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Melbourne Cup Extravaganza - 5 November 2019



Tue 05 Nov 2019, 04:30 pm


Tue 05 Nov 2019, 07:30 pm


Mana Cruising Club
Ngatitoa Domain (off Pascoe Avednue)


Rotary Event,


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking



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This evening is an opportunity to turn up as a 'well-dressed punter' and assemble at the Mana Cruising Club to watch the Big Race. As usual, veteran race organiser, Allan Nichols, will be in charge.

The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the most important race on the Australian horse racing calendar. It isn’t called “The Race That Stops Two Nations” for nothing – Australia and New Zealand really do come to a halt for an afternoon to watch the Melbourne Cup. 

Visitors will be welcome under the usual conditions of giving 2 days of prior warning.

In addition to taking a punt on the horses, there will be a competition for the most 'Fascinating Fascinator' and for the 'Best-Dressed Man'. This is an opportunity to be creative and demonstrate your flair and handiwork in creating your apparel.

We will be joined by members of the Rotary Club of Tawa. This is the programme for the evening, although there may be more on offer when decisions have been made.

  • 4.00-4.30 Arrive to be ready for the race at 5.00 pm.
  • Competition for best hat/fascinator, best-dressed man ...
  • Raffle for Polio eradication
  • Dinner

It stands to reason that this is the time to start doing some research on the background, history, current state of affairs and everything else to do with the Polio eradication programme ...

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