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02 November 2021
Board Charter Update

The Sport NZ suite of governance policies (Board Charter) has been updated.

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02 November 2021
Updated board charter

Recent changes in approach in the Policy Governance framework have been reflected in an updated charter.

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15 April 2021
Governance and Organisational Review across Sport NZ and HPSNZ

A Governance and Organisational Review is underway across Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and High Performance Sport New Zealand …

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04 August 2020
Ten questions for boards in a COVID world

Directors have correctly been focussed on the very short term. In some cases, that has meant survival thinking with serious…

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10 July 2020
Board gender diversity target

One of the actions taken by Sport NZ to address the inequities for women and girls in play, active recreation and sport was to support…

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09 July 2020
The board's role in organisational culture

Culture starts in the boardroom. The setting and oversight of the organisation’s ethical framework is core board work. In a world of…

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09 July 2020
Board gender diversity

Supporting good governance through board gender diversity  In October 2018, the Government launched its strategy for Women and Girls…

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09 July 2020
Framing the meeting

Resources associated with the publication Nine Steps to Effective Governance.

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09 July 2020
Inside the meeting

The resources for meetings associated with the publication Nine Steps to Effective Governance.

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09 July 2020
Governance online learning

Sport New Zealand hosts a learning management platform www.sporttutor.nz. Governance 101 A high-quality, interactive, online training…

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09 July 2020
Being board ready: A guide for women

A resource to assist women to better understand board roles and responsibilities, develop leadership skills, learn how to build…

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08 July 2020
Key roles at meetings

The resources associated with the publications Nine Steps to Effective Governance and The Role of the Board Chair.

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07 February 2020
Governance Lite

A concise version of the 'Nine Steps to Effective Governance' Framework

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06 December 2018
Sport NZ Governance Mark

The only externally accredited governance development programme of its kind focused on play, active recreation and sport.

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20 June 2018
True to Label

A major research report looking at how value is measured in the non-profit sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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08 June 2018
CEO Induction Research

The Sport NZ response and its findings and recommendation to the report from AUT can be found here.

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12 September 2017
Legislative Checklist for Boards

As part of ongoing compliance and risk management, boards and senior management need to check regularly that the organisation is…

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02 March 2017
Enterprise Risk Management resource

This is a new comprehensive guide for organisational risk management.

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10 February 2017
The director tenure debate

The Governance Framework requirement for fixed tenure has generated considerable debate.

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03 February 2017
Whistle blowing policy

The Governance Framework suggests that an organisation should have a generic whistle blowing policy allowing staff and volunteers to…

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03 August 2016
Governance Mark for Sport and Recreation launched

The governance quality standard for sport and recreation in New Zealand was launched today.

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14 March 2016
New Governance 101 online training - now live

Sport New Zealand is delighted to announce that the new introduction to governance course is live on the SportTutor learning platform.

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08 July 2015
Governance framework for the sport and recreation sector

The final form of the governance framework for sport and recreation in New Zealand has been released.

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15 June 2015
Governance Benchmarking Review 2014

This report summarises research involving 24 separate national and regional sports and recreation organisations. It repeated similar…

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25 February 2015
The role of the board chair

Publications and other resources about effective board leadership.

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17 February 2015
Board reporting tool

An excel template to help board gather the information they require.

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07 June 2014
Business plan template

The business plan takes the strategic outcome and related measures

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07 June 2014
Strategic plan template

Simple table-based template outlining sections of a strategic plan.

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28 May 2014
Stakeholder communications plan

Eight-step communications planning framework.

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23 May 2014
Governance in the New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Sector

Study looking at governance models, governance capability-building activities and sector-wide governance.

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21 May 2014
Risk management toolkit

Toolkit guides organisations through a five-step process for managing organisational risk.

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20 May 2014
Nine steps to effective governance - building high-performing organisations

The 'Nine steps' publication and supporting material to help sport and not-for-profit organisations improve governance structures

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20 May 2014
Governance information resources

Governance information websites, email newsletters and resources.

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20 May 2014
Appoint better boards

Online community for sports organisations to advertise for board members and get help with their governance recruitment process.

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20 May 2014
Board assessment - Online Governance Evaluation System

Online Governance Evaluation System to help in the evaluation and development of boards of sport and recreation organisations.

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20 May 2014
Planning in sport

The strategic process is considered in detail with a range of experts providing different perspectives.

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