The Christchurch Club is hosting the first Regional Paragliding Competition of the 2016/17 season.
All qualified NZHGPA member paraglider pilots are welcome.
This will run over Labour Day weekend, 22-24th October 2016, inclusive.Postponed to the 5th - 7th November 2016.
The comp will be held at the Craigieburn site, and is organised by Michal Talavasek and Mark Hardman.
There will be a training day on Friday 21st of October, designed to help newcomers and low airtime pilots to familiarise themselves with comp talk, strategies, instruments and geography.
Also, if enough people confirm will stay overnight for one or more nights, we can arrange to rent a house at Castle Hill village and also use it as headquarters for the weekend (to book contact Michal).
A BBQ will be available for everyone to use. Bring your camp chair and guitar.
There is no on-line registration system - please use the contact details below for further information and to express interest. Results from this comp can contribute towards your national ladder position.
From the 1st October you can begin renewing your membership for the year to 31 Oct 2017. Just log in to the members area either by clicking the members tab at nzhgpa.org.nz or by following this link Join us.
Please pay using the online options if at all possible. Payments sent by bank transfer or by cheque can be accepted but they create a lot of extra work for our administrator at a busy time so please avoid them.
The new membership cards will come with a QR code on them that links to your online public profile. This contains your ratings and membership expiry date. This card will be a permanent card and will not need to be replaced unless lost, stolen, damaged or you need an update to get new ratings added. It is important that you carry this card at all times when flying and produce it on request. A simple phone app will scan the QR code and allow anyone to verify the membership status and expiry date. Here is an example of how they will look.
At the AGM held on the 17th September the club delegates and the executive voted for the following membership fees. Full member: $160 Early Payment discount applies until Oct 20
Just a quick note that registrations for the PG Open 2017, to be held in Rotorua from 26 Feb – 4 March, are now open!
Entry fees are $160 if paid before 31 Dec or $200 afterwards.
This will be the only round of the PG Open for 2017 and, in case you need an extra incentive to enter, one lucky pilot will be drawn out of a hat and win their entry fee back thanks to Nick Taber at Mac Para NZ.
Accommodation will be in hot demand at that time of year, so pilots are encouraged to get in quick and make reservations with the Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park. If you mention that you’re with the PG Open you’ll also receive a 10% discount off the standard room rate.
Now is the time to get your remits together regarding constitutional and budget issues only. Any remits regarding rule changes and operations will be heard at the Special Executive Meeting to be held immediately after the AGM. Please also think about any nominations you might wish to make for the Executive Committee positions. All remits must be received by the administrator (me) in writing prior to 01 August 2016 by email or by post.
Please note the following rules regarding submission of remits as per our Constitution: Remits
(a) Remits may only be proposed by current Full Members of the Association and must be seconded by a Full Member.
(b) Remits must clearly document, the names and PIN’s of the proposing and seconding members, plus their signatures, if the remit is submitted in a printed format.
(c) Remits to an AGM must pertain to the Association constitution or annual budget. Remits for changes to the constitution should be structured as follows:
(a) Remit heading.
(b) Detail the existing line or section from the current constitution.
(c) Detail the proposed amended wording or wording to insert.
(d) Name of the proposing pilot including PIN, plus signature if the remit is submitted in a printed format.
(e) Name of the seconding pilot including PIN, plus signature if the remit is submitted in a printed format.
(f) Finish with a discussion that clearly explains and supports the remit. All other remits should be structured as follows:
(a) Remit heading.
(c) Name of the proposing pilot including PIN, plus signature if the remit is submitted in a printed format.
(d) Name of the seconding pilot including PIN, plus signature if the remit is submitted in a printed format.
(e) Finish with a discussion that clearly explains and supports the remit.
It may be a good idea to get your club members together to discuss any remits you wish to put forward but you can also submit them personally. Now is also a good time to discuss if your club will be sending a delegate to the AGM and who that will be. It is always good to get flights booked early to avoid missing out. I will be emailing club secretaries now separately to advise the same.
An Agenda containing all remits will be forwarded early August for your clubs to consider, with details of funding for delegates attending the AGM (same as last year).
The NZHGPA Executive Committee look forward to receiving your remits and to seeing you at the 2016 AGM.
There will be only one round of the PG Open in the 2016/17 season.
The PCC requires bids to hold the event sent to them in writing before the end of May 2016. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to send your bid.
PG Open organisers are heroes.
Johnny and the PCC
Pasted below is rule 1.6.1 regarding the selection of PG Open rounds. 1.6.1 PG Open Potential Organisers of PG Open Rounds should send their submission to the PCC by the 30th of May each year, or as otherwise notified by the PCC prior to that date. The PCC has the right to move this deadline if notification is made on the NZHGPA website. The locations and dates of the following season’s events will then be decided by the PCC and published in the next available Airborn Magazine, announced on the NZHGPA website and added to the Competition Calendar on the NZHGPA website. When selecting PG Open Rounds, preference should be given to having one in each of the North and South islands. It is also possible to have one in Australia. Preference shall be given to competitions that meet the requirements of FAI Cat 2 and are sanctioned by the FAI. Preference will also be given to varying the location of the PG Open rounds between seasons. If, in a year when two PG Open rounds are allowed, and less than two bids have been received by the stated deadline then there may be only one round. The following year then reverts to a two round competition. If there is still a vacancy for the PG Open Round after the deadline then it may be awarded on a "first come, first served" basis, provided that the competition meets the requirements of the PCC and each club can be notified