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JAMZAC 2020 Postponed

With JAMZAC 2020 set to take off on April 24th during ANZAC weekend, the organising committee met last night to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the safe and successful running of the event, as well as the impact it will have on the wider community. We have therefore made the decision to postpone JAMZAC […]

New Zealand’s Parkour Coaching Pathway Launches

After a significant amount of development, New Zealand's parkour coaching pathway is now live! The Parkour NZ Coaching Pathway is a dual stream model consisting of professional development courses and qualifications. The professional development courses are hands-on training experiences that support current and aspiring parkour coaches in their trade, connect them with other coaches and [...]

Parkour NZ Community Awards

The Parkour NZ Community Awards are our annual awards held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the National Gathering each year. They were initially launched in 2016 and awarded to Michalle Kan for the MOVE documentary, to Maika Hemera and Isaac Mcfarlane for Honest Parkour show, and Marty Miller for his community development work. […]

Open Letter to Gymnastics NZ

After learning that Gymnastics NZ is in the process of recruiting for a ‘parkour steering group’ without any communication with Parkour NZ, we are issuing this open letter to seek a clear understanding of their intentions with our sport. http://nzparkour.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Open-Letter-to-Gymnastics-NZ-1.08.2019.pdf

JAMZAC 2018 Incoming

The 2018 rendition of JAMZAC, Parkour NZ’s annual Sport Parkour event is just around the corner. We’re inviting all interested participants, spectators, and media to join us over April 27th-29th for what is shaping up to be a really exciting event. JAMZAC 2018 Press Release (link to pdf, text version below)   PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE […]

News Round-Up: NatGat 2018, CEO Award, and New Board Member

News Round-Up: NatGat 2018, CEO Award, and New Board Member It’s been an exciting start to the year for parkour in New Zealand and there are a few things we want to share.   CEO Wins Again In November 2017, Damien (our CEO) was awarded the Hamilton City Council Administrator of the Year Award at […]

Sport NZ acknowledges Parkour NZ as the national organisation for parkour

We’re proud to announce that Sport NZ has acknowledged Parkour NZ as the national organisation leading and governing parkour in New Zealand. Although there is no formal recognition process for sports or sports organisations in New Zealand, this represents a significant step in the appreciation of parkour as a unique/distinct recreation and cultural practice in […]

Parkour Earth Launches

6 National Federations, including NZ Parkour – Tauhōkai Aotearoa, reached an accord on the 4th July 2017 to establish Parkour Earth as the International Federation for Parkour/Freerunning/Art Du Déplacement. We are excited to announce that Parkour Earth has now officially launched and we want to invite other national federations to join us in protecting the […]