We meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm - see "Where do we meet?" for the exact venue and a map. Various social functions are organised, the atmosphere is informal, and tea and biscuits are served. We show slides or have guest speakers most nights. If you can give a presentation or have ideas, please contact the Social Convenor via the Contact Us page. Please note that formalities start at 8:00pm sharp, and if there is a guest speaker, he/she will start at 8:15 pm sharp. Other social occasions and trips are arranged at various times. Come along!

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In September CTC life member and CTC Patron Rex Vink and his wife Greta traveled to North America, met family there and did a road trip through Canada and Alaska. Rex will take us along on their journey through some of the magnificent scenery of these vast countries. I hope some of the older members who know Rex and Greta will be able to come along tonight too!
Newsletter folding, Lightning talk and general catch-up with refreshments as per usual.
Stefan Fairweather, a 42 year old resident of Christchurch walked the 3000km Te Araroa trail between February and May this year. He started at Cape Reinga on February 1st and made Wellington 56 days later. After a brief period of R&R in the capital, he headed over to Picton and spent the next 42 days walking to Bluff. Aside from some food parcels sent ahead, a few dollars on his EFTPOS card and a very supportive wife, Stefan did the walk completely self supported. In this two-part talk, he will first talk about the many joys of planning such a walk. This required the purchase of toys such as a food dehydrator, and a packraft from the USA which he used on the Northland estuaries and Whanganui River. He will talk about the highlights of his two-month North Island odyssey including the kauri forests of the north, Pureora forest in the Waikato, the Whanganui River and the Tararua Ranges. Stefan will talk about the South Island section of his Te Araroa walk in early 2018.
Put this date in your calendar, it's the Annual Christmas Get-Together and the last social function of the year. To be held at the club rooms, Warwick will be opening the doors at 6.00pm and members are asked to bring a plate and liquid refreshments of their choice. A non-alcoholic punch (of the liquid variety!) will be provided. Friends and family most welcome. See you there!
This is the first meeting of the New Year. Come along for a catch-up, and show your Xmas and New Year tramping photos. If I'm away the club laptop will be available, or you can bring your own laptop.