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23 June Catherine Croucher on her biking adventures

“What, you’re by yourself?”, “Gosh, you’re brave” and “What about your husband?” Catherine often encounters such remarks while cycle-touring alone. She reflects on these and other related matters, while giving us an account of several bike trips she has recently done.


30 June Tony Birtwhistle – Tramps with Jo

Tony and Jo recently tramped the Routeburn and Caples tracks. Come along and listen to their experiences and enjoy their photos of these scenic tramps.


7 July Stephen Day – Strategic Communications Manager, NZ Walking Access Commission

Stephen will talk to us about his national work on land access. You may also wish to read the FMC article he wrote on the subject for the March 2021 “Backcountry” magazine.


14 July Aileen Logie - Tristan da Cunha - a Dentist's Life

Tristan da Cunha is the remotest Island Community in the World. Cape Town is 2,787 km away, Saint Helena 2,437 km and Falkland Islands 4,002 km. It is a British Overseas Territory with its own constitution. There is no airstrip, and the only access is by boat. "For 5 years, I spent 6 weeks of each year providing an essential dental service to the community living on  this volcano, perched on the mid-Atlantic Ridge. The people, their origin and way of life, the landscape and the wildlife....and getting there (!) made this a fascinating and rewarding journey". Aileen Logie has compiled a photographic record of her stay on the island and she will share her experiences with Club members.


21 July Nicholas Boyack - The big 60

Journalist and long-time club member Nicholas Boyack reached a significant milestone earlier this year. To mark this milestone he has dug out 60 of his favourite pics. Expect to see everything from Mid King Biv to Mt Everest.


28 July  Annual General Meetingn HVTC


4 August Dr Marcus Vandergoes - The Lakes 380 project

The Answer lies in the Mud – unearthing the history of New Zealand lakes. The health of New Zealand lakes is central to New Zealand’s environmental, economic and cultural well being.  Many lakes are not monitored and their health status and history is poorly known.  Dr Marcus Vandergoes (GNS Science) and Dr Susie Wood (Cawthron Institute) and their colleagues have been sampling and analysing water samples, lake bottom sediment and lake sediment cores from over 300 lakes in New Zealand.  They will share initial findings.  Also of interest to trampers will be magnificent images of some of New Zealand’s most rarely accessed lakes.




The club is always interested to hear from anybody wanting to be considered as a Wednesday night guest speaker and is open to suggestions


If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to give a presentation yourself, please contact

Pamela at club night, or email details to