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