Budget sport announcement today
Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard will
today announce details of a major initiative relating to
high performance sport.
Date: Today –
Wednesday 17 May 2000-05-17
Venue: Beehive 7.2
There's more …
Later on today Trevor Mallard
will captain a team of MPs to play wheelchair rugby against
the Wellington Wheelchair Rugby
Venue: Wellington Girls' College
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