Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is affiliated to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the National Paralympic Committee, and is recognised by Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) as the National Sports Organisation for disabled athletes. PNZ was formerly known as New Zealand Paraplegic & Physically Disabled Federation and Parafed New Zealand.
Paralympics New Zealand supports and encourages opportunities for disabled people to participate in sports, from regional, national and international levels. Sports are offered through a network of Regional Parafed Associations, National disabled & able-bodied Sports Organisations, clubs, coaches and individuals.
Paralympics New Zealand provides athletes and coaches access to international competitions, such as the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and World Para Sport Championships.
Excellence & Equity through Sport
LEAD | Prepare, select and lead teams to Paralympic Games
EXCEL | Ensure development of programmes, systems and events to support Para-Athletes to win medals
CHAMPION | Acknowledge and celebrate disabled New Zealanders
ADVOCATE | Promote equity through sport
Paralympics New Zealand Strategic Plan "Towards 2020"
Paralympics New Zealand Constitution