HiTAC June 2017

President’s Desk

The snow is here and Chris has been busy organising the club’s Snowcraft courses which will take place during September. At the time of writing there are still vacancies in Snowcraft One, so don’t miss out. See the club facebook page for further information.

Earlier this month, several members of the Committee, along with representatives from Stratford Mountain Club and Egmont Alpine Club attended a meeting with the Crown Treaty negotiators and Iwi representatives. This meeting was essentially a briefing on the upcoming negotiations between the Crown and Ngä Iwi o Taranaki over Egmont National Park. As negotiations progress we’ll be invited to attend further meetings. Fundamentally we were advised that the negotiations mean that there will be change. If you have any interest in following this, the terms of negotiation can be viewed on the Office of Treaty Settlements’ website.

Working bees took place at Tahurangi Lodge during the first two weekends of May, so a very big thank you to all the club members who helped out at either or both of these events. After many years of repairing the bunkroom fire escape doors due to being opened when people found the sleeping conditions excessively warm, we now have opening windows in the top sections of the doors. This job was a major undertaking as the doors had to be removed and taken down town to have the work done, and then returned to the Lodge. Other work carried out included lining the hot water cupboard, recharging/replacing the fire extinguishers and mice eradication.

And last thing, a quick reminder about subs. Make sure you’ve paid by 1 June in order to avoid the 20% late penalty. Any queries, contact our Treasurer.

Elaine Sinton


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