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Summer 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.

Trip Card - Add your trips now!

The draft Summer 2020-2021 Trip Card is here. We go to varied and interesting destinations, thanks to you. Please enter your trips on the card directly, or else email them to the Chief Guide, Ken Mercer. Alternatively, give Ken a call.

Lodge Work Parties

Lodge work parties are scheduled for 16 - 18 April and 30 April - 3 May.

Please contact John Lyttle (Lodge Manager) if you can assist and/or need a ride. No specific skills are required and this is a free weekend in exchange for your labour. There are possibly options for transport from Palmy and Wellington.

Please let John know if you will be attending or have any questions - mob 027 433 6307.

The plans for the changes to the lodge layout are here.

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 4 May 2021 - 7:30 pm

Christine and Barry Scott

Great Barrier Island

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

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Barry will talk about land conservation and Christine will cover walks and things to do.


Tuesday 4 May 2021 - 7:30 pm

Christine and Barry Scott

Great Barrier Island

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

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Barry will talk about land conservation and Christine will cover walks and things to do.

Tuesday 18 May 2021 - 7:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

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

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This is your chance to have your say about the running of the club and maybe contribute to it by standing for the committee. All positions are up for election: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Guide, Newsletter Editor, Membership Secretary, Lodge Manager, Minibus Manager and five General Committee members. Do come along.

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)

March
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7
13-14
20-21
21Atiwhakatu GorgeETim Swale022 134 8384
26-29Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-5(Easter)
2-5Dundas Hut CircuitMFKen Mercer027 364 6475
2-5Taupo Mountain BikingVariousPeter Rawlins and Lynda Hunt027 678 0747
17-18Lodge Work Party (note changed date)All WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
17-18Wellington Walks - City to SeaELinda Campbell027 333 4493
24-26(ANZAC Long Weekend)
30-3 MayLodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
May
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-2
8-9Waitewaewae HutMFHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
15-16
22-23Sledge Track/Naenae CrossingMTim Swale022 134 8384
29-30
June
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5-7(Queen's Birthday)
12-13
19-20(Alt Date for Food Carry)
26-27Lodge Food CarryWork PartyHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
July
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
3-4
10-11Beginner's Ski WeekendAll WelcomeKen Mercer027 364 6475
17-18
24-25
August
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8
14-15
21-22
28-29
September
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5
11-12
18-19
25-26

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

February
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Anne West021 02 666 860
10Robbie Green022 398 2205
17John Salisbury380 0117
24Evan Davies357 6288
March
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Allan Rae358 3962
10Cheryl D and Marilyn H374 48968
17Ian Brookes358 7974
24Bill Milham356 8136
31Margaret McKenzie358 2535
April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Holdsworth off trackBev Akers325 8879
14Bruce Hill, Mt BruceMarion Beadle323 3246
21Coppermine Creek Loop Jenny Williamson328 6857
28towards Tangata MaungaEwen Cameron022 034 1180
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Harold Pettersson357 4248
19Bob Hodgson356 2915
26Richard Lander021 840 472
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Bob Hargreaves357 0734
9William Laing358 4876
16Christine Finnegan027 230 5032
23Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
30Rod McKenzie357 0136

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

February
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Wayne Lincoln021 068 5237
11John and Gillian Thornley356 9681
18John Brock329 4834
25Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
March
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Tony Evans D027 829 3069
11Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
18Suzanne Clark356 8322
25Judy Swainson358 4082
April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Margaret Mathieson354 4977
8Aruwaru via Quartz CreekTony Evans027 829 3069
15Manawatu Gorge WalkChristine Scott354 0510
22-23Mangahao Flats hut (overnight)Jenny McCarthy021 215 2197
29 Royce Mills021 055 2527
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6 Bryce and Raewyn Buddle353 5163
13 William Laing022 099 7988
20 Geraldine Fovakis356 4327
27 Audrey Shepherd / Syd Easton (D)356 7462
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3 Carol Exton022 404 7100
10 Judith Tonson356 4191
17 Darlene Westrupp021 167 8815
24 Jenny McCarthy021 215 2197
July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Garry Grayson027 269 5934
8Knights/Shorts Toka loopMary and Ken Mercer (D)027 372 5375 / 027 364 6475
15Christine Scott354 0510
22John and Gillian Thornley356 9681
29John Brock329 4834
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Bryce and Raewyn Buddle353 5163
19Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
26Alistair Hall3571832
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Suzanne Clark356 8322
9Judy Swainson06 358 4082
16Norman Cooper357 5531
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 (D)356 7462
11Carol Exton022 404 7100
18Judith Tonson356 4191
25Garry Grayson027 269 5934
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Jenny McCarthy021 215 2197
9Darlene Westrupp021 167 8815

Newsletters

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

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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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