Brackenridge Country Retreat is the place for this year’s Ducks Unlimited Annual General Meeting, annual dinner and the much anticipated auction.
The weekend event includes a trip to Wairio Wetlands, it has come on leaps and bounds since our last visit, followed by lunch at the Lake Ferry Hotel.*
Brackenridge Conference Manager Leeann O’Neill said they are looking forward to hosting DUNZ members Conference and AGM at Brackenridge in August.
“For those who missed reading the April issue of Flight we are situated a three minute drive from the Martinborough Square,” said Leeann.
Brackenridge has the atmosphere of early New Zealand station dwellings and with a view of the iconic Haurangi ranges.
All members should have received the brochure about events at the AGM, and the information about booking accommodation.
Brackenridge can accommodate 64 guests, so make sure you do not miss out.
• Accommodation -
Studios, two bedroom cottages with two bathrooms and four bedroom cottages with three bathrooms (includes self catering continental breakfast provisions with free range eggs).
• Indoor heated 20m lap pool and gym complimentary for guests (16 years and over).
• On site day spa offering a large range of therapeutic and beauty treatments (bookings essential).
Register now for another fun DUNZ AGM.
White Rock Rd
Ph: 063068115 Fax: 063068119
*Lake Ferry is a small settlement between the shores of Lake Onoke and Palliser Bay.
Settlement in the area dates back hundreds of years. Research suggests people living there from the 12th century until about 1600. Maori settlers lived mainly around Lake Onoke and adjoining lakes.
European settlers brought sheep and cattle into the area in 1844, driving stock along the coast from Wellington. These settlers were the first to establish pastoral farming in New Zealand.
Following a drowning in 1850, a ferry service was established across Lake Onoke. The ferryman needed accommodation and to supplement his income he opened the Lake Ferry Hotel in 1851.
Lake Ferry is a mixture of holiday homes and permanent residents. Local attractions include the Putangirua Pinnacles, Cape Palliser lighthouse and a seal colony.