Central North Island
about the region
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 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
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
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. Email: Michael Donovan
The 2019 Beginners Snowcraft Courses are now open for registration. Please see the following information pack for the details of the July and August courses. 2019 Beginners Snowcraft Information Pack
|NZAC Member Weekend Single Item Hire Rate (NZD)||Non Member Weekend Single Item Hire Rate (NZD)||NZAC Member Week Single Item Hire Rate (NZD)||Non Member Week Single Item Hire Rate (NZD)|
|3 Item Combo – Ice Axe Ice Hammer Helmet||20||30||40||60|
|3 Item Combo – Probe Transceiver Shovel||20||30||40||60|
NOTE: CNI Section members receive 30% discount on standard rates
Email: Dennis Sanders or phone 027 436 6703
Section Chairman and CCM Rep
027 461 8336
021 0239 1332
027 305 4533
021 130 2245
021 262 7549
021 619 564
07 855 8344
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