Media release: Independent Appointments Panel Seeks Expressions of Interest for Steering Committee 

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

Help Shape the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa New Zealand The independent Appointments Panel is calling for individuals from the gymnastics and wider community to put their hand up to become a member of the Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee and help shape the future of gymnastics in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Steering Committee will engage widely with the gymnastics … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics New Zealand Announces Sally McKechnie as Chair of Steering Committee 

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

The Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) Board has appointed Sally McKechnie as Chair of the Gymnastics NZ Steering Committee (Steering Committee).  The Steering Committee is responsible for engaging and collaborating with many people and groups, including survivors, former and current athletes, clubs, coaches, volunteers, relevant experts, as well as representative bodies—both past and present—to ensure an inclusive and equitable process … Read More

Media release: Appointments Panel Seeking Community and Stakeholder Feedback on Steering Committee Key Competencies and Terms of Reference

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

The independent Appointments Panel responsible for appointing the Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee (Steering Committee) following the Independent Review is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders. The Steering Committee will advise the Gymnastics New Zealand Board and propose changes to implement the Independent Review recommendations. It will ensure an inclusive and equitable process engaging and collaborating with many people … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics New Zealand Appointments Panel Establishing Independent Steering Committee to Progress Recommendations Following Independent Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

Gymnastics New Zealand has announced that an independent Appointments Panel will be seeking expressions of interest for participation in an independent 10-member Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee (GNZSC) which will propose changes to implement the Independent Review recommendations. The independent Appointments Panel includes Dr Shane Collins (Independent Chair), Maree Burnett, Chantal Brunner and Dr Karina McHardy. Dr Shane Collins is … Read More

Independent Review of Gymnastics New Zealand

Responding to the Independent ReviewThe independent Steering Committee Appointments Panel who are charged with appointing members to the Steering Committee, published drafts of the key competencies and terms of reference to the public for feedback. The appointments panel then engaged directly with survivors, former and current athletes, coaches, clubs and community members, volunteers, relevant experts, and representative bodies, seeking feedback. … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Gymnastics New Zealand releases report following Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

UNDER MEDIA EMBARGO UNTIL 9AM WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the report documenting the findings of the independent review which was commissioned following serious and distressing allegations of abuse within the sport. The review team of David Howman, Dr Lesley Nicol, and Rachel Vickery received more than 200 submissions during the extended review period. Gymnastics … Read More

Media Release: Advisors added to Gymnastics Independent Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

Independent Reviewer David Howman has added two advisors to assist him with his review into Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ). Mr Howman will be joined by Dr Lesley Nicol—former Silver Ferns captain—qualified Physiotherapist and now a Sport and Exercise Physician, and Rachel Vickery, a former International gymnast and a qualified Physiotherapist. Rachel Vickery is now a Human Behaviour and High … Read More

Media Release: Terms of Reference for gymnastics independent review and management of complaints

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

Joint media release from Gymnastics NZ and Sport NZ. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the terms of reference for the Independent Review to be conducted by David Howman. In conjunction with this, Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has released the terms of reference for the expanded use of the Interim Complaints Mechanism (ICM) to deal with complaints coming … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics NZ Independent Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has recently been made aware of a number of distressing and concerning allegations of abuse within our sport – both current and historical. We acknowledge these complaints, and deeply regret, and apologise for any harm caused to athletes. Following these allegations, Gymnastics NZ, in conjunction with Sport NZ, has worked hard to ensure an independent, … Read More