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How the club is run

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NZAC is governed by the Club Committee, made up of section representatives and Club officers from around the country. A number of sub-committees sit underneath the Club Committee, each of which is responsible for delivering a segment of our Strategic plan. At a local level, section committees are also very active in organising local trips, courses and events. The Club also employs five staff, based at the Home of Mountaineering, the national office in Christchurch.  The Club’s structure and operations are defined in its rules.   The Club Rules determine who can make decisions regarding the Club and its future, and how those decisions are taken. The Club Rules also state a core purpose, vision, motto and objectives.

[Links to Club Committee, Home of Mountaineering, Club Rules pages]


NZAC runs on the efforts of volunteers, so we’re always keen to hear from people who are keen to offer their time and skills to assist the Club. If this sounds like you, contact the team at the Home of Mountaineering, or have a chat to your local section rep.


Our club sections in ten regions around the country (and our Australian section across the ditch) are the lifeblood of the Club – here is where climbing trips and instruction courses are run, local gatherings and events held, and friendships formed.


For more information on your local regional section see the ‘Regions’ link on the main menu bar.  The 10 regional sections are located in Auckland, Central North Island, Wellington, Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury/Westland, South Canterbury, North Otago, Central Otago, Otago, Southland and two overseas sections: Australia and Overseas (which does not have a committee).

[Links to Regions page and to each Section page]


Each section has a committee made up of Club members selected annually by their fellow Section Members.  The composition of Section committees and descriptions of the committee positions can be found on the Section Committees page.

[Link to Section Committees page 1.1]


The Club is has affiliations to a number of New Zealand and international organisations, including the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand (FMC), Sport New Zealand, and the Union Internationale Des Associations D’Alpinisme (UIAA).

[Link to Affiliations page 1.2]



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