We are supporting grassroots sport to encourage healthy, more active living. As part of this, we have brought sports and health closer together in recognition of their mutual benefits.

We are also supporting our top athletes on the world stage through our high performance sport system, which is consistently delivering world leading results.

National has focused on delivering world-class infrastructure and support to sports identified as prospects for international success. The Rio Olympics and Paralympics showed the approach is working, with significant success at both events.

National recognises the value of bringing major events to New Zealand. They bring visitors, boost our economy and showcase us to the world. With major events like the America’s Cup and Rugby League World Cup coming here soon those benefits will continue.