Sixtus Lodge Trust Board

"...a passion to provide a unique experience to schools and community groups..."

Sixtus Lodge is managed by The Sixtus Lodge Trust Board (STLB), a registered charitable entity in terms of the Charities Act 2005 (CC23087). The members of SLTB are all volunteers, who contribute their time and expertise to maintain the Lodge and its environs to a high standard, and provide a unique, safe and enjoyable outdoor experience for all tenants. 

SLTB runs Sixtus Lodge via regular business meetings (five meetings a year) and a number of scheduled working bees (usually four weekends per year) at the Lodge itself, to carry out cleaning, maintenance and property development.


Sixtus Lodge Trust Board:

The Trust Board is made up of an Executive Committee supported by the SLTB Council. Many of our Board are proud to have family connections to the original committee that first established Sixtus Lodge in 1976 -77. See The Story of Sixtus Lodge
Patron: Lorraine Sixtus

President: Karl Gates

Immediate Past President: Bob Hurley

Secretary: Kirsten Otter:

Our Property Manager (Tod) coordinates the working bees and maintenance at the Lodge. Our Booking Secretary (Hamish) is the first point of contact for a stay at Sixtus Lodge – he liaises with tenants about their bookings and helps sorts out any issues. Contact Us

Members of the community with a love of the outdoors, and an interest in education and local tourism, are most welcome to join the SLTB. Prospective members usually attend several working bees, and sit in on general meetings, prior to being nominated to the Sixtus Lodge Trust Board.

Friends of Sixtus Lodge​

Anyone who wants to support this unique community organisation is warmly invited to join Sixtus Lodge working bees. If you have skills in building, gardening,  maintenance, painting, cleaning, tree planting, bush maintenance or just enjoy doing odd jobs, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Come along to any working bee or email our Secretary (Kirsten) for more information:

Sixtus Lodge Trust Board
PO Box 1987
Palmerston North 4440

Secretary (Kirsten Otter):

STLB Meeting Dates 2024
Wednesday 7 February
Wednesday 10 April
Wednesday 19 June
Wednesday 4 September
Wednesday 20 November (AGM)
All meetings start 7pm. Venue notified on agenda.

Teachers’ Orientation Course
13 – 14 May 2024
For information and to register, please contact Di Simpson:

Teacher Orientation Info pdf


Working Bees at Sixtus Lodge 2024
Saturday 2 March
Saturday 11 May
Saturday 17 August
Saturday 9 November
At Sixtus Lodge; from 8am. Bring own lunch. Tea, coffee provided.