Legislation establishing an independent body to strengthen and protect the integrity of the sport and recreation system has passed its final reading in Parliament with almost unanimous support.
Sport and Recreation
2022 was another year of positive change in visibility of women in sport with a further jump in the coverage of female athletes and teams in news media.
Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Football Ferns on an inspirational performance at last night’s opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
The Government is welcoming interest by the New Zealand Olympic Committee in hosting the 2034 Commonwealth Games.
Communities across the country will benefit from newly upgraded sporting facilities as a result of New Zealand co-hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
A total of 800 schools and kura nationwide are now benefitting from a physical activity and nutrition initiative aimed at improving the wellbeing of children and young people.
More than $20 million is being invested over the next four years to prepare athletes for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan.
Grant Robertson departs tomorrow for engagements in his finance portfolios and to support New Zealand’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.
Sixteen national and regional organisations have been awarded funding to increase opportunities for young people with disabilities in sport and recreation.