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Lodge Work Parties - 2023

This coming February, we will be starting work on upgrading the toilets. We need your help! You don’t need to have a trade background, as we just need help to do the work, clean up and cater for the workers.

Work parties will run over 2-5 days on an extended weekend. You are very welcome to come for one or more days.

  • 17 Feb to 20 Feb – strip out, frame up, and complete plumbing install and window install, if numbers allow.
  • 3 – 5 March– install gib and cavity slider, and plaster and paint (spray gun)
  • 17 – 19 March – install panels between toilets, and trim and fit out electrical and plumbing, minus toilets
  • 1-2 April - Final trip to install toilets and complete any minor items
Contact John Lyttle - Lodge Manager - 027 433 6307

Photo Competitions

The results from the 2022 MTSC Photo Competition are here.

The Interclub Photo Competition between Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club, Massey University Alpine Club and Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club, was held on 4 October 2022 and was hosted by MTSC.

Health and Safety Policy

An updated health and safety policy has been released.

Covid-19 Update

MTSC follows the Government's guidance and policies about Covid-19. Masks are not required to be worn in the minibus, at clubnights or at the lodge. However, we respect that some people will still want to wear a mask and we encourage people to do so.

Please do not come to clubnights, use the minibus or go to the lodge if you have any cold or 'flu'-like symptoms, or if you suspect that you may have Covid-19.

Minibus Rates Increased

The committee has agreed to increase the fees for using the minibus. The rates had not changed for several years and recent increases in running costs (fuel, for example) have been the driver (get it? Driver? Oh, never mind...)

The new minimum rate for the minibus is 60c per km, with a minimum per person rate of 10c per km. This means if there are only 5 people travelling in the minibus, then the rate is 12c/km per person; for 4 people the rate is 15c/km/person, etc.

Trip Card - 2023

The MTSC Trip Card is available online and will continue to be updated

Thank you to all of you who have offered to lead trips - we couldn't provide such an interesting menu of destinations without you. Contact the Chief Guide if you wish to add a trip or two.

MTSC Lodge

The lodge at Ruapehu is a great launching pad for your Winter and Summer adventures. See the lodge page for further details.

Events

Coming up...

Tuesday 7 February 2023 - 7:30 pm

Peter Rawlins (Convenor)

Show and Tell

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to the Lido)

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This is a bit of a social occasion and the opportunity to catch up after the summer break. It is a chance for any club member to share their fun summer trips / activities. It does not have to be a long presentation – just a few slides and a short talk on what you have been up to.

Peter Rawlins will organise the programme of speakers. Please contact him at rawlins.hunt[at]gmail.com if you are willing to share your summer trips.


Tuesday 7 February 2023 - 7:30 pm

Peter Rawlins (Convenor)

Show and Tell

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to the Lido)

picture

This is a bit of a social occasion and the opportunity to catch up after the summer break. It is a chance for any club member to share their fun summer trips / activities. It does not have to be a long presentation – just a few slides and a short talk on what you have been up to.
Peter Rawlins will organise the programme of speakers. Please contact him at rawlins.hunt[at]gmail.com if you are willing to share your summer trips.

Lodge

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The club has a lodge on Mt Ruapehu where members and their guests can stay for skiing, climbing and tramping trips.

Trips

We run a variety of tramping and skiing trips for all ages and abilities.

Weekend Trips (including Sunday day trips)

December Meeting this month: 6 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
16-18Exploring Ruapehu WeekendMTim Swale022 134 8384
January Meeting this month: none (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
14MTB Foxton Forest TrailsMLynda Hunt, Nicki F225153807
21-23Mangahau Flats HutMTim Swale022 134 8384
February Meeting this month: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
11MTB PohonginaMChris Brunskill
March Meeting this month: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
11MTB Back Track PNAlan Hawkins
April Meeting this month: 4 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
8Waipawa TrailsERoyce Mills

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

January
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
24-26Ruapehu Rambles, Club LodgeKen Mercer027 364 6475
February
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
8Wendy Williams027 240 2727
15Christine Finnigan027 230 5032
22John Salisbury021 160 2869
March
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Evan Davies922 164 4789
8Jenny Williamson06 328 6857
15Anne West021 0266 6860
22Cheryl D & Marilyn H021 374 882
29Robyn Laing021 267 8328
April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Catherine Henderson021 939 604
12Lyn Lewis027 431 3836
19Bill Milham027 4433 324
26Anja Scholz027 749 5811
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Lorraine Barr022 074 9321
10Carole Kennerley027 264 0232
17Margaret McKenzie022 473 1096
24Nicki Fielder022 515 3807
31Helen Peek021 065 0754
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Harold Pettersson021 047 2055
14Denise Shailer027 386 1733
21Leonie Lowndes027 359 5015
28Marion Beadle021 206 7046

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

February
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Jinnie Anderson021 0220 9874
9Margaret Horne022 090 7686
16Alistair Hall06 357 1832
23Tony Evans027 829 3069
March
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Anja Scholz027 749 5811
9Audrey Shepherd/Syd Easton027 362 8857
16Helen Peek021 065 0754
23Carolyn Brodie06 358 6576
30Christine Scott021-724 098
April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6Suzanne Clark021 1735373
13Royce Mills021 055 2527 / 021 040 4587
20Darlene Westrupp021 167 8815
27Nicki Fielder022 515 3807
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Ian August06 362 7658
11
18John Brock06 3294834
25Adam Matich022 358 8062
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Chris Mercer021 292 6292
8Wayne Lincoln021 0680 5237
15William Laing022 099 7988
22Judy Swainson06 358 4082
29Jenny McCarthy021 215 2197

Newsletters

The latest version of Beechleaves , our monthly newsletter, is available here to download. Previous editions can be downloaded from our newsletter archive.

Get your newsletter by email and save 10 bucks!

Most members now receive their newsletter (in colour) via email or the MTSC web page. The rate for receiving a black-and-white paper copy in the post increased last year, to offset the additional costs of printing and postage. Email the Membership Secretary if you wish to change your newsletter delivery options.

About MTSC

Membership is now available! Will you join us?

The Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club is based in Palmerston North and runs weekend and mid-week tramping and skiing trips for all ages and abilities. The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, where talks are given by different speakers on topics related to the outdoors. Meetings are held at the Rose City Aquatic Clubrooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to the Lido Aquatic Centre) and start at 7:30pm. You are very welcome to come along and have a look.

Payments

Bank account

The MTSC bank account for depositing your subs, lodge payments etc. is 03-1521-0220353-000 (Westpac)
Please ensure that any payments are clearly identified with your membership code and a description of the payment.

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