BOB McLure talked to members of the Buccleuch Centre patrons’ club about a visit to New Zealand.
He took the audience on a tour of the North Island with photos of Maori centres and people, along with landscapes, including the northernmost point Cape Reinga.
Bob and his wife, Nancy, visited two years ago and loved the country with its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.
Crossing from Wellington to Picton, their tour took them to places on South Island, including Dunedin, named after Edinburgh, with its statue of Robert Burns and wonderful railway station building.
Bob’s favourite place was Queenstown with its stunning mountain backdrop. Regrettably, they were unable to visit Christchurch.
The talk was very interesting, particularly for anyone planning to visit New Zealand.
The Patrons’ club offers benefits including a programme of monthly film screenings and regular club lunches and evening sessions with speakers. The cost is very reasonable.
Members are invited to join the Patrons’ 250 club for £10 and be put into a draw for money prizes.
Films coming up include A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody. Cinemagoers are asked to give a donation.
Membership is £10 a year and goes towards the centre, a community-managed charity and a fantastic resource.