Hon Murray McCully
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Sport is central to New Zealand's identity. Our world class athletes, wearing black with the silver fern, are the image of New Zealand known to many around the world. That is why I am driving a new strategy for high performance sport - designed to make New Zealand the most successful sporting nation in the world on a per capita basis.
Our world class athletes are the role models that inspire our young people to participate in sport - creating a healthier, more energetic nation.
- Murray McCully