Mount Maunganui Hash Rules

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1.  Rules that breach current human rights legislation are not allowed.

2. Rules that incite terrorism or cyber-stalking or any other problem that hashers are too old or too dull to understand, are not allowed.

3. Rules that promote goodwill towards fellow hashers are allowed (if we can think of any).

4.  No stealing (see hereunder - definition of stealing): Stealing - the covert removal of another Hashman's property with the intention of depriving said Hashman of such property for an indefinite period of time.   

5.  No stealing, but borrowing is okay (see hereunder the definition of borrowing): Borrowing - the act of covert temporary removal of another Hashman's property (property in this instance is confined to items of a portable nature and directly related to hashing such as mugs, bugles and run books). Substantial items such as kegs whilst being directly related to hashing should never be borrowed. At all times the property borrowed is held for a relatively short period of time and always returned in good order. Often such property is enhanced by suitable engraving to record for posterity the guile of the borrower. Borrowing is a complex issue and where any doubt exists the Grand Master should be consulted.

6.   No plagiarism of the seven faculty rules at the University of Woolamaloo (refer to wikipedia or Monty Python if you are unsure...)

7.   Rain is not permitted during Hash runs. The Hash Taniwha "Crabstick" is personally responsible for ensuring that fine conditions prevail for during the hash run.

8.   Run hosts receive fixed donations to make sure fines are drinkable and people don't leave hungry - not to make a profit as a reward.

9.    No discrimination. Hash is an equal opportunity employer of Monday evenings and weekends.  Anyone with a sense of humour can enjoy Hash. Athletes may be tolerated in some Hashes. Athletes and dogs whilst permitted to run can never aspire to become Grand Master.  

10.  Hashers enjoy runs and walks best when the trail is consistently marked at regular intervals and even more so when a bit of ingenuity or flair is added.  No shortcuts to trail-setting.   

11.  No competitiveness.

12.  Respect laws, by-laws and human decency when you are hashing, because your actions might reflect on hash as a group, and we rely on public support and tolerance.

 13.  No training. Persons caught training will be deemed to have breached rule 11 and will be liable to a charge. A range of activities may be interpreted as training, and for guidance the following non-exhaustive list is provided: a) running other than official Hash runs; b) cycling (fornication on a push bike is exempt); c) visiting a gymnasium for any other purpose than perving on the aerobics class; d) using the stairs while escalators are available

14. All Hashmen must commit to memory Rules 1, to 9 and be able to recite them at any hour of the day or night regardless of their state of inebriation.

15.  Abusive behaviour will not be tolerated under any conditions. 

16.   No fighting at Hash. This rule is absolute and the entire culture of Hash relies on strict adherence to this rule.

 17.  No hats in the circle, unless you are in desperate need of a fine to quench your thirst.

18 Hash names will be used at all times.  Anyone breaking this rule may have the name on their passport revealed to their eternal shame.

19. There is no rule 19

20.  Other rules may be enacted by the committe as they see fit.