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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
Cycling 8:31AM
Waikato/Bay of Plenty preferred tenderer for cycling centre

WAIKATO — 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.

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Friday, 17 December 2010
Sport 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.

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Friday, 24 September 2010
Sport 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).

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Saturday, 26 June 2010
Football 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.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Sport 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.

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Thursday, 1 April 2010
Sport 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.

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Thursday, 4 March 2010
Sport 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.

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010
League 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.

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Tramping 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.

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Monday, 16 November 2009
Sport 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.

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Friday, 3 July 2009
Sport 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.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Sport 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.

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Thursday, 21 May 2009
Sport 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.

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Thursday, 7 May 2009
Tramping 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.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Sport 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.

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Thursday, 16 April 2009
Sport 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.

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Sport 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.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Sport 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.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Sport 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.

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Sunday, 29 March 2009
League 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.

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Friday, 6 March 2009
Sport 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.

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Monday, 23 February 2009
Sport 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.

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Monday, 16 February 2009
League 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.

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Monday, 15 December 2008
Sport 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.

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Monday, 24 November 2008
Sport 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.

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Friday, 21 November 2008
Sport 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.

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Monday, 30 June 2008
Sport 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’.

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Friday, 23 May 2008
Rugby 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.

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Monday, 5 May 2008
Sport 10:42PM
Canterbury legend celebrates 20 years

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Friday, 2 May 2008
Football 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.

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