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Ministers' Releases

New standalone integrity entity for sport formally established

2023 Aug 16

Beehive media release. (Beehive) Legislation establishing an independent body to strengthen and protect the integrity of the sport and recreation system has passed its final reading in Parliament1…

Women and Girls in Sport Strategy showing results with improved media coverage

2023 Jul 28

Beehive media release. 2022 was another year of positive change in visibility of women in sport with a further jump in the coverage of female athletes and teams in news media. Sport NZ has1publi…

Historic win for Football Ferns kicks off World Cup

2023 Jul 21

Beehive media release. Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Football Ferns on an inspirational performance at last night’s opening match of the FIFA Women’s1W…

Govt wishes Special Olympics team well

2023 Jun 07

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Disability Issues Minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan have wished the 39-strong New Zealand Special Olympics squad heading to1B…

Sports stars and administrators honoured

2023 Jun 05

Beehive media release. The King’s Birthday and Coronation Honours List 2023 includes sporting stars and administrators who reflect the best of New Zealand’s sporting community. Sir Wayne1Smi…

Government on board with Winter Games

2023 May 06

Beehive media release. The future of the Winter Games events in New Zealand over the next five years has been secured with new Government investment. The Government is backing the competition1th…

NZ signals interest in hosting 2034 Commonwealth Games

2023 Apr 19

Beehive media release. The Government is welcoming interest by the New Zealand Olympic Committee in hosting the 2034 Commonwealth Games. “New Zealand has a proud record of hosting world-class1…

100 days until the FIFA Women’s World Cup

2023 Apr 11

Beehive media release. The largest women’s sporting event in the world is now only 100 days from hitting New Zealand shores. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is being co-hosted by New Zealand…

Sports stars and administers honoured

2022 Dec 31

Beehive media release. The New Year Honours List includes an array of sporting stars and grassroots administrators who reflect the best of Aotearoa’s sporting and recreation community. The1app…

Black Ferns to be celebrated at Parliament

2022 Nov 21

Beehive media release. A public event and celebration will be held on Parliament’s lawn on December 13 to celebrate our Rugby World Cup winning Black Ferns. “The Black Ferns’ triumph at Ed…

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