Back to top anchor

Brought to you by Southern DHB and WellSouth primary health network

Open main menu Close main menu

Paralympics New Zealand

On this page

    Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for New Zealand.


    We are a charity and our overall vision is ‘Excellence & Equity through Sport’. As a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), we are part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of disabled people and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society.

    To do this, we support and celebrate the achievements of Para athletes at international and national competitions all year round. Every two years, we lead New Zealand teams to the Paralympic Games. We also work in the local community to advocate for sport to become more accessible for disabled people and to support the creation of more systems and programmes to enable participation in Para sport.

    The support that PNZ receives through government funding, grants from trusts and foundations, donations, commercial partnerships and gifts in wills make our Para sport, community and advocacy programmes possible. 

    Vision
    Excellence & Equity through Sport

    Mission
    LEAD : Prepare, select and lead teams to Paralympic Games
    EXCEL : Ensure development of programmes, systems and events to support Para-Athletes to win medals
    CHAMPION : Acknowledge and celebrate disabled New Zealanders
    ADVOCATE : Promote equity through sport

    Advocacy
    Injury, illness or disability

    Age groups

    • Youth / Rangatahi
    • Adult / Pakeke