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Com­pe­ti­tion is a se­ri­ous busi­ness, just ask the guys top­ping the leader board mid­way through the 2017 Main­land Su­per­winch Chal­lenge. Here they are, Scotty and James, pic­tured do­ing bat­tle at the re­cent event held in Christchurch, ( an event they won). When asked, Scotty replied “sure I’m se­ri­ous, se­ri­ous about keep­ing it sim­ple, us­ing gear I can trust and I se­ri­ously like to be re­laxed when com­pet­ing.” When it comes to the winch, Scotty chooses Su­per­winch, the per­for­mance and re­li­a­bil­ity af­fords him all the con­fi­dence he needs to re­lax and to suc­ceed. Any­thing else is for Mon­keys…

Septem­ber 24th 2017

Sh­effield Mud Plug 2017; hosted by and all pro­ceeds to Sh­effield Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade and Malvern Or­der of St John. Held at John Bull farm, cnr of Main West Coast Road and Waimak Gorge Road, Sh­effield. This event is not de­signed for fam­ily ve­hi­cles; suit­abil­ity of ve­hi­cles will be at or­gan­iser’s dis­cre­tion. Crash hel­mets and seat belts must be worn. No dogs or or al­co­hol. Hot food and Drinks will be avail­able to pur­chase on the day. $ 10.00 gate en­try for all ex­tra pas­sen­gers on the day. Chil­dren un­der 12 free. En­tries will be lim­ited to 45 ve­hi­cles and will close off at 9.15am on the day ( if any spa­ces left.) 8.30 am sign in and ve­hi­cle check­ing, 9.45 am brief­ing, 10.00 am start two rounds of com­pe­ti­tion. Prize giv­ing will be at the end of the day. Any in­quiries please con­tact Nev Croy 021 650 554 or Keith Ross 027 229 4418

Septem­ber 30th 2017

Off Road Rac­ing North Is­land

Cham­pi­onship; Round 3. Hosted by Waikato. Short course only.

Oc­to­ber 13th-14th 2017

Main­land Su­per­winch Winch

Chal­lenge Se­ries Round 5; Dunedin. For more in­for­ma­tion email Vicky at main­land­winch­ing@ Se­ries En­try forms and up­dated “2017 Rule Book can also be ob­tained by email­ing the main­land email ad­dress.

Oc­to­ber 21st -23rd 2017 No­vaw­inch

‘Bat­tle of the Palace’ Teams Event 2017 at Pos­sum Palace, North­land. Open to all com­peti­tors who are mem­bers of the New Zealand 4wd As­so­ci­a­tion (NZFWDA). Ve­hi­cles will have to meet Nor­west OHV Club re­quire­ments and a min­i­mum re­quire­ment of ex­treme mud tyres. More in depth de­tails are in­cluded with the en­try forms. Gates open on Fri­day 20th Oct, com­pe­ti­tion runs over Sat 21st and Sun­day 22nd Oc­to­ber (Mon­day 23rd is a hol­i­day). All Com­peti­tors are in with a chance of a spon­sor prize as driv­ers names are drawn ran­domly, so whether you’re first or last you could still walk away with the top prize. This is a non Spec­ta­tor event due to ac­cess dif­fi­cul­ties. For more info and en­try form email pos­sumpalace4x4@

Oc­to­ber 22nd 2017

NZFWDA Na­tional 4x4 Trial -

Round One; A Na­tional 4x4 Trial is based upon the abil­ity of Com­peti­tors to drive their ve­hi­cles over dif­fi­cult ter­rain, in­clud­ing hill climbs, wa­ter cour­ses, mud bogs, up steep hills, over rocks, ruts, along banks and a speed sec­tion. Open to the pub­lic and spec­ta­tor friendly, the NZ Na­tional 4x4 Tri­als Se­ries com­prises of one-day events hosted by NZFWDA af­fil­i­ated Clubs around the coun­try. This Round will be hosted by Eastern Bay Twin Diff Club. For more de­tails visit; nz4x4­tri­­en­dar-and-re­sults/

Oc­to­ber 21-22nd 2017

Off Road Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship; Fi­nal to be held at Nel­son. Short Course and En­duro.

Novem­ber 10th-11th 2017

Manukau Winch Chal­lenge; Hosted by Manukau 4WD Club. Fri­day night stages at a new venue, Satur­day day stages at last year’s venue in Mara­marua. Three classes: Chal­lenge, Out­law, and Club Class. Is open to all MC class ve­hi­cles. Run­ning un­der 4x4 Chal­lenges Inc rules. Email in­quires to events@ manukau4wd. de­tails re­fer to web­site; www.­tos/ links/ Manukau_WC_ 2017_De­tails.pdf

Novem­ber 11th-12th 2017

42 Tra­verse Work­ing Bee; or­gan­ised by Friends of 42 Tra­verse in con­junc­tion with DoC. The plan is to try to get a re­ally good num­ber of peo­ple to tackle the veg­e­ta­tion along the stretch of track from the ‘Look­out’ down to the Waione Stream. We would start from the pumice pit on Kapoors Rd. Start time on the Satur­day might be 9.30am to al­low peo­ple to drive from sur­round­ing re­gions if they wish, oth­er­wise sug­gest overnight­ing at Na­tional Park, with the aim of do­ing a few more hours on Sun­day be­fore head­ing away in the early af­ter­noon. Any as­sis­tance is wel­comed. DoC will do a health and safety brief­ing on the Satur­day morn­ing and a check on the com­pe­tency of the op­er­a­tors of chain­saws. Per­sonal pro­tec­tion gear would be ad­vis­able to have, to com­ply with DoC H&S. If you’re able to as­sist, please email info@ friend­sof42Tra­

De­cem­ber 2nd-3rd 2017

Op­er­a­tion Stir­ling 4x4 Two day

Sa­fari; The dates shown are con­firmed but sub­ject al­ways to NZ Army re­quire­ments re­gard­ing Army ac­tiv­i­ties. All book­ings must be made on­line. This guided tour is strictly lim­ited in num­bers and book­ings are on a first re­ceived ba­sis. There will be t wo op­tions avail­able for ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals; Bar­rack ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals: You sleep in Army bar­racks on Fri­day and Satur­day night, plus re­ceive Army cooked meals on Satur­day and Sun­day morn­ing and a cooked meal on Satur­day night. You will be pro­vided with a cut lunch for Satur­day and Sun­day. Self-cater­ing and camp­ing: On the Sports ground just down the side road from the Army Mu­seum and pro­vide all your own meals. Show­ers and toi­lets will be sup­plied. Pric­ing; Of­flim­its is a char­i­ta­ble trust and our mis­sion is to raise money to sup­port the health and wel­fare of ser­vice­men and women. Pric­ing in­cludes: Guides for all groups, ra­dio com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween groups, med­i­cal sup­port, ac­cess to the land, toi­lets and show­ers at the rugby club grounds ac­cess to the rugby club bar and fa­cil­i­ties. Map of the area. Op­er­a­tion Stir­ling prices are $ 365 per driver and ve­hi­cle and $ 160 per pas­sen­ger for the fully ac­com­mo­dated and catered op­tion. If you are camp­ing and cater­ing for your­self, then prices are: $ 250 per driver and ve­hi­cle, and $ 60 per pas­sen­ger. Reg­is­tra­tions will open Septem­ber 1 2017 www.of­flim­ nz/ event/ op­er­a­tion- stir­ling

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