About the NZPFThe New Zealand Parachute Federation is the national body that promotes and facilitates sports and competition skydiving in NZ.
NZPF is affiliated with Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
Our goal is to promote skydiving as a sport. We also seek to encourage safe skydiving events and competitions to encourage and facilitate skills progression in NZ skydiving. The NZPF is a not-for-profit organisation that represents the interests of all sports skydivers in NZ.
Establish a sustainable future for NZ sports skydiving.
Support events and competitions that promote sports skydiving or furthers the interests of NZ skydivers.
Collaborate with DZ operators to safeguard and improve opportunities and facilities for NZ skydivers.
Support our National Skydiving Team to represent NZ at skydiving competitions on an international level.
Raise awareness about learning to skydive in NZ to grow our community of skydivers.
Promote an inclusive skydiving culture in NZ.
Who Are the NZPF?
The NZPF was established as an incorporated society of its members in 1959. Each year we have approximately 600 skydivers on our membership list. Every 2 years an executive committee is voted in by members to run the NZPF. The executive committee has four elected members:
- Committee members
The committee meets once a month to discuss how to progress NZPF projects.
Our Executive Committee
Meet the current NZPF Executive Committee:
I have been a skydiver for almost 20 years. I learned on the static line back home in Ireland. I love to travel and I came to NZ about a decade ago and have been in the stunning South Island ever since, I’ve always been passionate about skydiving as a sport and I’m stoked to be involved with the NZPF. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the sport that has given me so much. I used to be a lawyer and now I run my own business in Nelson/Tasman so I have lots of commercial skills and experience to contribute to my role as President.
My skydiving world started back in 2011. I’m proud to call skydiving my profession and have been working overseas as an Instructor AFF, Coaching, and Tandems. I’m now based in Taupo working out of TTS under FunJump NZ focussing on the support and growth of the kiwi sports scene. It’s great to be a part of the NZPF being able to contribute to the development of our amazing sport in the interest of our community.”
Paree Del La Varis
I started jumping back in 1983, when static line training and round parachutes were the only option.
At that time the NZPF was our sole governing body.
Our sport has evolved so much since then.
I find it very exciting watching each new generation of skydiver coming through, and now seeing the support and encouragement they receive from all sides of our skydiving arena.
I am very happy to offer whatever help and support I can to the stalwarts of this executive team in their mission to promote, encourage and facilitate progression in our wonderful sport.
I was a late bloomer to the sport starting in 2019. I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing mentors in this sport that have helped me progress over the last few years. When I’m not enjoying the skydiving scene you can catch me on the softball diamond or out with the dogs. I have a bachelor in Sport and Recreation majoring in Sport Management complimented by additional business papers. I spent a few years working with high performance sport before starting my career in the military.
I am super passionate about sports, progression and eager to contribute to the amazing community we have within New Zealand skydiving.
Join the NZPF
For only $75 per year, your NZPF membership provides:
Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.
You can become a member of the NZPF in one of two ways:
- When you pay your annual affiliation fees to the NZPIA you get automatic membership of the NZPF (unless you choose to opt out).
- You can join the NZPF directly by completing this application form and paying $75 to our bank account.
Volunteer for NZPF
NZPF is always looking for help from volunteers to help with NZPF projects. Whatever your skills are don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would be happy to volunteer for NZPF either at our events or behind the scenes.
The NZPF has also created the following roles to help progress NZPF Projects:
- NZPF Sport Development Officer (Sue Walsh)
- NZ Records Officer (Henry Morgan)
- Social Media Coordinator (Ryan Brawley)
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