Sport NZ - ihi Aotearoa - Sport New Zealand

Kia ora and welcome to SPARC

Welcome to Sport New Zealand

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is the new name for the  government organisation responsible for sport and recreation (formerly SPARC).

The name may have changed, but our aims stay the same - more kids playing and enjoying sport, more adults participating and getting involved, and - through High Performance Sport New Zealand - more Kiwi winners on the world stage.

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Topical information and research in the sport and physical recreation sector.
  • Relay - 22 April 2014
    22 April 2014

    In this edition: Research indicates gender imbalances are as entrenched in sport as any other part of society, but the implications for girls and women of leading less active lives has profound life-long consequences. We focus on this issue throughout...

  • Relay - 29 March 2013
    29 March 2014

    In this edition: Keeping young people engaged in sports after they leave secondary school is one of the biggest challenges for sporting administrators and codes. In the Young People section, we carry the latest reports on The University of Auckland’s...

  • Relay - 7 March 2014
    07 March 2014

    Talent identification is at the core of any sport’s ambitions to produce athletes who can excel at the elite level. The Off the Bench section collates numerous recent articles on this important topic. Elsewhere, there are two new research pieces on the...


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