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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
Healthy Active Learning Newsletter – October 2023
A few items in our October newsletter: – Learning opportunities – Updates from HAL Schools – Upcoming Ki o Rahi competition – Ruapehu Clubs & Codes Expo opportunity
Nominations open for the Whanganui Sports Hall of Fame
Nominations are being sought for the Whanganui Sports Hall of Fame for the first time since 2019.
Rangitīkei sporting community going from strength to strength.
Everything from highland dancing to boxing was on offer to curious Rangitīkei locals at the recent Clubs and Codes Expo held at the Marton RSA War Memorial Hall on 14 September.
Spotlight on women community leaders in new event series
Whanganui business owner and former elite athlete, Cath Cheatley, is the headline speaker at the first of a new series of events aimed at connecting women in the community.
Cullinane and St Mary’s water safety pilot a success
There have been 60 drowning fatalities in New Zealand already in 2023, according to Water Safety New Zealand.
Healthy Active Learning Newsletter August 2023
Included in our August newsletter:– Welcome to Leah, our new Ruapehu Community Connector– Kī-o-Rahi wānanga in Whanganui and Rangitikei – Learning opportunities CLICK HERE to read the newsletter.
Embrace the winter chill
Moving just 30 minutes each day can boost your physical and mental health. Our Active Wellbeing team can provide advice and ideas for physical activity suitable for any health condition.
Active Community Newsletter – August 2023
Our latest e-newsletter includes upcoming event previews, Awhi te Rangatahi recipients announced, and introduces two new team members – Milly and Leah.
Case Study – Access Action Altogether
Whanganui reports a higher than average rate of people with activity limitations (9.7% v. 6.5% nationally), and while there are many agencies dedicated to serving our disabled community, it was apparent from our own work in the space that the sector could benefit from a citywide strategy and increased connection.