News from the NZSSAA

Timed Programme & Traffic Information

27 November 2015 12:00am

The timed programme is now available. Please note the Open Girls and Boys 300m Hurdles and the Junior Boys 100m hurdles are unlikely to require semi finals but this will be confirmed at the managers’ meeting. The 1st round heats will be run at heat time not semi final time.

Traffic Information

There are major road works being undertaken just south of Temuka, north of Timaru, with, at times, long delays, we not sure if it will be happening Saturday, but definitely happening Friday.

An alternative route to the Timaru track if you are heading south on State Highway 1 from Temuka, Geraldine, Ashburton, Waihi Boys etc, is turning off State Highway 1 just over the second bridge south of Temuka, onto Arowhenua Pleasant Point Highway, approx 500 few meters down the road you turn left onto Levels Plain Road, (signposted to airport), follow this to the very end, passing the airport on your left, to Pleasant Point Highway (State Highway 8), turn left onto the highway and either carry on to Washdyke and State Highway 1 or else a Km or so down Pleasant Point Highway as your head east towards Timaru, you will sign a signpost directing you to Timaru West (Cartwrights Road), which you can take, follow this, turn left onto Rosewill Valley Road, and continue on this road which becomes Kellands Hill Road, travel up the hill, and this will take you all the way to Pages Road, turn left, then right onto Morgans Road which you follow until you reach Aorangi Park on your right.


24 November 2015 12:05pm

The NZSSAA AGM will be held at 7.00pm at the Southern Trust Events Centre, Aorangi Park, on December 4.

Message to those with interest in Javelin

18 November 2015 9:16pm

Please find a flyer below about a meeting for the identification and development of javelin throwing talent in New Zealand, to take place at the Track and Field Championships.

Bolt Running Event

10 October 2015 8:53am

The Bolt – part of the Podium Rotorua Running Festival – is a unique event on the New Zealand road racing calendar. It features a peak-time, multi-lap, city-centre couse with $3,000 cash and prizes on oer, making it the richest 5K race in the country. More information below.

Australian Cross Country Championships

23 September 2015 12:12pm

The NZSS Cross Country Team (2015) competed in Melbourne on the 29th August at the Australian Cross Country Championships, held at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Full results report below.

World Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships 2016

12 August 2015 12:59pm

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent New Zealand Secondary Schools at the ISF World Cross Country Championships in Hungary April 2016.

NZSSAA also congratulates the selected Schools Teams: Girls: St Cuthbert’s College, Boys: Sacred Heart College (Auckland) and thanks Wanganui Collegiate School and New Plymouth Boys’ High School for their interest and worthy applications.

Individual athletes who wish to be considered for the NZSSAA Team should send an expression of interest that can be downloaded from the NZSSAA website and received no later than Friday 31 July.

It should be noted that only athletes at Secondary School in 2016 are eligible. Athletes must be born in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.

While performance at the NZ Schools is a major factor in selection other performances will be considered by selectors including the Athletics New Zealand Cross Country on August 1.

Australian Cross Country Championships

28 July 2015 10:24am

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent NZSSAA at the 2015 Australian Cross Country Championships, August 29 and the Australian All Schools relays August 31 in Melbourne.

The Team Managers are Rhys Taucher, Sacred Heart College Auckland and Val Burke, Reach your Peak, Wanaka with assistance from Alec McNab and Don Dalgliesh.

These forms must be completed by any senior runner who finished in the top 12 places at the NZSSAA Cross Country championships who did not pick up their information pack at the medals ceremony but intends being a member of the NZSS team. Runners who finished outside the top 12 or were unable to compete and who would like to be considered for selection should also complete them.

Cross Country Results and Paper Team

20 June 2015 6:35pm

Results from the Cross Country Championships.

The 2015 paper team, and subsidy application form:

Photographs from the event are now:

Social Cancelled

15 June 2015 10:43am

Due to low numbers interested in the Social this will not be going ahead on Saturday.

We required a minimum number of 200 tickets to be sold to cover the costs of running the event and make it a viable fundraiser. We did not reach this number. Thank you to all the schools which did show an interest in attending. Reimbursements will be arranged for payments that have been already made. Schools will need to email the accounts department at Queen’s High School with their bank account details: Yvonne Covey exec@queens.school.nz.

If managers and their athletes are looking for other activities to attend for the evening you could consider:

Cross Country Championships

28 May 2015 9:43am

Entries received so far can be viewed at the below link. Please note that entries do not appear until they have been paid for and a receipt issued. Note that these entries are only periodically updated.

Travel and Accommodation for Dunedin

18 May 2015 8:10am

Due to a cancellation, I have a limited number of spaces available for Dunedin. We are travelling from Christchurch, leaving at 9.45am on the Friday and returning by 3pm on the Sunday. For bus fares, accommodation and meals, the cost is $250 per person.

If you are just interested in accommodation and meals in Dunedin, we can offer that as an option as well.

This offer is open to students, teachers, coaches and parents until the end on May.

Don Dalgliesh
7 Jellicoe Towers, 189 The Terrace, Wellington. 6011
Phone: 04 473 9414
Mobile: 027 407 0988

Outstanding Medals from the Track, Field and Road Race Championships in Whanganui 2014

13 May 2015 9:35am

A number of relay teams and road race teams did not receive all their medals during the presentations. Could team managers email John Tylden with the details and an address to post the medals to please.

NZSSAA Cross Country Team to the Australian Championships, Melbourne 29 August 2015

30 April 2015 9:17pm


Expressions of interest for the positions of coach/manager (1-2 required depending on team numbers) to take a NZSSAA team to the Australian Cross Country Championships are called for. Applications should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by June 12.

Please provide a brief resume of your experience with secondary school cross country athletes and events. If you have any questions please email John Tylden.

NZSSAA Track Field and Road Race Championships 2015 Programme

8 April 2015 11:58am

Following requests from the Timaru LOC and Athletics NZ Officials Technical Committee to consider the possibility of a 3 day programme or a half day extension to the current programme to accommodate the Hammer, Pole Vault and possibly some field event qualifying pools the NZSSAA Executive have agreed to the latter option for 2015, beginning no earlier than 1pm on Friday. If there are to be field event pools it is expected that this would be most likely occur in the junior girls and senior boys Long Jump. If this scenario is likely to create difficulties for athletes who could be struggling to arrive in time to compete, please email John Tylden, oe@nzssaa.org.nz so that the extent of the problem can be assessed.

The possibility of a 3 day meeting for 2016 will be considered at the next Executive meeting in early May and a draft programme will be developed and posted online for comment with the aim of achieving a decision at the 2015 AGM in Timaru. Any further submissions are welcome and can be emailed to John Tylden, oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

North & South Island Results

28 March 2015 7:16pm

Results from the North Island and South Island Championships are available below.

See past news items in the archive.