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Grant Robertson Cheers on Special Olympics Athletes

2017 Nov 27

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson is congratulating the more than 1,250 athletes from across New Zealand who are participating in the four-yearly Special Olympics New Zealand National Summ…

Recognising New Zealand children’s right to play

2017 Nov 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson welcomes today’s release of a new set of principles from Sport NZ that recognise and protect the right of young New Zealanders to play. The release1coi…

All Whites wished all the best as they embark on final steps to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

2017 Nov 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson is wishing the All Whites success as they embark on the final legs of their FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign against Peru at Wellington’s Westpac1Stad…

$44,000 to help support school teens play sport

2017 Sep 14

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable high school students around the country to play sport. “Participating in sport is a key part of a Kiwi1upbring…

$500,000 to support Winter Olympian hopefuls

2017 Aug 25

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced $500,000 to enhance Snow Sports New Zealand’s high performance training facilities. “With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games jus…

Top winter sports competition opens in NZ

2017 Aug 25

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome the fifth Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand, which officially opens tonight at Coronet1Peak.…

$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

2017 Aug 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Scholarships provide financial1assista…

World Masters Games brings in $63 million

2017 Aug 08

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome new data that shows that the World Masters Games was a major success. “New Zealand is gaining a…

100 days to Rugby League World Cup 2017

2017 Jul 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the next major event on New Zealand’s sporting calendar is the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “Today marks 100 days to go until the kick off the …

Ministers applaud successful Lions Series

2017 Jul 09

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have applauded the successful DHL New Zealand Lions1Ser…

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