Tramping Club Articles in Wanganui Chronicle


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"Poet, peasant, philosopher, friend"

Article in Wanganui Midweek, 27 June, 2018 page 5 Making Tracks with Scroggin

"Trampers are strange mixture: somewhere in the time between the innocence of childhood and the finality of the grave (or marriage) you find the phenomenon known as the tramper."

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 A Whanganui tramper in the rest position. Well, it had been a tough day on the track.

A Whanganui tramper in the rest position. Well, it had been a tough day on the track.


"Conservation Comment: Waitotara Forest deserves more conservation attention"

Article from 11 June, 2018 in Wanganui Chronicle, by Brian Doughty, tramping club member.

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 Upper waitotara valley forest is lush with nikau palms.

Upper waitotara valley forest is lush with nikau palms.


"Sandals on march for local trampers" 

Article from Wanganui Midweek 31 May, 2018

Trampers are always interested in the gear and clothing of fellow travellers on the trail. These have been modified greatly over the years. A new revolution in the Wanganui Tramping Club is in footwear, where sandals are on the march.

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 The feet have it: Wanganui Tramping Club show off their sandals after wearing them over the infamous Dusky Track in Fiordland National Park.

The feet have it: Wanganui Tramping Club show off their sandals after wearing them over the infamous Dusky Track in Fiordland National Park.


"Wind-blasted trampers on top of Ruahine Range"

Article from 24 May, 2018 by Tramping Club member, Dave Scoullar

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 Calm before the storm on the Ruahine tops, from left, Mark Sutherland, Cherry Channon and Val Wackrow.

Calm before the storm on the Ruahine tops, from left, Mark Sutherland, Cherry Channon and Val Wackrow.


"Waitotara tracks, then and now: Five days in remote bush country"

Article from 12 May, 2018 written by Tramping Club member, Laurel Stowell. 

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 Trampers (from left) Mark Sutherland, Robert Lott, Shane McCulloch, David Scoullar and Brian Doughty set off on day four. Photo / Laurel stowell

Trampers (from left) Mark Sutherland, Robert Lott, Shane McCulloch, David Scoullar and Brian Doughty set off on day four. Photo / Laurel stowell


"Conservation Comment: Working together pays"

Article on 23 April 2018, in Wanganui Chronicle, written by Dave Scoullar, tramping club member

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 Natural draw: This waterfall near trains hut is an example of inland waitotara's charms, which are worth taking to a wider audience.

Natural draw: This waterfall near trains hut is an example of inland waitotara's charms, which are worth taking to a wider audience.


"Club marks 60 years in outdoors"

Article from 4 April, 2018 in Wanganui Midweek

Celebrating 60th Anniversary of Mangaturuturu Hut

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 Wanganui Tramping Club members celebrating the Mangaturuturu Hut's 40th Birthday in 1998. Standing at left former president Darryl Greeks.

Wanganui Tramping Club members celebrating the Mangaturuturu Hut's 40th Birthday in 1998. Standing at left former president Darryl Greeks.


"Great views are close in North"

Article from 2 March, 2018 in Wanganui Midweek

Even though we often look south for our big vistas, there are prime tramping opportunities in the north

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 big country: Wanganui Tramping Club member Kathy O'Donnell approaches Tarn Ridge hut in Tararua Forest Park

big country: Wanganui Tramping Club member Kathy O'Donnell approaches Tarn Ridge hut in Tararua Forest Park


"Good tramps close at hand"

Article from 28 September, 2017 in Wanganui Midweek

Good huts to get you started on outdoor experiences

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 easy: fully insulated and double-glazed, the modernised Atiwhakatu Hut in Tararua Forest Park is an excellent entry-level hut for an overnighter in the bush.

easy: fully insulated and double-glazed, the modernised Atiwhakatu Hut in Tararua Forest Park is an excellent entry-level hut for an overnighter in the bush.


"Bike group making big impact"

Article from 31 August, 2017 in Wanganui Midweek

Newly formed bike group thriving

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 Members of the BOMBS group are happy after completing the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in Oamaru

Members of the BOMBS group are happy after completing the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in Oamaru


"Linda sets her tramping bar high"

Article from 1 June, 2017 in Wanganui Midweek

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 energy: Linda Hart celebrates climbing Mt Taranaki with some enthusiastic flag-waving. Will she do likewise when she completes the Camino de Santiago in Spain?

energy: Linda Hart celebrates climbing Mt Taranaki with some enthusiastic flag-waving. Will she do likewise when she completes the Camino de Santiago in Spain?


"Trophy honours tramping club member"

Article from 10 May, 2017 in Wanganui Midweek

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 Les Rackham's winning photograph - isolation

Les Rackham's winning photograph - isolation

 The late Margaret Walford with some of the set of landscapes that gained her licentiateship of the photographic society of NZ

The late Margaret Walford with some of the set of landscapes that gained her licentiateship of the photographic society of NZ


"Book a salute to tramping legend"

Article from 22 February, 2017 in Wanganui Midweek

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 Giane: master tramper, Tom Luff (right) is in his element during a winter trip heading across country to Mangaehuehu Hut in Tongariro National park.

Giane: master tramper, Tom Luff (right) is in his element during a winter trip heading across country to Mangaehuehu Hut in Tongariro National park.


"Getting hooked on this grass"

Article from 27 April, 2016 in Wanganui Midweek

If there's anything that annoys trampers, it's hook grass.

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 No, these are not bugs - this Wanganui tramper's legs are covered with the dreaded hook grass

No, these are not bugs - this Wanganui tramper's legs are covered with the dreaded hook grass


"Tramping with the Christmas spirit"

Article from 25 November, 2015 in Wanganui Midweek

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 Wanganui trampers enjoy a 2014 pre-Christmas luncheon at Field Hut in the western Tararua

Wanganui trampers enjoy a 2014 pre-Christmas luncheon at Field Hut in the western Tararua


"Adventurous end to school year"

Article from 19 December, 2013 in Wanganui Chronicle

A day tramp for Collegiate students

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 Students and tramping club members at the Waitahinga Dam

Students and tramping club members at the Waitahinga Dam