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TTC Club Night

TTC Club night programme

  • on Tuesday
  • Supper, socialising from 7:10 pm - 7:30 pm
  • General business 7:30 pm - 7:35 pm
  • Speaker 7:35 pm - 8:20 pm
  • Trip organisation 8:20 pm - 8:30 pm.

There is a $2 door charge.

Tuesday is our regular club night. Club night meetings are held an our centrally located clubrooms in Moncrieff Street, off Elizabeth Street, off Kent Terrace.
We welcome new faces at our meetings, and there are always club members available to provide newcomers with information and answer any questions.

Forthcoming meetings

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24 October Patagonia: A dream destination for trampers

Patagonia: A dream destination for trampers

Earlier this year WTMC member Andrei Zubkhov spent six weeks exploring Patagonia. Come and hear his tips on how to get around, save money, and see the best sights!

31 October 50 Year and Life Members' Evening: Our TTC Centenary Book

Paul Maxim, Helen Beaglehole, Alan Wright, Chris Maclean, Shaun Barnett reviewing draft chapters, TTC centenary book; Photo Lee Stanton-Barnett
Paul Maxim, Helen Beaglehole,
Alan Wright, Chris Maclean, Shaun Barnett
reviewing draft chapters,
TTC centenary book
Photo Lee Stanton-Barnett

Chris Maclean and Shaun Barnett will outline the process of researching and writing this special book. They will explain the role of the TTC sub-committee and feature some of the highlights and themes they have written about. They would also like the audience to respond to a few queries they have. (All members welcome.)

07 November A vision for Queen Elizabeth Park

A vision for Queen Elizabeth Park

Much of Q E Park originally consisted of wetlands but they were drained decades ago and converted to farmland. Among the aims of the Friends of Q E Park are to retire leased farmland and to restore and enlarge areas of wetland and native planting. The Chair of the Friends is environmentalist, Russell Bell.

14 November Biking in Tokyo and tramping in the Japanese countryside

Barbara and Don Crump found that biking in one of the largest cities of the world, Tokyo, is an exhilarating and safe experience. They contrast that experience with their tramping trips in the Nagano area of Honshu Island and the mountain thermal region of the Kiroshima National Park, Kyushu.

21 November In the steps of gold miners along the Chilkoot trail

In 1897 over 100,000 stampeders made their way our the Chilkoot Pass with 400kgs of supplies to find their fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush. In May of this year Peter Smith & Trish Gardiner-Smith with much lighter loads, independently took 5 days following in the stampeders' footsteps to walk the Chilkoot Trail from Dyea in Alaska to Bennett in Canada.

28 November A storeman in Antarctica

Chris Horne worked for Antarctic Division, D.S.I.R. as ‘Cargo Monitor’, reporting to the Stores Officer in the Ghuznee St office. In 1961 he sailed south on HMNZS Endeavour to work at Scott Base for six weeks

05 December Murder in the Mountains

Trish McCormack grew up at Franz Josef Glacier and is fascinated with murder and its motives. An archivist by day and a crime writer by night, she has written three crime novels set in national parks and featuring glacier guide and amateur sleuth Philippa Barnes. Her books will be available for sale at $15 each

12 December Christmas Finale

An evening of Christmas cheer to celebrate the end of another successful tramping year. Come along, have some Christmas cake, and sing Christmas carols with the Salvation Army Band. Please bring a small Christmas gift for a child.

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Our Tuesday night programme organisers, Liz Martin -> mailto:ttc-clubnight [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on (04) 938 6311 or Julia Fraser -> mailto:ttc-clubnight [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on (04) 586 8466 or David McCrone -> mailto:ttc-clubnight [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on (04) 384 3031 , are keen to hear from anyone who would like to be considered as a Tuesday night speaker/presenter.

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