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Club nights now start 30 minutes earlier.
The Tuesday evening programme now is:

  • Supper from 7:10 pm - 7:30 pm
  • General business 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Speaker 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Trip organisation and socialising 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

There is a $2 door charge.

A request to trip leaders, from the tramping organisers

When you have a trip report to deliver, please email it to us

  • at ttc-tramping-organiser [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz.

Please DON'T add a new tramping report on the Weekly Trips Summary page.

  • You are likely to create a trip report with an incorrect date
  • which must then be deleted by the web team.

Cheers from Sue.

Mobile friendly website

We are testing a more mobile friendly version of the club's website. To try it

To go back to the current version

Please email us -> mailto:ttc-webmaster [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz with feedback. If possible describe

  • what happenened, and what you expected to happen
  • tell us which page (URL) it is related to
  • tell us what device or browser you are using
  • screenshots are good

Thanks from your friendly web team.

Otaki Forks access road closed at Blue Bluff

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Owing to a large the slip and the danger of a landslide, the Otaki Forks Rd. has been closed, possibly for the rest of the summer. For more information see the links below.

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South view
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North view

Starting at Shields Flat Historic Reserve carpark, follow the directional signs and walk across the paddocks along the fenceline. Once over the fence in the corner follow a mixture of orange triangles and directional signage up through a plantation of pine on a bulldozer track.

Along the cleared track a sign will direct you down a ridge through native forest which has the steepest section on this track. At the bottom of the ridge the track pops out onto a private vehicle track that can be followed all the way down to the Otaki Gorge Road. Follow the road to Otaki Forks.

Access on this track has been provided by two private landholders and will be removed when vehicle transport is restored to Otaki Forks.

For more information see the links below.

Wild Kakabeak sightings wanted

DoC want to know if you see Kakabeak while you aare in the back country.

Wanted: Old Topo maps

Hi there. I make cards illustrating the 'wilderness/tramping' theme. I've finished using up my old maps of the Tararuas (shock, horror, probe) and need more old maps to use. It‘s the green bit I like.

Would you have any old maps you want to get rid of? I would be very glad to get them — either email me Ellen Donnelly -> mailto:ellenbysea [snail] hotmail [period] com?subject=Maps%20from%20TTC%20website or ring me (04) 9722-148 (022 194 5430) or drop them into me at Lyall Bay. I can come to club night to pick them up too. (I don't own a car, so I don't want to traipse all over the city to pick them up!)

2 free cards for you for your trouble! Thanks, Ellen Donnelly

Conservation email group

Join the new TTC conservation email group.

Cards For Sale

These feature historic photos of our club huts Kime, Field, Cone and Waerenga and are plain inside.

They are on sale in packets of 8 cards for $10 incl GST (plus postage). The packs are available on club nights at the front table or by mail from

Alan Wright -> mailto:alan [period] wright [snail] paradise [period] net [period] nz479 2566

Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made out to Tararua Tramping Club) or direct to the club’s bank account 02-0500-0022732-00, reference last name cards

Website news

We are refreshing all photographs on the website. We are looking for digitised photos of not less than 1024 by 768 pixels and up to 1600 by 1200 pixels. Please contact Web team -> mailto:ttc-webteam [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website, or create a gallery page and upload your photographs directly.
Trip Categories
Trips can now be categorised by trip location and trip type.

Please help us by reading and categorising trip reports currently on the website.

Webteam vacancies

The webteam is seeking people to assist with keeping the content of the website up to date and fresh. A brief description of the content maintainer role is here. This is a non technical role that would take up a couple of hours a week at the most.

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