Track Talk – November 2014

New trip Schedule The new trip schedule for Summer 2015 is out. See and You may have noticed the new format – please do send positive and negative feedback through to Print copies are available with full contact details for trip leaders at club on Wednesday nights at the door. The new trips schedule … Read more

Membership – November 2014

New members: This month we gladly welcome back past members Sam and Michelle Kempthorne, and new family members Sarah Steed and Baz Murfin with their daughters, Jessica and Isabel. 2015/2016 invoices: Your 2015/2016 subscription invoice will be sent out in December. If you do not receive your invoice by Christmas, either by email or by … Read more

Odds & Ends – November 2014

Mountain House working bee – Volunteers needed WTMC built the Mountain House Shelter some years ago [2000?] and now it needs some TLC. A Club working bee is planned for 13-14 December. Tasks include rat-proofing the roof, cleaning and re-securing the water tank, re-locating the long drop, touch up painting and general cleaning. Volunteers are … Read more

Trip to Tarawera

We started with a well-used pattern: depart Wellington railway station, dinner at Bulls and then camp at the very nice campsite by the river at Mangaweka. For company on the trip we had a party of three cyclists. The night at Mangaweka was uneventful although the temperature dropped below zero and the tents were coated … Read more

Family group tramp to Powell hut and Totara Flats hut

For once the Metservice long term weather forecast for the Tararuas was accurate, promising a three day potpourri of sunshine, gale force winds and heavy rain following on from a snow storm on the Friday. This necessitated a change from the original plan of the Jumbo-Holdsworth Loop due to the gale force winds on the … Read more

On the trail of the Orongorongorangutang

More photos from Mike McGavin Six of us departed from platform 9 Friday night with a windy but rainless weekend predicted for our attempt to do a fairly involved navigational effort from near paua hut over the main range to the southern coast for a saturday night camp, returning Sunday via south saddle. I considered … Read more