New Website!

Welcome to our new website, your account should be ready to go. Reset your password using the ‘forgot my password’ function to get started.

The site includes a number of upgrades, is now powered by WordPress, and will soon include a built in booking engine to allow members to make their own lodge bookings.

Let us know what you think!

Weekend Social Get Together at the MTSC Lodge

Come along to our Potluck Dinner and social weekend 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. 🙂

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
Beechleaves Newsletter Editor at <>
or other Committee members.

Walk and Dinner

Meet 6:00 pm at the Summerhill car park for a walk in Summerhill Reserve, then back for dinner at the Indian Summer Restaurant. Alternatively, come along for dinner only at 7:30 pm.  All welcome.  Contact our Social Convenor to register your interest.

Penguins: Antarctic field work and little penguin conservation

John Cockrem is a penguin biologist who has worked with Adelie and emperor penguins in Antarctica, and with hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) and kororā (little penguins) in New Zealand. He will talk about field work with penguins in Antarctica, including trips around Ross Island and camping on sea ice to work with emperor penguins.

The second part of the talk will cover conservation studies of kororā at Napier Port, Mana Island and other North and South Island sites, work with community groups, and advocacy for kororā that face threats such as marina building and sand mining  off the coast of Taranaki.


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
  • 9-11 February 2024
  • 8-10 March 2024