About Marching New Zealand


To contribute to the health and well-being of all New Zealanders by providing, promoting and fostering marching as a disciplined and an organised performance sport with a difference.


Within reach to more people


  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Creative
  • Innovative

The Organisation

Formed in the 1940's to promote, encourage and control participation in the sport of Marching.

The name of the national organisation was changed in 1997 from New Zealand Marching Association (NZMA) to Marching New Zealand (MNZ), with emphasis on governance of the sport and operational management being conducted at local Association level under the direction of the Executive Officer.

The Board of Marching New Zealand has been proactive in its approach to the governance of the sport. The Strategic Plan is flexible and reviewed regularly by the Board to ensure it reflects the ongoing strategic direction of the organisation. Details behind the Strategic Plan are implemented each year through the Annual Business / Operating Plan.

It has a clearly defined set of performance measures (based around quantity and quality) that are subject to monitoring and regular review. 

The organisation operates on a sound financial base with accumulated funds. It derives its operating income from membership subscriptions, grants from national sports funding organisations, sponsorship and fund-raising ventures.