been held every year over Australia Day long weekend ever since. The last reunion held in the South Island was in 2001 in Hanmer Springs and in 2009 a reunion was held at Pipers Lodge National Park in the North Island.

Tim Oliver says, "I think we can boast that the reunions have been a huge success over the years and just goes to show what an impact those crazy days on ‘the road’ with Top Deck, had on all of us. Life time friendships and even marriages were forged - the reunions have been held each and every year since that first one in 1980, and show no signs of stopping."

NZ Top Deck Reunion committee chair Judy Coulter says the 2014 reunion is a milestone event for the company having recently celebrated its 40th birthday.

“We expect to see up to 100 people at the upcoming event with registrations from as far as the UK. The reunion events are a whole heap of fun, a chance to catch up with old crew members, reminisce on trips, tell a few tall tales and meet new faces. There are a range of activities of planned including a day trip to Te Anau, sightseeing, bowling and golf in Tuatapere as well as a ‘beerfest themed’ night on the Saturday.”

A number of local businesses including Venture Southland are supporting the event with Southland Boys High School catering teacher Scott Richardson and a team of his students catering for the weekend event.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news