Organised Crime and drugs in Sport

Message for the Sector – organised crime and drugs in sport.   As you may be aware, the Minister for Sport and Recreation Murray McCully has asked sports agencies here in New Zealand to consider the implications of a recently released Australian report into organised crime and drugs in sport.

 

Sport NZ, High Performance Sport NZ and Drug Free Sport NZ will now work together to consider the implications of the report, working in consultation with the New Zealand Olympic Committee and other relevant bodies.

 

Our aim will be to find out more about the situation in Australia, determine whether similar conditions exist in New Zealand, and whether a similar investigation is warranted here.

 

We will be approaching some of our partners in the sector for help with this work, and thank you in advance for your co-operation. We would also be keen to hear from any of our partners who feel they have something to contribute, and I would encourage you to contact your Relationship Manager.

 

Peter Miskimmin

CE, Sport NZ

 

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A small group of local enthusiasts have succeeded in a bid to bring the World Disabled Bowls Championships to Lower Hutt. Hutt Bowling Club and Naenae Bowling Club will host the event between 16th and 27rd February and other clubs will host competitors. Spectators are welcomed to join the bowlers at either of the Clubs during the competition. Finals will be on Friday 27th February. Check out their website for details.

Meet Kev the Kiwi for a stroll down the Hutt River Trail tomorrow at our Kev the Wheeling Kiwi event! Have some fun afterwards with the Push Play gear and great spot prizes. Bring: a picnic, bikes and buggies. Open to all abilities. Getting there: Turn left onto Akatarawa Rd off SH2, 3km north of Upper Hutt, turn left at Norbert St. For more information go to www.gw.govt.nz/kev-the-kiwi-events/.

It's time to get on your bike and ride! Join us for our first cycling event of the summer season on our Pencarrow Coast Ride, Sunday 25 January at 10am by emailing bookings@gw.govt.nz or calling 830 4041 to book.

Bring the kids and meet Kev the Kiwi to explore the Gums Loop track in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area tomorrow at 10:30am. Dogs welcome and spot prizes will be given out! Getting there: To get to this Wellington Buggy Walks follow the main road through Wainuiomata. Turn left at the roundabout into Moores Valley Road, right into Whitcher Grove and follow this to the Recreation Area. For more information go to www.gw.govt.nz/kev-the-kiwi-events/. In association with Sport Wellington.

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