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Black Caps do us proud at World Cup

2021 Nov 15

Beehive media release. Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Black Caps on an inspirational performance at the Twenty20 World Cup. “On the back of the World1Te…

Healthy Active Learning initiative to expand to 800 schools and kura

2021 Nov 02

Beehive media release. A successful physical activity and nutrition initiative for schools is being doubled in size. Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative between Sport NZ and the1Mi…

Government congratulates NZ Paralympic team

2021 Sep 06

Beehive media release. The Government has congratulated New Zealand’s Paralympic Team following an outstanding showing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. “Our New Zealand Paralympian athletes1ha…

NZ Olympic team congratulated on historic campaign

2021 Aug 08

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has congratulated New Zealand’s Olympic Team on making history at the Tokyo Olympic Games. “New Zealand athletes have1mad…

Govt congratulates Lisa Carrington on becoming NZ’s most decorated Olympian

2021 Aug 05

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has today congratulated New Zealand Olympic kayaker Lisa Carrington on her exceptional performance at the Tokyo Olympics which1…

Govt support for upgrade of Eden Park players facilities

2021 Jul 27

Beehive media release. Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade the players facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World Cup1events. Ed…

Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ

2021 Jul 27

Beehive media release. Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New1Zea…

Drug Free Sport supported to deal with new doping challenges

2021 Jun 21

Beehive media release. Drug Free Sport New Zealand will receive a funding boost to respond to some of the emerging doping challenges across international sport. The additional $4.3 million over1…

Farewelling sports administrator and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar

2021 Jun 14

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today expressed his sorrow at the passing of Sir Eion Edgar – a leading sports administrator and celebrated philanthropist1wh…

$5.7 million investment to support disabled people in sport and recreation

2021 Apr 27

Beehive Media Release Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has today announced how $5.7 million will be allocated to create better quality experiences for disabled tamariki and1rangatahi.…

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