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New Zealand SportsTurf Institute


Affiliate Member

The NZ Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI) is New Zealand’s leading sports turf consultancy group.  The Institute is an independent, industry-funded advisory service.  Founded in 1949, it is the centre for sports turf consultancy, research and training in New Zealand.

The Institute has 5 regional offices in New Zealand (including the National Turf Training Centre) in addition to offices in Malaysia and Australia.  NZSTI employs 25 staff, including 10 professionally-trained advisors with a wide range of experience and specialities.

NZSTI services for natural and synthetic surfaces include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Design, preparation of working drawings and specifications
  • Project tendering and reporting
  • Project supervision and management
  • Laboratory, analytical and diagnostic services
  • Maintenance consultancy
  • Accredited performance testing and sportsfield quality and safety auditing
  • Training in grounds maintenance
  • Educational publications including the NZ Turf Management Journal

Contact Details:

Head Office
Lindsay Robertson
New Zealand SportsTurf Institute
PO Box 347
Palmerston North Central
Palmerston North 4440
New Zealand


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