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MTSC during Level 2 (12 May 2020)

As we move into Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions, the committee strongly encourages all of our members to act and remain safe. Social distancing is still required, which will affect the way we travel to activities and interact with others while in the hills. The club minibus is not available for use until further notice and this will be reviewed again at the June committee meeting.

Manawatu Lodge at Mt Ruapehu is also not available at this time. Again,the committee will be looking at how the lodge may be operated in a safe and responsible manner.

Club night - 2 June 2020

This will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. Although gatherings of 100 are now allowed, the committee agrees that we will wait until we are at Level 1 restrictions before returning to the club rooms for meetings, for the safety of our members.

MTSC Covid-19 Updates

Further information about the effects of Covid-19 on MTSC operations will be posted on the MTSC and Covid-19 webpage.

Winter Trip Card - Add your trips now!

The draft Winter 2020 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. You have until the end of March to add your trips to the card.

Lodge Work Parties

Lodge work parties are cancelled until further notice.

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

The Food Carry Workparty is scheduled for 19-21 June 2020. However, restrictions on numbers and activities are likely.

New Minibus

Reports from those people lucky enough to have already travelled in the new minibus have been positive. We are now looking for ideas on how to best advertise our club with signwriting. If you have ideas or photos that may translate into a graphic for the minibus then please contact the Minibus Manager, Ken Mercer, asap.

Subscriptions 2020

Subscription invoices were sent out in April 2020. If you have not received yours, then please contact the Membership Secretary (Sue). When making payment, please clearly identify your payment with your 7-character membership ID and add "Subs" to the details.

Summer Trip Card - 2020

The MTSC Summer Trip Card is available online now!

Thank you to all of you who have offered to lead trips - we couldn't provide such an interesting menu of destinations without you.

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 2 June 2020 - 7:30 pm

Mel Harper

First Aid for Trampers and Age-Specific Issues

Virtual Meeting using Zoom. Send an email to clubnight[at]mtsc.org.nz to request the meeting connection details.

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To register for the Zoom meeting, email clubnight@mtsc.org.nz and you will be emailed a link and password. The meeting connection details are the same as for past MTSC clubnights and the AGM, so you do not need to request the details again if you already have them.

Peter Rawlins and Howie Nicholson have kindly offered to assist anyone who is unfamiliar with Zoom from 7-7.30 pm on Tuesday 2 June. Their contact details are on page 22 of the latest (June 2020) newsletter.


Tuesday 2 June 2020 - 7:30 pm

Mel Harper

First Aid for Trampers and Age-Specific Issues

Virtual Meeting using Zoom. Send an email to clubnight[at]mtsc.org.nz to request the meeting connection details.

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To register for the Zoom meeting, email clubnight@mtsc.org.nz and you will be emailed a link and password. The meeting connection details are the same as for past MTSC clubnights and the AGM, so you do not need to request the details again if you already have them.
Peter Rawlins and Howie Nicholson have kindly offered to assist anyone who is unfamiliar with Zoom from 7-7.30 pm on Tuesday 2 June. Their contact details are on page 22 of the latest (June 2020) newsletter.

Tuesday 7 July 2020 - 7:30 pm

Howie Nicholson, Rob Pringle, and more

Skiing in New Zealand

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

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MTSC members will share some memorable trips and will include a healthy dose of tramping on skis (skitouring).

Tuesday 4 August 2020 - 7:30 pm

Richard Lander

MTSC Photo Competition

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

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TBA

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)

October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7 (Sun) Poutaki Hut Medium Adam Matich 022 358-8062
19-20 Herepai Hut Easy Tim Swale 022 134-8384
26-27 Mukamuka Stm – Papatahi Loop (Remutaka FP) Med/Fit Adam Matich 022 358-8062
26-28 Ski/Camp: Mangaturuturu Glacier Tech. Ken Mercer 027 364-6475
November
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
10Otangane LoopMTim Swale06 376 6556
16MTB Old Coach Road + trampEHazel Phillips0210 841 9501
17Toe Toe LoopEEwen Cameron022 034 1180
23-24Makaretu HutMAdam Matich022 358 8062
23-1Lodge Upgrade Work PartyJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
December
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8Sawtooth RidgeMFDave Mitchell06 3292803
14-15Lodge: Ruapehu/Tongariro climbMFAdam Matich022 358 8062
January
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
12TBC “an explore”MEwen Cameron022 034 1180
25-26Waterfall HutMFJean Garman021 1760209
26Atiwhakatu GorgeETim Swale06 376 6556
February
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-2TaranakiTBCLinda Campbell027 333 4493
6-9Tongariro/NgauruhoeMKen Mercer027 364 6475
1-9Lodge Upgrade Work PartyJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
16Pukenaenae ex Naenae RoadEEwen Cameron022 034 1180
22-23Mangahao Flats Work PartyMJean Garman021 1760209
29-1BushcraftETim Swale06 376 6556
March
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8High RidgeMFJenny McCarthy021 2152197
14-15Mountain Biking TaupoMPeter Rawlins027 678 0747
21-22Dorset HutMFDave Mitchell06 3292803
22Atiwhakatu HutEMEwen Cameron022 034 1180
28-29OtumoreMHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5Barlow’s HutEMJenny McCarthy021 2152197
10-13(Easter) Lodge Upgrade Work PartyJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
19Mikimiki ex KiriwhakapapaEEwen Cameron022 034 1180

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

October
DateLeaderPhone
2 Leonie Lowndes 359-5005
9 Bev Akers 325-8879
16 Carole Kennerley 329-9694
23 Allan Rae 358-3962
November
DateLeaderPhone
6Dennis Jensen329 3229
13Jill Faulkner323 6094
20Ian Brookes358 7974
27Anne West357 5716
December
DateLeaderPhone
4Bill Milham356 8136
11Margaret McKenzie358 2535
January
DateLeaderPhone
29Marion Beadle323 3246
February
DateLeaderPhone
5Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Carole Kennerley329 9694
19Rita Hodson323 5491
26Richard Lander021 840 472
March
DateLeaderPhone
4Harold Pettersson357 4248
11Bob Hargreaves357 0734
18Rod McKenzie357 0136
25William Laing358 4876
April
DateLeaderPhone
1Bob Hodgson356 2915
8Christine Finnigan329 7822
15Ewen Cameron022 034-1180
22Linda Darbyshire027 354 6171
29Robbie Green022 398 2205

Thursday Trips (Easy + Medium)

October
DateLeaderPhone
3 Syd Easton D 356-7462
10 Richard Ellis 357-6410
17 Geraldine Fovakis 356-4327
24 David Grant D 328-7788
31 Wayne Lincoln D 021 068-5237
November
DateLeaderPhone
7Syd Easton D356 7462
14Merv Matthews357 2858
21John McLeod323 5785
28Chris Mercer D356 2635
December
DateLeaderPhone
5Royce Mills021 055-2527
12Glenn Pendergrast356 7487
February
DateLeaderPhone
6John and Gillian Thornley356 9681
13Christine Scott354 0510
20Nigel and Jill Spencer D329 8738
27Judy Swainson358 4082
March
DateLeaderPhone
5Craig Ross355 3445
12Hugh Wilde D356 9450
19John Brock329 4834
26Carolyn Brodie027 358 6037
April
DateLeaderPhone
2Bryce and Raewyn Buddle353 5163
9Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
16Suzanne Clark356 8322
23Norman Cooper357 5531
30John Doolan D027 446 8740

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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