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Major Events Fund invests in 2017 World Junior Squash Champs

2016 Jul 20

The Government is investing $110,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the World Junior Squash Championships to be held in Tauranga from 19 - 28 July 2017. Under 19 squash stars from more t…

Major Events Fund invests in Rugby League World Cup 2017

2016 Jul 19

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced up to $1.35 million will be invested, through the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF), to…

Plan takes fresh look at getting Kiwi kids active

2016 Jul 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of an action plan which aims to get young people to get active and stay active. “Participation in sport leads to a more active,1he…

Acknowledging our sports volunteers

2016 Jun 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating National Volunteer Week (which runs from 19 June to 25 June 2016).…

Interactive tool to help get Kiwis more active

2016 Jun 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Sport NZ’s new online tool which will help communities and the sector to better understand local needs and allow the sector to plan for future…

Sharapova’s two-year ban sends clear message

2016 Jun 09

Intentionally omitting information on doping control forms could end in a ban from all sport as demonstrated by the two-year ban handed down to former tennis number one Maria Sharapova. Drug Free1Spor…

New Zealand Lion Series 2017 - One year to go

2016 Jun 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says rugby fans have plenty to look forward to a year out from the New Zealand Lions Series 2017. “The NZ Lions Series is an iconic event, attracting o…

2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship investment announced

2016 Jun 02

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced that the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) will invest $900,000 to support the Royal1We…

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…

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