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Drug Free Sport supported to deal with new doping challenges

2021 Jun 21

Beehive media release. Drug Free Sport New Zealand will receive a funding boost to respond to some of the emerging doping challenges across international sport. The additional $4.3 million over1…

Farewelling sports administrator and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar

2021 Jun 14

Beehive media release. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today expressed his sorrow at the passing of Sir Eion Edgar – a leading sports administrator and celebrated philanthropist1wh…

$5.7 million investment to support disabled people in sport and recreation

2021 Apr 27

Beehive Media Release Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has today announced how $5.7 million will be allocated to create better quality experiences for disabled tamariki and1rangatahi.…

$950k funding boost for World Conference on Women and Sport

2021 Mar 08

Beehive media release. An additional $950,000 investment has been made to support New Zealand’s hosting of the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG) in…

Govt committed to hosting Rugby World Cup

2021 Mar 03

Beehive media release. The Government remains committed to hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 should a decision be made by World Rugby this weekend to postpone this1year…

Healthy Active Learning programme introduced to more than 300 schools

2021 Feb 11

Beehive media release. Children and young people in more than 300 schools and kura are part of an innovative programme that brings together learning about healthy eating and drinking habits, while…

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…

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