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NZ wins bid to co-host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

2020 Jun 26

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford are welcoming the success of the trans-Tasman AsOne bid in securing co-hosting of the 2023 FIFA Women’s…

Sport Recovery Package announced

2020 May 17

The Sport and Recreation sector will receive a multi-million dollar boost as part of the COVID-19 response funded at Budget 2020.  Grant Robertson says the Sport and Recreation Sector contribute…

Professional sports to resume at Alert Level 2

2020 May 07

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says professional sports will be able to resume domestically under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 with the necessary public health measures in place. “Movin…

Level 3 rules for hunting confirmed

2020 Apr 23

Hunters will be able to hunt on private land with special restrictions when New Zealand moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, but not on public conservation land, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robe…

Decisions made on urgent turf maintenance

2020 Apr 09

The Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has announced that urgent maintenance of turf and care for plants in non-plantation nurseries will soon be able to go ahead under Level 41restrictio…

Funding certainty for sports through COVID-19

2020 Apr 03

National sports organisations have been given certainty of funding to ensure they can remain viable through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced today. …

New Year honours for top sportspeople

2019 Dec 31

Twenty-one of New Zealand’s top sportspeople, coaches and leaders in the sporting community have been recognised in the New Year 2020 Honours List. The Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has been…

New Zealand remembers Sir Peter Snell

2019 Dec 14

New Zealand is today remembering one of our true sporting heroes, triple Olympic gold medal winner Sir Peter Snell. “He was a legend, here and around the world,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern1…

Australia and NZ confirm bid for FIFA Women’s World Cup

2019 Dec 13

The Australian and New Zealand Governments today launch an historic joint bid to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. Australian Minister for Youth and…

Major boost to support disabled people in sport and recreation

2019 Oct 11

The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport. The initiative includes1t…

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