2012 Media Releasesuuid:f9f4732b-67ec-4299-b14a-30c3f657c077;id=202013-02-05T12:36:04+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzf2606636-584e-4604-819b-e914d3126f1021 Peaks in 21 Days Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition Departing Sunday2013-02-05T11:49:00+13:002013-02-05T12:36:04+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzThe second of the 2013 Sport New Zealand Hillary Expeditions, called 21 Peaks in 21 Days, begins Sunday morning, 10 February. 4758d843-5678-40c5-99f5-92a268eb124aHillary Expedition sees return to scene of near-tragedy2013-01-07T11:01:00+13:002013-01-07T11:02:24+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSarah Wilson has commenced her Cook to Cook Hillary Expedition and is currently climbing Aoraki/Mount Cook; a place that could have claimed her life when she was buried in an avalanche a couple of years ago.d3f020c5-7f6c-498d-9799-e3d9fe1cacefInvestment Targeted at More Medal Success for New Zealand2012-12-18T14:24:00+13:002012-12-18T14:39:23+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzHigh Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has today announced its investments to sports over the next four-year funding cycle, as it eyes more medal success for New Zealand.274ae2d7-cdef-440f-9d01-fff3a9af7e58Kiwis attempt world-firsts with Hillary Expedition Grants2012-12-05T10:30:00+13:002012-12-05T11:54:00+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzThe 2013 Hillary Expeditions will send seven teams of New Zealanders on journeys that will test their skill, courage, determination, physical boundaries and much more in some of the world’s most difficult and sometimes unexplored terrain. ccae3134-00e7-48ba-97fe-8c0eede843dfSport New Zealand announces first graduate programme appointment2012-12-04T14:57:00+13:002012-12-04T15:01:40+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand is pleased to announce that Renee Hannah has become the first appointment to its new graduate programme.a64f1c1e-4b7f-470e-8e26-ca9edcfd0d5b2012 Sport New Zealand Sir Terry Mclean National Sports Journalism Awards Winners Announced 2012-12-03T11:53:00+13:002012-12-03T11:54:33+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzNew Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers have been recognised at the 2012 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards Dinner in Auckland. 2902b538-0801-4bb6-b9eb-d421d0e3c3a1Olympic success spurs interest in grass roots sport 2012-11-27T10:57:00+13:002012-11-27T10:59:16+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzNew Zealand’s success at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games looks to be driving a surge of interest in those sports codes here at home.e72f7a72-3bbc-4f8a-b2ab-1cc058b79c24TP McLean Sports Journalism Awards Finalists Announced2012-11-08T12:22:00+13:002012-11-08T12:22:43+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzThe New Zealand Sports Journalists Association Inc has announced the finalists for the 2012 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards sponsored by Sport New Zealand.d1a8719e-7c45-4de8-8c3e-09ecce1657e0Schools Named for ‘Sport in Education’ Initiative2012-11-06T17:02:00+13:002012-11-06T17:05:10+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand has begun a project which aims to use the power of sport to help kids achieve in the classroom and the community.0b1ebf5b-14e7-41e1-bb1d-2bad6ffb4feaActivePost AUT Millennium Open Day – Sunday 4 November2012-11-01T13:25:00+13:002012-11-01T13:35:11+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzActive Post and Auckland’s AUT Millennium are giving the public the opportunity to meet Olympians, and have a go at a wide range of sport and recreation activities, at an Open Day on Sunday 4th November. b62ce525-ce78-43b6-8d29-dc6355047855Wider sports community mourns loss of Sir Wilson Whineray2012-10-23T08:16:00+13:002012-10-23T08:16:39+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand has joined the rugby community and the rest of the country in mourning the passing today of Sir Wilson Whineray.f5d615fe-4746-4a4f-9e9f-12ee3be217fcNew Auckland Sport entity set to be established2012-10-09T16:43:00+13:002012-10-09T16:46:59+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzThe foundations have been laid for the establishment of a new Auckland Sport entity responsible for strategic decision making and investment at a region wide level. This follows the signing of a Heads of Agreement by the four Auckland Regional Sports Trusts (RSTs), Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ), and Auckland Council with all parties embracing the change.920f21ee-a0d9-45c0-94f5-4749572b2bbeDevelopment Scholarships for aspiring women sports board members2012-10-08T09:37:00+13:002012-10-08T10:04:54+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) have announced the creation of Development Scholarships to help get more women on to the boards of sport organisations. 1684cd26-075a-4323-9d20-061438f914a82012 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards2012-09-26T08:11:00+12:002012-09-26T08:12:30+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzThe National Sports Journalism Awards, which honour legendary sports journalist Sir Terry McLean, are a collaboration between Sport New Zealand and the New Zealand Sports Journalists Association Inc. (NZSJA).5767726d-6758-45b1-b423-1af99113f180Sport New Zealand appoints new General Manager, Community Sport and Recreation2012-09-21T11:00:00+12:002012-09-21T13:06:35+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Geoff Barry to the position of General Manager, Community Sport and Recreation. f9bfaf43-3122-456b-aa6d-8de60fbd0a34Future Kiwi Olympians waiting in the wings2012-09-05T09:19:00+12:002012-09-05T09:36:06+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzNew Zealand’s future Olympic hopes are in good hands, according to the results of a just released survey into sport and recreation in the lives of Kiwi kids. bbda3bd0-3292-4386-b17f-c7be206afc3eAwards recognise 800,000 sport volunteers2012-06-18T06:30:00+12:002012-06-15T17:30:01+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and MORE FM are encouraging Kiwis to say thanks to the 800,000 volunteers who help make sport possible in this country. 841f0edd-331e-4d6f-ac12-9d50bec019b92012 Hillary Expedition Grants Available for Kiwi Adventurers 2012-06-08T11:37:00+12:002012-06-08T11:39:38+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzKiwi adventurers are being given the chance to turn their dreams into reality by applying for Sport New Zealand’s Hillary Expedition grants. 648c77de-01b2-465c-9fc9-9f8f9f3e2062Swim and Survive Review recommends ways to improve programmes2012-05-15T10:51:00+12:002012-05-15T10:51:49+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzAn independent review of swim and survive programmes in New Zealand has been completed. Led by prominent sports administrator Alan Isaac, in collaboration with UMR Research, the review was commissioned by ACC and Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC). e97edc50-4f58-4efa-9023-e7b3fdd288a2New Zealand Sport and Recreation Award Winners Announced2012-05-01T05:48:00+12:002012-05-01T07:26:12+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzExcellence across the sport and recreation sector has been recognised tonight with the presentation of the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Rotorua. a62cd2a1-b422-49fe-8556-ea0b91b2a063International expert urges NZ sport leaders to innovate2012-04-30T09:30:00+12:002012-04-30T14:10:21+12:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzA globally respected expert on sports innovation and entrepreneurialism is in New Zealand this week to challenge local sports leaders to innovate more. 33be3dbd-fa82-4144-95dd-b9e7bd436eedJock Hobbs Tribute2012-03-14T17:27:00+13:002012-03-14T17:30:59+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzSport New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin has paid tribute to the late Jock Hobbs, saying his contribution to our national sport, and to New Zealand, will never be forgotten.ae08e165-b500-438e-99a4-f5ae46e76fd2High Performance Sport New Zealand2011-12-16T13:51:00+13:002011-12-16T13:52:26+13:00Sport & Recreation New Zealandhttp://www.sparc.org.nzKiwi athletes and teams who have performed well this year and those likely to do well in an Olympic year are the big winners in today’s 2012 investment announcement by High Performance Sport New Zealand.