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MNZ WELCOMES MIKE KERRISK TO THE TOP JOB

New Motorcycling New Zealand general manager Michael Kerrisk, keen to get started in his new role. Photo supplied.

The governing body for motorcycle sports in New Zealand will have a new person holding the handlebars from next week.

Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) has just appointed Bay of Plenty man Michael Kerrisk into the role of General Manager and he begins work from Monday.

The 55-year-old Kerrisk has a long association with motorcycling and has worked as a motorcycling engineer in Tokoroa and then Mount Maunganui with his own business.

“I grew up on a farm and have always had a passion for motorcycles and motorcycling,” he said.

“Even now I try to get out on a bike with a bunch of friends whenever the opportunity arises.

Happily married to wife Leanne, Kerrisk stepped into the role of dealership partner for Blue Wing Honda in Auckland and, although currently based in New Zealand’s largest city, the couple will shortly be moving to Papamoa.

He says he is greatly looking forward to his new challenge at the helm of MNZ.

“I am always up for new challenges,” he said. “I want to see what is working well and keep that going, while also looking at where positive changes can be made.

“There has been a big spike in interest in all things related to motorcycling in the past few years and I’d like to further encourage the blossoming of female participation in the sport and continue that growth.”

MNZ president Paul Pavletich, himself a leading motorcycle racer and heavily involved with rider tuition during the working week, said he was thrilled to welcome Michael Kerrisk on board.

“The MNZ Board went through a lengthy recruitment process and have full confidence that Mike, with his sports administration and motorcycle industry knowledge, will do a fine job in rolling out the board’s plans,” said Pavletich.

“He will add a lot of value with his skills and strengths.”

Credit: Words by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
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MNZ WELCOMES MIKE KERRISK TO THE TOP JOB

New Motorcycling New Zealand general manager Michael Kerrisk, keen to get started in his new role. Photo supplied.

The governing body for motorcycle sports in New Zealand will have a new person holding the handlebars from next week.

Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) has just appointed Bay of Plenty man Michael Kerrisk into the role of General Manager and he begins work from Monday.

The 55-year-old Kerrisk has a long association with motorcycling and has worked as a motorcycling engineer in Tokoroa and then Mount Maunganui with his own business.

“I grew up on a farm and have always had a passion for motorcycles and motorcycling,” he said.

“Even now I try to get out on a bike with a bunch of friends whenever the opportunity arises.

Happily married to wife Leanne, Kerrisk stepped into the role of dealership partner for Blue Wing Honda in Auckland and, although currently based in New Zealand’s largest city, the couple will shortly be moving to Papamoa.

He says he is greatly looking forward to his new challenge at the helm of MNZ.

“I am always up for new challenges,” he said. “I want to see what is working well and keep that going, while also looking at where positive changes can be made.

“There has been a big spike in interest in all things related to motorcycling in the past few years and I’d like to further encourage the blossoming of female participation in the sport and continue that growth.”

MNZ president Paul Pavletich, himself a leading motorcycle racer and heavily involved with rider tuition during the working week, said he was thrilled to welcome Michael Kerrisk on board.

“The MNZ Board went through a lengthy recruitment process and have full confidence that Mike, with his sports administration and motorcycle industry knowledge, will do a fine job in rolling out the board’s plans,” said Pavletich.

“He will add a lot of value with his skills and strengths.”

Credit: Words by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

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Welcome Mike! Such a legend having worked closely with him at Blue Wing Honda. Welcome back to the Bay Mike, pop in for a beer some time 😊

Anyone else wonder why MNZ as a fairly small organisation need both a GM and President? Totally agree a GM focused on the business is a great position, but why a president also? Seems a bit pointless to me, a president of a non-profit club club to help direct the club I understand, but MNZ as a business.... why do we vote a president if we have a paid GM to head the organisation?

Thought it wasn't viable to have a GM Or was that through Because of Covid ?

Congratulations Mike, all the best for the new role.

Congratulations Michael.Welcone to the new job.

Awesome Mike and MNZ! 👍🏻

Good on you Mike.see you in Huntly for a coffee or beer soon.

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome

Great to hear, best of luck Mike 👍

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND

Saturday 18 September
Michael Godfrey Memorial hosted by Christchurch Off Road MCC
King of Levels Rd 4 hosted by Motorcycling Canterbury

Sunday 19 September
Club Trials Champs Rd 5 hosted by Hamilton MCC
Club Champs Rd 4 hosted by Manawatu Orion MCC
Motunau Trial hosted by Pioneer MCC
Winter Series Rd 5 hosted by B.E.A.R.S.
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WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND

Saturday 18 September
Michael Godfrey Memorial hosted by Christchurch Off Road MCC
King of Levels Rd 4 hosted by Motorcycling Canterbury

Sunday 19 September
Club Trials Champs Rd 5 hosted by Hamilton MCC
Club Champs Rd 4 hosted by Manawatu Orion MCC
Motunau Trial hosted by Pioneer MCC
Winter Series Rd 5 hosted by B.E.A.R.S.

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Zak Nolan yes

Kieran Howden

Melissa Taylor 🤔🤔

NEW ZEALAND VETS AND WOMENS

This Event is %100 going ahead as planned!
Epic Natural Terrain Track – Feature Race Prize Money $2000 – VMX support classes.

We NEED you to enter, please do this now – if we are forced to cancel all entries 100% refunded so dust off the bike and crank up the training.

form.jotform.com/211722653147856

Taranaki Motorcycle Club
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NEW ZEALAND VETS AND WOMENS

This Event is  %100 going ahead as planned!
Epic Natural Terrain Track – Feature Race Prize Money $2000 – VMX support classes.
 
We NEED you to enter, please do this now – if we are forced to cancel all entries 100% refunded so dust off the bike and crank up the training.

https://form.jotform.com/211722653147856

Taranaki Motorcycle Club

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Jim Orton

Joseph William Andrell Ron Smit Martin Swift Stellan Nathan Piacun Greg Edmonds Bob Smith Rob Bayer Rob Laird

Kenzie Mitchell A few rides in a year and a half. Safe as 😂

Anthony Paterson. Jeepers I’m a vet now.

Jesse Donnelly entered yet old boy?

Hayden Cornish the time has come 😂

Aydan Palmer in there old nuts

Sarah Oliver go gewl

VMX.CO.NZ

Kevin Patrick Riley 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

James bean ee

Courtney Marie Clapham

Franz Carter

Evan Wadsworth it’s getting closer mate 🤠

Paymon Shahidi Taranaki 😩

Tahlia Drew!!!

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8 September 2021

UPDATED MNZ LEVEL 2 COVID-19 EVENT MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Entries
Online pre-entry & payment recommended.

Officials
Face masks MUST be worn in all common use/close contact areas. It is recommended gloves to also be worn.
Compliance Official. A minimum of one Compliance Official to ensure that all MNZ Covid-19 Level 2 Event Management requirements are monitored and adhered to throughout the event.

Masks
Masks recommended to be worn at all times by everyone attending event (except competitors during race).

Entrance
Entrance personnel MUST wear face mask & gloves.
All entrances/access points MUST be manned for entire duration of event.
Contact tracing MUST take place at each entrance/access point (Covid19 App & manual options)
Contact tracing of all Volunteers, Contractors, Participants (Riders) & their Crew that enter the event (to include arrival time)
* No limit on number of above attending event

Pitting
All pits must strictly adhere to a minimum of 2 metre distance from each other.

Sign in
2 metre distance markings must be in place for queuing at each sign in table.
All sign in personnel MUST wear face mask and gloves.
Steward/Helmet & gear checking personnel – MUST wear face masks & gloves during this process
Bike check – Examiners MUST wear face masks & gloves.

Riders Briefing
Copy to be emailed to all competitors prior to event or placed on club website/social media site.
Public address system in Pit area to aid riders briefing and manage communication throughout the event.
Social distancing of 2 metres during riders briefing.

Start Area
Start Personnel MUST wear face masks.
Maximum 1 crew member per rider within start area (minimise time within area). MUST wear face mask.
Rider must keep helmet on at all times.

Toilets
Minimum of 1 toilet per 50 attendees
2 metre distance markings must be in place for queuing outside each toilet.

Food Providers
2 metre distance markings must be in place for queuing.

Spectators – If you wish to have spectators
Maximum of 100 within a spectator area.
No shared facilities.
Each spectator area MUST have its own entrance, toilet & food providers.
Entrance personnel MUST wear face mask & gloves.
All entrances/access points MUST be manned for entire duration of event.
Contact tracing MUST take place at each entrance/access point (Covid-19 App & manual options)
Separate entrance to all Volunteers, Contractors, Participants (Riders) & their Crew.
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8 September 2021

UPDATED MNZ LEVEL 2 COVID-19 EVENT MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Entries
Online pre-entry & payment recommended.

Officials
Face masks MUST be worn in all common use/close contact areas. It is recommended gloves to also be worn.
Compliance Official. A minimum of one Compliance Official to ensure that all MNZ Covid-19 Level 2 Event Management requirements are monitored and adhered to throughout the event.

Masks
Masks recommended to be worn at all times by everyone attending event (except competitors during race).

Entrance
Entrance personnel MUST wear face mask & gloves.
All entrances/access points MUST be manned for entire duration of event.
Contact tracing MUST take place at each entrance/access point (Covid19 App & manual options)
Contact tracing of all Volunteers, Contractors, Participants (Riders) & their Crew that enter the event (to include arrival time)
* No limit on number of above attending event

Pitting
All pits must strictly adhere to a minimum of 2 metre distance from each other.

Sign in
2 metre distance markings must be in place for queuing at each sign in table.
All sign in personnel MUST wear face mask and gloves.
Steward/Helmet & gear checking personnel – MUST wear face masks & gloves during this process
Bike check – Examiners MUST wear face masks & gloves.

Riders Briefing
Copy to be emailed to all competitors prior to event or placed on club website/social media site.
Public address system in Pit area to aid riders briefing and manage communication throughout the event.
Social distancing of 2 metres during riders briefing.

Start Area
Start Personnel MUST wear face masks.
Maximum 1 crew member per rider within start area (minimise time within area).  MUST wear face mask.
Rider must keep helmet on at all times.

Toilets
Minimum of 1 toilet per 50 attendees
2 metre distance markings must be in place for queuing outside each toilet.

Food Providers
2 metre distance markings must be in place for queuing.

Spectators – If you wish to have spectators
Maximum of 100 within a spectator area.
No shared facilities.
Each spectator area MUST have its own entrance, toilet & food providers. 
Entrance personnel MUST wear face mask & gloves.
All entrances/access points MUST be manned for entire duration of event.
Contact tracing MUST take place at each entrance/access point (Covid-19 App & manual options)
Separate entrance to all Volunteers, Contractors, Participants (Riders) & their Crew.

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Motorcycling New Zealand Inc Is there a limit on number of competitors/pit crew?

Hamish Logan

This is sounding exciting 👏🙌 🤞🤞🤞

Deon Henson

Zak Hetherington !!!

Gretchen Johnny Pirika good news?

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2021 NZ MINI MOTOCROSS NATIONALS POSTPONED

The MNZ MX Commission, in consultation with the MNZ Board, Christchurch Off-Road MCC and School Sport New Zealand, regret to advise that the 2021 NZ Mini MX Nationals is postponed to the 20 & 21st of November, 2021, due to the current uncertainty with Covid-19.

We appreciate and share the disappointment that all competitors, families, and supporters will be feeling. We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all those who make these events possible. Our main concern is the safety and welfare of everyone that supports this event. With this strain of Covid-19 more susceptible to younger children, we want to ensure we do not put any one at risk. We also need to ensure that a successful event can be run within the Covid-19 restrictions.

Christchurch Off-Road MCC is still committed to hosting a great event and the MX Commission thanks them for working with us, with the postponement.
We thank everyone for your understanding on this.

RAY BROAD - MX COMMISSIONER
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2021 NZ MINI MOTOCROSS NATIONALS POSTPONED

The MNZ MX Commission, in consultation with the MNZ Board, Christchurch Off-Road MCC and School Sport New Zealand, regret to advise that the 2021 NZ Mini MX Nationals is postponed to the 20 & 21st of November, 2021, due to the current uncertainty with Covid-19.

We appreciate and share the disappointment that all competitors, families, and supporters will be feeling. We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all those who make these events possible. Our main concern is the safety and welfare of everyone that supports this event.  With this strain of Covid-19 more susceptible to younger children, we want to ensure we do not put any one at risk.  We also need to ensure that a successful event can be run within the Covid-19 restrictions.

Christchurch Off-Road MCC is still committed to hosting a great event and the MX Commission thanks them for working with us, with the postponement.
We thank everyone for your understanding on this.

RAY BROAD - MX COMMISSIONER

PRO TWINS

There have been a lot of concerns, from a number of stakeholders around the future for the 2022 NZSBK National Series Pro Twins class. These concerns have manifested, due to the new models currently available that either comply or with removal of items, as clarified by the rules comply.

There has been a huge amount of work behind the scenes to work on an effective solution for all stakeholders that generates a ‘win- win’ solution for the forth coming season.
In the spirit of trying to go forward in a structured controlled evolving process the following has been agreed.

The Pro Twins class for the forth coming season will form two separate classes defined by year of manufacture and will race for two championships both equally recognized by MNZ in this forth coming season. Both classes will line up on one grid.

The demarcation will be: -
1. Pre 2020 Manufacture- for example Suzuki SV 650
2. Post 2020 Manufacture – for example Aprilia 660 Tuono

The current rules in place will apply to both classes.
The forth coming season will be an evaluation season, this will help define the class for the next few years and give a road map for the development of the class and rules that will obviously be created during this period.

We as MNZ trust that the above supports all stakeholders and for the forth coming year, allows all who wish to race, a competitive avenue to enjoy the class.

Regards

Andy Skelton
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PRO TWINS

There have been a lot of concerns, from a number of stakeholders around the future for the 2022 NZSBK National Series Pro Twins class. These concerns have manifested, due to the new models currently available that either comply or with removal of items, as clarified by the rules comply.

There has been a huge amount of work behind the scenes to work on an effective solution for all stakeholders that generates a ‘win- win’ solution for the forth coming season.
In the spirit of trying to go forward in a structured controlled evolving process the following has been agreed.

The Pro Twins class for the forth coming season will form two separate classes defined by year of manufacture and will race for two championships both equally recognized by MNZ in this forth coming season. Both classes will line up on one grid.

The demarcation will be: - 
1. Pre 2020 Manufacture- for example Suzuki SV 650
2. Post 2020 Manufacture – for example Aprilia 660 Tuono

The current rules in place will apply to both classes.
The forth coming season will be an evaluation season, this will help define the class for the next few years and give a road map for the development of the class and rules that will obviously be created during this period.

We as MNZ trust that the above supports all stakeholders and for the forth coming year, allows all who wish to race, a competitive avenue to enjoy the class.

Regards

Andy Skelton

Comment on Facebook

Interesting outcome. Maybe in future back to Superlite instead of running a weird split grid. F3 always fills up the grids.

They kicked the f3 guys out to let protwin feel better at the front . Now it's back to the same thing

Does that mean your going to allow the RS660 rather than just the tuono?

Interesting solution.... pre 2020 and post 2020... hopefully it is defined in the actual rules a bit tighter (ie 01/01/2020), or else none of the bikes made in 2020 are eligible.

and heeeeere we go .........

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