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New Zealand Netball 2015 Awards

2015 Nov 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman marked the success of New Zealand Netball at the inaugural New Zealand Netball Awards last night. “Netball is the largest team sport for women in New1Z…

Sports stars rally to fight obesity

2015 Nov 12

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new high profile public awareness campaign starts today to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes to tackle1obesit…

Coleman to visit the UK and France

2015 Oct 23

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is travelling to the UK and France where he will meet his Ministerial counterparts, and also attend the final stages of the Rugby1Wor…

Plan to reduce childhood obesity

2015 Oct 19

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a comprehensive plan to reduce childhood obesity. “Being overweight or obese is expected to overtake tobacco as…

NZ to host major international golf tournament

2015 Oct 01

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes today’s announcement that New Zealand will host the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. “Congratulations to the Royal Wellington Golf Cl…

Minister welcomes Africa’s first Commonwealth Games

2015 Sep 02

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated Durban, South Africa on being named host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. “I would like to congratulate Durban on becoming the first1A…

NZ’s largest snow sport event gets underway

2015 Aug 21

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome today’s opening of the fourth Winter Games New Zealand in Queenstown. “This bi-annual event1at…

Best of luck to the Silver Ferns – go get ‘em

2015 Aug 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is wishing the Silver Ferns the best of luck as they head into the final weekend of the Netball World Cup. “The Silver Ferns have shown passion and1det…

Countdown begins to Rio Games

2015 Aug 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says a year out from the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games it looks like New Zealanders will have plenty to celebrate at both events. “High1Performanc…

NZ looking forward to British & Irish Lions tour

2015 Jul 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the announcement of the All Blacks 2016/2017 home schedules – featuring a 10-match tour from the British & Irish Lions in 2017. “Followi…

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