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
Place names: Aotearoa, New Zealand, Aotearoa New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Rakiura/Stewart Island, Ōrongorongo
- Tararua Index 1947-1990 Index to Tararua Annual 1947 to 1990 (volumes 1 to 43)
- Tararua Index 1970-1979 Index to Tararua Annual 1970 to 1979 (volumes 24 to 32)
- Tararua Index 1980-1989 Index to Tararua Annual 1980 to 1989 (volumes 33 to 42)
- Tararua Index 1990-1999 Index to Tararua Annual 1990 to 1999 (volumes 43 to 52)
- Tararua Index 2000-2009 Index to Tararua Annual 2000 to 2009-2010 (volumes 53 to 59)
- Tararua Index 2010-2019 Index to Tararua Annual 2009-2010 to 2019 (volumes 60 to 66)
- Tararua Index 2020-2029 Index to Tararua Annual 2020 to 2029 (volumes 67 to 76)
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.