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Christchurch well placed for Cricket World Cup

2015 Jan 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today inspected Hagley Oval and met with tournament organisers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. “Hagley Oval has undergone a huge1transforma…

Minister welcomes new anti-doping rules

2014 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new sports anti-doping rules designed to be tougher on real cheats which come into effect in the new year. “New Zealand is committed to1th…

Minister congratulates Rugby Awards winners

2014 Dec 12

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to New Zealand’s top rugby players and administrators at the annual New Zealand Rugby Union awards. “It has been another1…

Supporting NZ’s high performance athletes

2014 Dec 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes High Performance Sport New Zealand’s investment in national sport organisations for the next financial year. “The investment decisions1a…

Match-fixing Bill passes third reading

2014 Dec 04

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the passing of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill in Parliament today. “Match-fixing is a growing problem internationally and it is1…

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports volunteers

2014 Dec 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating International Volunteer Day on Friday. “Every year 750,0001K…

Minister congratulates sports media winners

2014 Nov 21

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to the country’s top sports journalists, broadcasters and photographers at the annual Sir Terry McLean National Sports1Journa…

Project Energize delivers results for kids

2014 Nov 07

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today saw physical activity and nutrition programme Project Energize in action at Manaia View School in Northland. “New Zealand has a growing1obesi…

100 days to go until the ICC Cricket World Cup

2014 Nov 06

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked one hundred days to go until the first match of the Cricket World Cup in Auckland today. “It was great to team up with cricketing legend…

Cancer Society joins up with Cricket World Cup

2014 Oct 28

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the ICC Cricket World Cup’s decision to appoint the Cancer Society as its official NZ charity partner. “It is great to see the Cancer1So…

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