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Finalists announced for NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

17 February 2016

Celebrating sporting sector excellence in commercial partnerships, communication, community impact, events, innovation and high performance campaigns.

The finalists for the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards have been selected. Congratulations from Sport New Zealand.

The winners will be announced at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards dinner on 11 April 2016. The judging panel were Peter Dale (Chair), Sir John Wells, Jennifer Gill, Selwyn Maister, and Peter Miskimmin.

Commercial Partnership

  • Badminton New Zealand and SKYCITY
  • Sport Northland and Top Energy
  • Winter Games New Zealand and Audi NZ

Communication Excellence

  • She Loves Golf, New Zealand Golf
  • The North Face, NZ Freeski Open, Snow Sports NZ

Community Impact

  • Cricket Smart, New Zealand Cricket
  • Kaiti Hill Mt Everest Challenge, Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti
  • Marriotts Sport Leadership Programme, Sport Canterbury

Event Excellence

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, New Zealand Football
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, New Zealand Cricket
  • The Ultimate Waterman 2015, Surfing New Zealand

Innovation Excellence

  • Crossing the Line, Sport Bay of Plenty
  • The Ultimate Waterman 2015, Surfing New Zealand
  • Virtually on Track, Sport Bay of Plenty

High Performance Campaign Award

  • All Blacks 2015 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby
  • Lisa Carrington – World Championships 2015, Canoe Racing New Zealand
  • Peter Burling and Blair Tuke – World Championships 2015, Yachting New Zealand

C.K. Doig Leadership Award

No finalists named – winner to be revealed at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards dinner.

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