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Rowing NZ high performance director resigns

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Rowing New Zealand high performance director Alan Cotter has resigned following an independent review into the organisation.

Cotter has held the role since 2008, during a successful period for the sport in New Zealand.

On Thursday, he was involved in the selection and announcement of the national team to attend the world championships in Bulgaria next month. 

His departure is the latest in a string of of high-profile resignations as a result of athlete revolts and/or independent reviews.

Last month, Cycling NZ sprint coach Anthony Peden resigned after accusations of bullying, as did Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf.

Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby also stepped down, after a review into the national netball team's disappointing fourth placing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

Cotter won a world championships bronze medal in 1978 as a coxswain with the NZ rowing eight, followed by a silver at the same competition a year later.

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