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NZPBA News June - September 2011 Page
If you have any news updates please contact the Secretary , Jason Buttimore or Someone from the NZPBA on the Contacts Page.

26/9/2011 - Central Zone Dunk Testing
Central Zone Dunk Testing
Raumati Heated Pool, Garden Road, Raumati.
All Drivers must use there Race Overalls and Helmet during the testing.
6th November From 2.30pm till 5.30pm.
Wellington Power Boat Club Rescue Diver James Donald will be the Diver.
$30 covers all costs including Pool Entry.
Tony Hall
8 Sylvia Way
Te Horo Beach
Kapiti Beach 5581
Phone (06) 364 3437
Mobile 021 557 400
Email: tony-hall@xtra.co.nz

25/9/2011 - Levin Hot Rod Show

Manawatu Power Boat Club took part in the bi-annual Hot Rod Show in Levin Today. The Show Attracts large Crowds and features Various forms of Motor Sports.
The Club had 8 Boats on display and has had a positive reaction from a number of people whom may be interested in getting involved in the club.
The Clubmans Boats attracted plenty of interest and it looks like there may be a couple of Juniors this Season as well, some of the boats we have coming in can be available for juniors without a boat.

24/9/2011 - Manawatu Power Boat Club AGM

Steve Denham was presented with the Silver Shovel for his contributions to the Club. This Shovel was last Awarded quite a few years ago to Steve Rosewarne. Also A trophy was awarded to Paul Hartle who spends all his regatta time manning the Gate and Collecting Entrance Money

Today's Manawatu Power Boat Club AGM went off quite well despite a smaller than expected Turnout. Among the Points debated was the moving of the Goldcup Regatta to the 21st and 22nd of January which is Wellington Anniversary Weekend. The Building Debate took up a bit of Time and there are now two pretty Solid Plans in the Pipeline which will both be explored further and Voted on by all Club Members in a Postal Ballot in the near Future. It has been discovered recently that the big Green Water Tank has been Stolen from the Clubrooms Site.
Officers Elected Today:
Patron: Colin Robertson
Commodore: Jamie Knight
Vice Commodore: Scott Dennis
Rear Commodore: Steve Denham
Secretary/Treasurer: Rochelle Dennis

The Club Has a number of Boats on Display at the Hot Rod Show Tomorrow in Levin.

Club Contact Details:

Rochelle Dennis
PO Box 296
Kapiti Coast, 5036
Phone: (04) 905 7380

19/9/2011 - Calendar Updates
Calendar Page has been updated with new Additional Clubday's from Lake Dunstan and Southland Clubs.

16/9/2011 - Manawatu Power Boat Club
Sunday the 25th of September will see the Manawatu Power Boat Club holding a display to promote Power Boat Racing at the the Tararua Rodders CHROME-N-CUSTOM Auto Festival.
A.P & I Showgrounds
$5.00 Adults; $2.00 Children (under 14)

This is the day after the AGM and a good opportunity to Promote the Sport and the Club.

14/9/2011 - NZGP Corrections
The NZGP have moved the Tauranga event to Taupo which will now be held on January 28th 2012 featuring the AE Baker, with the 29th as a reserve day/test day. The North Island GP is still on at the February 4th & 5th Regatta.

12/9/2011 - NZGP Event Changes
The NZGP have moved the Tauranga event to Taupo which will now be held on January 28th & 29th 2012 featuring the AE Baker. The North Island GP is now moved to the March 3rd & 4th Regatta at Karapiro.

11/9/2011 - Wellington AGM
Business as usual at the Wellington AGM with no changes made to the committee.
There have been talks with the Council regarding the widening of Ramp and getting rid of the two derelict boats. It is hoped that this work will be carried out well before the next Regatta giving an extra 12m of Ramp Space.The Modified Hydroplanes will be using a Crane situated by the Yacht Club.

Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
Email: raewynpalmer@xtra.co.nz

4/9/2011 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Inc AGM
The Manawatu Powerboat Club will be holding there AGM at the Levin Club on the Saturday 24th September 2011, the Levin Club is opposite the McDonalds Levin, down the alleyway beside the AMI Building.

Levin Club
262 Oxford Street

This AGM will start at 2pm Sharp. Saturday 24th September.

Rachel Gapper
Ph (06) 367 8315
Mobile 021 298 5597
Email: rachel.gapper@downer.co.nz

The Levin Club does offer bar meals if you wish to stay for a meal afterwards.

It would be great to see everyone there. Last Item on the Agenda is discussion on the future of the Clubrooms, please be there to have your say.

28/8/2011 - Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club AGM
Today's AGM saw plenty of discussion about the future of the Class and how best to get back on track.Last year there were limited numbers on the water and with a lot of Boats out there and at least 3 new comers to the Sport in older Boats, it was decided to concentrate on Getting the enthusiasm back into the Sport.

A Committee has been set up to decide the best way to run the Top Gun Series. They will be seeking input from the Members whom were not in Attendance at the AGM to see what is the best way forward.
Modified Hydroplane Club Has Trophy races at Tauranga for the Flamecrusher and Karapiro for the Marsh Motorsports Trophy's. The New Zealand Title is at Lake Kaniere and South Island Title at Southland with the North Island Title in Wellington. The Club has 4 Trophies the two presented today(see pictures below) as well as the Midnight Trophy which has been previously used for most Handicap racing and the Frank McLeod Trophy for Hi Points, the club is keen to present all these Trophies at the end of the Current season.

Contact Tony Hall
8 Sylvia Way
Te Horo Beach
Kapiti Beach 5581
Phone:(06) 364 3437

Elected Officers
President: Steve Mathieson
Vice President: Brodie Mathieson
Secretary: Tony Hall
Treasurer: Terry Mathieson
Northern Zone Executive: Gavin Thomas
Central Zone Executive: Colin Gapper
Southern Zone Executive: Wayne Wells

Steve Mathieson Presented with the Frank McLeod Trophy for most wins in 3lt Class by Trophy Officer Gavin Thomas
Tony Arthur Presented with the Weston Trophy for most wins in 2lt Class by Trophy Officer Gavin Thomas

27/8/2011 - Series 3000 AGM
Today's AGM showed signs of an improving season to come. There should be 8 Series 3000 boats running in the North Island this year and already 3 of those Boats are planning on racing at the Nationals in Easter at Lake Kaniere. The Series 3000 Drivers Club Series will be run at 5 Regattas in 2011 starting with Mangakino in January, Wellington and Goldcup in February, Wanganui in March and the 5th will be either Ngakuru or the Nationals at Lake Kaniere depending further discussions. The offer has been made to the Formula 3 Club to Join in the Series for this year with one boat confirmed as entry already.

Elected Officers
Selwyn Coker
Allan Steiner
Vice President:
Paul Robertson
Noeline Steiner

Last year there was no Series ran due to a lack of Boat Numbers so no Trophy was presented.

The Brian Denham Cup For Sportsmanship Was Awarded to Bruce Packer in "Brooster".

The Cup was presented to the Series 3000 Drivers Club in 2007 by the Denham Family in Memory of Brian Denham. The Winner of the Cup is decided by a ballot of all the Clubs Members who attend the AGM.

Bruce was quite proud to receive the Cup as he Purchased the Venom Boat from Brian in 2005

Brian(above) took Venom to the Goldcup 2005 Regatta and gave the Boat a shakedown race before handing it over to Bruce(below). Bruce Packer ran the rest of the Season under the Venom Name.

25/8/2011 - Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club AGM
Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club AGM
Sunday the 28th of August
Suncourt Motel in Taupo.
14 Northcroft Street
It will start at 11am & finish about 3pm.
All Welcome

Tony Hall
8 Sylvia Way
Te Horo Beach
Kapiti Beach 5581
Phone:(06) 364 3437

25/8/2011 - New Northern Zone Delegate
Ian Warmington has been Named as the new Northern Zone Delegate on the NZPBA Executive. Ian Currently juggles his two race Boats "Rip it Up"(for sale on the classifieds) and "Razzle Dazzle". Ian is an Active Member of the Lakeland Club and is looking forward to the role on the NZPBA Executive Board.

Ian Warmington
94 Invergarry Rd
Ph: 0274 486 301
Email: warmys@xtra.co.nz

25/8/2011 - Series 3000 AGM
Series 3000 AGM
Cook's Bar & Cafe
301 Broadway
Marton 4710
(06) 327 8222
Meeting will start at 3.00pm sharp.
Drinks and meals from 5.30pm for those whom wish to stay on an enjoy a sociable time.
Contact Noeline Steiner Mobile 0276 869 644 or Email:
Noeline Steiner

21/8/2011 - Wellington Power Boat Club AGM
Wellington Power Boat Club AGM & Prize Giving
Saturday 10th September 2011
AGM starts 5pm at the WPBC Clubrooms
Afterwards Prize Giving and BBQ with bar facilities
All welcome

16/8/2011 - Race Date Change
The NZGP Downtown Wanganui Regatta has been moved to 3rd and 4th December 2011.

1/8/2011 - Clubmans

Clubmans Trophy that will go to the Points Leader of the North Island Series. Donated by Robin & Dania Strachen
The Clubmans Members in the Lower North Island got together Today to Talk about the Boats and the Racing and Rules.
7 Boats were present and all underwent a Scutineer check to see what they had to do to comply to the rule book. At this stage all the Boats are yet to be painted and Signwrited. All members took time to go over each boat with pointers as to what was helpful.

Details on the Test and Tune weekend at the old Wairarapa Clubrooms on the Rumahunga River were will in advance and will be on the weekend of November 19th - 20th

The Group has also decided to have a Raffle to help raise some funds .There will be another Test and tune session at Porrirua in September on a date yet to be confirmed

1/8/2011 - Licence and Boat Registration Forms
Please attach your completed
Boat Registration and Drivers Licence Application
Medical Examination Form
Proof of current membership to an affiliated club for the ensuing year
Dunk Test Certification or Certificate (if applicable)
UIM Acknowledgment & Agreement Form (To be completed if not held a licence since 2008 and for all new drivers)
UIM Therapeutic Use Exemptions Form (if applicable)

Post to:
The Boat Registrar
P O Box 30-833

26/7/2011 - Keith Parker
The Lakeland Club wish to express their Condolences to the Family of Keith Parker who Passed away this Week.
Keith was a Life Member of the Lakeland Club

26/7/2011 - Clubmans
Clubmans Scrutineering in the Central Zone.
Robin & Dania Strachen house at 3 Takitimu Rd, Raumati Beach.
From 11am till say 3pm with a fish & chip lunch.
There is plenty of room to park boats there, so bring yours & also any boat parts you want to sell.
We will also have our outboard specialist there + 2 N.Z.P.B.A. scruiteneers, to go over what you need to make your boat race ready.
We will also try to have the new red helmets there, for those that want them to order them.

24/7/2011 - NZPBA AGM News
Presentations were made to the Following Drivers.

Sam Hughes "The Situation" Accepting the Glenvale Driver of the Year an Award he shares with Paul Burtenshaw "Provocative" after both Drivers scored 45 points for the Season.

Jamie Knight presents Mike Wotton a certificate for the Matt Morrison Memorial

Graeme Weller NZ & Northern Zone Grand Prix 168.985mph 271.955kph

Kevin Northern Zone Modified Hydroplane 136.232mph 219.24kph & 100mph 129.696kph 208.725kph & 100mph & 200kph Badge

Steve Mathieson NZ & Central Zone Modified Hydroplane 138.189mph 222.393kph & 200kph Badge

Colin Maunder 110.602mph 177.997kph 100mph Badge

Steve Hughes NZ & Northern Zone Outboard Hydro Tunnel 133.708mph 215.182kph

Richard Kennett Southern Zone Series 3000 70.34mph 113.18kph

Paul Burtenshaw Southern Zone Pro Stock 87.04mph 140.05kph

Quentin Keen NZ & Southern Zone Clubmans Class 26.881mph 42kph

Steve Hughes Awarded a Miniature of the 40th Goldcup a Trophy Steve has won 7 Times

Graeme Weller Masport Cup

Mike Wotton Matt Morrison Memorial

Luke Sharp 2011 King of the Nationals

Miniature Glenvale Driver of the Year Presented to Mike Wotton from Parents Shirley & Malcolm Wotton

Remits and Amendments can be read in the following PDF File.

The New Zealand Power Boat Association Nationals will be held at Lake Kaniere April 7th and 8th 2012, This is Easter Weekend and should be Good Event. The Lake Kaniere Yacht & Power Boat Club last held the Nationals in 2006.

22/7/2011 - News from Friday Night at the NZPBA AGM
Elected Officers of the NZPBA for 2011 - 2012
Patron: Bernie Walsh
President: Malcolm Wotton
Immediate Past President: Jamie Knight
Vice President: Steve Hughes
Secretary: Raewyn Palmer
Treasurer: Shirley Wotton

NZPBF Delegate: Malcolm Wotton
NZPBF Delegate: Steve Hughes

Northern Zone Delegate: Scott Coker
Northern Zone Delegate: To be Decided

Central Zone Delegate: Mike Wotton
Central Zone Delegate: Tony Hall

Southern Zone Delegate: Craig Stevenson
Southern Zone Delegate: Ben Ryan
Congratulations to all those Elected Members and Thank You to Those whom have stood down for your work during the Season as representatives of the NZPBA.
John Ryan was presented with an Award for his 17 years of dedicated service on the NZPBA Executive. Tomorrow will see the Remits and Recommendations discussed as well as the Race Dates Confirmed.

21/7/2011 - Powerboat Racing on Sky TV
Their was a little bit of Coverage from the Manukau/Auckland regatta on Sky TV Tonight. The North Island Formula Two Championship and the EC Griffith cup was Shown. Those Lucky enough to have Sky might be able to catch one of the Repeats The Show is Fujitsu Red Pass often on Sky Sports 2.

13/7/2011 - 2012 UIM Unlimited Displacement World Series
The dates and venues for the next World Series has been released.
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th May, 2012
Mildura Ski Club, Murray River, Mildura, Victoria.

Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May, 2012
Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith , New South Wales.

For More Information Visit the Fastwater Website.

3/7/2011 - Wanganui Motor Boat Club AGM
The Wanganui Motor Boat club has held its AGM and elected the following to lead the Club:
President - Jason Buttimore.
Vice President - Steve Rosewarne.
Secretary/Treasurer - Valerie Gee


Valerie Gee
8 Brassey Street, Waverley 4510
PH & Fax 06 346 5311
Valerie Gee

20/6/2011 - Harris Race Radios

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Today, Harris Race Radios serves MSNZ, NZV8, NZV8Ute, TRS, Wanganui Cemetery Circuit, Manfield Autocourse, Hampton Downs, Targa NZ, NZ teams to Bathurst, Nurburgring Johnny Mac, Angus Fogg, Crage Baird, etc. with world-Class specialised radio- and intercom systems to the race control and various teams. Despite the earpiercing noise of the racetrack, these systems enable failure-free communications between race control, teams and drivers etc.

Harris Race Radios provides this to Motorsport in New Zealand
Planning, installation and operation of the system, liaison with the various governmental departments controlling radio communications in NZ
On site service personnel, at large events, qualified staff throughout the event.
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Special motorsport solutions for high-noise environments
Optional: development of customized solutions (e.g. for the the drivers) We have a large number (hundreds) of rental radios and headsets.

Power Boating Specialty needs
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2 - Waterproof, high quality, noise canceling radio communications, on private (Not able to be scanned) channels (same system type as police), with noise canceling headsets. The use of PRS type radios for safety communications is becoming a thing of the past as interference and bogus calls increases.

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7 - We can save you money by providing and managing the proper Ministry of Economic Development (Radio Spectrum Management) radio licence, I note that I can find no group that has a current licence. There is a number of groups that have had licence's in the past but have failed to have them renewed, and they have been cancelled. This shows that they know about licence's and are aware that licence's should be obtained. I suspect that lots of officials run the risk of being fined and or having there gear confiscated, for failing to have the proper licence's. This could be very difficult if it happens during or just before a major meeting.

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13/6/2011 - Wanganui Motor Boat Club AGM
The Wanganui Motor Boat club has moved its AGM to the new date of 2nd July 2011 at 2.00pm. Held at the Clubrooms in Wanganui.

13/6/2011 - Clubmans / Mini Boat Test Day
6 boats turned up for our 1st run on the water. Hoping for 8 or 9, maybe some thought the weather was not going to be good. The weather was brilliant & stayed good for our entire run. We started with a course about 150 meters long & then made it a triangle with two of the straights about 250 m long.
A number of the Interested onlookers managed to have a run in the Boats. The next Test and Tune day will be in October Thanks to Scotty Dennis our outboard specialist, Bruce Packer who organised the use of the clubrooms & Barry Brown who brought his rescue boat.
Also one of our group members, has a 10' Tunnel Hydro, which I will have a photo of soon to send out. The owner is looking for offers & is going to be very reasonable so it sells. By the sound of this boat it should be suitable for an outboard between 15 to 20 hp. If anyone Knows of any other Boats/Engines or Safety Equipment that may be Helpful to this Group then please contact:
Clubmans Contacts
South Island
B A Railton
37 Alma St
Ph: 03 206 4454
mob: 022 626 4976
E-mail powerboat@actrix.co.nz
North Island
Tony Hall
8 Sylvia Way
Te Horo Beach
Kapiti Beach 5581
Phone:(06) 364 3437
Email: tony-hall@xtra.co.nz

11/6/2011 - Clubmans / Mini Boat Get Together
The Clubmans and Miniboats from the Lower North Island are having a Test and Tune Session at Wellington clubrooms Tomorrow from 10am. Its a Chance to help out the members with there boats and help out with set up and Advice. All are welcome and there will be more sessions planned in the future.
Contact Bruce Packer
Phone: 04 9387147

11/6/2011 - NZPBA AGM
The NZPBA Annual General Meeting will be held
7.30pm 22nd July 2011
9.00am 23rd July 2011
Comfort Quality Hotel.
Cuba St.
All clubs will have the information you need to attend the AGM.
The AGM will elect Officers to take the Sport into the Coming Season. Race Dates will be Finalized and Remits for Rules and Rule Book changes will be voted on. Your Club will be holding a Meeting to discuss these matters before the AGM it is Important that you attend these Meetings and have a say on the future of the Sport.

Contact Raewyn Palmer if you require more Information or wish to Attend the Conference
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
: raewynpalmer@xtra.co.nz

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Secretary Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
Email: raewynpalmer@xtra.co.nz