Executive Board

The administration of the business of Karate New Zealand shall be vested in a National Executive Board of Management to be called the Executive Board. The Executive Board of Karate New Zealand works to ensure the best interests of all our members.

The full description of the Executive Board, including duties and powers are available in our Constitution. They are further extended in our Bylaws.

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Council Members

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    Board Member

    Grant Holland

    KNZ Referees Council Member
    WKF Kumite Referee A & OKF - Kata Judge A
  • Image of Christopher Bennett

    Christopher Bennett

    Board member since 2013 and been on the Coaching Council as well as a successful competitor.
  • Image of George Glausiuss

    George Glausiuss

    Treasurer for Karate New Zealand
    KNZ Referees Council Member
    Chairperson for CW Region
  • Image of Kevin Plaisted
    Board Member

    Kevin Plaisted

    Kevin has worked within Karate NZ for many years and a member of the Referees Council of Karate NZ.
  • Image of Phil Laing
    Board Member

    Phil Laing

    Phil has been with Karate New Zealand since the 1980s and been on the National Coaching team.
  • Image of Rebecca Merrifield
    Board Member

    Rebecca Merrifield

    Represented NZ as a competitor and a Member for Canterbury Westland and Coaches councils