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How Much Was Spent Telling Us We Enjoy Sport?

How Much Was Spent Telling Us We Enjoy Sport?

“Sport Minister Grant Robertson needs to reveal how much taxpayer money was spent on research that shows Kiwis ‘value’ sport”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The only remarkable thing about this report is that a group of bureaucrats and politicians believed they needed to spend money finding out that physical activity has social and health benefits.

“No New Zealander will be surprised to learn any of the following:

“...New Zealanders see value in sport and active recreation.”

“The opportunity to socialise is central to many people’s decision to participate in physical activity and sport.”

“A sense of belonging is important to New Zealanders’ feelings of wellbeing.”

“Regular participation in...team sport is associated with improved social skills.”

“Sport and physical activity can...improve health outcomes.”

“This report - commissioned by National and now proudly revealed by the Government - is an astonishing waste of New Zealanders’ money.

"It shows why New Zealand needs a strong ACT to act as a voice for taxpayers", says Mr Seymour.

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