The Mitre 10 Cup for the last six seasons has consisted of two professional divisions, each consisting of seven teams.
The Premiership, in which North Harbour participate is the top division, with the winner being crowned the champion while the lowest ranked team is relegated to the Championship.
The Championship, essentially a second division, plays for the same named title.
All teams play 10 regular season games (five home, five away), followed by the Semi-Finals and Final.
Two Semi-Finals will take place between team’s ranked 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 in the Premiership and Championship respectively.