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Parkour NZ ask Gymnastics NZ to vote no at upcoming FIG congress.

Today we have issued an open letter to Gymnastics NZ and the New Zealand gymnastics community, asking them to vote no, or otherwise abstain from voting, to include parkour as a new gymnastics discipline at the upcoming International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Congress this coming week. OPEN LETTER Press Release International Gymnastics Federation tries to seize control of […]

JAMZAC 2018 Results & Feedback

JAMZAC, Parkour NZ's annual Sport Parkour competition, was held over the weekend and was a roaring success. We want to say a big thank you to Flow Academy of Motion for hosting JAMZAC for the second year in a row. To our prize sponsors, Concrete Culture, Level Up Apparel, and Aura. To Nexus Creative for [...]

Parkour NZ – Open Letter to FIG

Dear President Watanabe, On behalf of the New Zealand Parkour Association, we are writing to you in response to recent press releases from Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) concerning the ‘development of a related FIG discipline’ based on parkour. Please see the attached open letter that confirms our solidarity with the stance taken by Parkour […]

What is true safety?

The difference between policy and education* The Health and Safety Reform Bill is currently before parliament (see more here and here). This reform to the current health and safety in employment act is taking place in an attempt to reduce workplace injury and death by 25% by 2020. That’s a worthy goal, a goal that everyone should support. […]