HiTAC June 2023

President’s desk Kia ora Folks, Well if you assumed from the missing president’s report last month myself and the committee have been very busy and there is also a lot to update the membership on, then let the below be proof of that. The Lodge now has Indemnity insurance Cover for up to just over one million dollars just in time before our previous policy expired. Thanks to the committee for coming together for an extra meeting to discuss options, our Treasurer Andrew Darney for helping the committee and membership understand the various options on offer to us and Ross […]

HiTAC April 2023

President’s Desk Well it certainly is getting a bit cooler of late which is on track for a better snow season than last year. Thanks to those who attended the March Club Night AGM, it was intended to be an efficient affair like the last couple of years that preceded it. However because of the requested member feedback for lodge insurance options the meeting did include some comprehensive discussion on a very wide net of possible solutions going forward. One Item that didn’t take long was the election of the executive committee with the welcome addition of John Coplestone. I […]

HiTAC March 2023

President’s Desk We had an awesome crew of seasoned and first time helpers on this year’s Taranaki Alpine Clubs Open Climb, The event having an 80 year old colourful history, this year saw the climb to go ahead under the revised safety plan in which extensive member feedback was collected and incorporated generously by Jonathan Crane and Sophie Tucker. It was a great day all round with generally well prepared participants and even though there was no epic views, the chilly wind seemed to give punters an alternative sense of achievement pushing beyond their prior limits. All 64 participants descended […]

HiTAC February 2023

President’s Desk Kia ora koutou current and prospective club members, I hope everyone is feeling well rested, and started the steady mahi to work off that holiday indulgence bulge. We have heaps of exciting trips coming up but before we start we have a final hurdle in the way. Giving up to one hundred punters a smile on their face as they join the open climb. Some of you conscripted into helping out may be feeling a bit more relaxed now that we have changed to smaller parties, therefore only ten names to learn instead of twenty and others anxious […]