Tararua Tramping Club
TTC Club Night
The Tuesday evening programme is:
There is a $2 door charge.
Tuesday is our regular club night. Club night meetings are held an our centrally located clubrooms in Moncrieff Street, off Elizabeth Street, off Kent Terrace.
We welcome new faces at our meetings, and there are always club members available to provide newcomers with information and answer any questions.
To add and update clubnights go to http://ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FixtureCard/2014ClubNights
When Sheena Hudson returned to Wellington in 2012 from some summer hiking in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Mary Inglis said to her, "Ah but you haven't seen it in winter!"
With such a challenge from her old friend, Sheena went back in the winter of 2013 and spent a week snowshoeing and dog sledding in this amazing place.
DoC works closely in partnership with iwi, business, local authorities, private landowners and community groups to better protect our wildlife and natural environment through conservation projects and initiatives such as the Takahe Rescue Programme. Reg Kemper is Director Conservation Partnerships for the Lower North Island, and Amy Brasch a Partnership Ranger.
Continuing on from their travels in Georgia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan, Peter Smith and Trish journey further along the Silk Road to Uzbekistan - the region's cradle of culture for over 2000 years with its ancient cities and awe inspiring mosques and madrasahs (Islamic educational institutions). Then on to Kyrgyzstan with its dramatic mountains and rolling summer pastures, and time to stay in yurts and wander in the hills.
In In 2013 and 2014, Nina Sawicki spent two summers climbing in the European Alps, doing a full traverse of Mont Blanc and ascents of Le Dent Du Geant (the ďGiantís ToothĒ) and other 4,000m peaks. The Dent Du Geant (4,013m) is a sharp rock pinnacle which sits at the western end of the Rochefort Ridge and has a 139 m step just before the summit.
7 April Twelve Months on the Great Green Sponge: Living, exploring and hunting rabbits on a sub-Antarctic island
In 2012 Cameron Walker and his wife Kelly spent 12 months living on Macquarie Island, home to many migratory species including the endangered wandering albatross. They were part of a pest eradication project with the ultimate goal of eradicating rabbits, rats and mice. Living in the field in modified water tanks on a small island constantly battered by the furious fifties, dodging four tonne elephant bull seals and watching the Aurora Australis dance overhead were all part of a life changing adventure.
Club member Professor Mike Crozier of Victoria University explains and illustrates what landform features (shapes, patterns, composition and texture) can tell us about the evolution and history of the landscape.
In 1975, during a dig in the Maungahouanga Valley in northern Hawkes Bay, self-taught fossil hunter Joan Wiffen made the first recorded discovery of a dinosaur bone in New Zealand, the tailbone of a theropod dinosaur. She went on to find bones from other species of dinosaur and achieved international recognition of her work. John Simes of the Department of Paleontology at GNS Science discusses her legacy.
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