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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…

Upgrades for sporting facilities ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup

2022 Sep 23

Beehive media release. Communities across the country will benefit from newly upgraded sporting facilities as a result of New Zealand co-hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. The Government…

Healthy Active Learning now in 40 percent of schools across New Zealand

2022 Sep 22

Beehive media release. A total of 800 schools and kura nationwide are now benefitting from a physical activity and nutrition initiative aimed at improving the wellbeing of children and young1peopl…

Building resilience in sports affected by COVID

2022 Jul 08

Beehive media release. National sport and recreation organisations are being supported to help recover and operate successfully after the impact of COVID-19. The $30 million funding announced to…

New standalone integrity entity for sport

2022 Jun 14

Beehive media release. An independent body to strengthen and protect the integrity of the sport and recreation system is to be established. “There have been a number of reports over the years1…

Top honours for New Zealand’s sportspeople

2022 Jun 06

Beehive media release. Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated netball coach Ruth Aitken on being made a Dame on the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours1Lis…

More opportunities in sport for disabled young people

2022 Mar 29

Beehive media release. Sixteen national and regional organisations have been awarded funding to increase opportunities for young people with disabilities in sport and recreation. “The1Disabili…

Government congratulates NZ Paralympic Team

2022 Mar 17

Beehive media release. The Government has congratulated the New Zealand Paralympic Team following their most successful Paralympic Winter Games for New Zealand in twenty years. “Aotearoa New1Z…

Government sends best wishes to NZ Winter Paralympians

2022 Mar 04

Beehive media release. On behalf of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Government wishes the New Zealand Paralympian team all the best for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games,1M…

Further financial support for sport and recreation organisations

2022 Feb 28

Beehive media release. The Government is providing more support for sport and recreation organisations in the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions financially affected by the extended COVID1ale…

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