TTC Club Night Duty Roster
|6 Sept||Chris||Chris||Jan||Film Evening|
|18 Oct||Alan||Alan||Jan||Photographic Competition|
|1 Nov||Hera (all)||Muriel||Jan||Celebrating LIFE Members|
|13 Dec||ALL||Jan||Chris||Celebrating Christmas|
| ***Tuesdays 16th December - 6th January TTC closed for the summer holidays***
Cr Paul Bruce looks at decisions being made by the Regional Council and argues that renewal of our present trolley buses and development of modern light rail transport along the high-capacity route through Newtown to the airport is both a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly strategy.
The battle to build the highest railway in the world across one of the most extreme environments on earth, to lay 1000 kilometres of track in a remote wilderness, to drive seven tunnels through rugged slopes and to raise 675 bridges over valleys and rivers.
In the Wellington region, the Te Araroa Trail meanders through the countryside and city from Levin to Island Bay. One of the highlights is the newly-completed Paekakariki Escarpment track, with its spectacular coastal views. John Craig of the Te Araroa Wellington Trust looks at its development and the Trustís future plans.
Since its origin in 2009 as a partnership project between the Government and the Green Party, the New Zealand Cycle Trail has breathed new life into old tracks, roads and railways. Evan Freshwater tells the story of this network of off-road Great Rides and on-road Heartland Rides and discusses some exciting recent developments.
In April, Alan Graham and Liz Martin trekked to the Annapurna Base Camp in the heart of the Annapurna Massif. As well as the magnificent views of the Himalayas, highlights included learning about Nepalese farming techniques and the unexpected pleasure of soaking in hot pools while watching Red Monkeys swinging through the trees.
In April and May Peter Smith and Trish Gardiner-Smith visited 20 national and state parks and national monuments in the United States. In the first part of their trip they explored the Colorado Plateau and some of the magnificent landscapes of the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, Arches and Bryce Canyon.