Election 2014 - Party Policies - Sports and Recreation

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Sports and Recreation

Sports and Recreation

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  • Bring back a focus on physical activity as part of our Health policy.
  • Continue to invest in community sport and recreation to encourage widespread participation and to help our local clubs thrive.
  • Continue to support specialised training for our top athletes, and increase the focus on pre-elite athlete identification so that our pool of high performance athletes can grow.
  • Commit to supporting volunteers in the sport and recreation sector by providing resources to assist them in their roles and giving them opportunities to up skill. (more here)

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  • Establish a National Māori Sports Federation: Te Tira Rangaranga ā Rēhia with funding to assist Māori sports achievers at a national level and support Māori sporting codes to be self-sustaining.
  • We will invest in the funding of youth co-ordinators and sports coaches to enable a wider range of afterschool activities for school aged children.
  • Support funding for Māori women’s rugby and advocacy for the Māori All Blacks for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
  • Promote water safety skills including community swimming pools, increasing accessibility. (more here)

  • Continue to invest in high performance sport, including developing high performance facilities for yachting and hockey.
  • Strengthen the pathways from community sport to high performance sport.
  • Host the 2015 Cricket World Cup with Australia, and host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
  • Pass legislation to protect New Zealand sport from match-fixing. (more here)

  • Guarantee free access to the conservation estate for all New Zealanders, and ensure the sustainable management and preservation of our rivers, waterways, wetlands, and wilderness areas for all users.
  • Fund research into finding a replacement product to end the use of aerial 1080, and encourage trapping and other alternative land-based methods for the control of possums and other pests.
  • Support the Game Animal Council in its management of major game species.
  • Ensure the maintenance of sustainable fishing, with guaranteed access for recreational fishers and the protection of existing game fish species.
  • Ensure there is no licencing system for recreational saltwater fishers. (more here)

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