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, usually in Palmerston North) and a number of scheduled working bees (usually four weekends per year) at the Lodge itself, to carry out cleaning, maintenance and property development. Our Property Manager (Ray) coordinates the working bees and contributes many additional hours each week at Sixtus Lodge, keeping the property in tip-top condition! 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

Sixtus Lodge Trust Board Executive (2022):

Patron: Graeme Sixtus

President: Bob Hurley

Vice President: Shona Jarmin

Secretary: Kirsten Otter

Treasurer: Karen Hurley

Booking Secretary: Hamish Price

Property Manager: Ray Wilkins

The Executive is supported by the SLTB Council of 13 members (2022).
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

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 Property Manager (Ray) for more information:

Sixtus Lodge Trust Board
PO Box 1987
Palmerston North 4440

Secretary (Kirsten Otter):

STLB Meeting Dates 2022
Wednesday 9 February
Wednesday 13 April
Wednesday 22 June
Wednesday 7 September
Wednesday 23 November (AGM)

Teachers’ Orientation Course
Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 June 2022.
For information about an orientation course, please contact Di Simpson:


Working Bees at Sixtus Lodge 2022
Saturday 5 March
Saturday 14 May
Saturday 20 August
Saturday 5 November
At Sixtus Lodge; from 8am. Bring own lunch. Tea, coffee provided.