Athletics New Zealand

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Athletics New Zealand
Athletics New Zealand Logo.png
JurisdictionIncorporated Society
Founded1887 (1887)
Affiliation date1932
Regional affiliationOAA
PresidentDianne Rodger
ChairpersonAnnette Purvis
Vice president(s)Ian Babe
ReplacedNew Zealand Amateur Athletic Association
Official website
New Zealand

Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) is the national governing body for athletics in New Zealand. This includes responsibility for Track and field, cross country running, road running and racewalking.[1]


The organisation was founded in 1887 as the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association (NZAAA). The first national championships were held the following year in 1888. In 1989, the current name was adopted.[2]


ANZ is the national member federation for New Zealand in the following international organisations:

Athletics New Zealand is part of the following national organisations:

National records[edit]

ANZ maintains the New Zealand records in athletics.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Athletics New Zealand, IAAF, retrieved January 24, 2014
  2. ^ Story: Athletics - Page 1 – The sport of athletics, Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, retrieved January 24, 2014

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