Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands Hash was the brainchild of Moogabee and Pokin Out (also known as Keith Kietzmann and Deb Clarke). After an experimental couple of runs they finally had their inaugural run on 6 May 2007. It was well attended by hashers from their mother Hash, Mt Mangonui. Humpy the current NZ GM and Perky his wife came along with a number of Mount Hashers to give us a boost. Other from the Mount and Auckland included Snag, Orgy, Stamen Two Jugs, Shunter, and Captain from Auckland. Pet Roll, K Gel. DG, Wooly Jumper, Silver Tongue, Lucifer, TeazeMaid and Keyless attended as well. Due to the strong influence of Mount Hash many traditions have been followed. There is always the obligation piss stop at some stage during the run and a fine circle at the end of the run. The idea of the running toilet as the emblem for Bay of Islands Hash was inspired by blunderbuss at toilets in colour (Hundertwasser). And obviously with us all talking and drinking toasts which felt quite comfortable with hashers in the toilet, the running toilet became our emblem.
We have a toilet, which is suitably decorated, after being given to us by our neighbours Whangarei Hash (WH5). Bay of Islands has had its numbers falling and rising since that first run, with numbers between 5 to 35. We have never stopped hashing, although in the winter- time a few years ago we went to fortnightly. We entice and welcome anyone along and have had a colourful and mixed bunch on our trails over the years. We welcome children and dogs and if you need a lift, bed or any information about the area, we do our best to accommodate. We have a notice in the weekly free rag and have thus caught the eye of several potential and seasoned / overseas hashers. Our regular numbers are about 12-15.
We have just reached 559 (19/3/18) runs and have had AGPU weekends over the years and parties to celebrate special run numbers. Most runs in the hash are Tightbolt 329, Screw Loose 327 and Knose 323.
We run on Mondays at 6pm and cover the wider Bay of Islands area (between Kawakawa and Kerikeri) On public holidays we may decide to meet earlier.
Run fee $10.00 and byo drinks (the fee covers hash run, piss stop and kai)
A relatively small but perfectly formed hash we welcome anyone to come and hash with us in the Winterless North and look forward to hearing and seeing you on on trail.
Current committee: elected May 2019
GM - Cannibal
Hash Cash - Magic Roundabout (ex Brunei H3)
0212 693 056
Co-RA - Heavy Metal
Co-RA - Country Member
Brewmaster - Screw Loose
Also contact Teazemaid
09 4026915 (Hm) / 0212056822