New Zealand's sporting governing body has announced support for football, rugby and netball clubs, as it appears there is a determination that fans will return to stadiums within days.
The governing body revealed in an official statement, the support of football clubs, the five teams of the country's super rugby and the first domestic netball league in New Zealand at $ 2.6 million, as part of the $ 265 million sports recovery package announced in this year's budget.
The Authority stated in a statement: "The purpose of this financing is to provide immediate financial aid to help these clubs and competitions to remain in place, and to assist in the costs required for the return of the competitions."
The move comes at a time when some competitions are preparing to start, as the Rugby Super League "Aotearoa" competition is scheduled to start on June 13th, while the Premier League netball competitions will be held on June 19th.
Fans can return to watching sports directly within a week, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reported that the government set on June 8 to consider lifting restrictions, due to the Coronavirus.
If it is approved, restrictions on gatherings will be lifted, as the current maximum is 100 people, restrictions will be lifted on June 10.