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National Sports Journalism Awards

Friday, 16 December 2011, 9:52 am | SPARC

MEDIA RELEASE 2011 SPARC SIR TERRY McLEAN NATIONAL SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED Auckland, 16 December 2011 - New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2011 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism ... More >>

Australia should play greater role in India/China relations

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 2:33 pm | SPARC

Australia can, and should, play a major role in facilitating co-operation between India and China, an expert in international relations argues. Speaking at the launch of the Soft Power Advocacy and Research Centre (SPARC) at Macquarie University today, ... More >>

Doig made enormous contribution to sport and the arts

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 5:39 pm | SPARC

People throughout New Zealand, and especially within the sport and arts sector, will be mourning the loss of Chris Doig, says SPARC Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin. Doig died in Christchurch this morning, after a long illness. Miskimmin said Doig had ... More >>

WADA lab clears Thermotone

Friday, 23 September 2011, 8:15 pm | SPARC

WADA lab clears Thermotone SPARC concerned about harm to NZ’s reputation from supplements stories More >>

Winners Announced in the SPARC Sport Volunteers Awards 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 1:11 pm | SPARC

Three highly deserving Wellington regional winners of the SPARC Volunteer of the Year Awards were announced yesterday morning at an awards breakfast at the Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington. More >>

Active Communities projects approved

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 3:21 pm | SPARC

A Taranaki pilot project to teach pre-school children the skills they need to ride a bike independently has been given the green light after securing Active Communities funding from Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC). The pilot is one of six projects ... More >>

SPARC Sport Volunteers Recognised with Awards

Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:09 pm | SPARC

Sport Wellington is delighted to announce the finalists of the 2011 SPARC Sport Volunteer Awards. Sport Wellingon received over 340 nominations for the awards and the judges have had the difficult task of deciding regional finalist in the three categories. ... More >>

Review backs sports supplements programme

Friday, 26 August 2011, 2:20 pm | SPARC

An extensive and thorough independent review of the New Zealand Academy of Sport’s nutrition supplements programme has found it to be both sound and valuable. More >>

Swimming review released

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 4:31 pm | SPARC

SPARC Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin has today welcomed the commitment by Swimming New Zealand (SNZ) to implement changes recommended by an independent review of the organisation’s high performance programme. More >>

Sport & Recreation Quake Group joins forces on recovery

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 3:51 pm | SPARC

Sport Canterbury West Coast, Christchurch City Council and SPARC have joined forces to help coordinate efforts to deliver sport and recreation in post-quake Canterbury. Key people from these three organisations started to work together soon after the ... More >>

Waikato/Bay of Plenty granted time extension

Friday, 6 May 2011, 3:12 pm | SPARC

Waikato/Bay of Plenty has been granted an extension of time until early September to confirm it has the funding in place to develop a national cycling centre of excellence. In April, SPARC announced the Waikato/Bay of Plenty bid, developed by the Home of ... More >>

Sports community mourns death of Paul Ackerley

Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 3:11 pm | SPARC

The New Zealand sports community is mourning the death of highly-respected Olympian and hockey coach Paul Ackerley. Ackerley died in Wellington Hospital this morning after a short illness. He was 61. Ackerley was a member of the history-making New ... More >>

Lifetime achievements honoured at Sport Awards

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 9:04 am | SPARC

Three long-serving sports administrators have been recognised with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2011 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards held in Auckland tonight. More >>

Winners announced at 2011 NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 9:01 am | SPARC

Excellence across the sport and recreation sector has been recognised with the presentation of the 2011 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Auckland. More >>

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Preferred Tenderer for Cycling Centre

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 5:35 pm | SPARC

Negotiations will soon be underway with Waikato/Bay of Plenty after SPARC’s High Performance Board selected the region as the preferred tenderer to develop a national cycling centre of excellence. More >>

Youth sport expert to speak at Connections 2011

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 3:35 pm | SPARC

A globally respected expert on young people in sport will be in New Zealand this week to offer the sport sector advice on how to keep more Kiwi kids involved in sport and recreation. More >>

Third Intake of High-Flying Coaches for Coach Accelerator

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:37 pm | SPARC

Coaches from six sports have been selected for the third intake of a programme aimed at producing more coaches capable of developing World, Olympic or Paralympic champions. More >>

New high performance sport entity a step closer

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 4:56 pm | SPARC

A new entity to take high performance sport in New Zealand to the next level is now a step closer. Paul Collins, Chair of the SPARC High Performance Board, has announced an agreement in principle to form a single high performance sport entity through ... More >>

Three shortlisted for cycling centre of excellence

Thursday, 10 March 2011, 4:23 pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) has selected a short-list of three regions from which one will be chosen to develop a national cycling centre of excellence. More >>

Swimming review gets underway

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 3:02 pm | SPARC

An independent review of Swimming New Zealand’s High Performance Programme is about to get underway, led by Wellington businessman Chris Ineson. More >>





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