The National Hockey Stadium in Wellington has been announced as the host venue for the 2017 National Hockey League.
Northland Hockey have hosted the country's premier domestic tournament, alongside the National Senior Tournament for the past two years.
Wellington Hockey chief executive Trafford Wilson said it will be great to have the tournament on home soil.
"Wellington Hockey is excited about the opportunity to host the Ford National Hockey League which will showcase the best hockey talent in the country," he said.
"Over the past two years, Northland Hockey has done a superb job in delivering a first class tournament and we look forward to building on this success."
The exact dates of the 2017 tournament will be confirmed in the coming months.