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Fancy a trip down south? See the TTNZ National Events page for all the details… (entry forms from the Table Tennis Southland website, entries close March 7).

From the newsletter:

With the collapse of the roof over Stadium Southland due to excessive snow we have been able to secure the ILT Velodrome (part of Stadium Southland) for the 2011 New Zealand Veteran Championships together with the Paul Skelt Hall at Badminton Southland (across carpark from Stadium Southland).

The Velodrome will have a mobile wooden floor installed for Netball and Basketball which we are able to use during Easter. This floor will hold 14 tables. A further 4 tables will be used in the Badminton Stadium (Paul Skelt Hall). Also a wooden floor.

INVERCARGILL is the gateway to the south. Planes fly into Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Air New Zealand is the only one to fly into Invercargill.

Take an extra one or two weeks to travel south via the South Otago road through the Catlins to Invercargill. Visit Stewart Island by boat, approx 1 hr or fly about 15 min. Visit beautiful Fiordland via coast road through Riverton to Manapouri, Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Milford Sound, then to Queenstown.

It takes approx 2 ½ hrs to travel to Manapouri, Te Anau or Queenstown, but there are lots to see on the way so allow for more time. Wanaka, West Coast, Mount Cook are all worthwhile taking time to visit.