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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…

Boost for women in high performance sport

2019 Oct 07

An additional $2.7 million has been announced for the Government Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation on the first anniversary of the strategy’s launch. Sport and1Recreati…

Public reception for world champion Silver Ferns

2019 Aug 16

A reception will be held at Parliament later this month for the world champion Silver Ferns, and the public are invited to join in the celebrations. The Silver Ferns defeated three-time defending1…

Sir Brian Lochore – one of the All Black greats

2019 Aug 04

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today acknowledged the passing of New Zealand rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore at the age of 78 following a battle with cancer. “Sir Brian is one of1t…

Fund gives more opportunities to participate in Para sport

2019 Jun 12

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today announced a partnership with Paralympics New Zealand to distribute the $44,000 Sport and Recreation discretionary fund.   The fund will be1ta…

Construction begins on Metro Sports Facility pool

2019 Jun 07

Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel turned the sod today on the construction of a new1indo…

Late pioneering athlete recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

2019 Jun 03

Sport & Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today acknowledged the late Yvette Corlett (nee Williams) who has become a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. “This is a special1re…

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