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Request for information from approved boxing and wrestling associations


4 April 2019

Work is underway to update information on approved boxing and wrestling associations in New Zealand.

The Department of Internal Affairs supports the Minister of Internal Affairs to approve boxing and wrestling associations under the Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981.

Chris Thornborough, Director Regulatory Services, is asking approved associations to supply up to date information to the Department by 30 April 2019, or approval will be withdrawn.

“Whilst several associations have responded, we are still awaiting responses from some associations,” says Mr Thornborough.

Boxing and wrestling associations are being asked to supply up to date information on 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.

Information can be emailed to boxing@dia.govt.nz or addressed to:

Matthew Sinclair
Department of Internal Affairs
Level 7, 45 Pipitea Street 6011
Wellington

If approval is withdrawn, associations can reapply for approval following the standard procedure.

ENDS

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Notes for Editors:

Background information:

Under the Act, approved associations are required to notify the Minister of Internal Affairs of any changes to their constitution, articles or rules, or the rules under which contests are promoted or conducted. The Minister does not approve changes, but the documents may influence whether the Minister continues to consider that an association should be approved.