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Upcoming Events

The full set of current events is listed below, or use the menu on the left to see a set of current events selected according to the categories or view past events.  The club organises a schedule of events twice a year (January - June) and (July - December). The 6-month events schedule can be downloaded via the Events card link or contact a committee member (see Contacts).  Off on a trip today? Perhaps tomorrow? Have you given someone reliable an accurate description of your intentions?  Use this form to record your plans.  Best of all, email your intentions (with an optionally completed SAR form) to our overdue trips contacts (Anne Lawrence or Janet Wilson) at pntmctrips@gmail.com.

Grading of Trips

Trips grades depend on many factors (the composition of the group, terrain, weather etc.) but in general are graded; Easy (E) - < 4 hours; Medium (M) - < 6 hours; Fit (F) < 8 hours; Fitness essential (FE) > 8 hours; Technical (T) requires special gear &/or instruction; Instruction (I) refers to instruction events.

Participants need to contact the trip leader at least two days prior to the event.

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Trip safety awareness

Members of a trip party (especially leaders and novices) need to consider that the backcountry (particularly the alpine environment) has certain risks and that participants are collectively and individually responsible for their safety.  Download a copy of an emergency SAR form and pop it into your pack - you could save someone's life.

We are into this feedback thingy.  Been on a trip of ours and have some thoughts for us to consider, then why not fill out an events feedback sheet?  Alternatively use the form and email us directly.

A detailed list of actions useful for both leaders and participants is available.  How to handle an emergency - suggestion: digest before your trip, print and take a copy with you.


Jan 2019
Sat 26th - Sun 27th (Trips) Totara Flats Easy
A nice introduction to tramping in the Tararua Forest Park, with a mix of uphill and downhill, metalled and muddy sections, narrow and wide valleys, forest and river flats. Plenty of time to find the best swimming holes near the large hut
Kathy Corner 027 618 5722
 
Sun 27th (Trips) Waipawa Loop Medium
A Ruahine trip with lots of variety up past Sunrise Hut and down the north branch of the Waipawa. Hopefully the mistletoe and alpine plants will still be flowering. Enjoy the run down a scree slope and the relatively easy stream travel, but expect wet feet once we meet the main Waipawa River. Depart 7.30am
Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Thu 31st (Social) Beginning of Year BBQ
Start the year with us at the picnic BBQs beside the paddling pool in the Victoria Esplanade. BYO food and drink. From 6.00pm until dark.
Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Feb 2019
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd (Trips) Pourangaki Hut Medium/Fit
There are several approaches to this hut in the western Ruahines. Depending on weather and river conditions we will probably do a loop including a climb up to above the bush line to Pourangaki peak before dropping down to the hut and the next day following the river back out.
Craig Allerby 06 323 7913
 
Sun 3rd (Trips) Iron Gates Gorge Medium/Fit
A summer favourite that could be done as a shorter Easy trip depending on participants. We follow the Iron Gates Hut track past Heritage Lodge and stop at the “Tunupo” camp site for an early lunch stop and optional swim in the Oroua River. We then head downstream for some 2-3 hours of easy river travel that is sure to get your feet wet. At the Iron Gates Gorge itself we will either swim and/or pack float through or return via the Stoat Trappers Track. Depart 7.30am.
Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Sun 3rd (Trips) Iron Gates Gorge Medium/Fit
A summer favourite that could be done as a shorter Easy trip depending on participants. We follow the Iron Gates Hut track past Heritage Lodge and stop at the “Tunupo” camp site for an early lunch stop and optional swim in the Oroua River. We then head downstream for some 2-3 hours of easy river travel that is sure to get your feet wet. At the Iron Gates Gorge itself we will either swim and/or pack float through or return via the Stoat Trappers Track. Depart 7.30am.
Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Sat 9th - Sun 10th (Trips) Mid-Waiohine Medium/Fit
Location yet to be confirmed (depends on ankle recovery), but I'm thinking Mid-Waiohine (Eastern Tararua) or a similar jaunt in the Eastern Ruahine.
Elly Arnst 022 682 3136
 
Sun 10th (Trips) Mania Track Medium
North of Rangiwahia, Mania track heads up into the Ruahines. The lower levels pass through dense mixed beech-podocarp forest. Higher up there are awesome views down huge slip faces into the Pari Stream leading down the Pourangaki and upper Kawhatau River terraces. The plan is to climb onto the open tops of the Whanahuia Range. From there we could carry on to Rangiwahia Hut if we can arrange a car to pick us up at the Rangi carpark otherwise we will return the way we came. Leaving Milverton park at 7.30 am.
Anne Lawrence 027 450 4212
 
Thu 14th (Training) Practical Navigation

Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Sat 16th - Sun 17th (Trips) Waiaua Gorge Hut Family

Elly Arnst 022 682 3136
 
Sun 17th (Trips) Herepai Hut Medium/Fit

Woody Lee 021 0444 552
 
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th (Trips) Pohangina River Huts Medium/Fit

Janet or Graham 329 4722
 
Sun 24th (Trips) Mangahao Gorge Medium

Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Sun 24th (Trips) Mangahao Gorge Medium

Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Mar 2019
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd (Trips) SAREX Medium

Janet Wilson 329 4722
 
Sun 3rd (Trips) Manawatu Walking Festival Easy/Medium

Dave Grant 328 7788
 
Sat 9th - Sun 10th (Trips) Crow Hut Medium

Warren Wheeler 356 1998
 
Sun 10th (Trips) Toka Medium

Janet Wilson 329 4722
 
Sat 16th - Sun 17th (Trips) Waipakihi Hut, Kaimanawas Medium/Fit

Grant Christian 021 117 6921
 
Sun 17th (Trips) Tunupo Medium

Graham Peters 329 4722
 
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th (Trips) Dundas-Bannister Fit

Elly Arnst 022 682 3136
 
Sun 24th (Trips) Kapakapanui Medium

Anne Lawrence 027 450 4212
 
Sat 30th - Sun 31st (Trips) Leon Kinvig Hut Medium

Graeme Richards 353 6227
 
Sun 31st (Trips) Scanlyn Creek - Whanahuia Range Medium

Dave Grant 328 7788
 
Sun 31st (Trips) Scanlyn Creek - Whanahuia Range Medium

Dave Grant 328 7788
 

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