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19 November 2014 - 10:50am

Work will be carried out on the sub-station at the rear of the lodge in December 2014. A generator will be in operation for lodge users and the job is expected to take approximately 2 weeks.

 power sub-station is sited behind the woodshedwoodshed and washing line (rear of lodge): power sub-station is sited behind the woodshed

7 November 2014 - 8:46am

Terry Cole has had an amazing year in 2014 and made a huge voluntary contribution to NZAC. Since taking on  the role of Chairperson of the Australian Section Committee, he has invigorated that Section with an Impressive energy and enthusiasm. The Australian Section quarterly newsletter (more akin to a magazine) is a labour of love for Terry, who sources the material, writes much of it himself and does a great job of editing and laying it out. Terry has also put a lot of effort into organising a very solid calendar of section Trips all over Australia and some to New Zealand.

31 October 2014 - 6:55am

The catch.... the offer is open to a volunteer(s) willing to clean all the windows at the Lodge inside and out. Anyone up for the task?

Please contact Chas and Katrina  on (03) 435 1100 or unwin [at] alpineclub [dot] org [dot] nz (email).

(offer open for November 2014)

14 October 2014 - 10:02am

The Search and Rescue Institute of New Zealand are seeing expressions of interest in a Foundation Rope Rescue Course. They are looking at a cost of around $280 and 10 places being available. No date has yet been set.

Please see attached flyer to register your interest in this course.

13 October 2014 - 11:06am

Aspiring Hut - Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National ParkAspiring Hut - Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park

7 October 2014 - 7:26am

18 September 2014 - 7:08am

 image by David AddisonWhangaehu Hut 2014 Re-opening: image by David Addison

15 September 2014 - 2:46pm

 image by Mark WatsonUnwin Lodge - winter 2013: image by Mark Watson

As from 1 October 2014, there will be a new pricing structure for hut fees at Unwin Lodge.

25 August 2014 - 2:47pm

Media Release

Monday, 25 August 2014

New book on North Island’s best rock climbing aims to grow sport

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) today announced the release of a book featuring the best rock climbing in the North Island.

22 August 2014 - 10:59am