Bruce Haywood speaking on Auckland’s Volcanic Cones
Opanuku Cafe, Waitakere Gardens, 15 Sel Peacock Drive

Our guest speaker in July was geologist and author Bruce Haywood. He spoke on the Auckland volcanic field which is centered on Mt Eden and One Tree Hill and has a radius of 20 km. It extends from Rangitoto and Pupuke in the north; to Mt Albert in the west; to Wiri and McLaughlins Mountain in the south; and to Tamaki and Pigeon Mountain in the east. Auckland is protected by a network of seismometers which will give a two-day to seven-day warning of any future impending eruption. The last eruption was Rangitoto 600 years ago.

July was a busy month for members, with a very enjoyable coffee morning at Waitakere Gardens and a movie and roast lunch at Ryders in Avondale. It was also a month that marked the passing of two long-term members: Dalton Dean, a founding member of West Auckland Men’s Probus Club, and Raé Hildreth, a member of New Lynn Men’s Probus Club for 21 years.

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