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5 February 2015 - 4:23pm

Simon Bell was last seen at Esquilant Bivvy on January 14, 2015. He had intended to climb the west to east face of Mt Earnslaw.

Simon Bell, as seen by his peers

Written by Lorraine, a climber and Simon’s former partner of five years

22 April 2015 - 5:54am
Please find attached an update from the Auckland City Council on the Hunua Pest Control Programme winter 2015. 
A recap of the programme
In late winter this year (July/August), 1080 will be aerially applied to around 17,000 hectares of parkland in the Hunua Ranges area, including Waharau and Whakatiwai regional parks. This programme is in response to increasing threats to the forest and its native species, including the threatened kōkako, from pests, in particular possums, rats and stoats.

16 April 2015 - 8:47am

The Tukino Alpine Sports Club is looking for a hut warden for the coming winter, from mid-June/early July to early October.

25 March 2015 - 10:13am

Unwin Lodge now proudly displays the ice-axe of Lud Mahan, who along with L V (Dan) Bryant made the first ascent from the Grand Plateau, by Eastern Arete to Low Peak and along summit ridge to High Peak, Mt Cook in January of 1938.

For an account of the climb see the NZ Alpine Journal 1938 (pages 255-260 and page 352)

23 March 2015 - 5:15am

updated entranceway signage at Unwin updated entranceway signage at Unwin

26 February 2015 - 5:40am

Mt Ruapehu refuse recover areasMt Ruapehu refuse recovery areas

18 February 2015 - 9:53am

 (click on image to purchase online)Kawakawa Bay Booklet: (click on image to purchase online)

Media Release

Date:  February 17, 2015

18 February 2015 - 6:24am

Auckland City Council - Animal Pest Control Operation

17 February 2015 - 9:53am

Unwin has finally laid to rest its BBQ of shame with the arrival of a new Garth Meteor Deluxe 4-burner BBQ. 

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