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Hello MNZ members and family. The Covid 19 restrictions have hit our organisation very hard.

Particularly in Auckland, where we hit 65 days in either Level 4 or Level 3 strict lock down rules.

Many of our events have had to be cancelled or postponed until early next year.

Listening to the MOH officials there are a number of side effects such as financial strain, isolation from friends and family especially when they live in different parts of the country.

Also of concern is the fact that many of our members are not able to ride their motorcycles.

Hopefully we will reach the vaccination target of 90% target shortly, so that we can get back to Safe, Fun and Fair times.

I would like to encourage you to stay in contact with your friends and family during these times particularly those who might live by themselves.

If you are feeling depressed, or this long lockdown is taking its toll on you, reach out for help.
I will list a few websites as a prompt if you feel the need.

Good times are coming along with many hours of social or competition riding.

Hang in there and be kind.

covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/looking-after-your-mental-wellbeing/
mentalhealth.org.nz/
www.mentemia.com/nz/covid-19
mherc.org.nz/directory/helplines
www.lifeline.org.nz/

Paul Pavletich
MNZ
President
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Hello MNZ members and family. The Covid 19 restrictions have hit our organisation very hard. 

Particularly in Auckland, where we hit 65 days in either Level 4 or Level 3 strict lock down rules.

Many of our events have had to be cancelled or postponed until early next year.

Listening to the MOH officials there are a number of side effects such as financial strain, isolation from friends and family especially when they live in different parts of the country.

Also of concern is the fact that many of our members are not able to ride their motorcycles.

Hopefully we will reach the vaccination target of 90% target shortly, so that we can get back to Safe, Fun and Fair times.

I would like to encourage you to stay in contact with your friends and family during these times particularly those who might live by themselves.

If you are feeling depressed, or this long lockdown is taking its toll on you, reach out for help.
I will list a few websites as a prompt if you feel the need.

Good times are coming along with many hours of social or competition riding.

Hang in there and be kind. 

https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/looking-after-your-mental-wellbeing/
https://mentalhealth.org.nz/
https://www.mentemia.com/nz/covid-19
https://mherc.org.nz/directory/helplines
https://www.lifeline.org.nz/

Paul Pavletich
MNZ
President

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Good call Paul Pavletich .

Good one Paul

Thanks Jacinda

NZ MINI’s MX CHAMPS

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

It is disappointing that we need to make such decisions and we too know and share the sadness competitors, families, and supporters will be feeling.
We take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all those who make these events possible.

Concern continues to be 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, and with changes to event delivery protocol changing regularly, this has only increased the uncertainty.

MNZ and the MX Commission is still committed to hosting a great event in 2022 as scheduled and we thank all persons already involved in the planning of this event

Kind Regards,
Gretchen Pirika, Board Member MNZ.
Mike Kerrisk, General Manager MNZ
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NZ MINI’s MX CHAMPS

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

It is disappointing that we need to make such decisions and we too know and share the sadness competitors, families, and supporters will be feeling. 
We take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all those who make these events possible.
 
Concern continues to be 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, and with changes to event delivery protocol changing regularly, this has only increased the uncertainty.

MNZ and the MX Commission is still committed to hosting a great event in 2022 as scheduled and we thank all persons already involved in the planning of this event

Kind Regards,
Gretchen Pirika, Board Member MNZ. 
Mike Kerrisk, General Manager MNZ

ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

Good Afternoon,

The following update is bought to you outlining current allowances to running events and public gatherings, in accordance with Government and Sport NZ information, today – Thursday 21st October.
For any of our clubs and members who have been planning to run open-air events of any kind over this weekend, and up until we are informed of change - Please take the time to read through the below information carefully.
This information will act as a guide-line to ensure you have appropriate measures in place and your events will be delivered as safely and efficiently as possible.

General Alert Level Updates

For those in the Waikato, boundaries continue to cover the Waitomo District, including Te Kuiti, as well as the Waipa and Otorohanga Districts. These areas are currently in a strict Alert Level 3, which does not include the easing of restrictions afforded to Auckland.

Current alert level tables carrying detailed guidance are available on our Sport NZ website These have now been updated including the following amends:

Changes to gatherings numbers in Alert Level 2

There are currently no restrictions on the number of people that can attend a gathering – which includes local sport and recreation involving contact sport. However, it is recommended that groups remain in numbers of 100 persons [maximum] and that groups [bubbles] should refrain from inter-mingling.
Spectators attending a local sporting event should stay 2m apart from people they do not know, wear a face covering wherever possible, and follow all other contact tracing and hygiene guidelines.
Contact tracing and/or recording a log of all persons attending your events is required and measures must be taken to manage this accurately and efficiently.
While the previous MNZ ruling around limited numbers [50pax] per bathroom/toilet facilities has now been lifted, it is asked that event organisers take every precaution in ensuring appropriate numbers of clean facilities for all attendees.

Spectators attending an event at a stadium or arena should safely stay 1 metre apart.

Updated Alert Level 3, Stage 1 for Auckland

A reminder that people can now meet with other people from up to 10 households at a time for organised group activities as long as this is outside, and the total number of people is not greater than 10. Physical distancing must be maintained between people from different households at all times.

MNZ are here to assist clubs and riders in any way possible to ensure the utmost safety and compliance during these times. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding these new levels of COVID-compliance

Note: This update is based on current information obtained from authorities such as Sport NZ and Auckland DHB. This information is subject to change at any time

Kind Regards,
Mike Kerrisk – General Manager, Motorcycling New Zealand
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ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

Good Afternoon,

The following update is bought to you outlining current allowances to running events and public gatherings, in accordance with Government and Sport NZ information, today – Thursday 21st October.
For any of our clubs and members who have been planning to run open-air events of any kind over this weekend, and up until we are informed of change - Please take the time to read through the below information carefully.
This information will act as a guide-line to ensure you have appropriate measures in place and your events will be delivered as safely and efficiently as possible.

General Alert Level Updates

For those in the Waikato, boundaries continue to cover the Waitomo District, including Te Kuiti, as well as the Waipa and Otorohanga Districts. These areas are currently in a strict Alert Level 3, which does not include the easing of restrictions afforded to Auckland.

Current alert level tables carrying detailed guidance are available on our Sport NZ website These have now been updated including the following amends:

Changes to gatherings numbers in Alert Level 2

There are currently no restrictions on the number of people that can attend a gathering – which includes local sport and recreation involving contact sport. However, it is recommended that groups remain in numbers of 100 persons [maximum] and that groups [bubbles] should refrain from inter-mingling.
Spectators attending a local sporting event should stay 2m apart from people they do not know, wear a face covering wherever possible, and follow all other contact tracing and hygiene guidelines.
Contact tracing and/or recording a log of all persons attending your events is required and measures must be taken to manage this accurately and efficiently.
While the previous MNZ ruling around limited numbers [50pax] per bathroom/toilet facilities has now been lifted, it is asked that event organisers take every precaution in ensuring appropriate numbers of clean facilities for all attendees.

Spectators attending an event at a stadium or arena should safely stay 1 metre apart.

Updated Alert Level 3, Stage 1 for Auckland

A reminder that people can now meet with other people from up to 10 households at a time for organised group activities as long as this is outside, and the total number of people is not greater than 10. Physical distancing must be maintained between people from different households at all times. 

MNZ are here to assist clubs and riders in any way possible to ensure the utmost safety and compliance during these times. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding these new levels of COVID-compliance

Note: This update is based on current information obtained from authorities such as Sport NZ and Auckland DHB. This information is subject to change at any time

Kind Regards,
Mike Kerrisk – General Manager, Motorcycling New Zealand

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND

Friday 22 October
Battle of the Teams hosted by Taupo MCC

Saturday 23 October
Huka Honda MX Fest hosted by Taupo MCC
Waimate 50 Hillclimb hosted by Canterbury ATV Association
Twin Peaks Trail Ride hosted by Mosgiel District MCC
Jaks Day in the Dirt hosted by Nelson MCC

Sunday 24 October
Greymouth Club Day hosted by Bucket Racing NZ
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WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND

Friday 22 October
Battle of the Teams hosted by Taupo MCC

Saturday 23 October
Huka Honda MX Fest hosted by Taupo MCC
Waimate 50 Hillclimb hosted by Canterbury ATV Association
Twin Peaks Trail Ride hosted by Mosgiel District MCC
Jaks Day in the Dirt hosted by Nelson MCC

Sunday 24 October
Greymouth Club Day hosted by Bucket Racing NZ

NZSBK 2022 – Covid Status

We’re in uncertain times and recognise that lockdowns and borders are still in play. While running the NZSBK series is the forefront of our plans, we need to recognise that the current national wide restrictions have the potential to significantly impact the ability for riders to be able to attend the first two South Island rounds.

At some stage we will have to make a call if things don’t improve on the restrictions status.

We want to provide plenty of opportunity for riders to plan accordingly, so while planning for the events is well in hand, there is still significant risk that not all riders will be able to attend.

To support the riders, we intend on making the call based upon the Govt’s lock down rules as soon as practical after the Government’s announcement at 4pm on 1 November*. We recognise that riders need time to make plans or cancel plans for travel, ferries and accommodation.

• Please Note that after this date, Government restrictions may adversely impact this decision.


Regards

Andy Skelton – Commissioner, Road Racing MNZ
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NZSBK 2022 – Covid Status
 
We’re in uncertain times and recognise that lockdowns and borders are still in play.  While running the NZSBK series is the forefront of our plans, we need to recognise that the current national wide restrictions have the potential to significantly impact the ability for riders to be able to attend the first two South Island rounds. 

At some stage we will have to make a call if things don’t improve on the restrictions status.

We want to provide plenty of opportunity for riders to plan accordingly, so while planning for the events is well in hand, there is still significant risk that not all riders will be able to attend. 

To support the riders, we intend on making the call based upon the Govt’s lock down rules as soon as practical after the Government’s announcement at 4pm on 1 November*.   We recognise that riders need time to make plans or cancel plans for travel, ferries and accommodation.

• Please Note that after this date, Government restrictions may adversely impact this decision.
 

Regards
 
Andy Skelton – Commissioner, Road Racing MNZ

Comment on Facebook

Nice work. I for one have been on the receiving end of poor communication from various organisations this year. I appreciate MNZ communicating in advance. Thanks Andy and team.

As a team owner I thank MNZ for the proactive approach to planning and clear communication. Much appreciated Andy and team.

Even if it does go ahead I think South Islanders need some sort of equivalency factor applied for all the extra practice they've been getting 😂

Great call earlier the better then we all know what the plan is … we’ll done MNZ

Tough times to run a series. ASBK are cancelling events, plus any number around NZ also have been cancelled. It’s a crap scenario but as much warning as possible is best outcome.

The team will continue to keep you updated as best we can. Its a tough time but things will improve.

Fair call the earlier the better if we can. At least we can book some other holidays if it's not going ahead.

Get vaccinated and it will make the decision to open the country much easier! Simple as that!

Thanks MNZ. Appreciate the early comms.

Yep tricky times at the mo 👍

Jessy needs to get her arse in gear and get everyone jabbed, you have been cut off from the rest of the world for to long.

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2021 VET'S & WOMEN'S NATIONALS
It is with regret that the Taranaki Motorcycle Club have advised that this event on 30 October has been cancelled.
Thank you to all involved in preparing for this event.
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2021 VETS & WOMENS NATIONALS
It is with regret that the Taranaki Motorcycle Club have advised that this event on 30 October has been cancelled.
Thank you to all involved in preparing for this event.

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Evan Wadsworth you got lucky mate

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