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Runanga Workingman’s Club – History in the Heartland

Workingmen’s Club are a type of private social club first established in industrial areas of the UK in the early 19th century providing recreation and education for working class men and women.  In NZ they are an integral part of … Continue reading

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In Search of the Magic of the Mushrooms – Coal Creek Falls Walk

The Coal Creek Falls walk is signposted as 1 hour return. We normally do it in 40 minutes. Our latest effort however took us 2.25 hours…… It was a treasure hunt, searching for the magic of mushrooms. Autumn is the … Continue reading

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Good Morning Sunshine – Mt George for the Sunrise

Well we’ve finally done it!  Managed to get ourselves up and out of bed for a pre sunrise walk.  Our mission – hike Mt George to catch the sun rise as she comes up over the mountains. Another gorgeous morning … Continue reading

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Runanga Swimming Pool Grand Opening

At last we had the grand opening of the new Runanga community swimming baths – to be known as the Spring Creek Swimming Pool.  This was an exciting day as it had been a long time in the planning and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Runanga!

Welcome to Runanga – “Home of Champions” and abound in West Coast history.  Runanga is a small settlement approximately 7kms north of Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand on State Highway 6.  It is known locally as the … Continue reading

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