Member Only Resources to Help Your 2017 Planning

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional, South Island

Planning and Preparation – the Secret to a Successful Club The start of Term One has arrived and those relaxing sunny (if you were really lucky) holidays are already starting to feel like a distant memory. With a busy year stretching out in front of you, how do you make sure that this year is a year that you get … Read More

Look Here for Funding for 2017

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

The start of a new year and not far away will be the start of a new season… Is your club ready? With grant funding under increasing demand and grant pots shrinking it’s more important than ever that you don’t leave your applications to chance. In December GymSports NZ released a Grant Funding Guide designed to help you maximise your … Read More

Work Finally Underway In Waitara

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

On 12 December, after a blessing by local Iwi, work finally began on the Clifton Park Sports and Community Hub in Waitara. This facility will be the culmination of 10 years of hard work which started with Waitara Gymsport’s need for a new facility.  The result will not only be a top class gymnastics facility but also a home for … Read More

Midlands Event Calendar and Provincial Change

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Midlands

2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. In order to help you keep track of everything going on, we have put together a Midlands Event Calendar which includes all events going on in the Midlands region and key National events. Please note – this calendar is in final draft form. If you have a recreation event you would … Read More

Coach & Judge Education – Planning and Funding

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island

With the new four-year cycle just started, Clubs need to identify the education needs of coaches and judges, especially where new qualifications are needed. Your Relationship Manager is available to help you develop a Coach and Judge Education Plan.  Using information from the Education Framework (including XTND), this will enable you to plan which courses your team need to attend … Read More

Minimum Wage Increase

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional, South Island

All Clubs and employees should be aware that from 1 April 2017, the minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour.  The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will also increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. This was announced on 24 January – see the … Read More

End 2016 on a High

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

Recognise Your Achievements – Big and Small As 2016 comes to close, let’s take a look back at our best moments. The obvious achievements are usually recognised at prize givings – top athletes, most improved etc. However, it is well worth thinking back through the year, and picking out some of the less obvious but no less important achievements. A … Read More

Development Opportunities for Coaches and Administrators

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, GymSchool 2017, Midlands, Regional, South Island

For GymSchool 2017 we have added a wide range of workshops to run alongside the accredited coaching courses being delivered. These workshops have been developed based on feedback throughout the year from coaches and club managers, and reflect a growing desire among coaches to develop their skills within the coaching level they are at as well as progressing through the … Read More

Earthquakes – Is Your Club Prepared?

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Midlands, Regional, South Island, Uncategorized

In light of recent seismic activities, this is a great opportunity to check how prepared your club is in the event of another earthquake. If in doubt – get your building checked by an engineer and ask for a written report. Be aware of fragile emotions – members and coaches may be affected by earthquakes differently so make sure you … Read More