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Minister acknowledges the passing of Sir Don Rowlands

2015 Mar 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today acknowledged the passing of rowing legend Sir Don Rowlands. “Sir Don was an inspirational athlete and a highly successfully businessman,”1s…

Official draw for FIFA U20 World Cup kicks off

2015 Feb 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is taking part in tonight’s 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup official draw in Auckland. “New Zealand will be hosting some of the best under-20 footba…

Smart new cricket programme for schools

2015 Feb 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has taken part in a Cricket Smart lesson at Northcote Primary School in Auckland today. “Cricket Smart is a new range of curriculum-based learning1…

Start the new school year by getting active

2015 Feb 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging kids to sign up for a school sport and get all the benefits that come with it. “With schools opening their doors for the start of1an…

Christchurch well placed for Cricket World Cup

2015 Jan 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today inspected Hagley Oval and met with tournament organisers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. “Hagley Oval has undergone a huge1transforma…

Minister welcomes new anti-doping rules

2014 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new sports anti-doping rules designed to be tougher on real cheats which come into effect in the new year. “New Zealand is committed to1th…

Minister congratulates Rugby Awards winners

2014 Dec 12

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to New Zealand’s top rugby players and administrators at the annual New Zealand Rugby Union awards. “It has been another1…

Supporting NZ’s high performance athletes

2014 Dec 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes High Performance Sport New Zealand’s investment in national sport organisations for the next financial year. “The investment decisions1a…

Match-fixing Bill passes third reading

2014 Dec 04

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the passing of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill in Parliament today. “Match-fixing is a growing problem internationally and it is1…

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports volunteers

2014 Dec 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating International Volunteer Day on Friday. “Every year 750,0001K…

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