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Webb Ellis Cup travels to Samoa

2012 Jul 20

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks Coach Sir Graham Henry and All Black Victor Vito will take the Webb Ellis Cup to Samoa for Friendship Week1…

Awards recognise 800,000 sport volunteers

2012 Jun 18

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and MORE FM are encouraging Kiwi’s to say thanks to the 800,000 volunteers who help make sport possible in this country. Each year volunteers give 50 million hours1o…

2012 Hillary Expedition Grants Available for Kiwi Adventurers

2012 Jun 08

Kiwi adventurers are being given the chance to turn their dreams into reality by applying for Sport New Zealand’s Hillary Expedition grants. Applications are now open for the grants, which total1…

Appeal Millions to Boost Christchurch Sport Recovery

2012 May 12

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced details of $2 million in sports grants to help a range of sports that have large community participation, to recover from the1earthquakes. …

CEO pays tribute to Jock Hobbs

2012 Mar 14

Sport New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin has paid tribute to the late Jock Hobbs, saying his contribution to our national sport, and to New Zealand, will never be forgotten. Hobbs passed1…

Tribute to one of New Zealand's greatest sporting leaders

2012 Mar 13

Minister for Sport and Recreation Murray McCully has paid tribute to rugby legend Jock Hobbs following the news of his passing after a long battle with leukaemia. "Jock Hobbs was one of1nature'…

SPARC changes to Sport New Zealand

2012 Feb 02

As of 1st February, Sport and Recreation New Zealand, the government agency responsible for sport and recreation policy and funding, is changing its trading name from SPARC to Sport New Zealand (Spo…

Opening of National Training Centre for high performance athletes

2011 Oct 21

Sport and Recreation Minister, Murray McCully, says New Zealanders can look forward to seeing more kiwi winners on the world stage with the National Training Centre for high performance athletes1ope…

New SPARC board members appointed

2011 Oct 06

Murray Gutry and Joanna Perry MNZM have been appointed to the Board of Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC). Board member Rob Fisher has been re-appointed for a further two years.1(V…

Fanzone extension approved

2011 Sep 16

Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully has granted urgent approval under the RWC Empowering Act 2010 to the extension of the Queens Wharf fanzone, festival and showcase event. The Minister’s…

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