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28 August 2015 - 2:12pm

Media release

Small eruption possible but unlikely on Mount Ruapehu

Cooling temperatures in the Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake has resulted in DOC and GNS Science keeping a closer eye on the volcano.

With Mt Ruapehu in its current state, there is a small chance a minor eruption may occur sometime in the next few weeks. It must be noted the likelihood of any eruption is not high and normal operations for visitors to the area were continuing.

20 July 2015 - 8:28am

Seminar on Mountain Tourism Safety


Welcome Speech by Ang Tshering Sherpa, President, NMA - Mountain Tourism Safety in Nepal (40.45kb) PDF

2 July 2015 - 2:49pm

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) has condemned the practice of one-armed pull ups and the plainly absurd idea of climbing on power lines. 

“Doing one-armed pull ups is extremely painful and is likely to cause injury. Climbing on power lines is even worse.

17 June 2015 - 6:12am

Dear Mountain Partnership Members and Friends,

9 June 2015 - 10:41am

Unwin - digger preparing tank bedUnwin - digger preparing tank bed

22 May 2015 - 9:13am

Join us for an evening with Lydia Bradey at the Unwin Lodge, Mt Cook, mid-winter Christmas Dinner

When: 20 June 7pm (drinks from 5:30pm)

Cost: $65 members/ $75 non members

21 May 2015 - 9:23am

NZAC Central Otago Section – Inaugural Meeting 20 May 2015

 Inaugural meeting 20 May 2015NZAC Central Otago Section: Inaugural meeting 20 May 2015

14 May 2015 - 8:26am

 Aspiring Guides WanakaRobrosa Hut, North Pisa: Aspiring Guides WanakaWith all this new snow we're gearing up for the ski touring season and starting to promote the rental of our Robrosa Huts (Northern Pisa).

7 May 2015 - 7:42am

 image by Bob McKerrowGeoff Harrow, Norman Hardie and Bill Beaven: image by Bob McKerrow