The history of motorcycle sport and of Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) spans more than a century. Formed in 1916 as the New Zealand Auto-Cycle Union, the organisation is one of the oldest sporting bodies in the country.
The first Annual Meeting was held on August 16, 1916 at Dannevirke. Gus Torstonson was the first President, H Osgood the first Secretary and L .Lloyd the first Treasurer. The affiliated clubs were Palmerston North, Ashhurst Sports Club, Woodville, Napier and Hamilton.
Awards & Honours
New Zealand has an enviable record of producing world-class riders who punched well above their weight on the international stage. The sport is also blessed with some truly dedicated individuals to whom a great debt is owed.
Rider Grants & Funding
The MNZ Board sets aside a pool of funding from the annual budget for rider grants each year.
The Board considers applications and allocates grants four times a year. Grants cannot be made retrospectively. Applications must be made in advance and received by the following dates:
- 20 February
- 20 May
- 20 August
- 20 October
2021 AGM & Conference
The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on the 16th May 2021 at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington.
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