An update from the Integrity Transition Programme  

Following the Minister’s announcement in June about establishing an independent body to strengthen and protect the integrity of the sport and recreation system, an independent Integrity Transition Committee and Transition Programme team were put in place, to progress work on the overall purpose and role of the new body including what functions and powers it needs to best achieve its purpose.  Advice to the Minister has been provided about the make-up of the new entity, and decisions are expected in October. A further priority for the Transition Programme will be targeted engagement with the sector, including participants, Māori and other relevant stakeholders. This will take place over several months from November and will include gathering feedback on the development of a national code of integrity and how that could introduce and set-out integrity standards for the greater protection of participants in active recreation and sport. The new body will likely be established and available from early 2024. Until then the Sport NZ Integrity Team continues to provide support and guidance to the sector on integrity-related themes, with a range of resources and tools available here. For updates, and further information in relation to the work of the Transition Programme, keep an eye on the website: www.integritytransition.org.nz or contact us at enquiries@localhost.