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22 March: Chao Qin - Funny Stories of Bicycle Travels in Different Cultures

About sixteen years ago Chao found his passion in long-distance travels on a bicycle in different cultures. He started from the more developed coastal provinces as well as the more remote Tibetan regions in China. He also cycled in Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Canada, USA, and of course, New Zealand. According to his experiences, the most rewarding part of bicycle touring is to witness the nature&culture change as you cycle and the best memories are always the stories with the locals, especially the funny ones.


29 March: Paparoa multi-day trip and Mining Heritage day trips (November 2022) by Marina Skinner

Mining history was the accidental theme of a club trip to the West Coast in November 2022. The Paparoa Track was the main event, with day trips to Waiuta ghost town, Denniston Plateau, Charming Creek Walkway and other historic sites. Thankfully, nature has started to reclaim the sites so we also enjoyed plenty of natural beauty. 


5 April: Remembering Doug by Ian and John Flux


12 April: Andrew Fisher - Adventures South at Christmas 2022

Andrew will tell us about their trip down south during the Christmas break 2022.  They tramped the Wilkin Valley, Kepler Track and an overnighter on the Routeburn.


19 April: Ethiopia  Jonty Crane

Just before Covid struck Jonty Crane spent a memorable fortnight in Ethiopia, visiting rock churches, historic castles, and the Simian Mountains. A three day hike near Lalibela included runaway donkeys, fake guides, families of baboons, pack attacking mice, epic views, rapid dogs, a death, and a birth!

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26 April Antarctica Field Work Natalie Robinson, NIWA

3 May Tramping Adventures Robert Tristram


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