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Government remains committed to Women’s Cricket World Cup

2020 Aug 08

The Government has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which the ICC has delayed from 2021 to 2022. “This is obviously a disappointing de…

New high performance sports hub for Upper Hutt

2020 Aug 06

The Government is providing up to $30 million to help fund the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport in Upper Hutt - an investment that will create 244 jobs. “The sports hub is designed to be a1worl…

Government provides $2.2m to heritage buildings for quake strengthening

2020 Aug 05

Building owners around New Zealand have benefited from the latest round of Heritage EQUIP funding with grants totalling $2,230,166. “The Heritage EQUIP grants for seismic strengthening assist pr…

New role to champion reading for children

2020 Aug 05

A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal1A…

$10m sport recovery fund open for applications

2020 Aug 03

The second round of the Community Resilience Fund is now open for applications for sport and recreation organisations experiencing financial hardship between 1 July and 30 September 2020. “The f…

Sacred Heart Cathedral to be restored and strengthened

2020 Jul 24

Almost 300 construction jobs will be created with work getting underway on the restoration and strengthening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington. Grant Robertson says1…

Fund helps Kiwi Kids with disabilities into sport

2020 Jul 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has awarded grants to 59 individuals and organisations to increase the participation of young people in Para sport.  The focus of the Minister’s1$4…

$80 million for sport recovery at all levels

2020 Jul 07

Grant Robertson has today announced the first major release of funding from the $265 million Sport Recovery Package announced at Budget 2020.  “Today we’re setting out how $80 million will1b…

Screen Sector recovery package protects jobs, boosts investment

2020 Jul 01

Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced today by Associate Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage1Carme…

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…

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