Sport NZ are seeking the public's views to contribute towards a nationwide review into sport integrity.

The sports governing body is calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the next six weeks.

"There's no question New Zealanders love sport, but we also know that the integrity of sport is increasingly threatened at grassroots and elite levels by issues such as sideline behaviour, failure to protect children, match-fixing, corruption and doping," says Sport NZ CEO Peter Miskimmin.

"There are already various controls in place at different levels of the sporting sector to address these. This review is about determining whether these measures are sufficiently robust and appropriate, so that any weaknesses can be addressed to ensure our sport remains clean, fair, and safe and enjoyable for everyone."

This review comes during a year when the New Zealand sporting landscape has been rife with reviews into the governing bodies of several sports including netball, hockey, football, and cycling.


Meanwhile, Cricket Australia announced this week a damning review into the culture of cricket in Australia following the ball-tampering controversy.

Miskimmin encourages anyone involved in sport to have their say through the online survey or by making a written submission.

"Research indicates that sport creates happier, healthier people, better connected communities, and a stronger New Zealand. We can't afford for there to be integrity issues which discourage New Zealanders from participating in sport and realising the many benefits it offers," says Mr Miskimmin.

"That's why we need as many people as possible to contribute to this review."

The survey is available today at the Sport NZ website and will cover a range of topics including:
• Organisational culture, whistleblowing, and the institutional arrangements for sport integrity in New Zealand
• Member protection
• Integrity issues in children's sport, including at secondary school
• Anti-Doping
• Protecting against corruption
• Protecting against match-fixing