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MTSC Photo Competition 2021

Download the 2021 photo competition information here.

Subscriptions 2021 and FMC Cards

Subscriptions were due by 30 April, and invoices and reminders have been sent out. If you did not receive yours, then please check your email "junk" or "spam" folders and contact the Membership Secretary ASAP.

Paid-up members of MTSC will receive their latest FMC "Backcountry" bulletin and discount card in mid-late June. The FMC card gives discounts on travel services (including annual DoC hut passes), equipment, publications and other services, from a long list of suppliers.

If you no longer wish to be a member of MTSC then please drop a line to the Membership Secretary.

When making payment, please clearly identify your payment with your 7-character membership ID and add "Subs" to the details.

Subscriptions have been increased by $5 per membership this year to $40 Individual, $25 Junior and $55 Family. This is to cover the cost of more modern (!) administration platforms, such a Xero for financial management, and an online platform to manage the membership database. The cost of a hard copy newsletter has increased to $20 to better reflect the cost of printing and mailing them.

Trip Card - 2021

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.

New Committee

Download the AGM 2021 booklet here.

Congratulations to the incoming committee for 2021. We welcome Tim Swale as our latest president and Blair Petersen and Bev Akers to the general committee.

For a list of the new committee and appointments, please see the Contacts page

Lodge Work Parties

Thank you very much to the small band of willing volunteers who have pulled out the stops to get the lodge ready for another exciting Winter.

The Lodge Food Carry is scheduled for 25-27 June; see Beechleaves newsletter for details or contact Howie Nicholson if you are interested in helping out.

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 3 August 2021 - 7:30 pm

Photo Competition

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

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Time to pull out your camera, head for the hills and take a few photos for the annual photo competition. Last year we had some fantastic images and a fun night voting for our favourites. Our sponsors have kindly donated prizes for the best images in each category. With your permission the best images will be entered into the interclub and FMC photo competitions. Entries to be sent to Richard Lander (photocomp@mtsc.org.nz) by the 28th July 2021.


Tuesday 3 August 2021 - 7:30 pm

Photo Competition

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

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Time to pull out your camera, head for the hills and take a few photos for the annual photo competition. Last year we had some fantastic images and a fun night voting for our favourites. Our sponsors have kindly donated prizes for the best images in each category. With your permission the best images will be entered into the interclub and FMC photo competitions. Entries to be sent to Richard Lander (photocomp@mtsc.org.nz) by the 28th July 2021.

Tuesday 7 September 2021 - 7:30 pm

Linda Campbell and Tim Swale

Interclub Quiz Night

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

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This year we are hosting the Interclub quiz night at our usual clubrooms. Tim and Linda will host the evening and would love to see as many club teams of 4-6 people as possible. There will be six lots of twenty questions. Topics will be revealed later. There will be sweet treats for all especially winners and tailenders!

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 7:30 pm

TBA

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

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Thursday 14 October 2021 - 7:30 pm

Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club

Interclub Photo Competition

Society of Friends Hall, College St, Palmerston North.

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Lodge

Lodge image

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)

August Meetings: 3 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1Fern Walk, Pohangina Valley (Sunday)ELinda Campbell027 333 4493
8-9
18Snow Skills (Pre-course evening)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
21Snow Skills (Above the Bushline)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
28-29
September Meetings: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5
11-12
18-19
25-26
October Meetings: 5 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3
9-10
16-17
23-24
30-31
November Meetings: 2 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
28Battle Hill Forest ParkIan Brookes358 7974
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Maharahara from Pohangina Valley East/Opawe RoadMarion Beadle323 3246
11Travers hut (A frame) from Tamaki RCheryl D & Marilyn H021 374 882
18Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
25Kapakapanui loopKen & Mary Mercer027 364 6475
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Harold Pettersson021 047 2055
8Bill Milham356 8136
15Maungakotukutuku Road, Northern AkatarawasEwen Cameron022 034 1180
22Fiona Burleigh027 359 9400
29TokaCarole Kennerley329 9694
October
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6Bev Akers325 8879
13Paekakariki EscarpmentKevin Crawford021 984 586
20Bob Hargreaves357 0734
27William Laing358 4876
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Christine Finnigan329 7822
10Rod McKenzie357 0136
17Leonie Lowndes359 5005
24Anne West357 5716
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Margaret McKenzie358 2535
8Bob Hodgson356 2915

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
29Forks then Ekau Huts, PohanginaJohn Brock329 4834
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Deadman's track if fineCarolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Christine Scott354 0510
19Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
26Arawaru from Nae Nae RoadAlistair Hall357 1832
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2 Holdsworth area, old tracksSuzanne Clark356 8322
9Judy Swainson06 358 4082
16Garry Grayson027 2695934
23John Doolan (D)027 446 8740
30Wayne Lincoln (D)021 068 5237
October
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Royce Mills021 055 2527
14Tony Evans (D)027 829 3069
21William Laing022 099 7988
28Geraldine Fovakis356 4327
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Audrey Shepherd / Syd Easton D06 356 7462
11Carol Exton022 4047100
18Judith Tonson06 356 4191
25Norman Cooper357 5531
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Jenny McCarthy021 2152197
9Darlene Westrupp021 167 8815
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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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