The Central Golden Retriever Club wish to advise that, due to Craig Irving being unwell, the scheduled eye testing for Sunday 26 May 2013 at the Titahi Bay Obedience Grounds is postponed. As soon as we can organise an alternative date, advice will be sent out.
Carolyn Stevens, Secretary.
New Zealand Young Kennel Club Regulations
Please click here for the new NZYKC regulations as adopted at the Executive Council Meeting of 13 & 14 April 2013. for article
Please note that for the 2013/2014 year committee nominations close Friday 19 April 2013 for the respective committees. Nominations may be made by any NZKC member club. Further detail is set out in section 1 of the new regulations as provided above.
German Shepherd Dog Standard
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There are proposed changes to the German Shepherd Dog standard to include two varieties - Stock coat (stockhaar-normal) and long coat (Langstockhaar - Long Stock Coat).
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Please click here for 1: Proposed NZKC Regulations for German Shepherd Dog (Long Stock) recognition. 2: Proposed NZKC standard for German Shepherd Dog (Long Stock). 3: Proposed NZKC standard for German Shepherd Dog (Stock Coat Normal).
Election of ACOD 2013 Delegates
Voting closed at 5pm Tuesday 2 April 2013
The successful nominees were:
Wellington Specialist Breed Clubs
Christchurch Group and Multi Breed Clubs
Christchurch Specialist Breed Clubs
Note the delegates elected unopposed are:
Auckland Specialist Breed Clubs
Auckland Group/Multibreed Clubs
Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa clubs
Wellington Group/Multibreed Clubs
The following nominees are elected unopposed to the Agility Committee
Peter De Wit
They will take over duties on 1 May 2013 with the positions to be decided in June after the Annual Conference Of Delegates.
Benefit Show Protocols
The Executive Council has updated the Benefit Show protocols which are effective for the 2014 calendar year. All advices of Benefit Shows (for clubs owning their own properties) and for NZKC properties in addition to all other applications should be received by July 1 for consideration at the 1st Executive Council meeting held after the ACOD.
Notice to clubs holding events at the NZKC Exhibition Centre Porirua
Could all clubs that are holding an event at the NZKC Exhibition Centre Porirua please urgently send in their booking forms.Contact Sue Barr telephone 910 1530 for forms if required.
Animal Welfare Act Review Submissions
The Ministry for Primary Industries has now prepared a summary of the submissions that were received and posted this on their
website, along with all of the submissions in full.
Personal information and contact details have been removed from the submissions to protect individual privacy.
The Ministry is now analysing the submissions and finalising advice for the Minister for Primary Industries and Cabinet.
There is still some way to go before any proposals are made into law. If the Government decides to progress amendments to the Animal Welfare Act, a Bill will be drafted and introduced into Parliament during the first part of 2013. Following a first reading, the Bill would be referred to a select committee which would call for public submissions. If the Government decides to proceed with a New Zealand Animal Welfare Strategy, this is likely to be launched around the same time as the Bill is introduced.