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Skydive Auckland Red Cross Jump Live on the AM Show!

This week, AM reporter Aziz  and the Red Cross Communications Advisor Jess visited us for a sunrise jump from 20,000ft! They reached the fundraising target so came to take the leap live on the AM show. Well done to both of them! 

Aziz and Jess are the very first jumpers in our Jump in July! for Red Cross fundraising event. On 25th July we will welcome many more Red Cross New Zealand supporters who have reached the fundraising target and will jump out of our plane as their reward. 

There's still time to sign up and jump from a plane too. You only need to raise minimum $500. If you think you've got what it takes visit: https://www.skydiveauckland.com/skydive/skydive-for-charity.html

Jump! In July For New Zealand Red Cross at Skydive Auckland

We are very excited to welcome New Zealand Red Cross to Skydive Auckland on Saturday 25th July! Raise money for vulnerable people, and mix in some insane adrenaline, and Jump! In July!

The funds raised helps New Zealand Red Cross to continue to do what it does best - do good in the community.

During the COVID-19 crisis, their Meals on Wheels and Migration services were deemed essential and continued to operate throughout lockdown. The Restoring Family Links service supported those who had been separated from their loved ones. And their disaster response volunteers have been on the forefront of the COVID-19 response, from delivering food and medication parcels to supporting evacuees from Wuhan in Whangaparaoa.

New Zealand Red Cross needs your support now more than ever, and what better way to raise money for New Zealand Red Cross than throw yourself 13,000ft out of a plane!?

So, what are you waiting for… cross skydiving off your bucket list, and Jump! In July!

Any questions get in touch Getfundraising@redcross.org.nz.

SPCA Jump To The Rescue At Skydive Auckland

Will you take the plunge and skydive for animals in need? SPCA Jump To The Rescue are back and we cannot wait to see them on 1st August 2020!

Last year, SPCA alone raised $104,000 through their Jump To The Rescue event, which began at Skydive Auckland, and last year expanded to became a national campaign with a choice of five skydiving locations across the country. SPCA receives almost no government funding so relies on fundraising and donations from the community. The Skydive For Charity platform provides an incentive to fundraise, with the end result being vital funds raised for SPCA that helps animals that are sick, injured, abused or simply abandoned. Not only do friends and family spectate at this event, but dogs and rabbits have been known to come along to support too from the ground.

Lucie Fowler, SPCA’s Events and Community Fundraising manager says it is exciting Jump to the Rescue is able to go ahead this year. “We encourage any of you feeling like you truly need to ‘break out’ and shake off the shackles of lockdown, please join us.” You can sign up to join them at www.spca.nz/jump." "Our fundraising efforts have been disrupted due to COVID-19, but here’s an opportunity for adventurous New Zealanders to do something truly memorable, while helping our abused, unwanted and unloved animals at the same time.”

To Jump To the Rescue, all you need to do is raise $775 through your sponsorship page and then come and jump for FREE! 

Mercy Hospice Leap For Life at Skydive Auckland

Mercy Hospice are back for Leap For Life at Skydive Auckland on Friday 26th June! We are so proud to be hosting their first event since lockdown! 

And this year they are going even higher with the best skydive of all - 20,000ft, highest in New Zealand.

For those of you who would like to dust out the cobwebs after lockdown we are encouraging you not only to take the leap out of a plane, but to choose to combine it with fundraising for a great cause. 

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service. 

Register NOW to raise money for this great cause and be part of this Skydive For Charity event. 

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Skydive Auckland Open For Level 2

We're back in the sky during Level 2! Why not do something fun and exciting after lockdown like jumping out of a plane! 

Safety, as always is our ultimate priority and due to Covid-19, we require you to read our additional Covid-19 procedures. These procedures are in place to protect you, our customers and our staff and you'll be provided with these at the time of booking.

Once you have read and understood these procedures you will be asked to fill out a Covid-19 pre-arrival online form which is specific to Covid-19 regulatory requirements. This must be completed by each individual passenger.

Can't wait to see you soon!

Skydive Auckland - Waiheke Island, Amazing Views And Making The News!

We decided to take our once in a lifetime experience of skydiving and combine it with insane views of Waiheke Island! On Sunday 22nd March, our Skydive Auckland crew headed over to Waiheke Island in Auckland for a day of jumping over the world renowned Gulf Island.

Our Skydive Auckland team shared the view with others, taking customers tandem skydiving from 12,000ft. This unique experience involved freefalling at 200km/hr with a backdrop of Waiheke's impressive beaches, world class vineyards, not to mention the rest of the Gulf Islands, including Rangitoto and Great Barrier.
 
The day could not have gone better. The Waiheke residents were keen to sign up for this rare experience. We took a couple who jumped to celebrate their 15 year anniversary, we had a mother and son taking the leap together, and many more, everyone loved it!
 
15 people from Auckland's sport skydiving community jumped solo from 12,000ft at Waiheke Island.
 
This day of jumping marked the fourth and final day of a sport skydiving event known as the 'Mad King Boogie' in honour of Parakai local 'Mad Dog' Ross King. The fun four day event included skydives into Muriwai Beach as well as coaching jumps, novelty jumps and competitions at Skydive Auckland's base in Parakai, West Auckland. And of course we took Ross for his second ever tandem skydive on day 4 of the event at Waiheke Island!
 
Upon landing, the Batch Winery, located conveniently next to the airport had bubbles at the ready for everyone to celebrate their achievement. Several businesses on Waiheke Island, such as The Waiheke Lodge have since contacted Skydive Auckland to say if they ever do this day again they'd be keen to be involved. The Helensville News published an epic photo and wrote about our awesome day!
 
Skydive Auckland's Rescue Dog - Meet Mac

We love Mac! Our team saw an advert to rescue a local dog. Mac is a 13 year old farm dog whose family were moving to the city so he needed a new home and we came to the rescue. Our Skydive Auckland team could not be more excited about the addition to our family and he has settled in well. He loves roaming around our dropzone to see everyone and swimming in the swooping pond to cool down in the warm weather. 

Mad King Boogie at Skydive Auckland and Waiheke Island

In honor of Mad Dog Ross King we're hosting a special sport skydiving event at Skydive Auckland and Waiheke Island! Come and join us for a fun few days of load organised jumps, novelty jumps, competitions, beach landings, parties and more!

We're keeping this grass roots, with only a $40 registration fee which includes your very own 'Mad King Boogie' T-shirt and some other goodies.

We've got a few load organisers and coaches lined up for your jumping pleasure!

Sunday (whatever the weather) we're having a party on Waiheke Island, so you might want to take Monday off... get your accommodation booked NOW!

Keep an eye on this event for more information as it is released, but get these dates in your diary.

Skydive Auckland at Waiheke Island - The most unique skydive in New Zealand!

Skydive Auckland are heading to Waiheke Island for the day!

With it's spectacular scenery and stunning beaches, Skydive Auckland will be taking off and landing at this amazing island in the Hauraki Gulf.

We are offering you the chance to do the most unique skydive in New Zealand at Waiheke Island in Auckland on Sunday 22nd March. Quote 'Waiheke' when booking directly on our website for this one day only event. Jump from 12,000ft with a photo package for just $399.

T's and c's apply, direct bookings only, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or deal.

You will need to arrange your own transport to Waiheke Island Airfield for your booking time. We recommend you book your ferry with Fullers.

Batch Winery will provide a complimentary bubbles tasting when you make a reservation with them directly for this day. 

 

Skydive Auckland Hosting NZ and Australian Canopy Piloting / Accuracy Championships 2020

Skydive Auckland will be hosting the New Zealand Parachute Federation and Australian Parachute Federation Canopy Championships in 2020.

The championships will include the following disciplines:
CP Blast (beginner)
Canopy Piloting (intermediate)
Canopy Piloting Open
Classic Accuracy Open
 
Competitors are welcome to arrive at Skydive Auckland from Sunday 29 March to complete document check, equipment check and participate in training.
 
The qualifying date is Wednesday 8 April 
The competition commences on Thursday 9 April at 6:00 and concludes at 17:00 on Monday 13 April.
The award ceremony will be held on the evening of Monday 13 April.
Further information is available in Bulletin #1
 
This competition will be run in line with theAPF Sporting Code 2019 for both the APF and NZ competition. As a competitor it is your responsibility to ensure you understand the riles associated with your competition.
 
NZPF Meet Director: Sue Walsh (sue@nzpf.org)
APF Meet Director: Jules McConnel (julia.mcconnel@apf.com.au)
 
To register for the event, please complete this online registration. Once you have registered you will be emailed details on how to complete the payment. Payments will be made through an online portal so a credit / debit card will be required. Payments will also incur a 1.5% surcharge.
 
You will only be able to make payments for the registration at this stage. The portal will be updated with payment options for training jumps, food packages, etc but that will be at a later stage. Please reger to the bulletins: Bulletin #1
 
Please join the Facebook Event:NZ and Australian Canopy Piloting / Accuracy Nationals 2020 which will be updated with information regularly.
 
Spectators for this exciting event are welcome to come and watch! More information coming soon.
Not a skydiver but want to get in on the action? - Book a tandem skydive with us!
 

 

Leap Day 2020 - Locals Deal at Skydive Auckland

Take the leap on Leap Day 2020! All Auckland locals will receive $20 off any tandem skydive AND $20 off any camera package on Saturday 29th February 2020. Just book your skydive for 29th February, bring proof of your Auckland address with you, and you will remember Leap Day 2020 forever! (Direct bookings only. Quote 'Leap Day' when booking. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Skydive Auckland supports the WWF to help those affected by the Australian Bushfires - Donate and WIN a skydive!

Help us to support those affected by the Australian bushfires. Over 480 million animals are believed to have been killed, including thousands of koalas. Money donated to the Australian WWF can make a profound difference to the flora and fauna affected by this tragedy. 

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/donate-support-skydive?fbclid=IwAR2PWjJFf5pQCKIb5QfxdHwiXQs2IQzwoDJUoa7TGJeCIP6_dTHYwNNO6d4

Anyone who donates goes into the draw to WIN a 16,000ft skydive with ultimate camera package worth $724!

Donate between $10 and $50 your name goes in to the draw once. Donate between $51 and $149 and your name goes in twice. Donate above $150 and your name goes in three times.

Thanks for your support. Winner will be announced on 31st March 2020.

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Sticky Fingers At Skydive Auckland

We got to share the sky with the Sticky Fingers crew and show off our beautiful Aotearoa from 20,000ft! This is their second skydive with us. Great to see you again guys and we'll see you next time for round 3! Sticky Fingers is a reggae/indie rock band formed in 2008 in Sydney, Australia and they visit Auckland to perform their music, and skydive of course.

Nathan Lee and Stephy Qi at Skydive Auckland

Nathan Lee and Stephy Qi visited Skydive Auckland for the highest skydive in New Zealand at 20,000ft and loved it! This couple, both very famous for singing and acting, visited Auckland for 5 days for a TV series called Feel The World.

Blue Breakfast Success! Skydive Auckland Raising Money for Prostate Cancer

Our Blue September Breakfast was awesome and we managed to raise $200 for Prostate Cancer. Thanks to Parakai Springs and Te Awaroa Cafe and Bar for their support. The delicious food was baked by one of our team members and it went down very well. Blue September is an awareness campaign for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. After all these cakes and pies we actually managed to do a lot of skydiving!

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Keeping NZ Beautiful

Thanks to all of our volunteers who came to 'Keep NZ Beautiful'! We picked up rubbish around the Parakai area as part of Clean Up Week. It's so important that we keep our local community clean and every little bit of effort helps. It's also Conservation Week and this year marks 50 years of Conservation Week which is run by DOC, to encourage people to take care of nature.

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Let's Keep NZ Beautiful

Did you know that the week of 9th September 2019 is Clean Up Week in New Zealand? Our team at Skydive Auckland and the NZ Skydiving School have registered to join Clean Up Week, NZ's largest litter clean up event. We are planning to adopt the Parakai area and anyone is welcome to join us! 

Blue September Breakfast at Skydive Auckland

Skydive Auckland are going blue and hosting a breakfast to raise money for this cause.  We'll have sweet and savoury bites, lots of coffee and hopefully some blue skies too.  It all kicks off from 9am on Saturday 14 September at Skydive Auckland (Parakai).We'll donate 10% of the price of every directly booked tandem skydive taken during the event. Our friends at Parakai Springs are donating half price day passes to anyone who joins in so come and get involved! 

 

Skydive Auckland - Westpac Business Awards

We are proud to be finalists in the 2019 Westpac Auckland Business Awards for both Excellence in Innovation and also Excellence in Marketing. Last year we won the 2018 Excellence in Community Contribution and then went on to win the 2018 Best of the Best for Excellence in Community Contribution. Bring on the finals in October!

Jump For Cancer - At Skydive Auckland

We're looking forward to 31st August 2019 as we are welcoming back Cancer Society Auckland and all the fundraisers who will be jumping for FREE. There's still time to sign up and raise $1000 to support New Zealanders with Cancer. The money raised through the Jump for Cancer scheme will go towards providing care and support for people with cancer, as well as funding ground-breaking research and cancer prevention campaigns. Participants who have raised the target amount will take the leap from 13,000ft. 

#jumpforcancer #DoitforcancerNZwww.jumpforcancer.org.nz