First meetup, to allow those genuinely interested in finding travelling companions for the proposed New Zealand trip to get together and see if they think there are at least some others within the group they could realistically travel with (Which is, of course, going to be the key to the success of this proposed trip)
Meet at the Cathederal in Central Birmingham and then go for a walk, drink, lunch, to allow participants to mingle a bit and discuss their own different perspectives on the proposed trip
I’ll organize a second meetup two weeks after the first, for anyone who can’t make the first meeting and also for those still interested from the first session to get together again if they wish. Further meetups will be organized in the light of experience and feedback from the first two.
(Check out Google Maps & Google Street View to find the Cathederal)
Look forward to seeing you there,