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TTC Club Night Lecture Series

Club Night Lecture Series temporary venue

While the clubrooms are being renovated the temporary venue for meetings is the Wellington Friends Centre at 8 Moncrieff St.

The Tuesday TTC Club Night Lecture Series 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 Lectures

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

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

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

A storeman in Antarctica
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.

Using bioacoustics to monitor the effects of 1080 on native bird populations

Before Chris' presentation, Roald Bomans, the first recipient of the Michael Taylor Memorial Award from the club with give a brief introduction to his project "Using bioacoustics to monitor the effects of 1080 on native bird populations” and explain how our grant will assist him.

05 December Murder in the Mountains

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

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.

19 December   Seasons greetings

Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed

Clubrooms closed

26 December   Happy New Year

Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed

Clubrooms closed

See our early 2018 club nights

2, 9, 16, 23 January  

Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed

Clubrooms closed

30 January Summer barbecue

  • 5.30 to 9.00pm
  • catch up with other club members and talk about your Xmas/New Year adventures.
  • please bring the BBQ food that you want to eat, and also food (eg: salad) and drink to share.


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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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