The New Zealand Amateur Athletics Association published the first issue of NZ Athletic News in 1984. Both the magazine and the organisation have undergone many changes since that time. In 1989 the NZAAA was renamed Athletics New Zealand and therefore the magazine’s name was changed to Athletics NZ News.
Recognising the need to improve communication to members, the magazine underwent a major revamp in 2002 which resulted in a professionally produced magazine with colour pages being distributed free to members via their clubs. Subsequently the magazine was renamed Athletics in Action in 2006, and further improvements to the quality and layout were made. (Pdf versions of Athletics in Action can be found below.)
In a further move to improve communication Athletics New Zealand is now distributing Athletics in Action to members with email electronically. This change in approach has been made possible by the new Athletics New Zealand database which will increasingly allow the organisation to better communicate to members and service their interests. Athletics in Action 159 July is the first issue to be distributed in this way. All articles relating to this issue (and subsequent issues) can also be found on our website in the news section.
“This edition of Athletics in Action signals the start of a communications approach designed to disseminate information as far and wide as possible. We believe you will find the new format of Athletics in Action even more exciting than the previous hard copy version. While we make concessions on shelf-life we now know that we can reach far more of the New Zealand athletics family directly – indeed, this may be the first time you have had direct communication from Athletics New Zealand! We would welcome your feedback.” Scott Newman CEO Athletics New Zealand
All magazine related inquiries should in the first instance be directed to the editor.
Editor: Gary Nesbit
Ph 04 461 6635 Fax 04 461 6636
Mobile 021 837021
Back Issues - Paper version of the magazine
Issue 158 (1.8mb pdf) March 2007
Issue 157 (1.8mb pdf) December 2006
Issue 156 (1mb pdf) October November 2006
Issue 155 (1mb pdf) August 2006
All material published in "Athletics in Action" is subject to all forms of copyright. Contents of this magazine cannot be reproduced in anyway shape or form without the permission of Athletics New Zealand.