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Active Communities Newsletter January 2024

This month:– New staff member– Upcoming events– Play Stations
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Former WNBA star to headline La Fiesta Women Who Lead

Former pro-basketballer, now Commercial Manager for the All Blacks, Whanganui-born Megan Compain will headline a special Women Who Lead event as part of La Fiesta 2024.
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Introducing Miriama Lucas

We are very pleased to welcome Miriama to our team as Healthy Active Learning Advisor in the Ruapehu region.  Miriama is working with the Ruapehu HAL schools to help improve the wellbeing of their tamariki through healthy eating, drinking, and quality physical activity.  
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Fresh moves and fun on offer at La Fiesta

Whether you are looking to enrich your spare time, learn new skills, or meet new people; the late-summer calendar is chock full of events and activities to help you find your next passion or pastime.
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Active Community Newsletter – December 2023

Read our Active Community Newsletter – December 2023
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Healthy Active Newsletter – December 2023

Updates from our Healthy Active Learning team.
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Danny Jonas resigns as Sport Whanganui Chief Executive

After more than 30 years’ service with Sport Whanganui, Danny Jonas is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive in early-2024.
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Play Station pilot launches sports gear into local parks

Play is here to stay with three ‘Play Station’ boxes set to be installed at parks across the Whanganui region as part of a pilot project by Sport Whanganui and REPLAY.
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Our year in review

We are pleased to share our Annual Report for the 2022/2023 year!
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Hoops in Parks

Just under a year ago, we were proud to work alongside Whanganui Basketball Association to install two new hoops at Castlecliff Domain as part of Basketball New Zealand’s Hoops in Parks initiative.  Community kaitiaki embraced the new hoops and since their installation there has been a massive increase in rangatahi using the court to play basketball and be active.
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Whanganui Kids and Teens test their toughness

Close to 3,000 tamariki and rangatahi from across the region tackled the 2023 Mitre 10 MEGA Whanganui Tough Teen and Tough Kid challenge at Cooks Gardens.
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Mitre 10 MEGA Whanganui Tough Kid, Tough Teen & Quiet Hour Race Schedules

Find the race schedules for Mitre 10 MEGA Whanganui Tough Kid®, Tough Teen and Quiet Hour right here!
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Call for disability advocates to join network

“We have put the call out to anyone who has an interest in the disability sector to be involved in a group aimed at sharing the voice of disabled people in Whanganui.”
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Winners announced at School Sports Awards

A wide range of talented young sportspeople were celebrated at the 2023 Mitre 10 MEGA Whanganui Secondary School Sports Awards held at Cullinane College on Wednesday, 1 November.
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Active Community Newsletter – October 2023

This month we: – Celebrate a new ItsMyMove participant. – Nominations for Sports Hall of Fame are open. – See what events and activities are coming up.
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