Tararua Tramping Club

Te rōpū hikoi o te pae maunga o Tararua   -   Celebrating 100 years of tramping

Tararua Tramper Contributor Guidelines

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.

Standard formats

Date: 15 June
Directon: southwest / SW
Distance: 400 metres / 400 m / 400m / 1.5 km
Height: 3,000 m / 767m
Location: Point 830 / pt 830 / .830. True left. The road end / Ridgeline Road end
Number: Numbers one to nine in words (except in recipes etc) - otherwise use digits.

Place names: New Zealand or Aotearoa or Aotearoa/New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Rakiura/Stewart Island, Radome Track

Quotations: Single quotation marks or italics. ‘The mountains are calling and I must go’, or The mountains are calling and I must go.

Te reo Māori: See website Style Guide for use of macrons

Time: 9:00 a.m. / 0900 / 12 noon / 4:15 p.m. / 1615 / 16:15 Multi-day

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.

See also

Tararua Tramper

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