Guidelines for contributors of material published in the Tararua Tramper
Monthly deadlines for receipt of contributions for publication in the next issue are published on the back page in each issue of the Tramper.
Format for submissions: Send trip reports and other articles to the Editor as Word (.docx) documents, and images as separate .jpeg files. Maps and photos to go with trip reports are always welcome. The maximum size of image files is about 2.5 MB, or 24MB for the website. For small advertisements, news, notices, submission in the body of an email is acceptable.
Length of articles and trip reports: Large numbers of articles and trip reports put pressure on available space in the Tramper. We prefer the word count to be limited to around 750 words. Longer articles and trip reports can be sent to the editor of Tararua. (An abridged version of an article or trip report may be published in the Tramper and the full version published in Tararua Annual).
Editing procedure: The sub editor:
- reviews draft reports and articles, and letters to the Editor
- corrects any errors of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation
- corrects any errors of fact that are identified
- may remove any statements considered to be inappropriate, rude, offensive or defamatory
- makes suggestions for clarifying the meaning and improving the readability of draft trip reports and articles. (Contributors may opt out of this service by advising the Editor).
The Editor sends corrected drafts and suggestions for amendment of drafts to contributors, for their acceptance or comment. Suggested amendments to the text are published if the contributor accepts them.
Place names: New Zealand or Aotearoa or Aotearoa/New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Rakiura/Stewart Island, Radome Track
Te reo Māori: See website Style Guide for use of macrons
Tributes to deceased club members
Close friends and associates of a recently-deceased club member are invited to write a tribute for publication in the Tramper.
A tribute is not an obituary, so does not contain a lot of biographical detail. Full obituaries are published in the the club's annual publication Tararua.
Tributes typically include: notable accomplishments of the deceased member; the service he/she has given to the club and its wider interests; an appreciation of their contribution to the lives and well-being of club members; reference to their unique nature and personality; and perhaps a brief anecdote or two.