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Media, culture and recreation

Some New Zealanders spend their free time on the rugby field, others at the museum. But even our downtime is not entirely free from politics, with government playing a role in supporting sports, arts and more, including through rescue funding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, concerns grow over the precarious state of NZ's media.

Sports and recreation

Many sports events were cancelled or postponed for the lockdown, and the sports and recreation sector received emergency funding from the government.

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