Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981

The Department administers the Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981. Here is the list of associations approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs under section 4 of the Act to promote or approve contests.

Under the Act, approved associations are required to notify the Minister of Internal Affairs of any changes to the following:

  • the names and addresses of the officers involved in the management of your Association and the names of any other key persons who have significant influence over the operation of your Association’s affairs;
  • the constitution, articles and rules governing your Association;
  • the rules your Association use for promoting and conducting boxing events; and
  • any other information you believe is useful information about your Association and how it organises and operates boxing contests.

Failing to update the Minister on such changes may result in withdrawal of approval for your association.

Please send up-to-date information to the Department of Internal Affairs at

Boxing/wrestling associations approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs

(List of all associations approved by the Minister  updated July 2019)


Arena Wrestling Alliance

Auckland Boxing Association

Australasian Wrestling and Martial Arts Association Inc

Bay of Plenty Boxing Association Inc

Boxing Canterbury Metro Association Inc

Canterbury Boxing Association

Central Auckland Boxing Association Incorporated

Central Hawkes Bay Boxing Association

Central North Island Boxing Association

East Coast Boxing Association Inc

Hawkes Bay Boxing Association 

Kirikiriroa Boxing Association

Kiwi Pro Wrestling Ltd

Manawatu Boxing Association

Masterton and Districts Boxing Association

National Wrestling Association

Nelson Boxing Association Inc

New Zealand National Boxing Federation Inc

New Zealand Olympic Wrestling Union Inc

New Zealand Professional Boxing Association

Otago Boxing Association

Pro Box NZ Association

Professional Boxing Commission New Zealand

Shamrock Boxing Association Inc

South Auckland Boxing Association

South Pacific Wrestling Association

Southland Boxing Association

Taranaki Boxing Association

Timaru Boxing Association

Waikato Amateur Boxing Association

Waikato Wrestling Association

Wellington Hutt Valley Boxing Association