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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



New Zealand Basketball Association

Women's Basketball is controlled by the Council of the New Zealand Basketball Association, which meets once a year, and a New Zealand Executive, of six members, which meets more frequently. Local basketball fixtures are organised by the district associations, or sub-associations, to which local teams are affiliated. In the 1963 season there were 35 district associations (including 73 affiliated sub-associations), and 3,570 teams–or 24,990 girls playing basketball regularly.

In 1935 a new body, the New Zealand Basketball Referees' Association, took over the functions of the Rules Committee of the New Zealand Basketball Association. The N.Z.B.R.A. also has a special Board of Examiners for referees.