Good morning All,
Over the past two days the New Zealand Government has announced measures to slow the spread of the CorVid-19 in New Zealand.
• travel-quarantine on people flying into New Zealand and
• numbers meeting in public places
This will result in the International referees, coaches and competitors due to arrive for the tournament having their travel plans affected. Also, for a tournament looking to attract 400 athletes plus all the spectators and family that attend, the measures make it impossible to offer a high quality tournament.
Therefore, I am making the decision to postpone the Budo South Open from the 18th-19th of April until October 10-11, 2020. The referee seminar will similarly be changed form the 17th April to the 9th October.
If you wish to keep up to date with current Ministry of Health information, please use this link: https://www.health.govt.nz/…/dis…/covid-19-novel-coronavirus