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Rugby League World Cup 2017 Community Ambassadors named

2017 Feb 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the appointment today of one hundred volunteer Community Ambassadors for the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “The tournament is shaping up to be…

New Zealand’s Sportfunder announce partnership with Pozible

2016 Dec 24

New Zealand’s Sportfunder announce partnership with Pozible, Australia’s largest and most successful crowdfunding platform. Kiwi-based crowd funding platform Sportfunder is partnering with one of1…

New Investment Figures Announced as NZ Looks towards Tokyo

2016 Dec 15

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) today announced a $35 million core investment programme for 2017. This represents the first year of two, three and four-year funding agreements with National…

New Zealand Rugby 2016 Awards

2016 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight help mark the success of New Zealand rugby at the 2016 NZ Rugby Union Awards. “I’d like to congratulate all the nominees. It’s been a …

Sport and recreation adds nearly $5 billion to GDP

2016 Dec 12

New Zealand’s sport and recreation industries contributed $4.93 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product in 2015, up by $100 million year-on-year, according to new research from Skills Acti…

Snell to compete at World Masters Games 2017

2016 Dec 09

New Zealand’s ‘Sports Champion of the (20th) Century’, Sir Peter Snell, has confirmed today that he will be a starter at World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland. Sir Peter (77) will join an estimat…

Keeping older people active discussion paper

2016 Dec 02

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older people to stay active. “If we want New Zealanders to remain active in1th…

Young rugby player handed two-year ban

2016 Nov 10

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) acknowledges the two-year ban from all sport handed down to a young rugby player. The New Zealand Rugby Union Judicial Committee today released its decision in the1…

Valerie Adams first Pacific Sports Ambassador

2016 Oct 28

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Valerie Adams as New Zealand’s first Pacific Sports Ambassador. “The new role of Pacific Sports Ambassador will allow New Zealand to further develop1o…

Govt invests $3m in showcase for Lions Series

2016 Sep 20

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is investing $3 million via the Major Events Development Fund to showcase Kiwi1culture…

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