Tararua Tramping Club

Celebrating 100 years of tramping

TTC Club Night

Clubnights hui

Clubnight hui are held in the clubrooms at Alert Level 2, but face coverings must be worn, except for the speakers while speaking.
Please do not attend if you are unwell. Please ensure you scan in, or fill in the visitors book.

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 - 8:30 pm
  • Trip organisation 8:30 pm.

Tuesday is our regular club night. Club night hui are held at our centrally-located clubrooms at 4 Moncrieff Street, off Elizabeth Street, off Kent Terrace, and are shared online with members and friends, using Google Meet web conferencing.

We welcome new faces at our hui, and there are always club members available to provide newcomers with information and answer any questions.

Please see our online meeting guidance below for information on how to attend online and for an invitation.

Forthcoming meetings

To add and update club nights go to

30 November Across the Pass (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Across the Pass

Shaun Barnettís latest book is an anthology of writing about New Zealand tramping, selected from a rich body of literature produced by New Zealand trampers, mountaineers, writers, poets and journalists.

Listen to Shaun talking about his book on RNZ's Nine to Noon

Heíll also have some books for sale at the TTC-discounted price of $40 (RRP $45).

07 December Rescuing New Zealandís flora from habitat loss (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Rescuing New Zealandís flora from habitat loss

Genetics can help to inform restoration and conservation of plant species significantly affected by habitat loss. Colan Balkwill's PhD research is focused on the genetics of maire tawake / swamp maire, a wetland tree species that has lost over 98 percent of its habitat in the Wellington region.

See July Tramper pp.9-10

14 December Christmas finale (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Christmas finale

An evening of festive fun, with socialising, drinks and Christmas cake from 7.00 p.m., followed by some merry musical entertainment: solo items, tramping songs and Christmas carols, accompanied by a small band. You are welcome to bring a small Christmas gift for a child in need.

Hāere kaha i ngā puke.

21 December   Seasons greetings

Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed

Clubrooms closed

28 December   Happy New Year

Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed

Clubrooms closed

See our early 2022 club nights

4, 11, 18 January  

Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed
Clubrooms closed

Clubrooms closed

25 January Summer barbeque

Summer barbeque

This yearís barbecue will be hosted by TTC President, Simon Davis. From 5:30-9 p.m. in Petone

Please bring your own meat for the barbecue, and food and drink to share.

01 February New membersí evening (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

New membersí evening

Joining our club is a great way to meet like-minded people, make new friends and enjoy the wide range of outdoor activities the TTC offers its members. Registration closes tonight for the TTC Bushcraft instruction course 2022.

08 February Adventures in the Caucasus and Tian Shan mountains, salt mines and civil war (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Adventures in the Caucasus and Tian Shan mountains, salt mines and civil war

Gareth Penhale went on a mountaineering adventure to Europe's highest mountain, Mt Elbrus in Russia, and, with the Russian Mountaineering Federation, on an expedition in Kyrgyzstan to explore the Tian Shan mountain range.

15 February Fastpacking Kaimanawa / Kaweka traverse (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Fastpacking  Kaimanawa / Kaweka traverse

Accompanied by three friends, Andy Carruthers embarked on his first two-night fastpacking trip. He documented the journey by video and through GPX navigation.

See Andyís adventures at Mountain Adventures - Fast Packing and Running

Online meetings

To attend please see the invitation on the email group, or email Social Committee -> mailto:ttc [period] social [period] committee [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website for an invitation.

  • to attend click on the link () and the meeting will open in your web browser
  • you may need to enter the meeting identifier from the invitation
  • you may need to wait to be admitted
  • please use your real name to gain admittance
Attending an online clubnight … (click here)

The club uses Google Meet webconferencing for online meetings.

  • You can join a meet from your Mac or PC using any web browser
  • You can also attend them on your mobile device or tablet using the app
  • You do not need to have a camera or microphone to attend

The quality of your online clubnight experience may vary depending on such factors as:

  • your home WiFi; we recommend being close to your WiFi router, or having a wired connection
  • your broadband speed (test your broadband speed)
  • the number of people using your connection
  • the device you are using

On the night

  • please join the meeting early to ensure everything works
  • we will open the meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, i.e. at 7:15pm for the 7:30pm start
  • please keep your microphone muted once the presentation starts
  • questions can be asked at the end of the presentation, or through the chat function - click on the speech bubble control to do so
Select playback device


  • it is not possible to view the videos of all attendees. The most recent speakers' videos are shown on the screen. A list of all attendees is available.

Audio problems

If you have sound problems:

  • check your volume setting to see if the speaker or headphones are muted or turned down
  • check which speakers are selected, e.g. you might have both headphones and speakers, and have selected a device that isn't on (see example to the right)
  • you can also dial in to the audio. Click on the vertical ellipsis (⋮) to view the phone number and meeting PIN.
  • Check your audio setting by clicking '⋮', then '⚙ Settings'

On the meet screen

On the meeting screen move the mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen to unhide the control bar.

Meet control bar

The controls allow you to:

  • mute your microphone 🎙
  • leave (hang up) the meeting 📞
  • turn off your outgoing video feed 📹
  • raise a hand ✋🏽
  • present your screen to participants
  • open the menu, accessed from the vertical ellipsis (⋮)
Meet menu
  • attendees and chat, on the right
Meet Attendees and Chat functions
  • click on the person icon to get a list of attendees 👥
  • click on the chat icon to message everyone 💬

See also the Google meet help.

Can you, or someone you know, keep us entertained or informed?

Our Tuesday night programme organisers, Liz Martin -> mailto:ttc [period] clubnight [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on (04) 938 6311 or Julia Fraser -> mailto:ttc [period] clubnight [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on (04) 586 8466 or Elizabeth Bridge -> mailto:ttc [period] clubnight [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on (04) 972 5848 , are keen to hear from anyone who would like to be considered as a Tuesday night speaker.

Previous clubnights

See what you enjoyed or missed at this or last year's clubnights.

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