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At its December 2014 meeting, the NZAC Executive Committee approved the establishment of the role of ‘NZAC Sustainability Advocate’ and appointed noted environmental scientist (and backcountry snowboarder) Shane Orchard to the role. The title of the committee he overseas is the Recreational Access Committee.

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On behalf of NZAC, Shane will also engage/liaise with various networks such as the Mountain Forum, Mountain Partnership,  and the Asia Pacific Mountain Network.  In the longer term, the Sustainability Advocate will gauge the interest of NZAC members in any particular issues surrounding environmental sustainability, and generally be available to advise and assist with consideration of these topics of interest to the Club.

The current members (2017-2018) of the RAC Committee members are:

Shane Orchard (Sustainability Advocate)
John Cocks
Penny Brothers
Jan Finlayson
Erik Bradshaw
Ed Nepia
Dave Vass

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