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Women’s Rugby World Cup hosting rights a win for the local game

2018 Nov 15

New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup will raise the profile of the game locally and provide a valuable economic boost for the game, Minister for Sport and Recrea…

Sport Minister disturbed by report findings

2018 Oct 16

The findings of a report into Cycling New Zealand’s (CNZ) high performance programme are deeply disappointing, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson said on Monday. He was commenting…

Government launches Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation

2018 Oct 12

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson have launched a new strategy that champions equality for New Zealand women and girls in sport and active1recreation. …

Appointments to the Eden Park Trust Board

2018 Sep 24

Renata Blair and Victoria Toon have been selected as Crown-appointed trustees to the Eden Park Trust Board, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson announced today. Both appointments are…

New Sport NZ Chair, board members appointed

2018 Jun 27

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced a number of appointments to the Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) board today. Bill Moran has been appointed Chair of the board. He replaces1outg…

Congratulations to NZ’s Commonwealth Games team

2018 Apr 15

New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games team has done itself and New Zealand proud with their huge success on the Gold Coast, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says.  “This was our1bigge…

NZ athletes wished all the best for the Commonwealth Games

2018 Apr 04

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today wished the New Zealand team the best of luck as the Commonwealth Games opens on the Gold Coast in Australia. “The Commonwealth Games holds a1s…

Minister launches new study on the Value of Sport

2018 Mar 17

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today launched a new study by Sport NZ which explores the value of sport to New Zealanders, their communities and our country. “There’s no1questio…

Black Ferns pay agreement a welcome step forward for women

2018 Mar 12

New Zealand Rugby’s agreement to offer 30 Black Ferns players contracts through a professional performance programme is a welcome step forward in boosting pay in women’s sport, Minister for1Spor…

New Zealand to host World Conference on Women in Sport

2018 Mar 07

Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter today welcomed New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 8th International Working Group on Women in Sport…

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