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A Guide to the Rules

  • Behaviour in the Lodges

Co-operative behaviour and regard for others is expected at all times. The Lodges, contents and furniture  need to be valued, used appropriately, and treated with care. Any breakages will be required to be paid for.

Upstairs

Living, dining, kitchen and bar areas

This is an area we all use, please be mindful of others and share the space available. keep it tidy and clean. Keep your personal belongings with you and take them with you when you leave.

The couches are for all to sit on and not for a few to lie on.

Downstairs

a) Gamesroom

Table tennis, Pool tables, stereo, and seating areas are provided for all. Sensible and responsible behaviour is necessary!

Younger members need supervision, and parents are asked to please educate children in sensible use of the equipment. 

The Lodge Leader should be notified immediately of any problems or breakages.

b) Bunkroom wing

This is a quiet zone. Peaceful behaviour and quiet voices are desirable at any time. Please keep voices down and be as quiet as possible in the evenings and especially when arriving at the lodges at night.

Drinking is not permitted in the bunkrooms. During school holidays parents will need to supervise any activities with the children in the bunkroom wing.

  • Daily Lodge Duties

All people staying at The Lodges are required to complete daily duties. These are assigned by room and rotate daily. None of the duties are onerous but their completion is required to keep the Lodges clean and tidy and ensures the costs can be kept to a minimum. Please complete duties assigned to your room cheerfully and in a timely fashion - thanks.

  • Guests

Members are welcomed to bring guests to the Lodges. There is no limit to the number of guests theat you can bring outside of the school holiday period when member bookings take priority. Guests are expected to undertake the daily tasks and comply with the rules along with the members. As with member families all ages are welcome.

  • Cancellations:

General Cancellation Rules:

  • All cancellations must be advised to the Booking Officer by emailing bookgrads@gmail.com
  • Cancellations made prior to 72 hours of the booking (i.e. by Tuesday evening for Friday night) will receive a full credit towards future bookings, in that season.
  • Cancellations made within 72 hrs of the booking date, will not receive any form of credit or refund.
  • Changing the dates of a booking is considered a cancellation.

A cancellation will not be credited if:

  • You decide to depart earlier from the lodge because of bad weather.
  • The mountain and National Park roads are open and the Lodges are deemed accessible.
  • You decide to depart, or not attend the lodge due to any timetable changes made to ski training programmes you may be attending.
  • Dress Standard

Members are expected to be dressed in day or ski clothes upstairs, and at all meals. No pyjamas or bare feet.

For dinner, tidy casual is expected. Bring your wine - leave your slippers and pj's in your bunkroom!

  • Showers and Bathroom areas

We provide separate mens and womens shower areas at both Lodges. Please respect this arrangement and other peoples property while in these areas. Your mother does not work here so clean up after use.

At Whakapapa the water supply is from tanks, which are under the Bunkroom wing. Please be careful to use only the water you need. Keep showers short, and bring enough clothes so that you don't need to wash any. There is no washing machine for members at Whakapapa.

Turoa is on town supply. In both lodges the hot water capacity is not unlimited!!

  • Drying Room

Both lodges have drying rooms for your wet gear. Please arrange your gear tidily and remove as soon as it is dry. Please take care that you remove only your belonging.  Respect all other peoples property in these shared areas. Naming your gear is useful. 

  • Telephone & Television

The Lodges have a telephone for local calls - these are toll barred. 

By common consent there is no television in the Lodges.

  • Internet Connection

In both Lodges we provide 'Tomizone' - an online pre-paid wireless broadband connection for member and guest use. Perrsonal computers must not be connected to the phone lines.

  • Smoking & illegal drug policy

Smoking is not permitted inside either lodge. Illegal drugs are not permitted in either Lodge or on Club property.

  • Lodge Leaders
You may be asked to be the Lodge Leader. 
  1. Check the bunklist as the Lodge Leader for each weekend is listed here.
  2. Introduce yourself to the cook
  3. Read Lodge Leader Guide kept at the Lodge near upstairs notice board
  4. Introduce yourself to everyone as soon as possible. Preferably at breakfast
  5. Look at the duty roster and ensure that members duties are completed
  6. Introduce yourself to new members
  7. Check that money for meals and extra accommodation is collected
  8. Familiarise yourself with fire fighting equipment and emergency exits
  9. Undertake a general check before leaving the Lodge
  10. Complete Lodge Leaders' Report and post to Committee

The Constitution of the Club gives the committee power to decide and/or adjudicate on all Club matters, including the authority to expel a member who abuses membership privileges.

A member may be suspended immediately until the next meeting of the committee, or for a period of not more than one month whichever is the lesser.

  • Golden Rules
  1. Have fun, but don't let your fun spoil the fun of others
  2. Support the Lodge Leader
  3. Be pleasant and helpful to the Cooks
  4. Graduates is a Club - please complete your duties diligently
  5. Members must use their allocated bunkroom
  6. Smoking and Illegal drugs are not permitted at the lodges
  7. Ski Safely!