Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) selects and supports Para athletes and teams to attend international competitions. The pinnacle of these international competitions are the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

In addition, PNZ leads High Performance Training programmes and campaigns in the sports of Para cycling and Shooting Para sport.

The information on this page applies mostly to Para athletes involved in Para sport High Performance programmes.

Paralympian Lisa Adams, arms aloft, holding NZ flag at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

HPSNZ Documents

There are a number of guidelines which High Performance Para athletes should be familiar with including Paralympics New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand High Performance Plans, funding policies, and support guidelines.

HPSNZ Strategic Plan 2024 (PDF)

HPSNZ Prime Minister’s Scholarship Programme – Athlete Guidelines (PDF)

Para Cycling Road and Track Selection Criteria

PNZ Para Cycling 2024 UCI Track World Championships Selection Criteria (PDF)

Shooting Para Sport Selection Criteria

PNZ High Performance

PNZ General Selection Regulations (PDF)

PNZ High Performance Para Athlete Agreement 2023-2024 (PDF)

Para sport talent ID camps

Find out about talent identification and how you can be considered for talent ID camps.


The ultimate goal for Para athletes is to represent their country at a Paralympic Games. A Para athlete is an athlete that has a disability or impairment that makes them eligible to compete in Para sport. The Pathway section of this site will guide you through what it takes for you to become a Paralympian.

Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Qualification, Nomination and Selection

The IPC have released the Qualification Regulations for Paris 2024. These regulations outline the qualification pathway to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The process for nomination and selection for the NZ Paralympic Team is set out in the PNZ Nomination and Selection Regulations.

More about Paris 2024

Find out more about Paris 2024 including which Para sports will be contested, and the schedule.