Since the 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch hasn't had a home for athletics.
The Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub is still in development with the track getting laid this week. The complex is due to finish in time for next summers meet.
World Champion shot putter Tom Walsh announced the event on Friday after taking out the Big Shot Competition in Christchurch. He said that it the national event will be hosted in Christchurch in 2019 and 2020
"Its great, it has been a long time coming, but it is great that we are going to get a track, not only for the runners but also for the throwers and it is going to be great facilities at Nga Puna Wai," Tom Walsh said.