Tararua Tramping Club

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

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Tararua Annual

TTC's annual publication,Tararua, chronicles and showcases the club's people, history, activities, interests and achievements. It features notable events in the life of the club, accounts and photos of members' trips, award-winning photos from the TTC photo competition, and tributes to club members who have died.

Tararua covers the period late October to late October and is published at the end of November. Printed copies are posted to all club members except those who notify the Secretary that they choose not to receive one.

Editions of Tararua from the first volume (1947) are available online.

Guide for contributors

Members are welcome to contribute articles on their multi-day trips (tramping/trekking, climbing, ski touring, cycling, kayaking, rafting) in New Zealand or overseas. Such trips can be:

  • 'official', organised TTC trips listed in the Tramper and/or on the TTC website, or
  • unlisted private trips of an individual club member or group of TTC members

Articles can be up to 1,500 words in length, and accompanied by up to six images (useful maps, drawings, high-resolution photos in either landscape or portrait format).

Please send articles to Tararua Editor David McCrone -> mailto:ttc [period] annual [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on (04) 384 3031. Send texts as Word (.docx) documents, and images as separate .jpeg files.

Early submission of contributions is always appreciated. To counter memory fade, it is recommended that trip reports be written as soon as possible after the trip has ended.

The deadline for receipt of contributions is 5 November.

Editing procedure: The Editor reviews draft reports and articles, corrects any errors of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation and may suggest amendments to the text to clarify meaning and improve readability.

Obituaries: Close friends and associates of a recently-deceased club member are invited to write an obituary for publication in Tararua, or contribute biographical information and a personal tribute. Obituaries typically include: some biographical detail; notable accomplishments of the deceased member; their service to the club and its wider interests; their contribution to the lives and well-being of club members; references to the deceased’s unique nature and personality; and a brief anecdote or two.

Standard formats used in Tararua

Date: 15 June
Directon: southwest / SW
Distance: 400 metres / 400m / 1.5 km
Height: 3,250m
Location: point 830 / .830 / true left / Holdsworth road end
Number: Numbers one to nine in words (except in recipes etc) / twenty-seven

Place names: Aotearoa, New Zealand, Aotearoa New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Rakiura/Stewart Island, Ōrongorongo

Quotations: Single quotation marks or italics. ‘The mountains are calling and I must go'. The mountains are calling and I must go.
Time: 9:00 a.m. / 0900 / 12 noon / 4:15 p.m. / 1615 / 16:15 / multi-day


The Tararua Index 1947 to 1990 was compiled by Michael Taylor. Trip reports are not included in this index. Indices of trip reports published in the 1970-90 editions and indices of the wider contents of editions published since 1990 have been compiled by David McCrone and are listed by decade.

See also

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