Howick Rhythmic’s Hair and Makeup Workshop

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Rhythmic gymnastics

We love this little parent-gymnast evening that Howick Rhythmics does annually.  It’s a hair and makeup workshop targeted at gymnasts new to competitions.  The workshops teach parents how to do a tight and secure rhythmic bun in different styles.  They then get to play around with make-up trying out different shades and colours to best make the girls’ leotards pop. … Read More

Auckland-Northland – Upcoming Events and Reminders

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates

Upcoming Events  The competition season is now underway across the country. Please see this calendar for a list of upcoming competitions, courses and events in and around Auckland and Northland. Please note this document is updated regularly and a new version will be sent out with each e-News. Entry forms for competitions can be found on the Events calendar, and … Read More

Well Travelled Auckland XTND Graduate – Tamara

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Tamara Maher (current Gymnastics NZ AUT Intern) started in the world of Gymnastics at the very young age of 18 months old taking part in play gym classes. She moved on to gym for all classes and although family circumstance meant she stopped gymnastics at the age of 7, her love for the sport stayed with her. At 16 Tamara … Read More

Tri Star Disability Week: 12 – 18 June

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

Tri Star Gymnastics currently run gymnastics programme for children and young people with disabilities (DGYM) and will be running a Disability Week from 12-18 June for those within the Auckland Disability Community. For one week only, try an age-based, one-hour structured lesson for just $5. Lessons will be open to in-class parent/guardian/carer support if needed or participants can attend on … Read More

XTND Update – Auckland-Northland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

XTND is well underway for 2017 in Auckland and Northland. In Northland seventeen new young coaches started the XTND programme and in Auckland nine coaches have started with their first module Group Management. Twelve Auckland and eleven Northland students have started their second year of the XTND programme by completing the Competent Coach module in term 1. The coordinators in … Read More

World Gymnaestrada

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, International, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Regional, South Island

Held every four years since 1953, the World Gymnaestrada is the biggest gymnastics festival in the world with over 20,000 participants from over 50 nations. The aim of the event is to bring together people from all over the world to perform gymnastics. Everyone who enjoys doing gymnastics can take part regardless of age, gender, talent, religion and social status. … Read More

XTND Celebrates 30 Years

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

2017 is a significant year for the GymSports New Zealand XTND Youth Leadership Programme (XTND), previously known as Coach-In-Training (CIT), as the programme turns 30. As documented in the 1988 – 1989 New Zealand Gymnastics Annual report, the original CIT pilot course was established by Mary Barbour in 1987 as a trial and had four C.I.T’s complete accreditation in October … Read More

A Chat with Carole – XTND Coordinator

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

As part of our XTND 30th Anniversary celebrations, we are chatting with a range of people who have been through the XTND programme (or CIT, Coach-In-Training, as it was originally known).  In this edition of e-News, we talk to XTND Coordinator Carol Petrie about her extensive involvement with the CIT and XTND programmes. Which clubs have you been involved with … Read More

Upcoming Courses & Events – Auckland-Northland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Education, Member Updates, Regional

Competition season is about to kick into full swing and there are education courses galore.  WAG, MAG and RG have judging courses in Whangarei, Auckland and Hamilton with XTND modules open for registration also. Check out this summary of all upcoming events and courses in the Auckland-Northland region. Registration for all courses is done online – go to the Education … Read More

Auckland-Northland – Contacting Your RMs

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates, Regional

Dan and Dee are the Relationship Managers (RMs) for Auckland and Northland.  They each look after a portfolio of clubs as follows: Dan Sefuiva – Auckland RM and RM Helpdesk Aspire Aerobix Triple A Aerobics Waiheke Island Gymnastics Club Gym City Papatoetoe   You can contact Dan in the following ways: email: or through the helpdesk email DDI: 09 306 … Read More