HiTAC May 2018

President’s Desk

There’s been some exciting news this month in that we now have robins back in Egmont National Park! The robins were relocated from Pureora Forest earlier in April, and to date 50 birds have been released on Taranaki. Reading from the Taranaki Mounga facebook page the day after release: “Reports from the Mounga today is the toutouwai/robin released there are singing loud and strong, happy in their new home”. Check out Taranaki Mounga website and their facebook page for more info and some great photos: http://taranakimounga.nz/50-toutouwairobin-now-call-mt-taranaki-home-after-110-year-absence/

Update to FMC Photo Competition – FMC have looked at rules and timing of their photo competition and made a few changes. The club submits our winning entries to this competition, so some relevant points to note:

  1. Previously judged in April, the FMC competition will now be judged in September
  2. Categories have been revised as follows:
  • Above Bushline
    • With no Human Element
    • With a Human Element
  • Below Bushline
    • With no Human Element
    • With a Human Element
  • Historic (No change)
  • Native Flora & Fauna (No change)

So FMC have removed the “Hut & Camp Life” and “Outdoor Landscapes” categories. We will submit our winning entries into the above categories as appropriate, for this year. However it may be necessary to rejig some of the club categories to tie in with FMC. Any feedback from the club photographers would be very welcome!

If anyone is looking for the Club Library, it has moved from Jeremy’s place to my place. Feel free to contact me if you would like to borrow any books. The library has grown in recent years with some very kind donations from past members and their families.

Elaine Sinton


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