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In this issue:
Freestyle Squad 2016
Masters Race Training
NZ Indoor Master Championships
16 JULY – 22 JULY, TUROA
APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY 1 MAY
When: Second week of the July School Holidays (16th - 22nd July)
Open to all junior and youth members aged 12 to 14, skiers and boarders, Rangatira scholarship involves a week of skills training, exploring, meeting other junior club members and great fun! The ‘scholars’ stay free in the lodge and the club funds the week’s tuition with both a ski and board instructor (numbers permitting). This year we will be introducing some new exciting things including:
• Auckland based Scholars to attend 1 of 2 preseason race training to trial for the Scholarship.
Old Coach Road, Ohakune – walk/bike 30April/01May
Come along and make the most of the final days of summer. Accommodation$24/night per adult, open to all members & guests. All guests bookings will be confirmed immediately, and bookings need to be made via the booking officer.
If you haven’t ‘ticked this off’, it’s a must and the National Park certainly looks quite different in the summer months.
Auckland, Viaduct Harbour
When: Fri 13th May 2016 - 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Sat 14th May 2016 - 10.00am to 3.00pm
Where: The Maritime Room, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Spend valuable one on one time with a few of our international resort partners
+ Chat with our Specialists who have skied there!
= The opportunity to book your holiday to best suit your needs
USA | Canada | Club Med Japan & Europe
Snow Centre - UNIVERSITY SALE VIP EVENING
The Auckland University Ski and Board Sale is the biggest sale of its kind each year with the largest selection of secondhand gear and with prices slashed on all snow gear. Rangatira members are invited to participate in the VIP Evening - an exclusive event giving you access to the sale before anyone else!
This year the sale is on the Sat 28th & Sun 29th of May
(Sat 8.30am - 5.30pm and Sun 10am - 4pm)
VIP Evening - Friday 27th May 2016 from 5pm until late
I wish to thank the Committee and members of the Rangatira Ski Club, for the beautiful bouquet they sent following Don’s passing.
Rangatira Ski Club is Don’s legacy and his name will live on for as long as the Club stands and that will be forever, with yet another generation of members enjoying the facilities of two lodges and a great reputation as a family club, built up over the many years since a group of young Aucklanders, joined Don and Bruce and actually built the Iwikau Lodge.
There will be a gathering of Auckland family and friends, who wish to remember Don and say their farewells, from 1.30/2pm pm till 3.30, on Sunday, 1st May at the Kings College STAFF dining/ lounge room - Kings College, Otahuhu.
Rangatira members are welcome to join, please let me know who might attend, as I need to give the caterers of the afternoon tea, an estimate of numbers.
Thank you again for the flowers and kind thoughts
Dairne Yallop.Read more...
Pre-Ski Season Fitness Training – Just for Rangatira
New to Rangatira in 2016, we have a ski/boarding fitness training programme designed for us by the personal trainers at Remuera Rackets Club. This is open to any Rangatira member (and RRC member who may also be interested).
If you are keen to make sure you are ‘ski/board fit’ and ready to hit the slopes and don’t want to join up to a 12-month gym membership – this would be ideal for you!
The eight programme starts on Tuesday 5th April and runs through to 26th May (with some opportunity to extend). There are two times slots 6.30pm on Tuesday and 6.30pm Thursday. A Saturday morning stretch class is also being explored based on numbers interested.
• Tuesdays or Thursdays 8x sessions /8 weeks = $100.00
• Tuesdays and Thursday 16x sessions / 8 weeks = $160.00
• Casual sessions (pay as you go) = $15 per session
Don Yallop 1938 - 2016
Don Yallop, co-founder of Rangatira, passed away in his sleep in the early hours of Wednesday, 16 March.
Don had been suffering increasingly poor health and dementia in recent years and had spent the last 7 months living in hospital care at the rest home.
A funeral for Don will be held in Taupo at 1pm on Monday, a social gathering will also be held in his honour in Auckland in late AprilRead more...
Rangatira AGM Notice
Date: 3 - 5pm, Sunday 20th March
Location: Remuera Rackets Club, 17 Dilworth Ave, Remuera
• Welcome from the president
• Actions from the previous AGM
• Presidents report
• Election of Officers & Committee
• General Business
During the AGM, Remuera Rackets have kindly allowed us access for the children to Tennis Court 5 (please bring own racquer & balls and only sports shoes on the courts). There is also use of the pool with life guards on duty. Finger food provided, cash bar
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One of 2015 AA Traveller’s 101 must-dos for the kiwi summer!
You will ascend to Mt Ruapehu’s pristine Crater Lake near the highest point in the North Island. The adventure is enjoyed at a leisurely pace, with regular stops for rests and informative talks from your guides. You will be hosted and entertained by our Safety & Mountaineering Guide with Ngati Hikairo Cultural Knowledge. Under their care you will venture through rugged volcanic terrain & learn about the geological & cultural significance of the mountain and the Tongariro World Heritage and Cultural Park. The Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake experience is not to be missed.
The club has planned three summer events, which will be catered, and is open to all members & guests; $24/night per adult. All guests bookings will be confirmed immediately, and bookings need to be made via the booking officer.
If you haven’t ‘ticked these off’, they are a must and the National Park certainly looks quite different in the summer months.
• Tongariro Crossing , now moved to 19th March (due to many requests to move from Jan)
• Guided Ruapehu Crater Walk 5-6 March
• Old Coach Road, Ohakune – walk/bike 30April/01May
Over summer of 2016, our major project is staining the cedar cladding of both Lodges.
Come and have some fun, get the work done and receive two free nights accommodation this season. The first work party at Iwikau is nearly upon us, being held 28/29 February and a second one on 12/13 March. We have 90 litres of Ebony stain and we need as many willing hands as we can get to put this on the building. If you haven’t attended a work party for a few years we need your help. Please make the effort to attend as after all we are a club and operate on a volunteer basis. You don’t need to be an expert as staining, this is perfect for novice painters! Your teenagers are most welcome!
All meals are provided and every attendee will have their club account credited with two nights accommodation. Car pooling will also be arranged.
• Iwikau – 27-28 Feb, 12-13 March,
• Turoa - 2-3 April, 16-17 April