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Lodge Work Parties

Funding from Pub Charity has been received and will allow us to complete the remodelling of the toilet area at the Lodge. We need your help to complete this work - Work parties are scheduled as below, with more details to follow:

  • 19-23 Feb 2022
  • 11-16 Mar 2022
  • 1-3 Apr 2022

Any help, such as carrying materials, equipment or rubbish, construction, cooking, etc. is welcome.

Covid-19 Update

There is much concern amongst members about sharing the enclosed space of the minibus with unvaccinated travellers. At our November meeting, the committee agreed that from 3 December 2021, anyone using the minibus must be at least double-vaccinated and/or have had a negative Covid test within the last 3 days.

Club nights are expected to be held at our usual meeting place - Rose City Aquatic Clubrooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North - while we are at Covid-19 alert level 2. Please bring and wear a mask if you are attending the meeting.

Interclub Photo Competition 2021

The annual Interclub Photo Competition was hosted by Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club on Thursday 14 October 2021. The results are here. (5MB file)

The results from the MTSC Photo Competition 2021 are here: 2021 Photo Competition Results.

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

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 December 2021 - Walk: 6:00 pm; dinner 7:15 pm

Contact Linda Campbell

End of Year Walk and Dinner

Meeting at 6.00pm at Summerhill Car Park. Dinner at the Mekong Restaurant at 7.15pm.

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Starting from the track near the car park we will enter Summerhill Reserve and walk down through the reserve to Ruapehu Drive. We will turn right and walk along Ruapehu Drive to reconnect with the track that will take us to Cashmere Drive and along to Peren Park Playground before coming back out onto Ruapehu Drive not far from the car park.

After our walk we will head to the Mekong Restaurant, 194/200 Ruapehu Drive, Summer Hill Shopping Centre.

Why not get a group of your fellow trampers together and either walk and have dinner or just join us for dinner? All welcome. So that she can book for everyone, please let Linda know on or before Tuesday 23 November if you will be joining us for dinner. Phone/text 027 333 4493 or email social [at] mtsc.org.nz.


Tuesday 7 December 2021 - Walk: 6:00 pm; dinner 7:15 pm

Contact Linda Campbell

End of Year Walk and Dinner

Meeting at 6.00pm at Summerhill Car Park. Dinner at the Mekong Restaurant at 7.15pm.

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Starting from the track near the car park we will enter Summerhill Reserve and walk down through the reserve to Ruapehu Drive. We will turn right and walk along Ruapehu Drive to reconnect with the track that will take us to Cashmere Drive and along to Peren Park Playground before coming back out onto Ruapehu Drive not far from the car park.
After our walk we will head to the Mekong Restaurant, 194/200 Ruapehu Drive, Summer Hill Shopping Centre.
Why not get a group of your fellow trampers together and either walk and have dinner or just join us for dinner? All welcome. So that she can book for everyone, please let Linda know on or before Tuesday 23 November if you will be joining us for dinner. Phone/text 027 333 4493 or email social [at] mtsc.org.nz.

Tuesday 1 February 2022 - 7:30 pm

Linda Campbell

Summer Snippets

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

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Time to share some of those summer adventures. Please let Linda know if you are happy to share some of the fun things you did over the summer.
social [at] mtsc.org.nz or 027 333 4493

Tuesday 1 March 2022 - 7:30 pm

South Island Skiers

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

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A group of club members had a wonderful trip to the South Island in September 2021. They will share some of their amazing photos and take you to places you may never get to yourself. If you are a skier they will inspire you to start thinking about the 2022 ski season and the possibilities for ski adventures.

Tuesday 5 April 2022 - 7:30 pm

Tim Swale and Linda Campbell

Interclub Quiz

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

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In 2021, thanks to Covid, we had to postpone our Interclub Quiz Night. We are now hosting the Interclub quiz night at our usual (Rose City Aquatic) clubrooms at our April 2022 club night. 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 eight lots of twenty questions. There will be sweet treats for all, especially winners and tailenders!
social [at] mtsc.org.nz or 027 333 4493

Tuesday 3 May 2022 - 7:30 pm

River Safety

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

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More to follow...

Tuesday 17 May 2022 - 7:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

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

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More to follow...

Tuesday 7 June 2022 - 7:30 pm

Outdoor First Aid

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

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More to follow...

Tuesday 5 July 2022 - 7:30 pm

South Island Adventures

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

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More to follow...

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)

August Meeting this month: 3 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1Fern Walk, Pohangina Valley (Sunday)ELinda Campbell027 333 4493
8-9
15Branch Road Walkway, PohanginaEAlla Seleznyova027 308 9583
18Snow Skills (Pre-course evening)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
21Snow Skills (Above the Bushline)THowie Nicholson027 294 1941
28-29
September Meeting this month: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5Cycle/Walk Whanganui to UpokongaroELinda Campbell027 333 4493
11-12
18-19
25-26
October Meeting this month: 5 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3
10Manawatu GorgeEKen & Mary Mercer027 364 6475
16-17
23-24
30-31
November Meeting this month: 2 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-7Around Taranaki, 4 daysMLinda Campbell027 333 4493
13-14
20-21
27-28
December Meeting this month: 7 (Club Night)
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5
11-12

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4Maharahara from Pohangina Valley East/Opawe RoadMarion Beadle323 3246
11Travers hut (A frame) from Tamaki RCheryl D & Marilyn H021 374 882
18Rangi HutRobbie Green022 398 2205
25Covid lockdownKen & Mary Mercer027 364 6475
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
1Covid lockdownHarold Pettersson021 047 2055
8Waitarere-Hokio beachesBill Milham356 8136
15Maungakotukutuku Road, Northern AkatarawasEwen Cameron022 034 1180
22Deadman&s Track/RangiFiona 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)

August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Traverse Shelter (A-frame) from Tamaki W RdCarolyn Brodie027 358 6037
11-12Totara flats overnight, Wed, Thur, wx dependantChristine Scott021 724 098
12Billy Goat CreekTony Evans027 829 3069
19Covid lockdownEwen Cameron022 034 1180
26Covid lockdownAlistair Hall357 1832
September
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Covid lockdownSuzanne Clark356 8322
9Old Holdsworth TrackJudy 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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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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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.

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Bank account

The MTSC bank account for depositing your subs, lodge payments etc. is 03-1521-0220353-000 (Westpac)
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