Media releases and updates from 2017
Hawke’s Bay getting its skates on
Napier City Council listened to the local community to design its two-stage Marine Parade redevelopment project, and has championed locally-led delivery and multi-use facility approaches along the way.
Build it right and they will come
When 18-year-old Jamie Delich spent his first day at his first job – as a lifeguard at Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Pool – little did he imagine that some decades later he would look back on the design and build of a large regional aquatic facility as a career highlight.
Making it easier for kids to get active at home
One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of sport and physical activity. With parents and caregivers busy balancing work and family commitments, physical activity opportunities outside the school day can be limited. To address this, Sport Canterbury has been trialling a SportStart Home Kit to help make it easier for busy parents and caregivers to support their kids to get active at home.
Sport NZ welcomes Russia ban
Sport New Zealand welcomes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) decision to ban the Russian Olympic Committee from sending a team to next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Staying safe at the beach this summer
Surf Life Saving New Zealand CEO Paul Dalton says last summer was one of the worst in many years, with 19 beach drownings between Labour Weekend and Easter - up 36% (five drownings) on the previous summer, despite the poor weather keeping many people out of the water.