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19 December 2014

Paralympics New Zealand Order of Merit presented to Dave Hill

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) was delighted today to present Dave Hill in Oamaru a PNZ Order of Merit for his Services to New Zealand Paralympic Sport.


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18 December 2014

NZ Paralympic team Chef de Mission encouraged by progress in Rio

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Rio 2016 Chef de Mission Ben Lucas has returned from the second site visit to Rio de Janeiro and says with 629 days until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games preparations are encouraging.


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17 December 2014

Golden Para-Cycling success for Kiwis in Melbourne

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Para-Cyclists returned home to New Zealand on Monday with an outstanding 4 Gold and 1 Bronze medal from the UCI Para-Cycling C1 Track event that took place in Melbourne this weekend.  

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16 December 2014

Paralympics New Zealand appoints full-time Classification Manager in response to dramatic growth of High Performance Programme 


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16 December 2014

Podiums for Adam  Hall and Corey  Peters at Season Opener

NZ Paralympians Adam Hall and Corey Peters have charged back in to competition mode, both earning podium spots at their first races since the Sochi Games.


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15 December 2014

Anna Grimaldi fast track to Para-success

Rising para-athlete Anna Grimaldi has made a medal-laden start to her fledgling athletics career. Steve Landells profiles the gifted 17-year-old long jumper to find out more.


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Source – Athletics New Zealand


12 December 2014

Adaptive Snow Sports Development Camp a Success for Athletes & Coaches

Winter Paralympians Adam Hall and Anthony Field and summer Paralympian Mary Fisher were amongst participants in a three-day camp, held at Cardrona Alpine Resort from 20-22 September 2014 as part of the Snow Sports Youth and Women Talent Identification Programme.


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12 December 2014

The 52nd Halberg Awards Nominations

Ten athletes have been nominated for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Disabled Sportsperson of the Year including three time winner Sophie Pascoe and other Para-Swimmers Mary Fisher, Nikita Howarth, and Rebecca Dubber. A disabled bowls team, three Para-Cyclists, a Para-Shooter and a Para-Skier are also up for the vote.


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12 December 2014

Corey Peters backs up podium result on day two of competition

Sit skier Corey Peters (New Plymouth) has earned his second podium finish on day two of competition at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup in Aspen, USA. Following on from his third place result in Slalom yesterday, Corey finished second in the Giant Slalom today.


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11 December 2014

Paralympics New Zealand announce search for extra private funding for

High Performance Programme to complement increased investment from

High Performance Sport New Zealand.


Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) will begin reaching out to business and the public today, following the very pleasing investment announcement from High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ).

PNZ is delighted to be awarded the third highest increase across all sporting organisations during the mid cycle investment round. An additional $200,000 per annum in 2015 and 2016 takes investment to $1.9m per annum. This investment will support gold medal potential athletes aiming for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. To complement this, and in line with HPSNZ’s focus on building sustainable programmes, PNZ has recognised a need to seek extra private funding from the business community and public. This funding will be used to increase the support for talent development athletes to accelerate their medal hopes for Rio 2016 and onward to Tokyo 2020.  

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Last Updated | Friday, 19 December 2014