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TTC Club Night

Club nights now start 30 minutes earlier.
The Tuesday evening programme now is:

  • Supper from 7:10 pm - 7:30 pm
  • General business 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Speaker 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Trip organisation and socialising 8:30 pm - 9:00 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.

Upcoming meetings

To add and update clubnights go to http://ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FixtureCard/2014ClubNights

26 July Coordinating search and rescue missions

Coordinating search and rescue missions

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) coordinates major maritime and aviation search and rescue missions, and land-based rescues initiated by the use of distress beacons. Paul Craven takes a look at how distress beacons work, how to get the best out of your PLB, and the merits of other distress-alerting devices.

2 August The New Zealand storm petrel rediscovered

The

In 2013 a team of researchers made the stunning discovery that the New Zealand storm petrel, a tiny seabird once thought to be extinct, was nesting on Little Barrier Island. Graeme Taylor from DoC describes the efforts being made by a dedicated team to determine its conservation status on the island.

9 August East of Lake Brunner

East

Cone Hut restorer Barry Durrant was intrigued to learn of the existence of the Cone Creek Hut in remote backcountry east of Lake Brunner. In April, with Colin Cook and Grant Timlin in tow, he set out to visit it and four days in the Haupiri and Crooked River catchments ensued. Gaining access via the Gloriavale Community, they approached the hut using a recently restored Permolat track and came out via Lake Morgan and the Morgan Tops.

16 August Annual General Meeting

Annual

Come along and have a say in the running of your Club.

23 August Pests of national significance

Pests

Measures taken to control common wasp and German wasp populations in New Zealand are estimated to cost about $133 million per year. Phil Lester of Victoria University discusses a research project being carried out as part of the National Science Challenge to combat these pests of national significance.

30 August Fossil-free public transport for Wellington?

Fossil-free

Cr Paul Bruce looks at decisions being made by the Regional Council and argues that renewal of our present trolley buses and development of modern light rail transport along the high-capacity route through Newtown to the airport is both a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly strategy.

6 September Film evening: Qinghai Tibet Railway

Film

The battle to build the highest railway in the world across one of the most extreme environments on earth, to lay 1000 kilometres of track in a remote wilderness, to drive seven tunnels through rugged slopes and to raise 675 bridges over valleys and rivers.



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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.


See what you missed at previous clubnights.

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