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Rugby World Cup 2011

2011 Aug 17

RWC 2011 is an unprecedented opportunity for New Zealand.  It will be the biggest event ever held in this country, and we plan to make the most of it. The tournament will inject over $500 million…

Queens Wharf programme for RWC

2011 Aug 12

More than 40 New Zealand bands and musicians, themed family weekends and events to showcase the best of New Zealand innovation will feature in the activities programme on Queens Wharf in Auckland1…

New Zealand Music Showcase in RWC

2011 Aug 03

The best of New Zealand music will be on tour during the Rugby World Cup with 50 bands playing in 22 different cities in the REAL New Zealand Music Showcase. Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray1Mc…

Reshaping high performance sport

2011 Jul 19

High Performance Sport NZ has been formed by merging the SPARC high performance unit with the two New Zealand Academies of Sport into a streamlined unit. It will develop high performance athletes1…

Pacific Mission to Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue

2011 Jul 08

Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will lead a delegation of MPs, business people, NGOs, officials, and media on the 2011 Pacific Mission to Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue next week. “The…

Ulmer Joins Anti-Doping Agency

2011 Jun 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully has announced the appointment of Olympian Sarah Ulmer to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board. “Sarah will provide a valuable contribution to the1bo…

Queens Wharf comes alive for Rugby World Cup 2011

2011 Jun 30

The Government and Auckland city today announced further details of plans to deliver the nation’s premier Rugby World Cup 2011 Fanzone, festival and showcase experience on Queens Wharf in Auckla…

Baby Blacks win Junior World Cup

2011 Jun 27

Sport and Recreation Minister, Murray McCully, has congratulated the New Zealand under-20’s team for winning the junior Rugby World Cup overnight. The New Zealand Baby Blacks successfully1def…

100 days to kick-off

2011 Jun 01

With 100 days until the first whistle in the Rugby World Cup a series of key preparation milestones have been checked-off says the Rugby World Cup Minister, Murray McCully. The tournament starts i…

Showcasing of New Zealand

2011 May 06

Minister for the Rugby World Cup Murray McCully says 16 different industry sectors have joined a nationwide business showcasing campaign to capture business leverage from the Rugby World Cup 2011 …

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