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FIFA U-20 World Cup brings strong returns

2016 May 19

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today welcomed a report which highlights the positive economic impact of New Zealand hosting the FIFA U-20…

Budget 2016: $20m for high performance sport & anti-doping

2016 May 13

An extra $20 million will be invested over four years to maintain momentum in high performance sport and boost Drug Free Sport NZ, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “We have a1wor…

PM’s Sport Scholarship recipients announced

2016 Apr 21

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships provide financial1…

Play.sport helps Kiwi kids get more active

2016 Mar 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched Sport New Zealand’s Play.sport initiative. Silver Fern, Casey Kopua, and Hurricane and Maori All Black, Otere Black also took part in1to…

Celebrating New Zealand cricket

2016 Feb 25

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight mark the success of New Zealand cricket at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards. “I’d like to congratulate all the nominees. It’s been a…

Snapshot of Auckland’s sport and recreation

2016 Feb 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says reports released today provide a useful snapshot of Auckland’s sport and recreation sector. “Auckland is the largest and fasting growing part of…

A new season of Cricket Smart gets underway

2016 Feb 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a new season of Cricket Smart at Auckland’s Redoubt North Primary School. “Cricket Smart is a range of curriculum-based learning1a…

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports media

2015 Dec 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers at the annual Sir Terry McLean Sports Journalism Awards in1Auckland. …

Cambridge hosts track cycling world cup event

2015 Dec 04

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says Cambridge is all set for today’s start of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Avantidrome. “Around 300 top track cyclists from around the1wor…

New Zealand Netball 2015 Awards

2015 Nov 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman marked the success of New Zealand Netball at the inaugural New Zealand Netball Awards last night. “Netball is the largest team sport for women in New1Z…

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