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News and Events

Carpark Booking in 2021

After much negative feedback from the public on carpark bookings in 2020, RAL has applied a series of changes to how people can book carpark this year.  Separate rules now apply for club members and holders of Life and Season passes. 

Importantly, all club members will now need to book overnight parks if staying between 31 July and 5 September.

Go to our Useful Info and Links page here for more details.

Annual General Meeting

The 38th Annual General Meeting was held at the West End Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday 13th May.  Minutes from the meeting, including the President's Annual Report have been sent to members. 

Please get in touch if you missed this and would like to read it.

Remediation Work Complete!

After many years of planning and hard work, we're proud to report the completion of the re-roofing and over-cladding of the lodge.  This project came in under budget thanks in large part to the hard work of the Remediation sub-Committee - Mark Nalder, Rod McIntyre, Adrian Bosch, Adam Follington, Steve Willis and Sharon Willis.  The principal contractor for this work was Ted Manuel of Rapid Builders and Renovators, based in Auckland (see additional news item below)

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Race Weekend - Date Confirmed!

We've locked in the weekend of 28th/29th August for our 2021 Iwikau Race Weekend.  RAL will help us set up a course on the Saturday and we have decided to run with an Olympics theme for the day and party that will follow.  Be in quick with your booking!

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Custodian 2021 Appointed

We're delighted to announce Jude Hamblyn is returning as our Custodian having last done this role in 2017.  Jude will take on the newly expanded Custodian role that covers cooking all evening meals throughout the season.  For a fascinating article on Jude's skiing exploits from a few years ago, click here

NZCT Grant

Iwikau Ski Club was very fortunate to recently receive a $25,000 grant from the New Zealand Community Trust.  This was given to support the overcladding of our Whakapapa lodge as part of our remediation project.  We're extremely grateful for this grant and thank the NZCT for the great work they do supporting community groups like ours.

Highly Recommended!

With the completion of our Remediation project, we wanted to do a shout out to Ted Manuel and his team at Rapid Builders and Renovators.  Ted led this logistically challenging project and provided a very high standard of workmanship, offered sound advice on technical matters as the project progressed and maintained excellent communication at all times.  We would unreservedly recommend Ted for any residential or semi-commercial build. Click their logo above for more details on their services. 

Issue with Xtra Emails

If you haven't received an email from the club that you were expecting, such as a booking confirmation email, this may be due to an issue we are experiencing periodically with Xtra email addresses. For some reason, the club email system is unable to send emails to Xtra accounts and each time this happens we contact the provider to resolve this however there does not appear to be a permanent solution to the problem.  Please consider changing the email address in your membership profile to a non-Xtra address.


If you are not with Xtra then please check your spam/junk folder, the emails are probably in there.

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