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Sport NZ honours Barbara Kendall with Leadership Award

2015 Feb 12

Barbara Kendall has tonight been honoured at the 52nd Halberg Awards with the Sport New Zealand Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements as an influential sports1leader. Spo…

Official draw for FIFA U20 World Cup kicks off

2015 Feb 10

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is taking part in tonight’s 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup official draw in Auckland. “New Zealand will be hosting some of the best under-20 footba…

Smart new cricket programme for schools

2015 Feb 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has taken part in a Cricket Smart lesson at Northcote Primary School in Auckland today. “Cricket Smart is a new range of curriculum-based learning1…

Start the new school year by getting active

2015 Feb 03

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging kids to sign up for a school sport and get all the benefits that come with it. “With schools opening their doors for the start of1an…

Christchurch well placed for Cricket World Cup

2015 Jan 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today inspected Hagley Oval and met with tournament organisers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. “Hagley Oval has undergone a huge1transforma…

Paul Collins Knighthood for Sport Governance highly deserved

2014 Dec 31

Sport New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin says a Knighthood awarded to Paul Collins in this year’s New Year’s Honours is highly deserved. Paul Collins has been made a Knight Companion1…

Kiwis attempt world-firsts with Sport NZ Hillary Expedition Grants

2014 Dec 23

Seven teams of adventurous New Zealanders will test their mettle when they embark on some world-firsts as part of Sport New Zealand’s (Sport NZ) Hillary Expeditions. Their skills, courage,1determi…

Reminder of the value of council recreation investment

2014 Dec 19

High holiday season demand for city parks, aquatic centres, cycleways and other recreation infrastructure highlights the vital importance of continued council investment in new facilities, says New1…

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

2014 Dec 15

Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face longer bans from all sport. Changes have been made to New Zealand’…

Minister welcomes new anti-doping rules

2014 Dec 15

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new sports anti-doping rules designed to be tougher on real cheats which come into effect in the new year. “New Zealand is committed to1th…

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