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Rangatira Alpine Sports Club Inc (“Club”)



For the purposes of these Rules the following interpretations shall apply:


“Guest” shall mean any person who is not a Member of the Club but who is staying at either of Iwikau or Turoa Lodge as a Guest of a Member.

“Member” shall mean any Member who has paid their annual levies and whose Membership falls under the following categories of Membership: Life, Foundation, Ordinary, Junior, Honorary and Associate Member.

“Senior Member” shall mean any of the following: Life, Foundation, Ordinary, Honorary and Associate Member.

“Sponsor” shall mean a Senior Member of the Club who at the request of a Junior Member’s parents or guardian has agreed to accept responsibility for that Junior Member while the Junior Member is staying at either of the Club’s lodges.

Where the context requires or admits, words importing the singular shall import the plural and vice versa.

Where the context requires or admits definitions used in these Rules shall have the same definitions as those defined in the Club’s Constitution.

Lodge Rules

  1. Lodge Officers may be appointed from time to time (e.g. in the Custodian’s absence) to assist the Custodian in operation of the lodges. All lodge occupants must comply with the Custodian’s or Lodge Officer’s instructions and requests

  2. All lodge occupants must keep noise to a minimum in bunkrooms after 8pm

  3. No person may work on any electrical, gas or water supply installation without the express permission of the Custodian, Club Maintenance Officer, Lodge Captain, President or Lodge Officer and must be appropriately qualified or supervised by a suitably qualified person

  4. All persons staying in the lodge must undertake a duty and comply with the Custodian’s decision on how the duties are to be allocated

  5. All those staying at the lodge must leave their bunk rooms by 4pm in a clean and tidy state and strip their pillow case off their pillow and place  it in the laundry before they leave

  6. The Club shall not be responsible for Members’ personal property left at the lodges, and cannot be expected to institute enquiries for left or lost belongings. Property left unclaimed after six months will be disposed of at the discretion of the Club and the Club shall have no liability whatsoever for any loss the owner may suffer

  7. Any person who is involved in an act of violence, found to be threatening others or causing wilful damage can be asked to leave the lodge by the Custodian or a Committee Member

  8. Disobeying these rules may result in disciplinary action by the Committee in accordance with the provisions of the Club Constitution

  9. Security – All doors are to be locked after 9pm at night and in the morning by the last person leaving the Lodge. The Custodian may vary this requirement

  10. No children under 3 years of age are permitted to stay at the Iwikau lodge

  11. Smoking and use or possession of illegal substances is not permitted in any part of the lodges. Eating or drinking alcohol is not permitted in the bunkrooms

  12. No Junior Member shall have in their possession or consume alcoholic beverages without being in the presence of their parent or guardian

  13. No Member or Guest will be permitted to have in their possession a gun, a dangerous weapon any form of ammunition, any type of incendiary devices or fireworks.

General Code of Conduct

All members will agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and acknowledge that any breach of the Code of Conduct, or any part of it, may result in disciplinary action under the Club’s Constitution, Rules and Policies. The following Code of Conduct applies to all club members and persons participating in club activities. As a club member and/or participant you should meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct in relation to any club gatherings, or activates.

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of other members.

  2. Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with other members.

  3. Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions. 

  4. Operate within the Constitution, Rules, Policies and Procedures of the club and any governing bodies. 

  5. Refrain from any form of abuse or obscene language towards other members.

  6. Refrain from any form of harassment, discrimination or victimisation towards other members.

  7. Promote the interests of the Club.

  8. Provide a safe environment for the conduct of activity in accordance with any relevant club policy.  

  9. Do not provide comment to any media, on behalf of the club unless otherwise authorised.

  10. Do not publish or post any negative comment on any media printed or digital regarding the club.

  11. Never act in any way that may bring disrepute or disgrace to the club, club members, the committee and/or its sponsors.

The Club expects all members of the club to abide by a Code of Conduct that upholds the principles and values of the organisation. Members should recognise that at all times, they have a duty of care to all club members. 

Scholarship Participation

  1. Scholarship is available to junior club members on application and acceptance by the committee

  2. For any given year, Scholars will be chosen so as to try and get ages as close as practical to each other

  3. It is compulsory that each Scholar has a parent or guardian accompany them

  4. Scholarship may be held at Whakapapa or Turoa

  5. Scholarship is normally held in the first week of the September/October school holidays at Ohakune.  Scholars are expected to arrive on Friday night so that they can ski on Saturday and Sunday with the organiser.  This gives the organiser an opportunity to assess the Scholars to ensure that they are all capable of participating in the ski school lessons

  6. It is intended that there be 5 days of lessons, being the Monday to Friday of Scholarship week, depending on conditions.  Bookings are made with the Whakapapa or Turoa Ski School.  It is important that the group stays together for ski school lessons

  7. The club pays for instruction and accommodation for the Scholars on Monday to Friday

  8. At the end of the week the instructor is asked to choose the most improved Scholar; a trophy is awarded to this person.  There is a trophy for both a skier and a snowboarder

  9. Also at the end of the week, the Scholars vote for the person they think was the best Scholar in terms of attitude and effort.  There is a trophy awarded to the person with the most votes.  In the event of a tie, a run-off should be held between those Scholars who are tied.  If there is still a tie, the organiser should cast the deciding vote

  10. The following safety rules must be followed by Scholars:

    1. Do not enter lift queues at speed

    2. Take notice of safety ropes and signs

    3. Must have available and wear appropriate clothing for the conditions

    4. Must not put pears under pressure to carry out dangerous activities or actions on or off the snow

    5. Notify a person in charge if their plans differ from the rest of the group or if they differ from what has been told to them by a person in charge

    6. Follow Ski Area notifications and rules and any Lahar or other warnings

    7. Help as required or requested by person in charge

    8. Follow all guidelines and directions from the person in charge associated with food, behaviour, location and safety directions

    9. Must respect their own abilities and stay within them.


Complaints Process

We’ll always do our very best to get things right, however, sometimes things do go wrong – so when they do, we want to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. If you are unhappy about some aspect of our service and wish to make a complaint please email the relevant committee member.

By order of the Committee

These rules apply as at 1 April 2021 and may be updated at the discretion of the committee.

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