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North Island Masters Track & Field

The North Island Masters Track & Field Championships are held every year in late November. They were first held in 1986, five years after the South Island equivalent was founded and eleven years after the first New Zealand Masters Track and Field Championships. Hosting rotates between the seven centres of the North Island.

Unlike the winter harrier events, Athletics New Zealand championships do not provide for masters. The first Athletics New Zealand North Island Track & Field Championships were held in Palmerston North in 2014. Masters were welcome to enter but had to compete in the senior grades, in practical terms limiting masters to the youngest and more talented athletes.

The North Island Masters Track & Field Championships are open to entry for all members with no qualifying performance thresholds.

With the North Island Champs taking place relatively early in the track season, the level of competition is relatively relaxed in comparison to Nationals. As with all masters championships, there is a high level of camaraderie.

From 2014, a standard programme was trialled and may be permanently adopted. The 3000m has been moved from being the last event to being one of the first. To accommodate the change, the 5000m has moved to Sunday morning and the 10km Road Run removed. The 10km Road Walk was dropped in 2015, temporarily replaced with a 10000mW and in 2016 a 5000m Track Walk was held for the first time in six years.

Those championships known to have taken place on grass tracks are marked [G].

Standard Championship Events

60m 100m 200m 400m
Middle & Distance
800m 1500m 3000m 5000m 10km Road
Short Hurdles Long Hurdles Steeples


3000m Track Walk 5000m Track Walk 10000m Track Walk 10km Road Walk


Long High Triple Pole Vault
Shot Put Javelin Discus Hammer Weight
Combined Events
Pentathlon Throws Pentathlon


Year Host Centre Location Photos
2021 Hawke's Bay / Gisborne tbc  
2020 Auckland tbc  
2019 Waikato / Bay of Plenty tbc  
2018 Wellington tbc  
2017 Taranaki Inglewood  
2016 Manawatu / Wanganui Palmerston North  
2015 Auckland Auckland  
2014 Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Hastings D1 D2 D3
2013 Northland Whangarei D1 D2 D3
2012 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Hamilton  
2011 Wellington Wellington  
2010 Taranaki Inglewood  
2009 Manawatu / Wanganui Palmerston North  
2008 Auckland Auckland  
2007 Taranaki Inglewood  
2006 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Whakatane [G]  
2005 Wellington Wellington  
2004 Northland Whangarei [G]  
2003 Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Hastings  
2002 Manawatu / Wanganui Palmerston North  
2001 Auckland Pakuranga [G]  
2000 Taranaki Inglewood  
1999 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Tauranga  
1998 Auckland Papakura  
1997 Northland Whangarei  
Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Gisborne  
1994 Auckland Pakuranga  
1993 Manawatu / Wanganui Feilding  
1992 Manawatu / Wanganui Wanganui  
1991 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Tauranga  
1990 Taranaki New Plymouth  
1989 Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Napier  
1988 Northland Whangarei  
1987 Wellington Masterton  
1986 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Hamilton  
These lists will be expanded if we can gather results for missing years.

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Last Updated 15 December 2017