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 ….

Lockdown Sees Fungi Taking Hold of Sports Turfs

Fungi have started infesting certain sports turfs thanks to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. A request to allow groundskeeping at top sports facilities will almost certainly be brought before government ministers within the next week, but smaller sports clubs and school grounds will likely miss out. After two weeks ….

NZ NSOs Receive Assurance of Government Funding

Sport New Zealand was due to announce a new four-year investment plan, but this plan has been deferred in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Current funding levels have been guaranteed to stay in place until June 2021. Grant Robertson, New Zealand Sports Minister, has said that COVID-19 has significantly ….

COVID-19 Shuts Down NZ Radio Sport

Radio Sport, the only station in New Zealand of its kind, has been shut down due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. NZ Media and Entertainment, who owns the station, has reportedly decided to close it and lay off the 25-strong workforce, saying they had to do so due to sports ….

Mass Gathering Ban Hits NZ Sport Hard

The latest governmental announcement has struck terror into the hearts of the New Zealand sports industry. And NZ Rugby’s fledgling plans to replace the suspended Super Rugby season are dead in the water. Health Minister David Clark has announced that, for the foreseeable future, mass gatherings are to be limited ….