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Tour Information Updated APR 2021

Here you can find the current status and information as we have it for the tour team. This page will be updated often as we decisions are made and we progress closer to the day.

If you can not find what you are looking for please use the contact form at the base of the page to get in contact with us.

Commitments

All tour members and their families are expected to participate

For each player, there will be a $500 deposit required. The first $200 is a non-refundable commitment that we need by end of January. This is used to pay initial accommodation and travel deposits as well as initiate some fundraising events. The final refundable $300 is required by June 1st 2021.

We don't want players to miss the tour because they can not meet this requirement and as such we have several options for families to take up that can help them achieve this. To find out more, reach out to anyone on the junior or tour committee or use our contact form at the base of this page.

Being part of a tour is not just about the tour at the end but the experience of raising funds to make it happen and get the whole team there. The tour is run and managed by the families involved in the tour so it is up to everyone to make it a reality.

What we are doing

Always subject to change but here is what we are currently planning

Location
Queenstown

We are following last years tour to Queenstown and avoiding the risk of travelling overseas this year.

Dates
September 23rd to 28th

This is outside school holidays which helps save us costs and co-insides with a rugby tournament being held.

Accommodation
Pine Wood Lodge

Just outside of town and allows us to be self-contained without the need to share with any other guests. www.pinewood.co.nz.

Rugby
Festival of rugby

There is a rugby competition running that weekend and we have organised some rip rugby games to be played at the same time.

Experiences
The best Queenstown has to offer

A day at the ski fields, Cardona. The Jetboat. The Luge plus others.

Where are we at?

We have gotten off to a good start. The tour committee has managed to find and establish the destination, accommodation and flights over the Christmas period and we have run our first fundraiser by selling Dad's Pies. We did a fantastic job selling over $8K worth of pies. This has been the biggest order Dad's Pies has seen in four years. Special whoop whoop to Isla Martins family for ordering 26 boxes. (I hope they have a van for pick up)

This effort has put us in a good place. Along with everyone's player deposit and the money made from the pies we have been able to secure and pay the deposits for our flights, accommodation and several other event and activity deposits that needed to be paid in March.

Next up is the comedy night which is our major fundraiser. If we can sell out both nights and run some good on the night events it will make the rest of the year a downhill run.

Our other primary fundraiser is running the BBQ at the club every Saturday morning. We would like everyone to sacrifice a Saturday or two throughout the year to do this and so think about signing up and getting in early when the requests start coming out.

Our final event will be 'Bitchen Bingo' later in July. Another big laugh night where we look to hover up everyone's gold coins.

Current Events

April 23rd & 24th
Comedy Night

A major fundraiser with some of New Zealand's top comedians at the club.

We want people to try and form groups and make tables of ten. A table costs $400 and comes with one cold and one hot grazing food platters. Extra platters can be pre-ordered at $50 each.

When you have a table contact Darrin at darrin.robertson@northcoterugby.nz to reserve your table and get $400 paid into the tour team account, 01-0277-0788734-00. Tables are assigned when the money is paid. You can find the current table availability on the tour team page.

If you have a group of 4 or 5 but want a table, again contact Darrin and he will try and match you with another group to form a table.

Individuals can still come and stand up around the bar area and these tickets are $40 each.

April
Chocolate Boxes

Lou has organised boxes of 45 chocolate bars for each family to sell.

We have delivered these out to most players families but if you haven't gotten your box or two you can contact Lou at louhaira@gmail.com.

The idea is to get these out and sold before all the school fund raisers kick off where every one is competing with similar fund raiser boxes. Each box has 45 bars in it which sell for $2 each. The $90 for the box can be deposited in the tour team account of 01-0277-0788734-00. You can also hand over that cash to any tour team committee member.

If you have any trouble selling your whole box(es), do your best and then get in contact with Lou.

We are looking to get these sold and the cash gathered before the start of the school holidays.

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