24 June 2024

The 2024 New Zealand Rugby League Annual General Meeting took place at the NZRL Head Office on Saturday 22 June, with several changes to the Board taking place for the coming year.

At this AGM Howie Tamati stood down as President after 11 years of service and Tawera Nikau was appointed to replace him.

Hugh Martyn advised that he will be standing down as NZRL Chairman but will be staying on as a Director for the year as the final year of his term, to enable a smooth transition to the next Chair.

At the Board meeting following the AGM Justin Leydesdorff was appointed Chair and Honey Hireme-Smiler Deputy Chair for the coming year.

Robyn Morete was elected to the Board to replace Natasha Tere who stepped down from her role as Director which she filled for the past four years.

New Zealand Rugby League would like to thank Howie Tamati and Natasha Tere for their invaluable service to the Board, and wishes congratulations Tawera Nikau, Justin Leydesdorff, Honey Hireme-Smiler, and Robyn Morete as they step into their new roles.