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    New Zealand, like Australia has a proud history in CRW. The Kiwis have won a number of medals at World Championship and World Cup competitions and are often placed near the top of the rankings. 

    Historically, the volume of competitors in New Zealand has been relatively low, but the quality of competitors is high. The popularity of the sport and number of competitive teams has been diminishing recently.

New Zealand Historical Timeline

Milestones & Notable Achievements

Date

Event Comment
1980 - ?? Jan First CRW Competition. 3 Way Rotations won by Vince Susmilch, Ian Drinkwater, and Ron Bremner.
1981 - 1 Aug First 8 Way Formation. An 8 Plane was built at Nelson by Rory Hatchett (pilot), Robbie Oakley, Mike Brown, Grant Rigby, Dave Kinloch, Ian Ladyman, Anthony Oakley, and Greg Rowan.
1982 - 4 Apr First 12 Plane Formation. Built at Matamata.
1982 - 5 Apr New Zealand Record - Rotations. The 4 Way Rotations team of Geoff Little, Ross McGee, John Greig, and Chris Fowler, break the New Zealand Rotations Record at the 1982 New Zealand Nationals at Matamata with 15 points. 
1982 - 7 Apr First Night 9 Plane Formation. Built at Matamata.
1982 - 15 Apr New Zealand Record - Rotations. The 4 Way Rotations team of
1982 - ?? Apr First 13 Plane Formation. Unofficial formation built at Matamata.
1982 - ?? Aug World Record - Rotations. "Plane Scared" from New Zealand (Ian Ladyman, Mark Morgan, Ian Higgie, Gary McMahon, Tony Jackson) & "Crooze" from Australia (Geoff Little, Paul Flippo, John Greig, and Chris Fowler), achieve a World Record of 21 points in 4 minutes working time at the World Cup in France.
1982 - ?? Aug Best Score in 4 Way Sequential. 6 Points was achieved in Round 3 by "Plane Scared" (Ian Ladyman, Mark Morgan, Ian Higgie, Gary McMahon, Tony Jackson).
1982 - ?? Aug Best Time in 8 Way Speed. "Plane Scared" from New Zealand & "Croozing" from Australia build the fastest 8 Way Speed formation of the meet with a time of 63 seconds. This was later equalled by the USA team.

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