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New Zealand’s Christine Burke achieves ‘The Double’

2013 Aug 15

New Zealander Christine Burke has completed her Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition by climbing the eleventh and thirteenth highest mountains in the world in rapid succession, joining a small club1…

McCully welcomes Hagley Oval decision

2013 Aug 14

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully says he is pleased by the decision to proceed with the redevelopment of Hagley Oval as it clears the way for Christchurch to host the opening match and1f…

Minister of Sport welcomes the world in 2015

2013 Jul 30

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully says the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match schedule announced today is an excellent result for New Zealand. “Given this is a co-hosted event with Aust…

Campaign to thank sport volunteers

2013 Jul 16

A nationwide ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign launched today, to recognise the hundreds of thousands of sport volunteers (or Sport Makers) who literally make sport happen in communities throughout…

'Gradient and Water’ return triumphant from their Papua New Guinea Expedition

2013 May 28

The fourth 2013 Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition, Gradient and Water, returned home from Papua New Guinea last night after becoming the first to kayak the canyons of the Chimbu River – one of …

New Sport NZ board members appointed

2013 May 28

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today appointed former Silver Ferns and Black Ferns manager Jackie Barron to the board of Sport New Zealand. “Mrs Barron is a seasoned educator1an…

Kiwi kayakers to descend unexplored canyons and white-water in Papua New Guinea

2013 May 01

The fourth 2013 Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition, Gradient and Water, will leave on Friday morning for Papua New Guinea to take on the unpaddled canyons of the Chimbu River – one of the more c…

Lotto and Sport NZ Team Up To Support Local Sport Makers

2013 Apr 15

Lotto and Sport New Zealand are teaming up in a new partnership to recognise and reward the volunteers, or sport markers who make sport happen all over New Zealand. The three-year partnership was1an…

Passion, Dedication And Innovation Showcased In Sport And Recreation Awards

2013 Apr 15

Excellence and outstanding achievement in sport and recreation in New Zealand were tonight recognised at the annual Sport and Recreation Awards ceremony, held this year in Wellington. Sport1Waikat…

New Zealand climbers to attempt world first in the Himalayas

2013 Apr 04

The third 2013 Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition will depart on Sunday afternoon to tread where no one has set foot before. The New Zealand White Wave Expedition will travel to the Kanchenjunga…

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