Category: News

Lodge Bookings

Thank you for your patience while we do the final testing of the online booking system for MTSC Lodge.  Until we are ready to go live with the new system, please continue to use the  “Bookings” option of the contact form or email our lodge bookings officer ( )  with your requests.

New Committee

A new committee has been elected and we welcome Nicki Fielder as President, Blair Petersen as Secretary, and Geoff McKay and Jeff Baldwin as new general committee members. Otherwise, it was minor “rearrangement of the deckchairs”. Tim Swale has taken up the appointment of Social Convenor, as well as remaining on the commitee as Immediate Past President.



Subscription invoices were sent out in March.  If you have not received yours, then please contact the Membership Secretary (Anne) immediately, using the contact form on this website.  When making payment, clearly identify your payment with your 7-character membership ID and add “Subs” to the details.

Please contact the Membership secretary with any changes to your details or those of your emergency contacts.

Thank you to those people who have already paid, ensuring that you will have access to more content on this website coming up, the lodge, minibus and more.


Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 21 May 2024 at 7:30 pm. People like you keep our club moving along smoothly. If you have some time and energy to contribute, then maybe consider taking on a committee or appointed position. Talk to a current committee member for details.

A copy of the 2024 AGM Report is available here.

MTSC 2024 Calendars Now on Sale

The 2024 MTSC calendar features winning photographs from this year’s photo competition; A4 printed on both sides in colour, saddle stitched and hole-punched for hanging.

If you would like to purchase a calendar(s) contact the
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or other Committee members.

Interclub Photo Competition

The winning entries from the MTSC, PNTMC and MUAC club photo competitions will compete in the annual Interclub Photo Competition, hosted this year by Massey University Alpine Club. 

Come along for a night of excellent photography from your fellow outdoors enthusiasts.  All welcome.


Paint The Lodge – Work Parties

This Summer’s work plan is to repaint the exterior of the lodge and do some internal touch ups.

Accommodation for each weekend will be free for helpers and transport may be available from various centres.  We need all levels of help from painters to cleaner-uppers to cooks.

Work parties will only proceed if there is a reasonable weather forecast, so please register your interest as soon as you are able and we will contact you directly with updates.

Most equipment will be provided by the club but do bring the usual lodge requirements as well as painting clothes, electric sanders, power leads and your favourite paint brush.

Contact John Lyttle (Lodge Manager) to register or if you have any questions.

Email or text 027 433 6307

Scheduled dates are:

  • 15-17 December 2023
  • 26-28 January 2024
  • 16-18 February 2024
  • 8-10 March 2024


Weekend Social Get Together at the MTSC Lodge

Come along to our Potluck Dinner and social weekend on 4-5 November 2023 and bring your partner / significant other if you would like. There will be optional tramps on Saturday and Sunday or just relax and enjoy the lodge. Important – This is limited to 32 people (Lodge capacity) so please respond asap if you keen. 🙂

Please include in your reply email the names of those joining us. 

Open to all club members with transport by the club van and private vehicles.

There will be a bed for everyone in the lodge’s shared rooms. Choose your bed as you arrive (we will not be allocating beds). Cost: $50 per person per night plus the cost of transport based on mileage (likely to be about $50).

Food/Drink: Bring per family (to share for dinner)

– a dessert or snack/starter plus a main dish (meat or veg).

Also bring what you would like to drink, bread (if you would like it for lunch/breakfast) and any special food/drink you would like. The pantry and freezer are well stocked at the lodge so most things will already be there for all other meals.



MTSC Photo Competition 2023 – Results

The results from the MTSC Photo Competition 2023 are available here.

Winning entries will be entered into the Interclub Photo Competition, scheduled to be held on 2 October 2023 and hosted by Massey University Alpine Club.