Community Update – Shaping the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa Work Plan

GNZ AdminIndependent Review, Member Updates

We wanted to provide a further update following  the July Community Update where we advised that the Steering Committee has now completed Shaping the Future of Gymnastic in Aotearoa Work Plan and this has been approved by the Board of Gymnastics New Zealand. With the Shaping the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa Work Plan in place, focus shifts to the … Read More

Shaping the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa Work Plan

GNZ AdminIndependent Review, Member Updates

The Gymnastics NZ Steering Committee has today shared its Shaping the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa Work Plan in response to the 2021 Independent Review. The Work Plan is the next step in continuing to forge positive cultural changes in our sport. The development of the Shaping the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa Work Plan was led by independent Chair … Read More

Independent Review Community Update – February 2022

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review

To all members, It’s been a year since the Independent Review of Gymnastics in New Zealand and we reaffirmed our commitment to make ongoing positive cultural changes in our sport with our Statement of Commitment. During this time, we identified and secured exceptionally high-calibre individuals to be part of an Independent Appointments Panel which was formed in July 2021 to … Read More

Media release: Independent Appointments Panel Announces Steering Committee to Help Shape the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

The Independent Appointments Panel has announced who will be part of the Steering Committee to propose changes and implement recommendations from the Independent Review of Gymnastics New Zealand. The Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee is comprised of Independent Chair, Sally McKechnie and eight other members. Gymnast Members Bronte Coluccio has been involved in the local gymnastics community for more than … Read More

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

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

Update: Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review

As you will be aware, in August 2020, Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) commissioned David Howman to conduct an Independent Review into the sport, following the distressing and deeply concerning allegations of physical, mental and emotional abuse of former and current athletes. Mr Howman, and his assistants Dr Lesley Nicol and Rachel Vickery, have now completed this review and are … Read More