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At SPARC (Sport & Recreation New Zealand) we're dedicated to getting New Zealanders moving. That means everything from supporting elite athletes to getting out into local communities and encouraging people to get active. 




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Friday, 15 April 2011
8:31AM
Waikato/Bay of Plenty preferred tenderer for cycling centre 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. 105 views

Friday, 17 December 2010
2:25PM
High Performance Funding Decisions Announced 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. 148 views

Friday, 24 September 2010
3:27PM
SPARC reminds adventurers they have three weeks to get their applications in Adventurers are being reminded they can apply for grants under the Hillary Expeditions Grants initiative run by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC). 95 views

Saturday, 26 June 2010
8:38AM
World Cup Results Give NZ Football A Huge Boost 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. 149 views

Tuesday, 27 April 2010
4:15PM
Winners of the 2010 New Zealand Sport and Recreation sector awards   Excellence across the sport and recreation sector was last night recognised with the presentation of the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Sector Awards at a dinner in Wellington. 111 views

Thursday, 1 April 2010
2:58PM
New money, new funding approach for outdoor recreation SPARC chief executive Peter Miskimmin has today announced an extra $500,000 and a new contestable approach for SPARC’s investment in outdoor recreation. 189 views

Thursday, 4 March 2010
11:56AM
New Zealand Sport and Recreation Sector Awards Finalists 2010   The judges on the panel considering entries for the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Sector Awards had some tough deliberations on their hands when they met in Auckland on 24 February to decide the finalists. 131 views

Wednesday, 3 March 2010
8:40AM
SPARC has announced a $3 million investment in New Zealand Rugby League It is the largest single investment by the government in rugby league in the history of the sport in New Zealand. 537 views

8:39AM
Hillary Expeditions update   Three kiwi climbers have arrived on the Antarctic Peninsula, only to discover they have been beaten by a French team Three kiwi climbers have arrived on the Antarctic Peninsula, only to discover they have been beaten by a French team up the route they planned to take on the remote Mt Parry. 283 views

Monday, 16 November 2009
12:34PM
SPARC ramps up high performance investment to new level SPARC is investing a record $6.3 million in 19 national sport organisations' high performance programmes and projects following the 2010 contestable investment round. 207 views

Friday, 3 July 2009
1:12PM
New Zealander makes first ascent New Zealander Pat Deavoll has made the first ascent of Karim Sar (6180m) in the Batura region of northern Pakistan. 341 views

Tuesday, 30 June 2009
10:42AM
New Zealand Himalayan Big Wall Expedition When four kiwi climbers attempt a new route on Nafees Spire on K7 in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan, "it’ll be harder than anything we’ve done before," says Bruce Dowrick. 242 views

Thursday, 21 May 2009
10:07AM
SPARC Rural Travel Fund The SPARC Rural Travel Fund Committee approved $8139.00 in funds to 7 community groups at its meeting round for 2008/09. 115 views

Thursday, 7 May 2009
7:13AM
Hillary Expedition update The climbers making up the New Zealand Nyambo Konka expedition are currently in the city of Ya’an in the Sichuan province of China, resting after a nine-day push on the mountain. 325 views

Tuesday, 28 April 2009
11:57AM
Winners of the 2009 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Sector Awards Three leaders in sport and recreation have been honoured for their dedication and long-term service, while excellence across the sector has also been recognised in the inaugural Sport and Recreation Sector Awards. 248 views

Thursday, 16 April 2009
4:42PM
Accelerator Programme to push coaches to next level Six coaches have been selected as the first intake for a pressure-cooker programme aimed at turning good coaches into great ones. 100 views

2:58PM
Accelerator Programme to push coaches to next level Six coaches have been selected as the first intake for a pressure-cooker programme aimed at turning good coaches into great ones. 302 views

Tuesday, 14 April 2009
3:26PM
KDC PR SPARC Rural Travel Fund Young Kaipara sportspeople are being offered more than $10,000 of assistance to help them gain the benefit of playing in organised competitions. 2197 views

Tuesday, 7 April 2009
3:32PM
New Zealand Sport and Recreation Sector Awards finalists SPARC is pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards. 231 views

Sunday, 29 March 2009
5:09PM
SPARC welcomes new era for NZ Rugby League SPARC looks forward to working with New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) following today’s decisions at a Constitutional Meeting which will help define the future of the sport in this country. 541 views

Friday, 6 March 2009
1:47PM
Hillary Expedition Grants Announced 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. 186 views

Monday, 23 February 2009
2:02PM
SPARC investment plan for high performance success 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. 135 views

Monday, 16 February 2009
10:45AM
SPARC welcomes landmark report for future of League 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. 790 views

Monday, 15 December 2008
2:25PM
SPARC invests in future Kiwi sporting success 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. 118 views

Monday, 24 November 2008
10:13AM
Sport, recreation still big part in Kiwi lifestyle The 2007/08 Active New Zealand Survey demonstrates that large numbers of Kiwi adults continue to participate in sport and recreation. 107 views

Friday, 21 November 2008
6:44AM
Sport and recreation still play a big part in Kiwi lifestyle The 2007/08 Active New Zealand Survey demonstrates that large numbers of Kiwi adults continue to participate in sport and recreation. 108 views

Monday, 30 June 2008
7:58PM
SPARC to clarify amount spent on administration costs Following John Key’s ‘sport for young Kiwis; a national priority speech in Waitakere today SPARC would like to clarify the following regarding the $35 million figure referred to as ‘never making it outside the Wellington office’. 162 views

Friday, 23 May 2008
9:37PM
SPARC meets with NZRL to discuss review SPARC had a positive meeting with NZRL yesterday to discuss its offer to undertake an extensive independent review of the sport. 203 views

Monday, 5 May 2008
10:42PM
Canterbury legend celebrates 20 years The principles of coaching sport to primary school children has not changed much in the 20 years Tony Harvey has been working at Sport Canterbury. 180 views

Friday, 2 May 2008
5:26PM
SPARC appoints an independent commissioner to work with NZ Football 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. 244 views



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