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Tararua Tramping Club

Celebrating 100 years of tramping

TTC Club Night

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.

There is a $2 door charge.

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

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22 June Ranging around the Kaimanawas, Kawekas and Ruahines (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Ranging around the Kaimanawas, Kawekas and Ruahines

Sandra Beckett and Kate Martin headed to the tops of the Kaimanawa, Kaweka, and Ruahine ranges and did an unplanned seven-hour bushbash during a 17-day bushwalk through the Forest Parks.

29 June Woefully weedy Wellington (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Woefully weedy Wellington

Weeds are everywhere in Wellington, threatening the cityís native biodiversity across public parks, reserves, and green spaces. Illona Keenan outlines the Councilís approach to weed-busting, focusing on sites of high conservation value in native plant restoration areas and forest, scrub and coastal sand dune habitats.

06 July Coordinating search and rescue missions (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Coordinating search and rescue missions

John Ashby, senior search and rescue officer at Maritime New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) explains what happens when a distress beacon is activated, and shares some stories of dramatic land rescues in the Tararua Range and elsewhere. RCCNZ also coordinates major maritime and aviation search and rescue missions across New Zealandís huge 30,000 square km search and rescue region, which extends from the mid-Tasman Sea to halfway to Chile, and from the South Pole almost to the Equator.

13 July Trips in the Arthurís Pass and Kahurangi National Parks (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Trips in the Arthurís Pass and Kahurangi National Parks

Tricia French crossed four passes and a saddle in Arthurís Pass National Park and did a challenging tramp in Kahurangi National Park.

20 July Travels in Iran (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

Travels in Iran

Jenny and Gavin Watson loved their experiences of Iranís culture, religions, and daily way of life during their travels in one of the worldís oldest civilisations. Hear them talk about the morality police, the Zoroastrian towers of silence, the fabulous Azadi Tower and much more.

27 July A dentistís life on Tristan da Cunha (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

A dentistís life on Tristan da Cunha

Aileen Logie provided essential dental services to the small community living in the remotest inhabited archipelago in the world.

03 August A visit to Rēkohu/Wharekauri/Chatham Islands (Clubrooms and Online meeting)

A visit to Rēkohu/Wharekauri/Chatham Islands

Peter Smith and Trish Gardiner-Smith joined a group of twenty from the Hutt Valley Tramping Club for a six-day trip to Chatham Island and Pitt Island, led by geologist Hamish Campbell.

Online meetings

To attend please see the invitation on the email group, or email Social Committee 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 indentifier 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


  • 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.
Meet details

If you have sound problems

  • check your volume setting to see if the speaker is muted or turned down
  • check which speakers are selected, e.g you might have headphones and speakers and selected a device that isn't on
  • Meet details
  • you can also dial in to the audio. Click on the arrow by the meeting title (see image above) to view the phone number and meeting PIN.

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 three controls in circles in the centre allow you to:

  • mute your microphone
  • leave (hang up) the meeting
  • turn off your outgoing video feed

Other controls on the screen are:

  • the menu, accessed from the vertical ellipsis (⋮) on the bottom right
Meet menu
  • attendees and chat, on the top 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 on (04) 938 6311 or Julia Fraser on (04) 586 8466 or Elizabeth Bridge 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.

Page last modified on 2021 Mar 12 08:41