What we're working towards

Our outcomes and priorities.

Our outcomes

We want to see:

  • more young people engaging in more sport and recreation
  • more adults engaging in more sport and recreation and
  • more winners on the world stage.

Our priorities

To achieve that, we focus on the following priority areas, as outlined in more detail in our strategic plan and latest statement of intent.

Young New Zealanders

We want young New Zealanders to develop a love of sport and recreation that leads to lifelong participation.

Some examples of what we're doing

Partner capability

To achieve our aims we need partner organisations that are sustainable and capable of delivering results.

Some examples of what we're doing

Community Sport

We want capable, sustainable and co-ordinated organisations delivering quality sports to their communities.

Some examples of what we're doing

High performance sport

In recent years the Government has increased its focus on high performance sport, to get more Kiwi winners on the world stage. This has been achieved through increased financial investment and through the creation of High Performance Sport New Zealand (as a subsidiary of Sport NZ), a one stop shop for our elite athletes.

High Performance Sport New Zealand

Facilities and events

Facilities and events are both key drivers of a world-leading sport system, and Sport NZ has developed national strategies for both.

Sport NZ has also invested in the development of a network of world-class high performance facilities, so our athletes can have the best possible training environment (HPSNZ) here at home.

A World Cups office has been established within Sport NZ to lead government's approach to 'mega' events and support the successful hosting of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the 2015 U20 FIFA World Cup and other events.