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New Zealand Rugby 2016 Awards

2016 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight help mark the success of New Zealand rugby at the 2016 NZ Rugby Union Awards. “I’d like to congratulate all the nominees. It’s been a …

Keeping older people active discussion paper

2016 Dec 02

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older people to stay active. “If we want New Zealanders to remain active in1th…

Valerie Adams first Pacific Sports Ambassador

2016 Oct 28

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Valerie Adams as New Zealand’s first Pacific Sports Ambassador. “The new role of Pacific Sports Ambassador will allow New Zealand to further develop1o…

Govt invests $3m in showcase for Lions Series

2016 Sep 20

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is investing $3 million via the Major Events Development Fund to showcase Kiwi1culture…

Congrats to all our Kiwi Rio Paralympians

2016 Sep 19

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the country is extremely proud of what our Paralympians achieved in Rio.  “Our 31 Kiwi Paralympians ac…

New appointments to Sport NZ Board

2016 Sep 08

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that Bill Moran, former Treasury Deputy Secretary, and Jason Shoebridge, Chief Executive of Kantar NZ, have been appointed to the1Spo…

Spirit of Gold heads to Rio Paralympics

2016 Sep 06

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner wish New Zealand’s Paralympians the best of luck as the Paralympics get underway this week. “Our 31 Kiwi …

Congrats to Kiwi Olympians for most successful Games ever

2016 Aug 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand’s Olympic team should be incredibly proud of achieving the country’s best ever results at an Olympic Games with a total of 18 medals…

Sports Minister wishes Olympians well for Rio

2016 Aug 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman wishes New Zealand’s top athletes the best of luck as the Rio Olympics get underway this weekend. “I wish all our athletes, their coaches and support…

Minister’s fund helps Kiwi kids into sport

2016 Jul 31

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable more Kiwi kids to play winter sport. “Participating in sport is a key part of a Kiwi childhood. It helps keep1…

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