Athletics New Zealand

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Athletics New Zealand
Athletics New Zealand Logo.png
Sport Athletics
Jurisdiction Incorporated Society
Abbreviation ANZ
Founded 1887 (1887)
Affiliation IAAF
Affiliation date 1932
Regional affiliation OAA
Headquarters Auckland
President Dave Norris
Chairperson Annette Purvis
Vice president John Tylden
Replaced New 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] In August 2013, former long jumper Dave Norris was elected new president.[2]


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.[3]


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

Moreover, it is part of the following national organisations:

National records[edit]

ANZ maintains the New Zealand records in athletics.

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Disqualified by decision of the IAAF Council for 8 years