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Sport and recreation adds nearly $5 billion to GDP

2016 Dec 12

New Zealand’s sport and recreation industries contributed $4.93 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product in 2015, up by $100 million year-on-year, according to new research from Skills Acti…

Snell to compete at World Masters Games 2017

2016 Dec 09

New Zealand’s ‘Sports Champion of the (20th) Century’, Sir Peter Snell, has confirmed today that he will be a starter at World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland. Sir Peter (77) will join an estimat…

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…

Young rugby player handed two-year ban

2016 Nov 10

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) acknowledges the two-year ban from all sport handed down to a young rugby player. The New Zealand Rugby Union Judicial Committee today released its decision in the1…

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 …

AIMS Games big part of national sports scene

2016 Aug 31

Next week's NZCT AIMS Games is being embraced by national sporting bodies, as the intermediate-aged sporting tournament opens up new avenues for aspiring athletes. The Tauranga-based tournament will1f…

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