Constitution and Regulations

Constitution & Regulations (By-Laws)

The current constitution was adopted at the Athletics New Zealand AGM on 23rd July 2010.

In due course By-Laws will be replaced by Regulations. Until that time Competition By-Laws and Administration By-Laws shall continue in force and be binding on members as if they were Regulations except for sections A1 (Council) and A3 (Board of Directors) which shall be revoked upon the commencement of the new constitution. 

Section 1  
Athletics New Zealand Constitution  
 (Updated August 2014)

Section 2  
Athletics New Zealand By-Laws - Administration

These add more detail to many of the Association's Rules and are prefixed by the letter "A". (Updated June 2014). 

Section 3  
Athletics New Zealand Regulations - Competition

These set out the rules governing all New Zealand Championships and Records and are prefixed by the letter "C". (Updated Feb 2015). 

Section 4
Attachment A  to the By-Laws - Competition
, commonly known as Athletics NZ Supplement to the IAAF Competition Rules. 
The Supplement contains the competition rules that are either in variance with or are in addition to the rules as found in the IAAF Competition Rules. (Updated Oct 2014) 

Changes to the Constitution are made via remits that are voted on at the AGM, while By-Law changes are made by the Board according to a By-Law change protocol.  
This process includes a 50 day By-Law change notification, and such notifications are notified to clubs and posted on the Athletics New Zealand website. 

Protocol on Amendments and Alterations All properly constituted new and altered Rules and By-Laws are shown by a double line (11/2 pt) in the left margin. 
Such markings will remain in place until at least the next Annual Meeting of Athletics New Zealand. 
The date of such alterations are also shown.These dates will remain in place until further alterations occur. 
Such changes will also be listed at the back of the document concerned and will remain listed for at least five years. Minor editorial corrections may not be highlighted or listed in such manner.

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