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Subscriptions 2021

Subscription invoices were sent out in April 2021. 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.

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.

Annual General Meeting: 7.30 pm Tuesday 18 May, 2021

This is your chance to have your say about the running of the club and even contribute 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.

Note that AGM Booklet will be made available on the MTSC web site with the link circulated to members. A limited number of printed copies will be available at the Aquatic Club Rooms prior to the meeting.

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.

Lodge Work Parties

Lodge work parties are scheduled for 15 - 16 May and 28 - 29 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.

Tuesday 1 June 2021 - 7:30 pm

John Beech

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC)

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

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John will talk about the role of FMC and how the MTSC is represented. He will also cover the structure of FMC and what our subs are used for.

Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 7:30 pm

Janet Wilson

Whio Recovery Project

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

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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.

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 Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7
13-14
21Atiwhakatu GorgeETim Swale022 134 8384
26-29Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
April Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-5(Easter)
2-5Dundas Hut CircuitMFKen Mercer027 364 6475
2-3Taupo Mountain BikingVariousPeter Rawlins027 678 0747
17Wellington Walks - City to SeaELinda Campbell027 333 4493
24-26(ANZAC Long Weekend) Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
May Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
8Waitewaewae HutMFHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
15-16Lodge Work PartyAll WelcomeJohn Lyttle027 433 6307
22-23Sledge Track/Naenae CrossingMTim Swale022 134 8384
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June Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5-7(Queen's Birthday)
13Stanfield HutE/MTim Swale022 134 8384
19-20(Alt Date for Food Carry)
26-27Lodge Food CarryWork PartyHowie Nicholson027 294 1941
July Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
3-4Mangatainoka Hot Springs (Kawekas)ELinda Campbell027 333 4493
10-11Beginner's Ski WeekendAll WelcomeKen Mercer027 364 6475
17-18
24-25
31-1
August Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8
14-15
21-22
28-29
September Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5
11-12
18-19
25-26
October Meetings:
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

February
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Carrington Loop, HoldsworthAnne West021 0266 6860
10Miki Miki track and Blue Range hutRobbie Green022 398 2205
17Branch Track and Beehive WalkwayJohn Salisbury380 0117
24Rangi HutEvan Davies357 6288
March
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Makairo TrackAllan Rae358 3962
10Gold Creek HutCheryl D and Marilyn H374 48968
17Moturimu shelter from Kahuterawa RdIan Brookes358 7974
24Rangi Hut and Deadman’s loopBill Milham356 8136
31Maharahara Peak TrackMargaret McKenzie358 2535
April
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7Holdsworth off trackBev Akers325 8879
14Bruce Hill, Mt BruceMarion Beadle323 3246
21Coppermine Creek LoopJenny Williamson328 6857
28Towards Tangata MaungaEwen Cameron022 034 1180
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
5Rangiwahia Hut +/- extensionsCarolyn Brodie027 358 6037
12Sunrise HutHarold Pettersson357 4248
19Burttons Track (Mangahao Road end)Bill Milham027 443 3324
26Richard Lander021 840 472
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2Bob Hargreaves357 0734
9William Laing358 4876
16Christine Finnegan027 230 5032
23Ewen Cameron022 034 1180
30Rod McKenzie357 0136
July
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
7
14
21
28
August
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4
11

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
22Mangahao Flats hut (overnight)Jenny McCarthy021 215 2197
29-30Tiritea Rd to Greens RdGeraldine Fovakis027 356 4327
May
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
6Waitahingi Trails, WhanganuiBryce and Raewyn Buddle027 268 4807
13Herepai hut and up and beyondWilliam Laing022 099 7988
20Royce Mills021 055 2527
27Octogenarian's Celebrations: Holdsworth shelterAudrey Shepherd / Syd Easton (D)356 7462
June
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
3Carol Exton022 404 7100
10-11MTSC Lodge overnight. "Meander Ruapehu"Ken Mercer027 364 6475
17Darlene Westrupp021 167 8815
24Jenny 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
21
28
November
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
4
11
18
25
December
DateDescriptionLeaderPhone
2
9
16
23

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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