Event Information

 New Zealand Paragliding Nationals 2019  will be held in one of the sunshiny areas of New Zeland the Nelson region. The diverse mix of local sites provides an interesting contrast of both high alpine and coastal hinterland (and in the case of Takaka Hill, both!) cross country paragliding conditions.
Headquarters will be at Tahuna Beach Campground.
New Zealand Paragliding Nationals  2019

Event classification

Other upcoming FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

Type of event

Second Category Event



Disciplines / Task Styles

class 3 - Cross Country


Nelson, NZL


02 Feb - 09 Feb 2019

Flying Site

Barnicote (Nelson), Takaka Hill, Inwood Lookout, Mt Murchison, Tapawera, Shery River, Havelock, Canvastown.
Barnicote (Nelson), Takaka Hill


2019 PG NZ Nationals Team
268 Rutherford St, Nelson 7010
Phone +64 226760897

Hamish Barker
Competition Director

Timothy Brown

Selection and entry fees

Minimum 50 hours in thermic conditions.
NZ$200 prior to 1st December, NZ$225 thereafter.

Please ensure that your name is included in the payment comments or reference field (if paying by a bank) to make it easy to track payments.
Payments in New Zealand Dollars to Account H Barker, ASB Account number 12-3100-0663788-00
or by PayPal hamish_barker@yahoo.com 
If paying by PayPal please ensure that payment in New Zealand dollars and fees are paid by the sender.

Each competing pilot must:
• Be a member (or visitor member) of the NZHGPA if flying in New Zealand
Any competitors found to be non-members will be listed and scored as "Disqualified". Any entry fee received will not be refunded.
• Hold a valid PG2 license (minimum) or equivalent foreign rating
Unless specified otherwise by the Competition Organiser in consultation with the PCC, pilot entries shall
be accepted on a ‘first appearance, first served' basis.
Competitors must be able to fly safely and without supervision.
The onus rests with the competitor to prove compliance with the entry requirements if called upon to do so.
Intending competitors must register prior to the registration deadline. Late entries shall only be allowed at the discretion of the Competition Organiser.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prize Categories:
Women's Open
General Open
Fun Class (EN-B certified gliders)
Sports Class (EN-C gliders)
Serial Class (EN-D gliders)

Additional Prizes:
 Personal Best trophy

General schedule

Saturday 2nd February 2019
15:30-18:00 Registration
19:00 Mandatory Briefing

Sunday 3rd February-Saturday 9th February 2019
Competition Flying Days

Saturday 9th February 
19:00 Prizegiving dinner.

Daily schedule

Typical Competition Day Schedule
08:00 Day, Results, Weather, and Activities Briefing at HQ.
9:00 Depart to Site
11:00 - Task and Safety Committee meetings and   Meet Director 
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
17:30 Last landing
19:00 Check-in deadline
22:30 Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Camping and cabins:
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel

Lots of holiday accommodation in Nelson, a good starting point is 

Previous Successful Events

How to get here

Headquarters will be at Tahuna Beach Campground, 70 Beach Road, Tahunanui.


Competition Director

Hamish Barker
+64 226 760 897



  1. Whats the best phone connection for the Nelson area?

    1. Organizers Phone number +64 226760897
      Competition Director +64 226 760 897
      these are two number you can get all information


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