June Newsletter

Welcome to our June Newsletter

Track Lights/Irrigation


You may have notice that there have been new poles and lights installed at the track. These are 95% completed and we are just waiting on the Electrician to finish the hookup and it should be complete.
A big thanks goes out to those parents who donated their time and skills to help with this project and the Taupo BMX Club committee would like to give a special thanks to JA Russell for their support with the supply of electrical goods for this project and also to Antz Electrical for his help in the hookup and sign off for the electrical work.

Wonky Trenching


While we were trenching for the lights, we also installed piping for water supply to the track. Again, we would like to thank Hynds Pipes for their support to the Taupo BMX Club. Without them, it would not have been possible. There is still a bit to do to complete, but is not far away.

Worlds Fundraising

Cake Stall - Friday 28 June.  This is a worlds fundraiser.  9.30am to 12pm.  Cakes, muffins and other baking will be available from outside Whitcoulls on Horomatangi street.  Come along and pick up a cake or something nice and support our riders.

Velodrome - Saturday 29 June.  This is a worlds fundraiser.  2pm.  Sponsor a rider per lap or make a donation to help towards costs for their entry to the 2013 World BMX Championships.  Come along and show your support.

Download the flyer here: http://www.taupobmx.org.nz/files/Velodrome.pdf

Hangi - Friday 5 July.  This is a worlds fundraiser.  Hangi tickets will be available for $9 per ticket and you will be able to pick up your hangi between 5.30pm and 6pm from the BMX Shop.  Let Anne-Marie if you would like to buy a ticket.  Tickets will also be available to purchase on club nights.

Gate and Lighting fees for training

It has been decided that to offset costs associated with the gate and the track lights outside of normal club days or nights, that we will now be requesting a gold coin donation.  This brings us in line with other clubs who also charge at gate sessions.  The donation is to be made to a committee member on the day or night.

2013 BMX World Championships

With only 35 days to go, our Taupo riders are training hard and are very much looking forward to representing NZ!

Tickets are on sale now.  Click here to book your tickets.


Committee Changes

The Taupo BMX Club AGM was held at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre last weekend. We would like to take this opportunity to give a big thanks to the outgoing members, your help over the past year was greatly appreciated.

Paul has taken on the role as Treasurer until someone is found to fill the position. If you would like to be club treasurer, please contact us.

Your 2013-2014 Committee members are:

  • PRESIDENT:   Laurie Newman
  • VICE PRESIDENT:  Rick Miller
  • SECRETARY:  Anne-Marie Ranford
  • TRACK MANAGER:  Darryll Ranford
  • Steve Amrein
  • Craig Halligan
  • Matt Harvey
  • Melanie Western
  • Kate Harland
  • Phil Simpson
  • Kevin Tamepo
  • Jane Hirst

There have also been another two sub-committees formed. One that deals solely with the 2015 North Island Titles and another as a track committee. Both subcommittees report back to the main committee.

SUBS/Club Membership

A reminder that if your child has had their three free nights and wishes to continue to ride at the club, then you must pay membership fees.  This all helps to run the club and a portion has to go to BMX NZ.

Please check out the information here: https://taupobmx.org.nz/joiningbmx.html

Up and Coming Events

BMX World Championships - July 24th - 28th at Vector Arena, Auckland

See you at the track on Sunday afternoon!


No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment