Sports

Sport New Zealand Wants to a Safer Environment

As part of its continuing dedication to creating a safer sporting environment and in light of an internal integrity post undertaken in 2020, Sport New Zealand has announced several new enterprises for 2021. Among these are a new community guidance portal which will focus on children, an independent mediation service, ….

Coe Says It Won’t Be Easy To Cheat In Tokyo

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has warned athletes participating in next year’s Olympics against cheating, saying new technology will make it easier than ever before to “fearlessly weed out” drug and doping cheats. Coe also addressed specifically the issue of “high profile athletes” who previously found it comparatively easier to ….

Castle On The Importance Of Collaboration

Incoming Sport New Zealand boss Raelene Castle says she would like to see a more prominent focus on collaboration between different codes once she takes over the reins in six weeks’ time. The former Rugby Australia CEO was this week confirmed the organisation’s new chief executive officer set to take ….

Piri Weepu Opens Up About Mental Health War

Several big-name sports veterans from New Zealand as well as Australia have recently for the first time ever begun speaking out about their own personal mental health battles. Few testimonies have however managed to have a more enormous impact on sports fans and listeners in general than that of legendary ….

Analysts Issue Dire Warning Re NZ Sport

Several prominent sports analysts are calling on New Zealand’s government to either re-open the country’s borders to overseas teams or face a possible professional sports disaster. Opening New Zealand’s borders will ensure the survival of local sporting franchises, the analysts have said. Someone acutely aware of the potentially devastating financial ….

$30M Pledged To Sport Facility In Upper Hutt

Grant Robertson, who is New Zealand’s Minister of Finance, Sport and Recreation, has announced government-funding in the amount of $30 million being made available to the New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport (NZCIS), which campus is located in Upper Hutt. The campus proposes to be a one-stop-solutions-shop for elite ….

NZ Politician Teases Wallabies Over COVID-19 Break

New Zealand Sports and Finance Minister Grant Robinson had a cheeky remark at the ready for the Wallabies before he began talking about whether the Bledisloe Cup will happen this year. He explained that leaders on both sides of the Tasman are doing what they can to lift travel restrictions ….

NZ Sports to Receive Millions in Recovery Package

Sport in New Zealand will soon be getting government backing in the form of millions and millions of dollars. It’s to assist in its recovery from the lockdown brought to bear trying to contain the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and will be rolled out in three stages. NZ Finance Minister Grant ….

Professional Sport Given the OK at Alert Level 2

Professional sportsmen and women will be able to resume their day jobs, as it were, when New Zealand goes down from Alert Level Three to Alert Level Two. But the exact date for the return of Super Rugby and Netball’s ANZ Premiership remains unknown. The government is set to decide ….

Robertson Reveals No Sport in NZ at Level 3

Grant Robertson, New Zealand Sports Minister, has said that there’s simply no scope for this sector to start up again while we’re at Level 3. He called the National Rugby League’s proposed dates ambitious. Our government is currently debating whether or not to end the nationwide Level 4 lockdown and ….