Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is the new name for the government organisation responsible for sport and recreation (formerly SPARC).
The name may have changed, but our aims stay the same - more kids playing and enjoying sport, more adults participating and getting involved, and - through High Performance Sport New Zealand - more Kiwi winners on the world stage.
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Our 2013/14 Active NZ Survey starts in April 2013 and will finish in March 2014. Results will follow later in 2014. Learn more
Launching Future Champions
The fourth 2013 Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition, Gradient and Water, returned home from Papua New Guinea last night after becoming the first to kayak the canyons of the Chimbu River – one of the most challenging wilderness kayaking runs in the world.
The fourth 2013 Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition, Gradient and Water, will leave on Friday morning for Papua New Guinea to take on the unpaddled canyons of the Chimbu River – one of the most challenging wilderness kayaking runs in the world.
Excellence and outstanding achievement in sport and recreation in New Zealand were recognised at the annual Sport and Recreation Awards ceremony, held in Wellington on Monday night.
In this edition: We feature in Off the Bench, a topic not so often explored - sport and ethnic/cultural identity. And while not explicit, we give a nod too to our national identity in a week when we celebrate Hillary's mountaineering achievements....
In this edition: There’s something for everyone; not the least our own publications. These are important additions to the knowledge base for New Zealand sports administrators and leaders. This includes new research on changes in adult New Zealanders’...
In this edition: Volunteers are an essential part of the glue that holds sports clubs and teams together. The Community Sport and Recreation and Useful Weblinks sections carry several items outlining new initiatives, best practice, and a new concept:...
Coaching adviser Andrew Eade introduces the new documents.