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Get the latest play, active recreation and sport news from Sport NZ and across the sector, from national to local levels. Read about new initiatives, awards, research findings, funding, leadership, partnerships and more. If there's something you've missed, use the search function below and browse by year or keywords.

05 November 2020

Second Community Resilience Fund supports 2070 organisations

More than 2,000 play, active recreation and sport organisations across Aotearoa New Zealand have received relief funding from Sport…

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04 November 2020

Raelene Castle appointed CEO of Sport NZ

Raelene Castle ONZM has been appointed as the next CEO of Sport NZ. She replaces Peter Miskimmin, who steps down on 11 December after…

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08 October 2020

New research report on building cultural inclusion

A new report which highlights key themes that emerged from conversations with Muslim girls and women.

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06 October 2020

Last chance to register for this week’s Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit

Over 750 already registered for three-day event. Registrations for day one close 10.00am Wednesday. More than 750 people have…

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27 September 2020

Sport NZ encourages people to make the most of daylight savings

New COVID-19 research highlights post-lockdown decline in participation levels Sport NZ is encouraging New Zealanders to take full…

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11 September 2020

Sport NZ announces 2020 sector award winners

Sport NZ congratulates the category winners of the 2020 New Zealand Sport and Recreation awards. Originally scheduled to be held in…

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28 August 2020

Sport NZ recognises outstanding leaders

Sport NZ has announced the two winners of the leadership categories from its annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards. Scheduled…

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24 August 2020

Sport NZ’s new $68 million community fund opens today

Applications are now open for Sport NZ’s new fund – Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa – for community-based programmes and projects targeting…

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20 August 2020

Welcome to Sport NZ’s website

Thanks for coming to our newly designed website. We’ve updated our site to make it more accessible, inclusive, relevant and user…

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19 August 2020

Sport NZ COVID-19 fund provides $1.85 million to organisations beyond its traditional partners

More than $1.85m has been distributed to 38 national organisations through Sport NZ’s Exceptional Systems Support Fund (ESS). Designed…

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18 August 2020

New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards 2020

Sport New Zealand is pleased to announce the finalists for the NZ Sport and Recreation Awards 2020. The awards were due to be…

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14 August 2020

Community sport and recreation under COVID-19 alert level restrictions

Sport NZ is encouraging all New Zealanders to remain physically active, but to follow the Government’s guidelines for their region’s…

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08 August 2020

Terms of reference for gymnastics independent review and management of complaints

Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the terms of reference for the Independent Review to be conducted by David Howman.…

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06 August 2020

Save the date: sport nz women and girls summit 2020

Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020Wednesday 7 October – Friday 9 October 20201.00pm – 4.00pm daily Sport NZ is pleased to announce…

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06 August 2020

Save the date: Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020

Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020Wednesday 7 October – Friday 9 October 20201.00pm – 4.00pm daily Sport NZ is pleased to announce…

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05 August 2020

Peter Miskimmin to step down as CEO of Sport NZ

Peter Miskimmin has resigned as CEO of Sport NZ and will step down from his role in December. He has served as CEO of Sport NZ…

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31 July 2020

Sport NZ set to unveil major upgrade to integrity measures

Sport NZ will shortly launch major new initiatives to help sport and active recreation bodies at all levels of the sector strengthen…

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10 July 2020

Details of national league funding released

On Tuesday, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson announced $80m in funding targeted at all levels of the Play, Active…

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07 July 2020

$80 million for sport recovery at all levels

Grant Robertson has today announced the first major release of funding from the $265 million Sport Recovery Package announced at…

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04 June 2020

Sport NZ provides $4.6 million in financial relief

Sport NZ has provided a total of $4.6 million to the Wellington Phoenix, Vodafone Warriors, Super Rugby clubs and the ANZ Premiership…

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17 May 2020

Budget 2020

Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has today announced a $264.6m investment into the Sport and Recreation sector as…

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12 May 2020

Updated guidance on community sport at alert level 2

Following yesterday’s announcement on the transition to Alert Level 2, Sport NZ can confirm that the 10 person gathering limit does…

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07 May 2020

Sport NZ announces further @25 million short-term relief pac

Primary focus on clubs and regional organisations Sport NZ has created a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for…

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24 April 2020

Guidance for physical activity at COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Sport NZ has this afternoon published on its website public guidance on how people can remain physically active during COVID-19 Alert…

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17 April 2020

Decisions made on urgent turf maintenance

This media release has been republished from Beehive.govt.nz

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09 April 2020

More information on Alert Level 3 released

This update has been republished from covid19.govt.nz

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03 April 2020

Funding certainty for sports through COVID-19

This media release has been republished from Beehive.govt.nz

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10 March 2020

High Performance Sport NZ endorses youth sport campaign

New research shows most NZ pre-HP athletes play multiple sports _x000D_ "Specialising later is not going to reduce New Zealand's…

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04 March 2020

Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 has reached New Zealand although the likelihood of a widespread outbreak remains low-moderate.

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16 January 2020

Beatrice Faumuinā appointed to Sport NZ Board

Beatrice Faumuinā ONZM OLY has been appointed to the board of Sport NZ for a term of three years. Her appointment, filling a vacant…

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17 December 2019

Cameron Leslie appointed to intern role on Sport NZ Board

Cameron Leslie MNZM has been appointed as the new intern on the Sport NZ board - a position created by Sport NZ in 2017 as part of…

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10 December 2019

Coaches of Match Officials Residential Course

New ground was broken from 20 – 22 November at Pulman Lodge in South Auckland with the piloting of a residential course for Coaches of…

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14 October 2019

Sport New Zealand Launches Disability Plan

Sport NZ's Disability Plan has been launched at the Halberg Games in Auckland today, October 11.

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07 October 2019

Nine projects to receive funding support through Sport New Zealand's Young Women's Activation Fund

Exciting projects such as Volleyfest, a Girl Guiding Community Programme and off-road mountain biking are amongst those selected by…

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26 September 2019

Sport NZ announces new strategy to get Every Body Active

Sport NZ has today released a new strategy and vision to get Every Body Active in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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23 September 2019

Sport Integrity Review

Sport NZ undertook a public consultation on sport integrity, seeking the views of a wide range of organisations and individuals…

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20 September 2019

Healthy Active Learning set to roll out in early 2020

Healthy Active Learning is a new $47.6 million initiative that will be delivered as part of the Government's 2019 Wellbeing Budget.

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18 September 2019

Introducing our Sport NZ Balance is Better Champions

The Sport NZ Balance is Better Champions programme continues for another year with some new and existing faces.

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15 August 2019

Introducing the Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2019 - registrations now open.

Introducing the inaugural Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2019. The one-day event will take place on 7 October 2019 at Te Papa,…

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19 July 2019

Sport NZ recognises innovative ways to get young women active in Aotearoa

Give-it-a-go skateboarding workshops and inclusive ability netball are amongst the innovative ideas selected by Sport NZ to be…

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25 June 2019

Sport NZ congratulates sport and recreation award winners

Sport NZ congratulates the winners of its annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, which were held in Auckland Monday evening.

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21 June 2019

Sport NZ announces joint delivery partners for annual event focusing on women and girls in sport and active recreation

Sport NZ is pleased to announce Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) and the Shift Foundation (Shift) as the successful partnership to…

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19 June 2019

2019 Finalists for Community Impact Award

In its 12th year, the 2019 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Auckland on Monday 24 June 2019.

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19 June 2019

Finalists for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award

In its 12th year, the 2019 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Auckland on Monday 24 June 2019.

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19 June 2019

2019 Finalists for commercial partnership award

In its 12th year, the 2019 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Auckland on Monday 24 June 2019.

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19 June 2019

2019 Finalists for Event Excellence Award

In its 12th year, the 2019 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Auckland on Monday 24 June 2019.

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19 June 2019

2019 Finalists for the Future Leaders Scholarship

The continued success of play, active recreation and sport in New Zealand depends on great leadership within our sector.

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18 April 2019

Innovations for Young Women

A new fund from Sport NZ designed to support and develop innovative ideas to engage young women to get and stay active - now open for…

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17 April 2019

Sport NZ doubles number of schools trialling fresh approach to PE and other physical activity

Sport NZ is doubling the reach of its Play.sport pilot by adding 40 new primary and intermediate schools in Waikato and Southland in…

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15 April 2019

Finalists announced for 2019 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards

Sport NZ has announced the finalists for its annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, which celebrate excellence and leadership…

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10 April 2019

Nominations for Sport NZ's 2019 Leadership Programmes now open

Nominations are now open for Future Leaders and Women in Leadership programmes, and close on 30 April.

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04 April 2019

Funding Launched to help more young women get and stay active

Two new funds designed to get more young women physically active through play, active recreation and sport have launched today.

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28 March 2019

Tomorrow's Schools Review

After more than 200 meetings with people interested in education, the Independent Taskforce reported its findings to the Minister of…

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26 February 2019

Why we need to tackle early specialisation

The move by the North Harbour Rugby to disband its under-14 rep team has created significant debate. Sport NZ has backed the union for…

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04 February 2019

Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the 12th New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

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06 December 2018

Women and girls strategy

Our Government is committed to championing equality for women and girls in Aotearoa New Zealand. We know there are clear inequalities…

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06 December 2018

Sport NZ releases report on athletes' rights and welfare

Sport NZ has today released a report by sports lawyer Stephen Cottrell on elite athletes’ rights and welfare. Commissioned as part of…

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16 November 2018

Sir John Anderson (1945 - 2018)

A message from Sport NZ CEO Peter Miskimmin

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30 October 2018

Sport NZ seeks public views on sport integrity

Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share…

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16 October 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Athletics

With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years.

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05 October 2018

New research confirms physical activity is tied to healthy mental wellbeing

New research from Sport New Zealand shows that physically active Kiwis are more likely to have good mental health, Minister for Sport…

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17 July 2018

Sport NZ Graduate Programme: A solid start

Hi, I’m Conor Gilchrist. I’m approaching the halfway point of my second year on the Sport NZ Graduate Programme. Before joining…

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12 July 2018

Sport NZ Graduate Programme: an awesome opportunity to learn and develop

Kia ora, my name is Maddi McLean and I am currently halfway through my first year on the Sport NZ Graduate Programme. I studied a…

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04 July 2018

Sport NZ Graduate Programme: A job in paradise

This is a story from one of our past graduates, who participated in Sport NZ's Graduate Programme.

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28 June 2018

Sport NZ releases new participation survey

Sport NZ has today released the first report from its new Active NZ participation survey, providing a point-in-time snapshot of…

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18 June 2018

OPINION: A week to recognise the one million volunteers who keep sport moving

In some ways it's no surprise: of the 1.2 million people who volunteer in New Zealand every year, five out of six are giving their…

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28 May 2018

Sport NZ congratulates Sport and Recreation Award winners

Sport NZ congratulates the winners of the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Wellington this evening.

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23 May 2018

Finalists for High Performance Campaign Award

Next week we celebrate the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Wellington.

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21 May 2018

Research shines light on enjoyment (or not) of school cross country

- Enjoyment lags behind other activities - Findings suggest parents play a key role

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17 May 2018

Finalists for Innovation Excellence Award

In its 11th year, the 2018 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Wellington on Monday 28 May.

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14 May 2018

Jennah Wootten to join Sport New Zealand

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has appointed Jennah Wootten as GM Partnerships & Communication.

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10 May 2018

Finalists for Event Excellence Award

In its 11th year, the 2018 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Wellington on Monday 28 May.

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03 May 2018

Finalists for Community Impact Award

In its 11th year, the 2018 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Wellington on Monday 28 May.

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27 April 2018

Finalists for Commercial Partnership Award

In its 11th year, the 2018 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Wellington on Monday 28 May.

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17 April 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Badminton

Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the winter sport options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years old. Badminton is one of New…

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09 April 2018

Finalists announced for NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, in their 11th year, capture and acknowledge the exemplary work taking place across…

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03 April 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Netball

With the winter sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years…

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26 March 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Rugby

With the winter sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years…

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23 March 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Football

With the winter sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years…

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23 March 2018

Biggest sporting showcase coming to Eden Park

Playing, sharing; making friends and having fun. That's the underlying philosophy for New Zealand Cricket (NZC)'s Biggest Sporting…

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21 March 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Hockey

With the winter sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years…

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15 March 2018

Spotlight on Sport: Basketball

With the winter sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years.

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31 January 2018

Sport NZ announces Future Leaders Scholarship

Sport NZ is excited to announce a new $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to an emerging leader as part of this year’s New Zealand Sport…

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18 December 2017

Hawke's Bay getting its skates on

Napier City Council listened to the local community to design its two-stage Marine Parade redevelopment project, and has championed…

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11 December 2017

Making it easier for kids to get active at home

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of sport and physical activity. With parents and caregivers busy…

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06 December 2017

Sport NZ welcomes Russia ban

Sport New Zealand welcomes the International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) decision to ban the Russian Olympic Committee from sending a…

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24 November 2017

Kua hinga te totara o te Wao nui a Tane: A great chief has fallen

It is with sadness that we advise and acknowledge the passing of a great Ngāti Whakaue rangatira Pihopa Kingi.

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24 November 2017

Staying safe at the beach this summer

Surf Life Saving New Zealand CEO Paul Dalton says last summer was one of the worst in many years, with 19 beach drownings between…

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19 November 2017

Recognising New Zealand children's right to play

Sport New Zealand has today released a new set of principles that recognise, and will be used to protect, the right of young New…

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13 November 2017

Award for 'shifterhood' empowering young women into physical activity

Sport New Zealand congratulates Wellington City Council for winning the 2017 Outstanding Recreation Programme Award for its SHIFT…

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02 November 2017

Space for youth at new Koraunui Stokes Valley community hub

The new Koraunui Stokes Valley community hub that was officially opened in Lower Hutt last Friday brings multiple community services…

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31 October 2017

NZ leading by example on coach development

It's a well-established fact that quality coaching is a key factor in keeping young people participating in sport, and many countries…

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25 October 2017

Toitu Poneke: Standing tall and proud in the community

The Toitu Poneke Community and Sports Centre - or 'The Hub' - has restored 'the heart beat' of a critical community facility, says…

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16 October 2017

Spotlight on Sport: Wrap-up

Summer is a particularly great time for club sport. Warm weather and lighter nights mean more time to be outside, and team sports are…

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12 October 2017

Spotlight on Sport: Tennis

With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years.

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09 October 2017

Spotlight on Sport: Cricket

With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years.

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06 October 2017

Spotlight on Sport: BMX

With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years.

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04 October 2017

Spotlight on Summer Sport: Surf Life Saving

With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport New Zealand is taking a look some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8…

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02 October 2017

Sports bodies join together to change youth sport

Joint media release from Sport NZ, NZ Cricket, NZ Football, Hockey NZ, Netball NZ and NZ Rugby

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25 September 2017

Balance is Better

Recently Time magazine published an insightful article on the professionalisation of youth sports in America.

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20 September 2017

International accolades for Kiwi's play projects

Sport New Zealand congratulates Heather Knox, whose work encouraging Kiwi kids to get outside, get active and enjoy natural play areas…

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28 August 2017

Collaboration a key feature of The Peak

The Peak Te Pumanawa o Rototuna - a new indoor recreation centre in northeast Hamilton - is an exemplar of a collaborative approach to…

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10 August 2017

Meet the team: Jo Colin

A stellar career in physical education (PE) teaching and professional development, building on her own lifelong love of physical…

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08 August 2017

Living Well' - a collaborative approach for the Wellington region with real potential across the country

Coordinated by Sport Wellington, 'Living Well' is a regional strategy that has been developed with Sport NZ and key sport and active…

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07 August 2017

Remembering Sir John Graham (1935 - 2017)

The funeral of a man described by Sir Graham Henry as "one of the great New Zealanders" will be held today at Auckland's St…

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31 July 2017

Racing Act - proposed legislative changes

This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and provides an analysis of options for improving…

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27 July 2017

Sport NZ enables knowledge sharing with Sport Singapore

Sport NZ recently hosted a senior leader from Sport Singapore for a study trip to collaborate and share insights with organisations…

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27 July 2017

Global recognition for Lower Hutt project

This week has brought international acclaim for a Hutt City Council project that is having a dramatic impact on the lives of children…

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21 July 2017

Celebrating the Te Araroa Trail

More than 550 people have completed New Zealand's 3,000km national trail over the past year, while tens of thousands of others walked…

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28 June 2017

Play.sport baseline evaluation

Sport NZ has published an independent baseline evaluation of the first year of Play.sport.

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22 June 2017

STORY: National Volunteer Week, Delwyn and Melvin Rameka

This week is National Volunteer Week, held to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution New Zealand's approximately 1.2…

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22 June 2017

STORY: National Volunteer Week, Ken Coulson

This week is National Volunteer Week, held to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution New Zealand's approximately 1.2…

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21 June 2017

STORY: National Volunteer Week, Sacha Wright

This week is National Volunteer Week, held to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution New Zealand's approximately 1.2…

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19 June 2017

STORY: National Volunteer Week, Marlene Ingram

This week is National Volunteer Week, held to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution New Zealand's approximately 1.2…

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19 June 2017

STORY: National Volunteer Week, Cliff Martin

This week is National Volunteer Week, held to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution New Zealand's approximately 1.2…

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31 May 2017

Move now for lifelong benefits

It doesn't take an awful lot to get kids active and having fun, and the lifelong benefits are huge, says Sport NZ's Young People Lead…

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29 May 2017

Sport NZ congratulates Sport and Recreation Award winners

Sport NZ congratulates winners of the tenth anniversary Sport and Recreation Awards in Auckland this evening.

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29 May 2017

Sport and Recreation Awards Winners

Sport NZ would like to congratulate the winners of our tenth anniversary Sport and Recreation Awards held in Auckland this evening -…

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25 May 2017

Innovation Excellence

We're looking forward to celebrating the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Auckland next Monday 29 May.

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23 May 2017

High Performance Campaign

Next week we celebrate the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Auckland.

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23 May 2017

Being active is child's play

Getting kids active and away from screens is as simple as encouraging them to play, and will help create a lifelong love of being…

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18 May 2017

Event excellence

In just two weeks' time we celebrate the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Auckland.

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17 May 2017

New Zealand and Japan sign sport relationship agreement

New Zealand and Japan today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between Sport NZ and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture,…

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17 May 2017

Recruiting coaches from overseas

Each year Immigration New Zealand review their Essential Skills in Demand Lists to facilitate the entry of appropriately skilled…

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16 May 2017

Community Impact

On 29 May, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Auckland.

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15 May 2017

Balance was key to Snell's success

If you ask Sir Peter Snell what he thinks influenced his sporting success the most, he'll tell you that trying his hand at a number of…

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11 May 2017

Badminton, Paralympics and Sport Northland up for Commercial Partnership Award

In its tenth anniversary year, the 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards will be held in Auckland on 29 May.

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06 April 2017

Finalists selected for New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards

The sixteen finalists for the 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards exemplify the exciting and valuable work happening in the…

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22 March 2017

Celebrating one year of Play.sport

Prime Minister Bill English, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Sport New Zealand today joined teachers, children and…

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14 March 2017

Becoming a workplace athlete

Sport NZ has launched a new online course specifically designed for new entrants to the workforce.

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14 December 2016

Christchurch sports commentator first woman to gain lifetime achievement award.

Sport NZ was delighted to honour well-known Christchurch sportswoman and commentator Lesley Murdoch at last night's NZ Sports…

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02 December 2016

Supporting older people to stay active

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older…

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20 September 2016

Volunteering Insights Report

The GEMBA sports and entertainment report (GSER) is driven by the need to make better-informed, fact-based decisions.

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19 August 2016

It takes a community to raise a champion

Peter Miskimmin, CEO Sport NZ and dual Olympian (Hockey - 1984, 1992)

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08 August 2016

Time for Natalie Rooney and South Canterbury to celebrate

Sport NZ Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin says South Canterbury can be extremely proud of Natalie Rooney, who won a silver medal at the…

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11 July 2016

Plan heralds new approach to keeping young people active

Sport New Zealand has today released a "plan of attack" for keeping young people in New Zealand active.

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15 June 2016

Interactive tool to help get Kiwis more active

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Sport NZ’s new online tool which will help communities and the sector to…

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31 May 2016

Major sports call for grassroots action to change youth sport

Public awareness campaign launches today. Sport NZ to make support for changes a condition of investment into all sports.

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11 April 2016

Connections conference tackles critical thinking for sport leaders

Over 160 sport and recreation leaders will gather in Wellington over the next two days for Sport New Zealand's Connections 2016…

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11 April 2016

Awards recognise outstanding achievement in New Zealand sport and recreation

Excellence and outstanding achievement in sport and recreation was recognised this evening during the ninth annual New Zealand Sport…

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10 March 2016

A fresh approach to PE and sport in schools and communities

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has today launched a new initiative aimed at ensuring young people are getting quality PE and sport at…

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19 February 2016

Forum focuses on the future of sport and recreation in Auckland

More than 100 sport and recreation leaders have gathered in Auckland today to discuss the future of sport in our biggest city and for…

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18 February 2016

Williamson and Ko worthy recipients of Halberg Awards

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Chief Executive Alex Baumann has congratulated Kane Williamson and Lydia Ko for their…

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18 February 2016

McCullum's Halberg Leadership Award well deserved

Brendon McCullum has been honoured at the 53rd Halberg Awards with the Sport New Zealand Leadership Award in recognition of his…

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17 February 2016

Finalists announced for NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

Celebrating sporting sector excellence in commercial partnerships, communication, community impact, events, innovation and high…

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10 February 2016

Top international award for Archery NZ stalwart

In a fitting endorsement, New Zealand's Carole Hicks has been honoured by her sport at the highest level after being named the World…

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18 December 2015

Top 10 articles you may have missed (18 December)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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11 December 2015

Sport NZ rings changes to ensure Kiwis stay in sport and active recreation

Sport New Zealand has today confirmed investment of around $43m a year for the next four years aimed at maintaining and growing the…

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11 December 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (11 December)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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10 December 2015

Awards recognise outstanding sports journalism

Andrew Cornaga received the Supreme Award at tonight's Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards held in Auckland.

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09 December 2015

New Zealand working hard to buck inactivity trends

One of the world's most respected sports leaders, Baroness Sue Campbell, says she's pleased to see New Zealand working hard to keep…

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07 December 2015

Top 8 informal summer games

From beach cricket to games of catch in the water, one of the great things about a Kiwi summer is the improvised sport that takes…

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04 December 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (4 December)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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01 December 2015

Keeping up with #connectingcoaches

Featuring high profile coaches from New Zealand and abroad, Sport New Zealand's 'Connecting Coaches' convention will be a landmark…

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26 November 2015

Trans-Tasman croquet rivalry set to ignite

After a number of epic New Zealand versus Australia sporting showdowns this year, the rivalry continues with the inaugural Golf…

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26 November 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (27 November)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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20 November 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (20 November)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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18 November 2015

Sport New Zealand pays tribute to Jonah Lomu

Sport leaders say the sporting world has lost a giant with the passing of former All Black great Jonah Lomu today at the age of 40.

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13 November 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (13 November)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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12 November 2015

Sport and recreation sector makes a significant economic contribution to New Zealand

As well as being something Kiwis love to do, sport and recreation also make a significant contribution to New Zealand's economy,…

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12 November 2015

Sports stars rally to fight obesity

'Big change starts small' is the theme of a public awareness campaign launched today Sport and Recreation Minister, Jonathan Coleman…

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09 November 2015

People of New Zealand Sport: Kenny McFadden

From growing up with Magic Johnson in Michigan and playing College Basketball in front of 15,000 people, Kenny McFadden swapped it in…

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06 November 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (6 November)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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04 November 2015

Steve Hansen to headline landmark coaching convention

Fresh from winning the Rugby World Cup, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will address 600 diverse coaches from around the country at…

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02 November 2015

Gearing up for summer sport: Ultimate

Ultimate Frisbee has come a long way from when Iain Stewart first played it in 1999.

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30 October 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (30 October)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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30 October 2015

Congratulations to world champion All Blacks

The All Blacks have made New Zealand extremely proud again and etched their place in rugby history by winning the 2015 Rugby World…

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23 October 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (23 October)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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20 October 2015

Gearing up for summer sport: Gaelic Football

While cricket, softball and touch rugby are some of the more popular summer sports played across New Zealand, we caught up with…

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09 October 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (9 October)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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08 October 2015

Gearing up for summer sport: Cricket

As rugby and football posts come down and the days get longer it's almost time for summer sports to begin.

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02 October 2015

Top 10 stories you may have missed (2 October)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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01 October 2015

NZ to host major international golf tournament

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes today's announcement that New Zealand will host the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur…

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25 September 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (25 September)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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18 September 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (18 September 2015)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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11 September 2015

10 sports stories you may have missed (11 September)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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08 September 2015

Carter to be included in ITU Hall of Fame (Triathlon New Zealand Media Release)

Olympic gold medalist and ITU World Cup Champion Hamish Carter has been included in the list of inductees into the ITU Hall of Fame,…

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04 September 2015

People of New Zealand Sport: Paul Strang

As a cricketer, Paul Strang was one of the stars of Zimbabwe's golden era of the late 1990s, but now he is making his mark developing…

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04 September 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (4 September)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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28 August 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (28 August)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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28 August 2015

Health and safety reform bill update

Parliament recently passed the Health and Safety Reform Bill which may have an impact on how you manage the health and safety risks…

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21 August 2015

People of New Zealand Sport: Lyn Ryan

After over 30 years involvement in the Special Olympics movement, Lyn Ryan is showing no signs of slowing down after returning from…

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21 August 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (21 August)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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21 August 2015

Supporting Kiwis kids to be active, healthy and happy

Sport NZ says ensuring Kiwi kids have active, sporty lives will be an important part of a wider initiative announced by the Government…

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21 August 2015

Tackling childhood obesity

In looking to tackle the issue of obesity the Government is taking a broad approach with a focus on food, the environment and being…

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14 August 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (14 August)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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07 August 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (7 August)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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30 July 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (31 July)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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23 July 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (24 July)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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23 July 2015

The people of New Zealand Sport: Ofisa Tonu'u

From playing test rugby for both Samoa and the All Blacks to winning a Super Rugby title and battling Rugby League hard-man John…

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17 July 2015

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (17 July)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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17 July 2015

The people of New Zealand sport: Shane Cameron

As a boxer, Shane Cameron was as tough and determined as they come - but it's now his work outside the ring that is turning heads.

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13 July 2015

The future of sport looking bright in Auckland

With one-third of New Zealand's population living in Auckland, we caught up with College Sport Auckland CEO Dave Currie to find out…

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08 July 2015

Top ten sport stories you may have missed (10 July 2015)

Think you've caught up on all the week's sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the 'top 10 sports stories…

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03 July 2015

Sport NZ calls for good sideline behaviour

Heading into another busy weekend of sport around the country, Sport New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin is reminding parents…

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10 June 2015

Boost for sport in Auckland with opening of Sport Central

Sport in Auckland has received a boost with the opening of Sport Central, a new hub for sports bodies to live and work together.

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14 April 2015

Sport sector exploring customers' changing needs

Understanding and responding to the customer's changing needs to future proof New Zealand sport is the theme being discussed at the…

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14 April 2015

Awards recognise outstanding achievement in sport and recreation

Excellence and outstanding achievement in sport and recreation in New Zealand were tonight recognised at the annual Sport and…

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20 March 2015

New strategy aims to preserve New Zealand's proud sporting heritage

Sport NZ has today launched a new Strategic Plan (2015-20) aimed at ensuring New Zealand remains one of the world's most successful…

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14 March 2015

Sport and recreation still a big part of Kiwi lives

Sport and recreation continue to play a big part in the lives of Kiwis, according to the latest Active New Zealand survey released by…

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25 February 2015

Finalists announced for NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

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

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17 February 2015

Seb Coe on young people and sport, anti-doping and more (video)

British politician and former champion athlete Seb Coe shares his views on inspiring young people to take up sport and the barriers…

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12 February 2015

Sport NZ honours Barbara Kendall with Leadership Award

Barbara Kendall has been honoured at the 52nd Halberg Awards with the Sport New Zealand Leadership Award in recognition of her…

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09 February 2015

Still places left for the 2015 Women in sport governance mentor programme

The programme provides ten hours of one on one support from experienced practitioners across a twelve month period.

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23 December 2014

Kiwis attempt world-firsts with Sport NZ Hillary Expedition Grants

Seven teams of adventurous New Zealanders will test their mettle when they embark on some world-firsts as part of Sport New Zealand's…

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18 December 2014

Governance success stories wanted: win governance consulting

We are developing some further governance resources in 2015 and want be support these with stories from the sector.

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16 December 2014

Charitable registration for sport and recreation organisations - update December 2014

Recent decisions by the Charities Registration Board have raised questions about the standing of sport and the desirability of sport…

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15 December 2014

Recipients announced in the 2015 women in sport governance scholarships and mentor programme

Sport New Zealand is pleased to announced the recipients of the 2015 women in governance scholarships and the participants in the 2015…

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16 October 2014

Entries open for the eighth NZ sport and recreation awards

The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards celebrate excellence in commercial partnerships, communications, community impact, events…

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15 October 2014

Now open: 2015 Women in sport governance scholarships and mentor programme applications

Applications are now open for the 2015 intake as part of the Sport New Zealand women in governance programme.

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11 August 2014

Updated: Health & Safety Reforms - more info from Worksafe

An early advisory about the likely effect on the sport and recreation sector of the Health and Safety at Work Act, which will come…

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23 July 2014

Auckland looks to become the world's most active city

Auckland Sport recently released its strategic plan, which aims to make Auckland the world's most active city by 2020.

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30 May 2014

Sports talent development programme announced

The creation of New Zealand's first nationwide talent development programme, called Pathway to Podium, has been announced today. The…

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27 May 2014

Connecting coaches - an insight into the Young Coaches Forum (video)

Young coaches and staff from Sport New Zealand and Unitec recently got together to discuss the Growing Coaches programme. Filmed at…

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27 May 2014

Connecting coaches - an insight into the Young Coaches Forum

Young coaches and staff from Sport New Zealand and Unitec recently got together to discuss the Growing Coaches programme. Filmed at…

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24 May 2014

Steve Tew wins prestigious C.K. Doig Leadership Award

Outstanding achievement across the sport and recreation sector has been recognised at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation…

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24 May 2014

Avantidrome the latest jewel in New Zealand's sporting crown

New Zealand's high performance athletes have the benefit of another world-class sports facility, with the Royal opening of the…

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24 May 2014

Volunteers sought for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Organisers of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 are looking for volunteers to join their team.

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24 May 2014

Kiwi adventurers to take on the untamed 'White Wave' in Nepal

A team of Kiwi adventurers will attempt to summit the unclimbed 6815 metre peak of Anidesha Chuli in Nepal, with the help of a Sport…

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24 May 2014

New safeguards to prevent match-fixing

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today announced two important steps to prevent match-fixing and protect the reputation of…

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