Oct 20 2008

04. Reach us

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  1.   North Otago TMCon 10 Oct 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hello, we have a great new website up and running with a link back to your site. Please check us out and provide a link back to our site if possible. Thanks Robbie Verhoef secretary

  2.   Ianon 11 Oct 2012 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for your comment, Robbie. Your new website is indeed wonderful. Out-shines ours! We already have your link listed on our “Tramping Clubs” links. Ross gave it to us quite a while ago now. Best wishes for all your ventures. – Ian, (Sec/Treas/Website administrator.)

  3.   Charles and Linda Sinexon 25 Oct 2013 at 12:52 pm

    We are trying to contact friends of ours – Des and Denise Pearce. We visited New Zealand (from Indiana, USA) in 1976 and met them. We saw them again in 2006 but have now lost their contact information.
    We noticed Denise’s name on your website so thought we would ask if you knew how to contact them.

    Thank you,
    Charles and Linda Sinex

  4.   Paul Popeon 25 Aug 2014 at 4:28 pm


    I see you undertook a walk through the Town Belt recently. Above is a link to the Town belt Traverse we developed last year for our 125th anniversary. Using the embedded Google map you can look at the route and find out historical material and pictures by clicking on the icon for each area. The Society hope to develop this as a permanent interpretative walk in the future. Our second Town Belt Traverse will be on March 8th 2015. Hope to see you all there.

    Paul Pope

  5.   Ianon 25 Aug 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you for your comment, Paul. See our home page where under the “Street Walk: Town Belt” post, we have a link to your walk link, which inspired us to emulate yours. I will indeed pass on your next walk date.

  6.   Jemma Adamson 25 Jan 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Hi there, I was wondering if you could help me with a photo on this website. On the post dated 7 April 1993 you have a picture of Jack Merrilees helping build a boardwalk to the Leith Saddle. Jack is my grandfather and our family would love a copy of the full sized image if possible. Could you please contact me about this? Kind regards Jemma

  7.   Ianon 28 Jan 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Glad to hear from you, Jemma.
    Jack was a lovely man to tramp with.
    Have sent you a copy of my original photo on my computer.
    Unfortunately, as I said in the email, it has a low pixel count, so cannot be enlarged.
    Best wishes for your memories and records of your grandfather.
    – Ian.

  8.   Trish Faulkneron 11 Sep 2015 at 10:21 pm

    My group (Pegasus Trampers, from Christchurch) will be spending the first week of October at the Waiora Scout Camp, and would be interested to know if anyone in your group has used the DoC Chalkies track recently, as the sign at the bottom says it is closed due to maintenance work – but that might be completed by now? If so how passable might it be? And either way, can one still do the Powder Hill, Long Ridge circuit, descending from Powder hill by, presumably, Dodds Gully. Does one need permission to use the latter track? Many thanks for any comments!

  9.   Ianon 12 Sep 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Hello Trish. Thank you for your enquiry on behalf of Pegasus Trampers.
    Yes, Chalkies track is OPEN.
    Our Tramping group was up there recently.
    Their leader replied that as to getting over to Long Ridge, once they reached the farm road, they couldn’t find their way much further due to over-growth. You might be luckier – or better track-finders!
    Anyway, have a good time at Waiora Camp.
    I’m sure our club would be glad to hear from you again nearer the time.

  10.   Andrewon 07 Oct 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Ian,

    Do you have a contact number you are available on?

    Kind Regards,

  11.   Ianon 08 Oct 2015 at 10:42 am

    Hello, Andrew.

    Yes, I have a contact number.
    However, as I have to deal with so much Spam, would you please give me more personal information to assure me you have a genuine need for it.

  12.   Eleanor Ainge Royon 26 Nov 2015 at 3:32 pm


    My name is Eleanor and I am a reporter for The Star newspaper in Dunedin.

    Wanting to have a chat to you re: a possible story. Please email at above address.

    Kind regards,

  13.   steveon 01 Jan 2016 at 12:13 pm


    Just read your recent post on track maintenance day at Possum Busters, I’m not a member but can give a hand over the next week or so if you need another body. My email address is included and I can send you my mobile number or give you a ring if you email me.


  14.   Ianon 01 Jan 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for the offer, Steve. I am forwarding you onto the person in charge of our track clearing for him to respond. – Ian.

  15.   Paul Reidon 11 Feb 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Hello, I am going to be in the Dunedin area the week of Mon. 18 April & I have Wed. 20 April free & I thought it would be good to do a tramp. I was looking through the TRTC website & noted you were undertaking a tramp that day to ‘Lamb Hill Fiddlers Hut’. I would welcome the opportunity to tramp with your club for the day.

    As for myself, I am an active tramper & am an active member of the Permolat group who undertake volunteer track & hut maintenance work, mostly on West Coast tracks & huts. My 5 most recent tramps (Nov. 2015 to current) have been to eastern Egmont NP (Taranaki, 3-days), Silver Peaks (Otago, 3-days, after the cricket test vs Sri Lanka), Mt Brown Hut (West Coast, 2-days), Part of the North South Track (Kaimai Mamaku FP, 3-days) & Yeats Ridge Hut (West Coast, 3-days).

  16.   Ianon 11 Feb 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Got your query, Paul.
    Am passing it on to our trampers for them to get a reply to your address. – Ian, Website Publisher.

  17.   Lyn Bergquiston 05 May 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I am currently working on a documentary about Milton Pottery which has links with Thompson’s Water, Can you please send me an email so w can discuss an issue we have.
    Look forward to your reply

  18.   G B Campbellon 24 May 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Hi there, would it be possible to receive contact details for access permission to the Green Point/Brinns Point area?

  19.   Ianon 24 May 2016 at 9:52 pm

    You have my reply in an email. Best wishes with your photographers group.

  20.   Lucy Summerson 23 Jun 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Taieri Tramping Club,

    I am writing to you about a show we have coming up at Fortune called “Everest Untold”, which is “Part climbing experience, part history lesson and part personal revelation”, and gives “…the untold story all New Zealanders should know” about the 1953 Everest expedition in which Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest.

    We thought this might be of interest to your club members and I wondered if it would be possible to share this with them? I could send you some posters and fliers if this would also be of interest?

    The show is on 16-17 July and tickets are priced $25-$30. There is further information at our website fortunetheatre.co.nz

    Best wishes and I look forward to hearing from you,

  21.   Ianon 01 Jul 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Sorry so late replying, Lucy. To cut the time short, yes, some fliers could be handed out at our Wednesday morning car park gathering. Send to our Secretary, whose address I’ll give you in an email. Cheers. Ian, Website publisher.

  22.   Rodney Meiklejohnon 30 Oct 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Hello, I’m just making an enquiry on behalf of the North Otago Tramping & Mountaineering Club regarding access to Maungatua via Woolshed Road, as the club is considering a weekend trip to Dunedin locations.

    Presumably, access permission needs to be obtained from Horsehoof Station, so any details and suggestions you may be able to offer would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks very much for your help.

  23.   Ianon 30 Oct 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Hello, Rodney. Good to get your enquiry. Will give details and suggestions by email. Have a good weekend.

  24.   Alexon 10 Mar 2019 at 10:13 pm


    I’m interested in visiting Orbells Creek and Orbells Cave around 23 December 2019. My surname is Orbell and while i’m in the area it seems silly not to try and see them!

    Do you have any further guidance you can give beyond what is on this webpage:


    I see that trip began at Mosgiel but can you provide info on the best route to get to Cherry Farm and Bendoran Huts? Do you have more specific info on the route to get to Orbell Cave than what is written on the web page or is it a fairly obvious route?

    Many thanks


  25.   John Chetwinon 11 Mar 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I would like to send you some info about an open day we (ie North Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club)are having, but I can’t find an email address. Do you have one please?

  26.   Ianon 12 Mar 2019 at 8:40 am

    Glad to be of help.
    Have sent you email addresses of our Secretary and President. – Ian

  27.   Ianon 12 Mar 2019 at 8:42 am

    Replied by email, advising remoteness, and need of experienced guide, – and of fitness.

  28.   Claireon 28 Apr 2019 at 7:19 am

    Hello! I\’m wanting to send you some info on a Dunedin event that will appeal to tramping/wilderness-keen bods. If you could let me know your email address that\’d be super!

    Best wishes,

  29.   Michael Webbon 17 Jul 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Really enjoyed my hike in the Sinclair Wetlands today 17 July 2019.
    Thanks to you all for being so welcoming.
    I look forward to more outings with the club

    Best wishes


  30.   Clive Copemanon 23 Jul 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Hi, I’d like to take a small party of mountain bikers up the 4WD track from Heenan Rd up to Maungatua some time. (We’re used to plenty of pushing). Do you know who to contact for access?

    Many thanks,

  31.   Ianon 25 Jul 2019 at 11:48 am

    Fine. I’ll reply by email, Clive. – Ian Fleming.

  32.   Katy Bon 26 Sep 2019 at 12:04 am

    Hi, my husband and I have recently moved to Dunedin and are looking for a regular hiking group to join. Could someone email me membership details and instructions for meeting up, please?
    Many thanks

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