Thursday, August 24th, 2023
The monthly meeting was held at the Lansar rooms Severn St. Jenny welcomed members and 2 new potential members.
Tuesday, August 1st, 2023
Meeting Report 10th July 2023
Last month we had For June a night out playing indoor bowls instead of the usual meeting.14 people joined in and the winner on the night was Margaret Chetwin. This was held at the Galleon Complex and some of also enjoyed a meal there.
Trip Reports Deep Stream A good day out for 3 members but hampered a little by Matagauri.
Kings Birthday Wknd. Weekend to Cameron Hut was cancelled due to bad weather
Elephant Hill A good turn out. Lots of people who have never been there before.
Millennium Track A car load left early Sunday for this walk from the Taieri river mouth.
There was no midwinter trip this year due to lack of hut accomodation and illness. Wednesday Walkers gave their report and also celebrated 35 yrs of Wednesday walking.
Up and coming trips Mt Dalgety, Staircase hut.,Peaks around Port Chalmers, Mt Sommers base Camp walks.
Our guest speakers this club night were Geoff and Mary Korver.They spoke about their trip in the Japanese Alps.It was an West to East traverse and included a climb to the summit of Mt Yari.It is a trip for the summer months in a National Park and mostly follows the ridge line. Geoff spoke of some long and hot days but the huts were very comfortable with food and bedding supplied.Mary talked about the native plants some of which grow here and how the vegatation changed with the altitude.They saw some rare plants flowering and had beautiful photos of their expedition. Meeting closed at 8.40pm
Monday, February 27th, 2023
NOTMC MEETING REPORT
The December meeting was a very pleasant occasion – a 45thbirthday cake for the NOTMC was cut and shared and there was good pre-Christmas feasting followed by notice of upcoming tramps.
The February meeting was attended by 15 people.
1. 18-21 December. Nine trampers were flown in 3 trips in a little yellow aeroplane
up the Wilkin River to Jumboland, and walked from there to Top Forks Hut.A day trip was made from
there to lake Lucidus and then to Lake Castalia where the bush and alpine flowers were spectacular. The
account was accompanied by excellent photography.
2. 8 January Puketapu, above Palmerston,was climbed and this was followed by bushwalking in
3. 27-29 January. Arthurs Pass. 5 people went. 3 climbed Avalancheand could be walked acroos
Peak while one other did village walks and another did the Goat Pass trip visiting the new
Deception Hut and Lake Mavis on the way back down the Mingha. Cave Stream was visited and
the Cave waded through, on the way back home.
4. 12 February. Egg Lake above the East Ahuriri was reached on a clear day and much windfall was
encountered on the way up Quailburn Gorge.
14 December. North Temple. Mistletoe was in flower along Lake Ohau and up the track. The deep
gully was packed with snow and was walked across instead of clambering down and then up, and in the
basin there were little glaciers descending.
Other tramps included Raki’s Table, Trotters Gorge (a track clearing job followed on the weekend),
Tussocky Road, Trig L, Chinaman’s Hut and a Hampden Beach walk which went on up to the Lookout
Trip accounts were followed by the quarterly Trip Planning session.
Notice was given of Dunedin’s Arthur Street School Camp at Iona where bushcraft sessions will
be held on 8 March.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
11 July 2022
The Quarintine Island trip could hardly be classified as a tramping trip but 19 members along with some partners took the oportunity to visit this Otago Harbour Island.
9 members walked the cliff tops and beach from Andersons Lagoon to the Shag River Mouth. Some excellent views of the local wildlife, sometimes in action, were had.
The Wednesday Walkers walked the Timaru inland walkway from Saltwater Creek, did a circuit from Windsor up Peaks Road returning via the A2O bike track, a Ngapara Farm walk, and the Seacliff- Split Rock circuit.
1. Nimrod Reserve, going up the zig zag track, before returning and doing the loop track.
2. Cass Valley weekend on the west side of Lake Tekapo.
3. An A2O bike ride from Oamaru.
4. Snow shoeing and cross country skiing at the Pisa Range snow farm.
5. A September event reminder of a snow skills weekend at Awakino.
Please look at “What’s On” for more information and booking cutoff dates.
Members enjoyed a quiz on tramping topics organized by Bess, which included identifying bird song, recognizing huts, lakes and map points. A correct answer was rewarded with a chocolate fish and no yellow cards were issued!
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
MEETING OF THE NOTMC, 13 JUNE, 2022.
The meeting was attended by16 people.
There was no inward correspondence to be noted.
TRIP REPORTS: Trips were made to Studholmes Bush and the White Horse
near Waimate, and Mt. Dryburgh.
Wednesday Walkers went to a variety of
places- Kauru Hill, Waihao Forks,Tapui, Durden Hill and Mt. Baldie near
Waikouaiti, and Enfield Escarpment.
Jonathan gave a presentation of items from the
Club’s archives including programmes, gear lists, trip accounts
accompanied by wonderful line drawings and odd snatches of poetry
(doggerel?)from the Club publication “Footprints” in 1987 when Dave
Mellish was President and Jenny Kitchin (Gray) was Secretary, and going
on until 1991.Accounts included a 9day trip on the Dusky Track , trips
to Fox’s Peak, thr Greenstone /Caples and many other 3-5 day trips.
There was a wonderful account of Ian Roger’s opinion of the newly
introduced GPS system- cost $6671.00 then- and a great caricature of him
done up in a metal suit and wheeling the whole contraption in a
wheelbarrow. There were some really entertaining trip reports and we
recognised a number of familiar names – many still going strong- all of
this made for a very entertaining evening.