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Ministers acknowledge generosity of Sir Peter Snell

2017 Apr 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have acknowledged the generosity of sporting legend Sir Peter Snell in gifting medals and1memorabili…

Rugby 2017 Festival programme launched

2017 Apr 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have today launched the Rugby 2017 Festival. “Rugby 2017 Festival is a program of engaging activit…

Appointment for physical activity and nutrition in schools

2017 Apr 18

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and1Nutr…

Runs on the board for gender equality in cricket

2017 Mar 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight acknowledge steps being taken to improve gender equality in cricket at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards. “It is a credit to New Zealand1…

Congrats to Special Olympics team

2017 Mar 27

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the New Zealand Special Olympics team should be extremely proud of its outstanding results at the 2017 Sp…

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

2017 Mar 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in1schools.   “W…

New rugby league programme for schools

2017 Mar 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a new Rugby League Education programme at Auckland’s Birkdale North School. “The Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource is…

$5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

2017 Mar 08

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced a $5.5 million investment into two major golfing events. Through the Major Events1Develop…

$1 million for Christchurch sports hub

2017 Feb 28

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced a $1 million investment into a new sports hub for Christchurch. “The Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub will be set across 32 hectares near Wigram…

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Community Ambassadors named

2017 Feb 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the appointment today of one hundred volunteer Community Ambassadors for the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “The tournament is shaping up to be…

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