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International sport back up and running in New Zealand

2020 Sep 25

Minister Robertson media release The Government is welcoming today’s announcement that the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams will tour New Zealand this summer.  “A lot of hard work1ha…

New Zealand to host Bledisloe Cup in October and ready to attract other international sporting events

2020 Sep 11

The Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says while it is disappointing the Rugby Championship will not be held in New Zealand, the country will host two Bledisloe Cup games in October and1…

Major investment for indoor sports in Hawke’s Bay

2020 Aug 09

A Government grant of $6.4 million will expand the Pettigrew Arena in Taradale with new indoor courts of national standard. “The project is likely to take 18 months with approximately 300 people…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

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