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Minister welcomes Africa’s first Commonwealth Games

2015 Sep 02

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated Durban, South Africa on being named host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. “I would like to congratulate Durban on becoming the first1A…

NZ’s largest snow sport event gets underway

2015 Aug 21

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome today’s opening of the fourth Winter Games New Zealand in Queenstown. “This bi-annual event1at…

Best of luck to the Silver Ferns – go get ‘em

2015 Aug 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is wishing the Silver Ferns the best of luck as they head into the final weekend of the Netball World Cup. “The Silver Ferns have shown passion and1det…

Countdown begins to Rio Games

2015 Aug 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says a year out from the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games it looks like New Zealanders will have plenty to celebrate at both events. “High1Performanc…

NZ looking forward to British & Irish Lions tour

2015 Jul 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the announcement of the All Blacks 2016/2017 home schedules – featuring a 10-match tour from the British & Irish Lions in 2017. “Followi…

Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup

2015 Jun 30

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome a PwC report which confirms the positive economic impact of co-hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup1…

New appointments to Sport New Zealand Board

2015 Jun 23

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced two new appointments to the Sport New Zealand Board. Wellington sport administrator, Paul Cameron, and Auckland sports medicine1s…

New appointments to Drug Free Sport NZ Board

2015 Jun 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced two new appointments to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board. Tim Castle and Dr John Mayhew have been appointed to the Board.1Ju…

Minister opens new Auckland sports office hub

2015 Jun 09

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today officially opened Sport Central – a new sports office hub in Auckland which will see five sports organisations work more closely1together. …

FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday

2015 May 29

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says North Harbour Stadium is well placed for the start of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. “The FIFA U-20 World Cup gets underway tomorrow with New…

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