CLUB COR­NER

New Zealand Classic Car - - CONTENTS -

If you own a four-wheel-drive, or 4WD, ve­hi­cle, you soon re­al­ize the va­ri­ety of op­por­tu­ni­ties that be­come avail­able for dis­cov­er­ing the out­doors. Na­ture beck­ons, and your 4WD can pro­vide the means of al­low­ing you and your fam­ily to en­joy ad­ven­tures and scenery be­yond the main high­ways of New Zealand.

The New Zealand Four Wheel Drive As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. (NZFWDA) ex­ists to en­cour­age the re­spon­si­ble use of 4WD ve­hi­cles and to ad­vo­cate for their use on pub­lic land. As a mem­ber of the NZFWDA, you be­come an in­te­gral part of this ef­fort to en­sure that present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions can con­tinue to en­joy our coun­try in 4WD ve­hi­cles.

The NZFWDA is the na­tional 4WD body in New Zealand, es­tab­lished in 1974 and rep­re­sent­ing the voices of over 2100 mem­bers, their clubs and United 4WD sup­port­ers. Vol­un­teers ad­min­is­ter the as­so­ci­a­tion through a na­tional ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil, three re­gional zone com­mit­tees, and a com­pe­ti­tion com­mit­tee. Those com­mit­tees are di­rectly rep­re­sented on the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive.

The re­gional zones are North­ern, from North Cape to Taupo; Cen­tral, from Taupo to Welling­ton; and South­ern, cov­er­ing all of the South Is­land.

An­other vi­tal rea­son for an as­so­ci­a­tion is the so­cial con­tact made be­tween the wide cross­sec­tions of 4WD en­thu­si­asts around the coun­try. This is en­cour­aged through in­ter-club events, com­pet­i­tive tri­als, team re­cov­er­ies, winch chal­lenges, and sup­port for clubs that or­ga­nize ‘sa­faris’, and coast-to-coast–type 4WD trips for fam­ily re­cre­ation.

En­cour­ag­ing the high­est safety stan­dards in all ar­eas of four wheel­ing is very im­por­tant to the as­so­ci­a­tion. En­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness is em­pha­sized through in­volve­ment in com­mu­nity projects, such as clean-up and plant­ing pro­grammes. Funds and man­power are also pro­vided by the NZFWDA to as­sist the maintenance of 4WD routes on pub­lic and pri­vate lands when re­quired.

As with all for­mally in­cor­po­rated or­ga­ni­za­tions, the NZFWDA is run in a busi­nesslike man­ner. To achieve this, it meets through­out the year and holds an AGM com­bined with a con­fer­ence, to en­sure a steady flow and ex­change of in­for­ma­tion.

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