Club Anniversary Dinner
This will be held at the Puketapu Hotel, on Thursday 1st October. It will be held in the Restaurant and will start at 6:00pm, with dinner around 6:30pm. Please contact Lynette Morgan on her cellphone 027 3572595 (text) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your booking. Partners are invited so stipulate when confirming.
News – a bonus tramp!
An additional tramp is planned for October, to the Waioeka Conservation Area which adjoins the Urewera National Park west of SH 2 between Gisborne and Opotiki. The tramp runs from Monday 12 October to Wednesday the 14th.
This easy, two-night tramp starts with Koranga Forks Hut. It’s a two- to three-hour walk, so very do-able after the more than four-hour drive to the track start from Napier. The second day is a three- or four-hour river walk to Tawa Hut. Side walks can also be done. Both huts are six-bunkers. The last day will be a four- or five-hour tramp to the vehicle(s) then drive home.
Our second day route will depend on having a low river level. If the Kahunui Stream is high, plan B is to abandon Tawa Hut and return home early.
Tramp organiser is Bruce Hodgson. Registration through the online system. Click here to access the booking form.
And to find out more about the area and the tramp, click here.
An update about your online tramp booking system
The club’s online tramp registration system is popular! It worked from day 1, and we had a surprising amount of positive feedback and good ideas for developing it. We’re improving it as we go along – including some changes that will provide you with background to your tramp, and up-to-date information about transport arrangements and weather.
This booking system allows you to reserve your place on any trip without needing to make a phone call, send a txt message or do paperwork at club meetings.
To access it, you must have a Google account, and the Google Sheets app on your device.
Getting a Google account is easy and free – and you don’t need to have a Gmail email address. Just click here to set up yours.
Then go to the Tramp List (Meetings and Events), pick your tramp, key in your name, and we take care of the rest!
- We’ve added a new feature to the booking system. You can get DoC information about a destination hut, such as its history and facilities (and, sometimes, charges) by positioning your cursor on the hut name if it’s highlighted on the booking sheet – that link will usually show in light blue and is underlined.