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Auckland/Waikato Paragliding Comp1 POSTPONED to reserve dates

The Auckland/Waikato Paragliding Competitions are just around the corner. The first one is on 14 & 15 Feb and the second on 7 & 8 Mar. Check out the Competitions pages for details and registration information.

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Jeff, Reuben, Evan and Harmony Go to the Worlds


Jeff, Reuben, Evan and Harmony have gone to the paragliding worlds in Mexico.If any one wants to follow there pogress then you can find out more information at             http://www.pwmex2009.com             We wish them all the best,

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Wairarapa league.

Hi all you eager XC flyers,

I am thinking of going down for the Wairarapa Open Distance league. www.wairarapacomp.homestead.com
Probably leaving Thursday pm and coming back Tuesday.

If anyone is interested in coming along and sharing the travel costs let me know. 021545534.



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Paraglider Windsock at Moirs

Paraglider Windsock at Moirs

See enclosed picture. Does it look like we are  hoisting a windsock at Moirs?

Thanks to Hugo for doing the pole dance and climbing up the weather mast to release the wing.

Thanks to Brendon to fish out his hook knife which he has never used on his glider but was very   gracious with his offer  to cut few lines on my glider.

Thanks to Daron for pointing out it is a Moirs site record   since no one has managed to hoist a windsock so big at the site.  

Membership renewals

Hi All,

The NZHGPA Administrator has informed me that a number of Auckland club pilots have not renewed for 2009.

If you are one of these pilots and in the Xmas rush you have forgoten to renew, please contact Barbara Rooke on nzhgpa.admins@clear.net.nz  and arrange to renew as soon as possible. If your membership has lapsed, you are not legaly allowed to fly in new Zealand and you are not covered by any NZHGPA liability insurance.

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Donation to Westpac Resuce Helicopter Trust

We have been asked for a donation to this useful organisation. Last year we donated $750, and as they are facing a funding shortfall have requested if we can provide the same again. We are interested in our membership opinion so please give some feedback. I  personally make an annual donation and I am sure other members do also. This means my donation is tax deductable. Unfortunately our club donation is not, but it remains a worthwhile cause. We have had a number of members use this facility over the years.  



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Kaimais HG League


Crusty HG pilots struggling with technologyCrusty HG pilots struggling with technologyAfter missing out the previous weekend as HG league was postponed, don't ask me why, and making some bad calls weather-wise prior to that, I was desperately keen to get in some thermal flying. League was called for Kaimais and weather forecast looked good.

Paeroa briefingPaeroa briefing


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Jeff does it again, this time Puketutu - 64.2km


This time nearly doubling a long standing site record.

Check out the track log - http://www.paraglidingforum.com/modules.php?name=leonardo&op=show_flight&flightID=149422

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Jeff Ripley sets a new Pukemore site record - 68.9km

Raglan HarbourRaglan Harbour At the AGM on Friday night, several of us thought that the forecast looked promising for the following day and decided Pukemore was a good option.

The morning's forecast seemed to differ a little from the previous evening, with more of an easterly wind swinging to the northeast as the day went on. Pukemore was still our target. A quick check of the site record showed Russell Read had flown 61Km on 06.02.99 - about time we updated that one, I thought.

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Attached copy of Financial Statements to September 2008.

A copy will be available for review at AGM 7th November.

Members will be asked to ratify these.

Although in draft format, we anticipate the final statement will be the same therefore we will present these to avoid having to hold a Special General Meeting at another time just to ratify accounts.


Leslie Graham

AHGPC Treasurer

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