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The latest news and updates are on our Facebook page.

Trip Card Correction

The phone number on the printed trip card for the 28-29 July Waihohonu Hut trip is incorrect. It should be 027 269 5934.

New Committee

Congratulations to the new committee following the AGM in May. We especially welcome Rob Pringle as our new President. We are still looking for a Newsletter Editor so if you have the time and inclination to continue the great work of our past editors, then please contact the committee ASAP.

We extend a big thank you to the outgoing committee and appointees for your commitment and good work over the past year.

Subscriptions 2018

Subscription Notices, and in some cases reminders, have been sent to all members by email or post. Subs were due on the 1 April 2018; the vast majority of members have already paid and will continue to enjoy the benefits of MTSC membership, including the FMC discount card and member rates at the lodge. The committee will be expiring unpaid memberships shortly.

Please email the Membership secretary (membership[at]mtsc.org.nz) with any changes to your details. If you have not received your invoice, please make contact immediately and we'll sort it out.

Ski Season starts Queens Birthday Weekend

The snow maker at Whakapapa is in full swing, so beginners can start skiing at Happy Valley. The Lodge Food Carry is on 22-24 June and spaces are filling fast. Make your lodge bookings early to ensure your place on the dates you want.

Winter Trip Card - 2018

The Winter Trip Card (May-October 2018) is now online.

Proposed Lodge Alterations (Updated March 2018)

Some changes to the layout of Manawatu Lodge at Mt Ruapehu are proposed. The proposed plans are here. Feel free to contact the Lodge Manager, John Lyttle, to provide feedback.

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 3 July 2018 - 7:30pm

Skiing Japan - MTSC finds "The White Room..."

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

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Nine MTSC members headed North to Hokkaido and Honshu, Japan, for a second Winter over New Year 2018. Find out why many people say that Japan has the best skiing in the world. Come along and enjoy the tales and a short video from the trip.


Tuesday 3 July 2018 - 7:30pm

Skiing Japan - MTSC finds "The White Room..."

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

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Nine MTSC members headed North to Hokkaido and Honshu, Japan, for a second Winter over New Year 2018. Find out why many people say that Japan has the best skiing in the world. Come along and enjoy the tales and a short video from the trip.

Tuesday 7 August 2018 - 7:30pm

Howard Nicholson - Organiser

Photo Competition

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

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The categories will follow those of the FMC Photo Competition 2018, and the three best images in each category will be entered into the interclub competition (see below). Come along for an evening of exceptional outdoors photography.

Categories
1) ABOVE BUSHLINE (With no Human Element) - Predominantly alpine scenery in NZ, above bushline, e.g. rock and snow, tussock, etc., no people or man-made objects
2) ABOVE BUSHLINE (With a Human Element) - Same as above, may include people or man-made objects
3) BELOW BUSHLINE (With no Human Element) - Predominantly bush,scrub, lowland to sub-alpine areas, no people or man-made objects
4) BELOW BUSHLINE (With a Human Element) - Same as above, may include people or man-made objects
5) HISTORIC - Photos taken prior to 1 January 2016, of historic interest
6) NATIVE FLORA and FAUNA - NZ flora and fauna


Tuesday 4 September 2018 - 7:30pm

Bob Hodgson - Convenor

Inter-Club Quiz

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

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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)

May
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
5-6Upper Matakuhia HutEasy/MedMark Learmonth355-9143
6 (Sun)Rae RidgeMed/FitGarry Grayson027 269-5934
12-13Pureora Forest MTBMediumKen Mercer027 364-6475
19-20Upper Makaroro HutMed/FitMark Learmonth355-9143
26-27Maropea Forks hutMed/FitGarry Grayson027 269-5934
27 (Sun)Palmerston Nth WalkwaysEasyLinda Campbell027 333-4493
June
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
2-4Rangitoto Range (QB Celebration)Easy/MedMark Learmonth355-9143
9-10Orongorongo ValleyEasyJohn Beech354-9310
10 (Sun)Baber - Dick Creek LoopMediumGarry Grayson027 269-5934
16-17Putaputa Stm Hut - KakarikiFitDavid Harrington021 240-9056
17 (Sun)Manawatu GorgeEasyLinda Campbell027 333-4493
23-24Cattle Ridge HutMediumDave Mitchell329-2803
23-24Lodge Food Carry & Work Party AllHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
30-1Cow Creek HutMediumGarry Grayson027 269-5934
July
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
14-15Beginner's Ski WeekendEasyKen Mercer027 364-6475
21-22South Ohau HutMediumDave Mitchell329-2803
28-29Waihohonu HutEasyGarry Grayson027 269-5934
28-29Ski Improvement WkndAllPeter Bowker022 761-7461
August
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
4-5Kime HutMediumDave Mitchell329-2803
18-19Oturere HutMed/TechAdam Matich022 358-8062
September
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
1-2Crater Lake Walk or SkiMediumJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
8-9Sunset Ridge - Mangaturuturu HutE-M/TechAdam Matich022 358-8062
15-16Spring SkiLodgeHoward Nicholson027 294-1941
23 (Sun)A-Frame-Stanfield LoopMed/FitJenny McCarthy021 215-2197
October
DateTripGradeLeaderPhone
7 (Sun)Turitea - SummerhillEasyKaren Tutt021 064-5918
13-14Crater Lake Walk or SkiMediumJohn Lyttle027 433-6307
13-14Cattle Creek HutMediumJean Garman021 176-0209
19-22Northern Kaimai RangeMediumAdam Matich022 358-8062
20-22Lodge Work PartyAllJohn Lyttle027 433-6307

Wednesday Trips (Easy/Medium)

May
DateLeaderPhone
2Chris Teo-Sherrell355-1816
9Russell Poole022 658-0661
16Leonie Lowndes359-5005
23Allan Rae358-3962
30Ian Brookes358-7974
June
DateLeaderPhone
6Bob Hodgson356-2915
13Jill Faulkner323-6094
20Anne West357-5716
27Christine Finnigan329-7822
July
DateLeaderPhone
4Marion Beadle323-3246
11Denise & Chris Brunskill354-2511
18Rita Hodson323-5491
25Coralie/Evan Davies357-6288
August
DateLeaderPhone
1Harold Pettersson357-4248
8Ian Ritchie328-9618
15Bob Hargreaves357-0734
22Richard Hunter357-6821
29William Laing358-4876
September
DateLeaderPhone
5Judith & Peter Zwart353-5087
12Linda Darbyshire354-6171
19Rod McKenzie357-0136
26Bev Akers325-8879
October
DateLeaderPhone
3John Ridge357-3744
10Bob Hodgson356-2915
17Russell Poole022 658-0661
24Leonie Lowndes359-5005
31Allan Rae358-3962

Thursday Trips (Medium)

May
DateLeaderPhone
3No Leader Assigned
10Syd Easton (D)356-7462
17Richard Ellis357-6410
24Carolyn Brodie358-6576
31Suzanne Clark356-8322
June
DateLeaderPhone
7Craig Ross355-3445
14Nigel & Jill Spencer (D)329-8738
21Norman Cooper357-5531
28Peter Wilson357-2403
July
DateLeaderPhone
5John Doolan (D)355-2100
12Christine Scott (D)354-0510
19Royce Mills (D)355-8556
26John Brock329-4834
August
DateLeaderPhone
2Hugh Wilde (D)356-9450
9David Grant (D)328-7788
16Judy Swainson358-4082
23John & Gillian Thornley356-9681
30Merv Matthews357-2858
September
DateLeaderPhone
6Bryce & Raewyn Buddle353-5163
13John McLeod323-5785
20John & Gillian Thornley356-9681
27No Leader Assigned
October
DateLeaderPhone
4Chris Mercer (D)356-2635
11Glenn Pendergrast356-7487
18Syd Easton356-7462
25Richard 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.

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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