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New appointments to Sport NZ Board

2016 Sep 08

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that Bill Moran, former Treasury Deputy Secretary, and Jason Shoebridge, Chief Executive of Kantar NZ, have been appointed to the1Spo…

Spirit of Gold heads to Rio Paralympics

2016 Sep 06

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner wish New Zealand’s Paralympians the best of luck as the Paralympics get underway this week. “Our 31 Kiwi …

Congrats to Kiwi Olympians for most successful Games ever

2016 Aug 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand’s Olympic team should be incredibly proud of achieving the country’s best ever results at an Olympic Games with a total of 18 medals…

Sports Minister wishes Olympians well for Rio

2016 Aug 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman wishes New Zealand’s top athletes the best of luck as the Rio Olympics get underway this weekend. “I wish all our athletes, their coaches and support…

Minister’s fund helps Kiwi kids into sport

2016 Jul 31

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable more Kiwi kids to play winter sport. “Participating in sport is a key part of a Kiwi childhood. It helps keep1…

Major Events Fund invests in Rugby League World Cup 2017

2016 Jul 19

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced up to $1.35 million will be invested, through the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF), to…

Plan takes fresh look at getting Kiwi kids active

2016 Jul 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of an action plan which aims to get young people to get active and stay active. “Participation in sport leads to a more active,1he…

Acknowledging our sports volunteers

2016 Jun 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating National Volunteer Week (which runs from 19 June to 25 June 2016).…

Interactive tool to help get Kiwis more active

2016 Jun 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Sport NZ’s new online tool which will help communities and the sector to better understand local needs and allow the sector to plan for future…

New Zealand Lion Series 2017 - One year to go

2016 Jun 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says rugby fans have plenty to look forward to a year out from the New Zealand Lions Series 2017. “The NZ Lions Series is an iconic event, attracting o…

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