Our transition to a new integrity commission

This article is from the archives. Drug Free Sport New Zealand has now transitioned into the Sport Integrity Commission Te Kahu Raunui.

What NZ athletes need to know

The way integrity is protected in our sporting community is changing – and Drug Free Sport New Zealand is an integral part of that.  

From 1 July 2024, we’ll become part of a new, independent commission tasked with safeguarding the integrity of sport and recreation in New Zealand. 

But what does this mean for you, the athletes? And what does it mean for anti-doping? Let's break it down. 
Anti-doping: business as usual 

For anti-doping, it’s business as usual.

While the wider integrity landscape may be changing, New Zealand’s anti-doping programme stays the same. You’ll be working with the same people and – more importantly – will be protected by the same gold-standard anti-doping programme as always.  

New entity; new look 

From 1 July 2024, anti-doping becomes the responsibility of the new Commission – and we’re excited for what that means! You’ll see new branding, new social media accounts and a new website that will offer all the anti-doping information, services and resources you already use. And don’t worry, the links you currently have saved will continue to bring you to the information you need. 

Interested in the process

This isn’t the first time an anti-doping organisation has been through this type of change. Our friends from across the ditch made the transition in 2020 from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to Sport Integrity Australia (SIA). Later this month, they’ll be sharing the story of their own integrity journey on our blog. 

We’ll keep you updated 

Remember: nothing changes until 1 July – and we’ll keep you updated throughout the transition.