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Regulation Changes

Changes to the Constitution are made via remits that are voted on at the Annual General Meeting,

Regulation changes are made by the Board according to a Regulation change protocol. T
his process includes a 50 day Regulation change notification, and such notifications are notified to clubs and posted on the Athletics New Zealand website.

POSTED 17 MARCH 2020: Proposed amendment to Competition Regulation C2.5 – Conditions for Records.

Under the current Competition Regulation C2.5 an athlete is eligible to set a National Record if they are an Active Member of Athletics NZ and a New Zealand citizen. It has been proposed that an addition be made to this regulation, reflecting that the athlete must also be eligible to represent New Zealand under World Athletics eligibility rules at the time the record is broken. The full proposed amendment can be viewed here. Athletics New Zealand members are invited to submit their comments on this proposed changes to rules@athletics.org.nz by Tuesday 05 May.


Protocol for Enacting Athletics New Zealand Regulation Changes

Current Notifications

The Athletics NZ Constitution requires that Members are provided a period of 50 days consultation on any proposed changes to the Regulations. 

Athletics New Zealand members are invited to submit their comments on any proposed changes to rules@athletics.org.nz within 50 days of posting.

The current Regulations are listed on the Athletics NZ website here

Changes to Competition Regulation

Proposed changes to the Competition Regulation pertaining to Records are put forward by the Rules Subcommittee and are posted on the Athletics NZ website for 50 days. Proposals are subsequently presented to the Athletics NZ Board for approval. 

The revised Competition Regulation is then posted on the Athletics NZ website here.

Date Approved Rule Change
 Feb 2020 The Masters Men age-range in the Road Relay has been changed from M40-49 to M35-49, which brings it in line with the current Masters Women W35-49 and the Masters Men grade in other NZ Championships.
The Road Relay Open Master (over 60) grade has been retained.
 Dec 2019 1 mile to be added to the list of events for Men, Women, Men U20 and Women U20 for Regulation C4 - Track & Field Championships. 
 July 2019 The following events have been deleted from the Records Lists: Men 15km, 20 km, 25km, 30km, Women 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, Men U20 & Men U19 20km Walk. However, these have been added to the list of Archived Records and have been posted onto the ranking and records site under the title Best Performances and Archived Records.
 July 2019 A Redesigned/Reformatted Record Application Form for Track Events, Field Events, Road Events and Combined Events. The downloading of these forms is preceded by an outline of the Procedures for submitting a Record Application.
 July 2019 Following the addition of the event into the IAAF rules, the 5km (road) event has been added to the list of Records in the Men and Women National Record Lists.
 July 2019 Following the addition of the event into the IAAF rules, the Mixed (gender) 4 x 400m event will be added to the Men and Women National, All-Comers and Resident Record Lists.
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