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$5.7 million investment to support disabled people in sport and

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has today announced how $5.7 million will be allocated to create better quality experiences for disabled tamariki and rangatahi. The investment, via Sport NZ’s Disability Plan, will see $2.1 million provided to 15 Parafeds/D-Sport and seven National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) over the next three years and $3.6 million […]readmore

Review into greyhound racing announced

The Government is putting in place a review of the work being done on animal welfare and safety in the greyhound racing industry, Grant Robertson announced today. “While Greyhound Racing NZ has reported some progress in implementing the recommendations of the Hansen Report, recent incidents show the industry still has some way to go to […]readmore

FIFA Women’s World Cup to open in New Zealand

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash have welcomed confirmation New Zealand will host the opening ceremony and match, and one of the semi-finals, of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. Grant Robertson says matches will be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin, the result of a co-hosting […]readmore

Backing the team for the next America’s Cup

Government congratulates Team New Zealand on America’s Cup victory·         Government commits funding to support team to stay together to build for next defence “Team New Zealand has once again made us all so proud by retaining the America’s Cup as New Zealand’s cup,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “On behalf of all of Aotearoa I congratulate Grant Dalton, […]readmore

Govt committed to hosting Rugby World Cup

The Government remains committed to hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 should a decision be made by World Rugby this weekend to postpone this year’s tournament. World Rugby is recommending the event be postponed until next year due to COVID-19, with a final decision to be made at the World […]readmore

Venue upgrades for ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup getting underway

The Government is providing $2 million for player facilities at the five venues for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 to be upgraded, Grant Robertson announced at Wellington’s Basin Reserve today. The upgrades focus on redevelopment of player facilities, including toilets, to make them gender neutral and of a standard befitting the world’s best […]readmore

The Celebration Project moves on to Wellington ‘numbering’ and acknowledging

The Celebration Project moves on to Wellington‘numbering’ and acknowledging 18New Zealand Paralympians Release 17 November 2020 Today Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) marked the nineth community event as part of The Celebration Project, where the achievements of New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians since Tel Aviv 1968 were officially recognised and celebrated. In Wellington, 18New Zealand Paralympians, their […]readmore

International sport back up and running in New Zealand

The Government is welcoming today’s announcement that the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams will tour New Zealand this summer.  “A lot of hard work has been undertaken by sports officials including New Zealand Cricket, Netball New Zealand and government officials to ensure that international sport can return safely to New Zealand,” Grant Robertson said. […]readmore

New Zealand to host Bledisloe Cup in October and ready

The Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says while it is disappointing the Rugby Championship will not be held in New Zealand, the country will host two Bledisloe Cup games in October and has the capacity in managed isolation facilities to host other international sporting events. “We offered flexible quarantine arrangements that would have seen […]readmore

Government remains committed to Women’s Cricket World Cup

The Government has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which the ICC has delayed from 2021 to 2022. “This is obviously a disappointing decision for cricket players and fans around the world and for the White Ferns and their supporters here at home,” Grant Robertson said. “The […]readmore