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Blipfoto Meet-Ups - ANZAC BLIP MEET - April 2015

WalkingWombat1
I am delighted that my suggestion of a Blip Meet between the Aussies and the Kiwis in Autumn 2015 has been met with such a positive response. I'm proposing that on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of April we hold the Blip Meet in Wanaka (South Island) and surrounding areas.

Very significantly, Saturday April the 25th is the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and will be a very sombre and important moment in both our countries history. How wonderful that we could all meet on such an occasion.

I know one Aussie who's keen and that's Beckett. From all accounts, Mr and Mrs Beckett have already made a booking so they don't miss out.

I have been kindly supplied some email addresses by two Kiwi Blippers and will be writing to all of you in the next few days. I know for sure that Lizimagiz, Daring2Go, Travelingkiwi and Cycling Granny are very supportive of the idea. Don't worry, I'm going to make sure Snowy is still blipping when we're there!!

I hope my link reaches as many kiwis and Aussies as possible. Perhaps you can help by putting a link in your journal at some stage. I know it's a long way off, but so was Christmas six months ago :-0))

I can be contacted via my email if you are keen and it's - barb.wall@bigpond.com

Cheers from Walking Wombat


Beckett
Sounds like a plan and great opportunity to catch up in NZ with our "mates" across the ditch!!
Well done on getting it on the go!
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Lizimagiz
Good for you Walking Wombat for initiating this meet. I will be a starter...will start saving now! My email address is: lizdavidson@xtra.co.nz. I will let our local blippers know over the next while.
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jensphotos
I am definitely going to try and make this Blipmeet. Sounds fantastic.
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J0shua
Awesome idea. Hmm this is achievable and a good excuse for me to use use some frequent flyer points and maybe even get some photos of Kiwi cycling. Definitely on the forward planner. Even better that it is just before our busy season at work. Thanks wombat, I'll be in touch via email.
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WalkingWombat1
So pleased you've put it on your calendar Josh. Wouldn't it be great if we could get a few Aussie Blippers to bite the bullet! Already there is interest.
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Miffy
Just confirming I am still planning on being in Wanaka for this blip meet.
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Daring2Go
Thought I should add my intention to come here too - even though you already know I'm keen WW. Great idea!!
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rainie
Its a way off yet, but at this stage I cannot see any reason not to be there. Well done for getting this BIG blipmeet off the ground. :)
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Anemone
Great idea Walking Wombat, thanks for suggesting it. I'd love to be there if it's possible.

Just wondering whether the invitation would be open to blippers of any nationality who happen to be in the area at that time?
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WalkingWombat1
That's great news Anemone. How wonderful would it be if blippers from other countries wanted to join in. We may have started something here! Saturday the 25th of April will be an incredible day in the history of our two nations. We might be at war on the Rugby field, but secretly I have to tell you, we do like you!!
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WalkingWombat1
rainie says:

Its a way off yet, but at this stage I cannot see any reason not to be there. Well done for getting this BIG blipmeet off the ground. :)

Thanks Rainie, this is going to be very exciting. I have been away for four weeks and really caught up in many ways with family, however when I return home next week I will spend some time rallying our troops in Oz. As you will see from the Forum, the idea is gathering momentum. I'm also sorry I haven't been taking part in mono monday over the past few weeks, but have been enjoying taking images around Bundaberg. Thanks for all your work though, it's a big job for sure. Could you send me an email to barb.wall@bigpond.com and I will put you in the email group as well.
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EllieBelle
What a great idea! I'd love to be there - if I can work it I'm in :))
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Kangaroo
I've caught up with this idea from a link of Beckett's. I doubt if I will get together the readies. What a lovely idea and the rest of us can enjoy your photos.

Many thanks for your time and commitment getting people together and good luck.
Christina
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TeeJay
I'm so disappointed that this is the weekend AFTER we return to school from the Easter holidays, so I won't be able to make it. However, I'm hoping as many travellers as possible will come through Murchison at some point of your travels and stop in to say hi. Us Murchison blippers would love to meet or catch up again.
Of course if anyone is in Christchurch or closer on a weekend either side of this I'm happy to travel to meet up.

Tina

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Only four months before our Big Blip Meet in Wanaka. Snowy, Cycling Granny, Travelling Kiwi and Tussock Tales are in full organising mode and we hope to have a schedule out on the www very soon. At this stage we have three aussies and one very keen blipper from England heading to NZ for the Anzac Day Blip Meet.

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