Anniversary Dinner, October 2017.
Peter Graham LEWIS,
Trip List Changes,
Labour Weekend 2017.
Ruahine User Group Meeting.
This year it will be hald at Westshore Beach Inn on Thursday 5th October.
Start time: 6pm
Cost: $38.00 for 3 course shared meal.
Please RSVP to Robyn Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or tx 0274718248, or add it to the list on club night. Payment due by Thursday 14th September.
Payment can be made by either, cash, cheque, in a named envelope, Or Internet Banking with your name as a reference. Contact Robyn for account details.
For those already on the list please make sure your payment is made by due date.
Please inform us of any dietary requirements so it may be passed on.
Many thanks guys look forward to a great night.
Peter Graham LEWIS. It is with sadness that we advise of the death of Peter Lewis, on 27 August 2017, in his 83rd year. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, with several senior members of the club attending.
Peter was a Life Member of the Napier Tramping Club. An excerpt from a trip report in August 1976:
Tramp 56. Hinerua Ridge August 7/8 1976
Leader: Weekend Matthew Porteous. Day: Karen Tichner
… Peter Lewis explained how to hold an ice axe while tramping. Get a firm grip of the steel part in the middle so you can use as a stick if necessary, but watch for danger to pack or self if you slip or fall. On ice, turn the point with wrist power and drive into ice to prevent sliding.
Peter’s bush skills were a legend in the club, with many snow stories. One published in Hawke’s Bay Today told of him camping up on the Ruahine tops, and waking up to a heavy snowfall outside his tent.
Our thoughts are with his sister Pam Turner, a member of the Heretaunga Tramping Club.
Trip List Changes
Please note that the tramp for Saturday September 9th has been changed from Hinerua Hut, to Bell Rock – Taraponui. This is due to access issues over private farmland.
Also, the day tramp on Saturday 23rd September, from Central and Upper Whirinaki loop, is now to Kiwi Saddle Hut, Castle Camp, Kaiarahi.
And, Wednesday 11 October, Plateau Road, Minginui is changed to Middle Hill Hut and beyond. Both of these in the Kaweka FP. Changes due to road access for the day trips.
NTC members & family trip to Mount Maungatauari
Labour weekend Friday 20th Oct-Monday 23rd
Walk through beautiful native bish in the largest pest-proof sanctuary in the world.
5-6 hr walks crossing 2 highest peaks & plenty of other walks ranging from 1-5km in the sanctuary or nearby.
Staying in the homely guesthouse ‘Out in the Styx’
Accommodation from bunk rooms to ensuite double rooms
Pick up a brochure & registration form at the meetings or contact Sue Martin 8358144
Ruahine User Group Meeting
The next meeting will be in Palmerston North on Monday 25th September, 2017. Julia Mackie will attend on behalf of the NTC.