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About BIANZ


Who are the Bicycle Industry Association of New Zealand?

 is a non-profit trade association of specialty bicycle retailers, with supporting membership from wholesalers.  BIANZ is a specialist trade section operated under the umbrella of the New Zealand Retailers Association.  The BIANZ Executive is composed entirely of elected active cycle retailers and wholesalers who give their time for the quarterly meetings, at which all executive decisions are taken, on a voluntary basis.   Where a particular area of expertise is needed, appropriate persons are asked to report to the Board, on a one-off or continued  basis, according to the nature of the project.

is involved in the raising of retail and technical standards in the cycle trade, with a key role in the training of individuals in the industry, as well as exerting an important influence over the setting of the standards.

 represents the interests of approximately 175 members in New Zealand.  Our objective is to provide a national organisation for retailers, manufacturers, importers and distributors in order to develop the retail cycle industry in New Zealand.

What is BIANZ doing?
  • Proactively promotes and protects the interests of its members.
  • Represents members’ interest to both local and central Government
  • Industry representations to the Commerce Commission, Safety Standards Committee, ACC and Land Transport Safety Authority, among others.
  • Promotes Bike Wise Week nationally.
  • Informative Bi-Monthly Newsletters to members and other interested cycling parties sent either electronically or by mail.
  • Representation on various cycling committees and with other kindred bodies.
  • Keeping abreast with updates of the Standards
 Executive for 2013
 Chairperson  Nigel Welch
 Avanti Plus On Yer Bike, Paraparaumu
onyerbike@clear.net.nz
 Executive  Chris Auld  Cyco, Auckland   
cyco@xtra.co.nz
   
  Graham Early Marleen Wholesalers Ltd, Christchurch   
graham@marleen.co.n
  Andrew Ellis Bike Barn, Auckland    
andrew@bikebarn.co.nz

Stephen Strawbridge  Adventure Education, Tauranga  
stephen@bigfishgroup.co.nz
 Executive Director Russell Sinclair New Zealand Retailers Association, Auckland
rsinclair@retail.org.nz
Trade Group Executive Kathleen Maunsell
New Zealand Retailers Association, Auckland
bianz@retail.org.nz
09 845 3550

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