A snow-capped conical volcano with cloud formations

Central North Island

CNI

The Central North Island is a vast area, incorporating numerous outlets for any adventure-minded person. Mt Ruapehu and the central volcanoes are ground zero for mountaineers in the North Island and offer spectacular alpine, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing and ski touring opportunities. Numerous high-quality crags abound from Waikato in the north to Kawakawa Bay to Whanganui Bay.

The Section

The Central North Island (CNI) Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club was established in 1987, it includes the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taupo.

The Central North Island and Auckland Sections are responsible for the Ruapehu Hut maintenance programme.

Central North Island also has the main responsibility for the upkeep of Whangaehu Hut.

Link to the Section Facebook page: Alpine Central

Meetings

Monthly section meetings are held 7:30 pm, on the second Wednesday of the month. Please check the latest newsletter for any changes to the venue, but usually, they are held at the House on Hood, 27 Hood Street, Hamilton Central

Courses

The section organises excellent beginner and intermediate level snow-craft instruction courses every year These are held at the Whakapapa ski field. Details are advertised in the section newsletter, or email the Instruction Coordinator for more information.

Gear Hire

Email: Dennis Sanders or phone 027 436 6703

Committee

Section Chairman and CCM Rep

Len Caley
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Snowcraft Coordinator

Michael Greer
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Treasurer

Marcus Bai
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Secretary

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TBA

Gear Hire

Dennis Sanders
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Banff Coordinator

Andrew Beggs
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Newsletter

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Trip Co-ordinator

Mike Greer
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Committee

Lars Brabyn
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