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Seven regions in tender process to develop cycling centre

Friday, 11 February 2011, 3:38 pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) has received seven tenders to develop a national cycling centre of excellence. Last year the Government announced plans to work with partners to develop a centre of excellence for cycling, which will include ... More >>

High Performance Funding Decisions Announced

Friday, 17 December 2010, 2:00 pm | SPARC

Rowing, bike, equestrian and Paralympics will get significant increases in high performance investment, as New Zealand’s leading sports reap the benefits of the Government’s big boost to funding. More >>

National Sports Journalism Awards Winners Announced

Monday, 6 December 2010, 10:31 am | SPARC

New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2010 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards Dinner in Auckland on Friday night. More >>

Targeted approach for high performance winter sports

Friday, 19 November 2010, 3:16 pm | SPARC

Investment in New Zealand’s high performance winter programme is to be targeted at sports with a realistic chance of winning medals at the next two Olympic Winter Games. That could include ski halfpipe and snowboard slopestyle, two sports the International ... More >>

High-flying coaches urged to apply

Wednesday, 17 November 2010, 4:28 pm | SPARC

SPARC, the New Zealand Academy of Sport and national sports organisations are working together to increase New Zealand’s pool of world-class coaches and are seeking applicants for the next intake of the Coach Accelerator programme. More >>

Three weeks to get adventurers' applications in

Friday, 24 September 2010, 4:32 pm | SPARC

Adventurers are being reminded they can apply for grants under the Hillary Expeditions Grants initiative run by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC). More >>

SPARC Calls For Adventurers To Come Forward

Monday, 12 July 2010, 4:02 pm | SPARC

Chief executive Peter Miskimmin said today adventurous Kiwis planning challenging outdoor expeditions could now apply for funding. Up to $100,000 is available through Hillary Expedition Grants, which are made available every two years. More >>

World Cup Results Give NZ Football A Huge Boost

Friday, 25 June 2010, 2:20 pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) chief executive Peter Miskimmin said today the All Whites had done New Zealand proud in the FIFA World Cup. More >>

Burger King new naming rights sponsor of Breakers

Thursday, 9 July 2009, 2:15 pm | SPARC

Kiwi basketball fans have cause for celebration with the announcement of Burger King as the new major partner of the NZ Breakers. More >>

Experienced line-up on Sir Edmund Council

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 2:41 pm | SPARC

A wide range of outdoor recreation knowledge and expertise is represented in the membership of the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Recreation Council announced by SPARC Chair John Wells. More >>

Hillary Expedition Grants Announced

Friday, 6 March 2009, 1:43 pm | SPARC

A new route on a remote peak in Antarctica and a caving expedition aiming to reach record depths under New Zealand are among the challenges seven groups of adventurous kiwis are tackling in this year’s SPARC Hillary Expeditions. More >>

Sparc Investment Plan For High Performance Success

Monday, 23 February 2009, 1:00 pm | SPARC

SPARC has announced the four year 2009-2012 high performance investment programme for targeted sports geared to get New Zealand athletes on the podium at London 2012. More >>

Landmark Report For Future Of League

Monday, 16 February 2009, 11:29 am | SPARC

SPARC congratulates the Independent Review Committee for completing a thorough and robust review which provides rugby league in New Zealand with a blueprint to be a sustainable, vibrant and growing sport. More >>

SPARC Invests In Future Kiwi Sporting Success

Monday, 15 December 2008, 1:13 pm | SPARC

SPARC is investing $4.8 million in 18 sports in 2009 aimed at having more New Zealand athletes and teams winning on the world stage. More >>

Kiwis Love To Dance

Friday, 21 November 2008, 2:50 pm | SPARC

Dance is the 8th most popular physical activity for New Zealanders, the new SPARC 2007/08 Active New Zealand Survey has revealed. 16.8% of those aged 16 years and above listed dance among the sport and recreation activities they participate in. ... More >>

Sport, recreation still big part in Kiwi lifestyle

Friday, 21 November 2008, 11:57 am | SPARC

The 2007/08 Active New Zealand Survey demonstrates that large numbers of Kiwi adults continue to participate in sport and recreation. More >>

Kiwis Encouraged To ‘Feel Greatness’

Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 11:17 am | SPARC

SPARC is encouraging people to make the most of daylight saving with the Push Play Nation ‘Feel Greatness’ campaign launched on 28 September. More >>

It’s Time to Thank Our Coaches

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 10:13 am | SPARC

With over 70,000 volunteer coaches around New Zealand the Wattie’s Volunteer Coach of the Year Awards allow people to ensure their coach receives the recognition he or she deserves.  More >>

SPARC meets with NZRL to discuss review

Saturday, 24 May 2008, 10:50 am | SPARC

SPARC had a positive meeting with NZRL yesterday to discuss its offer to undertake an extensive independent review of the sport. More >>

SPARC appoints an football commissioner

Friday, 2 May 2008, 5:12 pm | SPARC

SPARC has appointed Nelson Cull as the independent commissioner who will work with NZ Football (NZF) to ensure the organisation is sustainable and working towards achieving long-term goals. More >>





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