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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.

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.

Events

Coming up...

1 August 2017 - 7:30pm

Brian Way - Leisure Assets Officer, PNCC

Leisure Assets in the Manawatu

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

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Brian Way will talk about the PNCC program for the development of recreational tracks and footpaths etc., including the provision of the recently-opened Arapuke swing bridge on the Sledge Track, the planned foot bridge over the Manawatu River, the present state and further developments of the Green Corridor and other projects underway or planned of likely interest.


1 August 2017 - 7:30pm

Brian Way - Leisure Assets Officer, PNCC

Leisure Assets in the Manawatu

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)
picture Brian Way will talk about the PNCC program for the development of recreational tracks and footpaths etc., including the provision of the recently-opened Arapuke swing bridge on the Sledge Track, the planned foot bridge over the Manawatu River, the present state and further developments of the Green Corridor and other projects underway or planned of likely interest.

5 September 2017 - 7:30pm

Quiz Masters: Bob Hodgson and Linda Campbell

Club Quiz Night

Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North (next to Lido)
picture MTSC members and friends are asked to form teams of five to compete in the annual club quiz. Teams forming from the various club groups, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Weekenders, Ski Bunnies, etc strongly encouraged. We will also form a few scratch teams from individuals on the night.
As in previous years topics will include but not limited to Hut Identification, New Zealand Native Trees and Scrubs, Geography of Parks, Reserves and tracks, Bird Calls, Kiwiana, SAR and General Knowledge.
There will be spot and team prizes. Please come along and join the fun as we practice for the inter club quiz on Thursday 14th September. Cell phones not allowed.

Trips

We run a variety of tramping and skiing trips for all ages and abilities.

Weekend Trips (including Sunday day trips)

April
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
29-30Roaring Stag LodgeEasyMark Learmonth355-9143
May
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6-7Tutuwai HutMediumKen Mercer027 364-6475
13-14Sparrowhawk Biv.MediumJean Garman021 176-0209
21 (Sun)Glacier Ridge (Ohakune)Med/FitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
27-28Ngamoko HutMed/FitHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
28 (Sun)Kapakapanui LoopMediumLinda Campbell323-3836
June
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-6Abel Tasman LoopMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
11 (Sun)Longview HutMediumTim Swale06 376-6556
17-18Lodge Food CarryAllHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
July
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
8-9 Beginner's Ski WeekendAllKen Mercer027 364-6475
16 (Sun)Tree Trunk GorgeMed/FitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
29-30Technical Ski ImprovementIntmed & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
August
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
6 (Sun)Sunrise HutMediumJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
12Pizza Night at the LodgeSazio (ITA)Howard Nicholson027 294-1941
12-13Technical Ski ImprovementIntmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
12-13Crater Lake (Ski/Brd/Walk)Intmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
19-20Triangle HutMed/FitJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
26-27Holdsworth-Jumbo CircuitMediumTim Swale06 376-6556
26-3(Sep)Ski Tour CanterburyTechnicalKen Mercer027 364-6475
September
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-3Totara FlatsEasyLinda Campbell323-3836
9-10Climb & Ski NgauruhoeIntmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
16-17Weekend in the SnowAllKen Mercer027 364-6475
23-24Maropea Forks HutMed/FitJean Garman021 176-0209
23-24Technical Ski ImprovementIntmed. & aboveJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
30-1Weekend in the SnowAllCarl Pester021 131-6264
October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7-8Waterfall HutMed/FitJean Garman021 176-0209
14-15Lodge Party WeekendAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
20-24Southern Richmond FPMed/FitAdam Matich022 358-8062
21-23Mangaturuturu HutEasy/Med.Helen Peek021 065-0754
29 (Sun)Zekes HutEasy/Med.Helen Peek021 065-0754

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

May
DateLeaderPhone
03Bob Hodgson356-2915
10Jill Faulkner323-6094
17Rita Hodson323-5491
24Maurice McDonald357-5522
31Margaret Foot357-8003
June
DateLeaderPhone
7Christine Finnigan329-7822
14Russell Poole022 658-0661
21Denise/Chris Brunskill354-2511
28Harold Pettersson357-4248
July
DateLeaderPhone
5Ian Ritchie328-9618
12Bob Hargreaves357-0734
19Jenny Orange357-3380
26Evan/Coralie Davies357-6288
August
DateLeaderPhone
2Marion Beadle323-3246
9Linda Darbyshire354-6171
16Bev Akers325-8879
23Andrew Brodie358-6576
30Rod McKenzie357-0136
September
DateLeaderPhone
6John Ridge357-3744
13Dennis Jensen329-3229
20Russell Poole022 658-0661
27Robert Bruce329-7858
October
DateLeaderPhone
4Ian Brookes358-7974
11Leonie Lowndes359-5005
18Allan Rae358-3962
25Margaret Foot357-8003

Thursday Trips (Medium)

May
DateLeaderPhone
4Syd Easton356-7462
11Richard Ellis357-6410
18Carolyn Brodie358-6576
25Suzanne Clark356-8322
June
DateLeaderPhone
1Craig Ross355-3445
8Nigel & Jill Spencer329-8738
15Norman Cooper357-5531
22John Doolan027 446-8740
29Christine Scott354-0510
July
DateLeaderPhone
6Glenn Pendergrast356-7487
13Royce Mills355-8556
20John Brock329-4834
27Hugh Wilde356-9450
August
DateLeaderPhone
3David Grant328-7788
10Peter Wilson357-2403
17Judy Swainson358-4082
24Geraldine Fovakis356-4327
31Merv Matthews357-2858
September
DateLeaderPhone
7Bryce & Raewyn Buddle353-5163
14John McLeod323-5785
21John & Gillian Thornley356-9681
28Brian & Ruth Evans323-7614
October
DateLeaderPhone
5Chris Mercer356-2635
12Glenn Pendergrast356-7487
19Syd Easton356-7462
26Richard Ellis357-6410

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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News

The latest news and updates are on our Facebook page.

Trip card changes

Pizza Night at the Lodge has moved to 12 August 2017

Triangle Hut weekend trip dates are Sat 19 August - Sun 20 August 2017

Photo Competitions

The MTSC photo competition will be held on Tuesday 3 October 2017. Now is a good time to start searching for your best pics or taking that winning shot. The inter club competition will be hosted by MUAC on 9 October 2017

Subscriptions

Subscriptions were due by 31 May and most have been paid. If you are one of the few who have not yet paid then please do so immediately, to prevent your membership from being terminated. Contact the Membership Secretary ASAP if you have any queries.

MTSC is absorbing the recent rise in our FMC levy, so membership is especially good value this year.

Winter Trip Card

Check out the Winter Trip Card online now!

Winter at the Lodge

The lodge at Ruapehu is a great launching pad for your Winter and Summer adventures. See the lodge page for further details.

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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