This year we have decided to do something a little different. As mentioned in previous newsletters the club is building 5 high quality, glamorous toilets on the Mahu Whenua Covenant as a way of contributing back to the conservation area. For the Annual Meeting we will install one at Bracken Saddle!
This will be a good social affair because only so many people can dig the hole at the same time! Expect some good story telling while you watch somebody else work.
The timing for the day is as follows Saturday 10 June 2023:
- 8 am depart from the car park of Tobins track in Arrowtown (or 8.30 am from Glencoe Station road)
- 9.30 am we should be up at Bracken Saddle and the digging starts
- 11:45 am hopefully the shoulder deep hole will be dug, the toilet in position and anchored in place. We then head back down to the Fork and Tap.
- 1pm Beer and pizza at the Fork and Tap. We will keep the “necessary” part of the Annual Meeting as efficient as possible.
This will be a fun day and a great contribution to the community. I’m sure a toilet at Bracken saddle will be appreciated by many. It is also a good opportunity to get kids involved.
Fork and Tap
Saturday 10 June 2023 1pm
Notice of Annual Meeting:
Year-end 2023 financial:
What is a Turk?
Watch this video to get an idea of what it is all about:
Welcome to the home of the Mountain Turk Club
The goal of this club is to build, install and manage Turks in mountain environments of New Zealand.
A Turk (tank hut) is a lightweight, helicopter flyable mountain hut based on a large plastic water tank. Creative interior design combined with the circular shape results in a highly efficient and relaxing space that is safe in even the most extreme of storms. The name derives from the saying “Not a hut and not a yurt, not a tank so must be a Turk”. About Turks
The club currently has 6 Turks in the mountains between Wanaka and Queenstown. There is no restriction in being involved, however to use the huts you need to be a member of the club – see Club Membership requirements here.
If you’re already a member and want to stay at a Turk, make a booking here..
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