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Play.Sport having an impact one year on

2017 Mar 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in1schools.   “W…

New rugby league programme for schools

2017 Mar 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a new Rugby League Education programme at Auckland’s Birkdale North School. “The Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource is…

$5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

2017 Mar 08

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced a $5.5 million investment into two major golfing events. Through the Major Events1Develop…

$1 million for Christchurch sports hub

2017 Feb 28

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced a $1 million investment into a new sports hub for Christchurch. “The Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub will be set across 32 hectares near Wigram…

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Community Ambassadors named

2017 Feb 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the appointment today of one hundred volunteer Community Ambassadors for the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “The tournament is shaping up to be…

New Zealand Rugby 2016 Awards

2016 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight help mark the success of New Zealand rugby at the 2016 NZ Rugby Union Awards. “I’d like to congratulate all the nominees. It’s been a …

Keeping older people active discussion paper

2016 Dec 02

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older people to stay active. “If we want New Zealanders to remain active in1th…

Valerie Adams first Pacific Sports Ambassador

2016 Oct 28

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Valerie Adams as New Zealand’s first Pacific Sports Ambassador. “The new role of Pacific Sports Ambassador will allow New Zealand to further develop1o…

Govt invests $3m in showcase for Lions Series

2016 Sep 20

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is investing $3 million via the Major Events Development Fund to showcase Kiwi1culture…

Congrats to all our Kiwi Rio Paralympians

2016 Sep 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the country is extremely proud of what our Paralympians achieved in Rio.  “Our 31 Kiwi Paralympians ac…

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