Make this season a great one

Winter sport is just around the corner, and we’re calling on all coaches, parents and administrators to help make this season extra special for young people. Join the #seasonready conversation to access learning and knowledge.

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NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

Celebrating sport, active recreation and play in Aotearoa.

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Active Me – Kia Tū Fund

Working with Variety NZ to reduce barriers to being active for tamarki and rangatahi in whānau experiencing financial hardship

Active Me – Kia Tū Fund

Integrity - safe, fair and inclusive

Guidance to help safeguard the play, active recreation and sport sector


Kaupapa Māori Response Plan

Sport NZ has announced a $7m investment to help address inequities for Māori within our system.

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Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Funding for community programmes and projects helping tamariki and rangatahi get active.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

How can we help?

Me pēhea mātou e āwhina ai?

Welcome to Sport NZ’s website for the play, active recreation and sport sector. Use the links below to browse by role or topic, the search function or main menu at the top of the page to find what you need.

Tēnā koutou katoa

Welcome to Sport New Zealand

Sport NZ’s purpose is to contribute to the wellbeing of everybody in Aotearoa New Zealand by leading an enriching and inspiring play, active recreation and sport system. Our vision is simple, Every Body Active.

Who we are and what we do
COVID-19 response

Alert level information

Sport NZ encourages all New Zealanders to stay active for physical and mental wellbeing across all COVID-19 alert levels. Make sure you know the restrictions that apply for each region and view detailed guidelines for play, active recreation and sport under each alert level in this section.

Funding and investment

Find funding

Sport NZ invests in ways that will achieve maximum impact against its strategic outcomes. A key focus area at this time is administering Government’s $264.6m recovery fund to help the sport and recreation sector recover and rebuild as a result of COVID-19. Find out more about the different funding streams.

Boys and coaches warming up at an indoor sports facility
Research and insights

Insights Tool

The Sport NZ Insights Tool is an interactive online resource and repository of information and data, designed to be used by anyone involved in the play, active recreation and sport sector to help guide decision making.

If you require an accessible version of any content on the site please contact us at and we will be happy to assist.

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Find a sport or recreation activity

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Who we are and what we do


Information on funding


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