News: Government

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern says no open borders for ‘a long time’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country will not have open borders with the rest of the world for "a long time to come". She was speaking after attending part…

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May 5, 2020 Government / Tourism /


Chair named for Christchurch Stadium project

Christchurch City Council has named Murray Strong as Chair of the company that will manage the construction of the city's new 25,000-seat multi-purpose stadium. Strong - who has…

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May 4, 2020 Government / Sport / Venues /


Report suggests Wollongong’s WIN Entertainment Centre ‘not fit for purpose’

The Illawarra region of NSW has reportedly been missing out on hosting major indoor entertainment and sport events because of a lack of investment in Wollongong’s WIN Entertainment…

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May 4, 2020 Entertainment / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Fitness Australia report shows massive impact of Coronavirus closures on the industry

An analysis of how the fitness industry has been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, undertaken by Fitness Australia, has found that among clubs and studios less than 10% of staff still…

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May 1, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Government / Wellness /


Royal Life Saving makes the case for the reopening of Australia’s aquatic centres and swim schools

In response to inquiries about when aquatic centres and swim schools might be allowed to re-open as Coronavirus restrictions ease, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia has release a case…

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May 1, 2020 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Recreation / Wellness /


Northern Territory Government commences easing of Coronavirus restrictions on golf courses, gyms, pools, parks and gatherings

The Northern Territory Government has announced a three step 'roadmap' for the reopening of businesses and activities, including golf courses, swimming pools, parks, playgrounds…

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May 1, 2020 Aquatics / Fitness / Golf / Government / Recreation /


New Zealand ski areas look to snow season operations with restrictions

With New Zealand’s Coronavirus lockdown having been eased, ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight…

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May 1, 2020 Environment / Government / Recreation / Tourism /


Federal Sports Minister warns that NRL’s return could be threatened by players’ breach of social distancing requirements

Federal Youth and Sport Minister Richard Colbeck has warned that the NRL’s plans to recommence its season on 28th May might be in jeopardy following players having broken…

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Apr 30, 2020 Government / Legal / Sport / Wellness /


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