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Publisher of The Journal for those interested in modelling the railways of New Zealand. At a gauge of 3 ft 6 in. it is one of a few remaining on this size track.
http://www.railmodel.org.nz ~ Details
Oxford - RC model aviation group's information, flying site directions, pictures, contacts, events calendar, and announcements.
http://www.kmac.org.nz ~ Details
Dairy Flat - RC model aviation group with flying interests in sport, pattern, scale, electrics, gliders, and helicopters.
http://www.acehobby.co.nz ~ Details
Links to affiliated clubs, library of antique plans available to borrow, online manuals, calendar of events and competitions.
http://www.nzmaa.org.nz ~ Details
RC model aviation group's information, newsletter, pictures, forum, and related links.
http://www.wmac.org.nz ~ Details
Specialises in radio-controlled (RC) cars, trucks, buggies and their parts and accessories. * RC Parts * Nitro Engines * ESC''s * RC Accessories * Nitro cars and trucks * Electric cars and trucks * Brushless cars and trucks
http://www.hobbyism.co.nz ~ Details
Whether you are a novice or experienced treasure hunter nothing is more important than that one great find of the day, but many treasure hunters miss that great find by not digging everything, or by being asked to leave a site, right before digging that last ping, because they didn''t ask permission to hunt there, well here are some ideas and tips to help you get "your" great find.
So you can''t wait to start collecting coins. Welcome to a fantastic hobby that will last your lifetime. Something you can pass on to your children and grandchildren. Don''t Panic. It is a very simple hobby to begin. And will be a lifelong adventure as you grow your coin collection over the years. The thrill of a great find is absolutely terrific. First off; go and visit the library. Pick up some of the standard reference books on coins. Some examples are:
Stamp collecting is the most popular hobby in the world. Philately is a broader term for the study of stamps, and it is frequently - but wrongly - equated to stamp collecting. Through stamp collecting, people find information about history,currency, science,politics,arts,architecture and customs of different nations and countries of the world. All stamp collectors have fun with their stamps because no collection is ever complete, and there is always a challenge.
By definition, a hobby is an activity or interest pursued outside one''s regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure. Whether flying, stamp collecting, chat rooms, trains, softball, scrapbooking, golf, reading, painting, tap dancing, yard work, crafts, auto mechanics, music, hunting down garage sales, sewing, fishing, cooking, boating, furniture refinishing, javelin tossing or a plethora of other activities or interests the key element is balance.