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Congrats to Kiwi Olympians for most successful Games ever

2016 Aug 22

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand’s Olympic team should be incredibly proud of achieving the country’s best ever results at an Olympic Games with a total of 18 medals…

World Masters Games 2017 places in demand as some sports sell out

2016 Aug 15

Athletes from around the globe are jumping at the chance to come to Auckland for World Masters Games 2017 (WMG2017) with two sports totally sold out and a further three sports rapidly approaching capa…

Sports Minister wishes Olympians well for Rio

2016 Aug 05

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman wishes New Zealand’s top athletes the best of luck as the Rio Olympics get underway this weekend. “I wish all our athletes, their coaches and support…

Minister’s fund helps Kiwi kids into sport

2016 Jul 31

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable more Kiwi kids to play winter sport. “Participating in sport is a key part of a Kiwi childhood. It helps keep1…

Athletes receive 1-month ban for overusing asthma medication

2016 Jul 28

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) says the cases of a softball player and football player being banned from all sport for one month highlights the need for all athletes to make sure they exercise1ca…

IOC not protecting the integrity of sport

2016 Jul 25

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is not holding back in its criticism of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics despite overwhelming1eviden…

Major Events Fund invests in 2017 World Junior Squash Champs

2016 Jul 20

The Government is investing $110,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the World Junior Squash Championships to be held in Tauranga from 19 - 28 July 2017. Under 19 squash stars from more t…

Major Events Fund invests in Rugby League World Cup 2017

2016 Jul 19

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced up to $1.35 million will be invested, through the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF), to…

Plan takes fresh look at getting Kiwi kids active

2016 Jul 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of an action plan which aims to get young people to get active and stay active. “Participation in sport leads to a more active,1he…

Acknowledging our sports volunteers

2016 Jun 20

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating National Volunteer Week (which runs from 19 June to 25 June 2016).…

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