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About Us

What is Drug Free Sport NZ?

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is an independent Crown Entity originally established by the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency Act 1994, and is continued by the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006.

DFSNZ is responsible for implementing and applying the the World Anti-Doping Code in NZ.

DFSNZ receives public funding through Vote Sport and Recreation and is accountable for its performance to the Minister for Sport and Recreation and to Parliament.  It has a Board of up to five members appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Minister for Sport and Recreation.  As at 24 April 2012 DFSNZ has a staff of 7.5 plus independent contractors.

Our Purpose and Function

The functions of Drug Free Sport NZ are set out in the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 and may be summarised as follows (for complete wording refer to the Act):
  • Make rules in accordance with sections 16 to 23 of the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 and do all things necessary to comply with and implement the rules and the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).
  • Ensure that New Zealand complies with all international agreements and arrangements concerning doping in sport to which NZ is a party.
  • Test athletes who are not citizens or residents of New Zealand, and notify the test results as required.
  • Consult with, advise and assist all New Zealand stakeholders and others on any matters concerned with doping in sport for the purpose of promoting the adoption of uniform international testing procedures for doping in sport.
  • Advise the Minister on any matters relating to doping in sport and generally take all steps necessary or desirable to achieve the purposes of the Act.
  • Perform any other functions that are conferred on Drug Free Sport NZ by law.
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