1.1 There are six breed groups recognised by the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. These groups are the New Zealand Toggenburg Breeders Association (Inc), Alpines New Zealand, New Zealand Saanens Club, New Zealand Nubians Sables New Zealand and NZ Nigerian Dwarf Breeders Assn. Each group has gained recognition and affiliation by duly meeting the requirements for affiliation set out in Regulation 21.
2.1 The breed groups and the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc will promote the dairy goat breeds.
3.1 Affiliation shall be subject to the payment of the annual affiliation fee.
3.2 The annual affiliation fee can be altered by Council and will be deemed to be accepted by the breed groups on payment of the changed fee.
3.3 Each affiliated breed group shall supply Council with copies of election of officers as duly elected and accepted at the club’s annual general meeting each year.
3.4 Should a breed group be wound up, it shall be obliged to do so as outlined in its rules and regulations. Council shall be notified of the dissolution within 30 days. Any funds shall be disposed of as per the rules and regulations of the club. Trophies shall be returned to the donors or their descendants.
3.5 Any breed group can disassociate itself from the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association as a vote of consensus within its membership. By doing so, any club shows that the club may hold subsequent to the disassociation shall be deemed to be not recognised by the Association. Council shall be notified of the decision within 30 days.
3.6 The breed groups shall supply Council with any amendments and/or changes to the club’s rules and regulations.
3.7 Council shall supply each breed group with a copy of the rules and regulations, financial report and minutes of annual general meeting each year.
3.8 Council shall invite remits from breed groups by notice in the Dairy Goat News.
3.9 Council shall afford each breed group two free club articles/notices/advertisements per annum in the Dairy Goat News.
3.11 Council shall refer all matter of policy pertaining to a particular breed to the appropriate breed group
3.12 Council reserves the right to remonstrate, take any disciplinary action deemed appropriate and/or disaffiliate any breed group or member of that breed group where it is considered that the actions of the club or member bring disrepute upon or to prove injurious to the club and the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc and membership as a whole.
3.13 The breed group shall uphold the objectives of both its own constitution and that of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association.
3.14 Council shall forward copies of any changes to the rules pertaining to dairy goats of the Royal Agricultural Society to each breed group.
4. INTERPRETATION OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND GENERAL
4.1 In the event of any question arising as to the administration, operation or interpretation of the policies and procedures, the NZDGBA Council shall consider the matter and its decision shall be final.