Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Sport NZ seeks public views on sporting integrity

Sport NZ seeks public views on sporting integrity
October 31, 2018

Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the next six weeks.

Introducing the process, Sport NZ Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin (pictured) explains “there’s no question New Zealanders love sport, but we also know that the integrity of sport is increasingly threatened at grassroots and elite levels by issues such as sideline behaviour, failure to protect children, match-fixing, corruption and doping.

“There are already various controls in place at different levels of the sporting sector to address these. This review is about determining whether these measures are sufficiently robust and appropriate, so that any weaknesses can be addressed to ensure our sport remains clean, fair, and safe and enjoyable for everyone.”

Miskimmin encourages anyone involved in sport to have their say through the online survey or by making a written submission, advising “research indicates that sport creates happier, healthier people, better connected communities, and a stronger New Zealand. We can’t afford for there to be integrity issues which discourage New Zealanders from participating in sport and realising the many benefits it offers.

“That’s why we need as many people as possible to contribute to this review.”

The online survey and a Sport NZ discussion document are available at sportnz.org.nz/integrity with the survey open through to 11th December.

Members of the public can complete any or all of six survey modules, each of which should take around 15 minutes to complete. Those modules are: Organisational culture, whistleblowing, and the institutional arrangements for sport integrity in New Zealand; Member protection; Integrity issues in children’s sport, including at secondary school; Anti-Doping; Protecting against corruption; and Protecting against match-fixing.

Sport NZ will analyse survey responses and written submissions before making recommendations on priority areas for further work to its Board in early 2019.

Also forming part of the Sport Integrity Review is a stocktake of elite athlete rights and welfare, which commenced in June. The findings of this are expected to be released next month.

Related Articles

18th October 2018 - Review finds ‘dysfunctional culture’ in Cycling NZ’s high performance programme

18th October 2018 - New report shows rising international interest in womens sport

15th October 2018 - Sport NZ research confirms physical activity enhances mental wellbeing

12th October 2018 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launches Sport NZ Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation

6th September 2018 - ExerciseNZ’s Richard Beddie slams All Blacks move for more Government backing

27th June 2018 - Sport NZ Chief Executive acknowledges the value of volunteers

22nd June 2018 - New Zealand high performance sport model ‘not fit for purpose’

19th March 2018 - Study shows New Zealanders appreciate the Value of Sport

11th September 2017 - Review finds that New Zealand rugby must change attitudes towards women

30th October 2016 - Pope tells sports summit that integrity matters more than winning

31st May 2016 - New Zealand’s major sports commit to diversity and inclusion

5th April 2016 - Survey suggests New Zealanders prefer walking to rugby

13th December 2015 - Sport New Zealand aims to ensure Kiwis stay in sport and active recreation

26th August 2015 - New IAAF President Coe targets restoration of ‘trust and integrity’ in athletics

15th May 2015 - Sports integrity main focus at NZ Olympic Committee general assembly

6th December 2013 - New Zealand moves to safeguard sports integrity

18th September 2012 - ICSS announces new Sport Integrity Index and Handbook

26th July 2012 - Commonwealth sport ministers agree to protect integrity of sport


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

VLOCKER

Vlocker Pty Ltd has been designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing locker systems worldwide since 1995. Vlocker specialises in providing locker solutions to suit client requirements in…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Safety / Security / Venues

 
 

Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business