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More than $5 million of Sport NZ’s new community fund available in Auckland

Applications are now open for Sport NZ’s new fund - Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa - for community-based programmes and projects targeting children and young people at most risk of missing out or being less active.


CAS appeal relating to Athlete XYZ concludes

The appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the “XYZ” case has now concluded. In March 2019 Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) appealed the decision


Community sport and recreation under COVID-19 alert level restrictions

NZ Government’s guidelines for community sport and recreation at Alert Levels 2 and 3 are here


3rd Annual Wicked Winter 6hr Rogaine in support of New Zealand Red Cross

Over 600 competitors filled the hills around Orton Bradley Park for one of the biggest (in terms of numbers) longer distance rogaine events to be held in New Zealand.


Barbara Kendall Says New Zealand Sport Can Prosper In A Covid-Struck World

Triple Olympic medalist Barbara Kendall has called on New Zealand sporting organisations to hit the reset button and take advantage of the country’s natural advantages in a pandemic-struck era.


Peter Miskimmin to step down as CEO of Sport NZ

Peter Miskimmin has resigned as CEO of Sport NZ and will step down from his role in December. He has served as CEO of Sport NZ (formerly SPARC) since 2008.


Surf life saver suspended for nine months for anti-doping rule violation

The Sports Tribunal has suspended surf life saver John Elsmore for nine months after testing positive for cannabis.


Proposal to ban transwomen in sport

Save Women’s Sport New Zealand is calling for sporting organisations to follow World Rugby’s lead and prioritise women’s safety, following the leaking of a draft proposal to ban transwomen from women’s rugby.


Tokyo 2020 confirms the competition schedule for the Games in 2021

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic confirmed the event line-up for each competition session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,


DOC's NZ response to COVID-19

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. DOC facilities are fully open without restrictions - including visitor centres, huts, campgrounds and toilets.