History Overview

Netball Central Zone (the Zone) was established in October 2012 as part of the review of the structure of netball in New Zealand replacing the Wellington, Eastern and Western Regions.

The Zone oversees the promotion, development and growth of netball in the Zone by working actively with our centres in our zone to promote and encourage participation in netball.  Alongside Netball New Zealand’s, the zone facilitates the roll out of the Whole of Netball plan, which provides direction for the sport over the next 5 years.  The Zone encompasses Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Whanganui, Taranaki and the Wellington region.  Through this network netball is promoted as an amateur game that provides enjoyment and easy access to lifelong recreational activity.

Netball Central Zone Logo

The Zone logo reflects a Koru with the fronds representing the Pulse and the geographical regions which make up the Zone.  With the introduction of the zone structures in New Zealand the Koru and its representation of bringing new life forward was seen as an important symbol to unite the previous regions. The Koru:

  • represents the fern frond as it opens bringing new life and purity to the world
  • represents peace, tranquility and spirituality along with a sense of regrowth and new beginnings
  • is associated with nurturing and represents the strength and relationships within a family
  • is facing upwards towards the sun looking forward to a new day and beginning for all

For us the Koru represents collaboration, working together and new growth.