Media releases and updates from 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.
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 Zealanders to play.
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 initiative at this year’s New Zealand Recreation Industry Awards.
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 together in one place - including a space for young people to get active.
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 are deliberating about how to build a coach developer programme that can impact that quality. They should look no further than New Zealand to see how it can be done, says international coaching expert Wade Gilbert.