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Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today announced the formation of a senior officials’ inter-agency group and the implementation of a national match fixing policy to safeguard New Zealand sport.

The measures were recommended by a Sport NZ-led report into the implications of the Australian Crime Commission investigation linking organised crime and banned substances to some Australian sporting codes.

“The report found no evidence of widespread drug use or organised crime in New Zealand sport,” Mr McCully says.

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Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Team New Zealand on winning the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series in San Francisco.

“Team New Zealand’s impressive run in the challenger series will stand them in good stead as they prepare to race Oracle for the America’s Cup next month,” Mr McCully says.

“Captain Dean Barker and the crew have remained composed and professional throughout the regatta, all while maintaining a strong lead.

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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 and festivities of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

The Environment Court today granted resource consent for a significant redevelopment of the Oval.

Hagley Oval will host the opening festivities, the opening match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, as well as matches featuring Pakistan, England and the West Indies.

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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 Australia, I am delighted with the quality of fixtures allocated to New Zealand,” Mr McCully says.

Christchurch’s Hagley Oval has been provisionally awarded the opening match and New Zealand-based opening festivities.

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Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of former Court of Appeal Judge Hon Sir Bruce Robertson as chair of the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand.

“Sir Bruce’s judicial expertise and previous Tribunal experience as deputy chair will serve him well in this new role,” Mr McCully says.

Sir Bruce also has considerable experience in sport administration, particularly in rugby. He will be supported by newly appointed deputy chair James Farmer QC and reappointed deputy chair Alan Galbraith QC.

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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 educator and sports administrator with more than a decade of experience at the highest level of netball and women’s rugby,” Mr McCully says.

Mrs Barron managed the Black Ferns during their 2002 Women’s Rugby World Cup victory and has also managed the Silver Ferns, Southern Sting and New Zealand under 21 netball sides.

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Sport Minister Murray McCully says the Australian Crime Commission report on Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport needs to be taken seriously on this side of the Tasman.

“I have asked Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport NZ and Drug Free Sport NZ to report back to me on the implications of the Australian Crime Commission report released yesterday,” Mr McCully says.

“I have asked them to consult with the New Zealand Olympic Committee and any other relevant bodies in compiling their report.

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Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today named former High Court Judge Warwick Gendall as the next Chair of Drug Free Sport New Zealand.

“Justice Gendall’s legal expertise and experience as a sports administrator will be invaluable to the board of New Zealand’s sports drug agency,” Mr McCully says.

As a barrister, Justice Gendall was involved in a number of sport and drug cases. He also served as Chair of New Zealand Football Council, and has been a FIFA delegate and admissions inspector.

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