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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Come to our annual Summer BBQ - shifted from the traditional harried and chilly December to the (hopefully) relaxed, warm and balmy month of January. Tonight we will be meeting at The Groynes, off John's Road for our New Years' BBQ. Start time is 6.00pm. You can google a map of the Groynes which shows the various picnic areas. Meet at the 2E Picnic Area, a lovely grassed area beside the stream with shelter and shade. We won't book an area but there are plenty of picnic tables and spots in this vicinity if 2E is taken. There are toilets and drinking water on the drive in but best to bring water. Follow the signs to the Recreation Lake. Picnic Area 2E is just across the bridge, access is off the left-hand car park. There are 3 picnic tables situated beside the stream. We will need BBQ's, tables and chairs, so please contact either me, Steve Bruerton or Chris McGimpsy if you can help with these items. Please bring your snaggers, steaks, chops, salads etc, the usual liquid refreshments and plates/cups/utensils. Energetic people can walk some of the Otukaikino Track beforehand to work up a thirst! If you plan on biking, there is a new cycle path on the south side of John's Road. It starts near the turn-off to Willowbank and takes you to The Groynes turn-off. Hope to see lots of members there! Let me know if you need a lift and I'll arrange transport. (Please note that the club rooms won't be open tonight). Kay
Newsletter folding, Lightning talk and general catch-up with refreshments as per usual.
Well known former CTC member John Henzell relives three of his hikes in the US, along with a short, high side trip to Alaska. If you want to hike parts of the "Triple Crown", as the "Big Three" long distance hiking trails are known, then John's talk will give you a good insight into these iconic American trails. All those members who remember and have tramped with John, please come along and say "Yeah Gidday" (John lives in Australia now so he'll know what you mean!). Come along for a great evening, refreshments as per usual.
Free evening for club members to talk about New Years' exploits in the hills. Please let me know if you want to talk.
Tonight Chris Adam, the Chief Archivist for Archives NZ, is talking about the maps and resources held in the Christchurch branch of Archives NZ which will be of interest to trampers and explorers.