Spotlight on Youth

The spotlight is on youth this month with a range of activities and events planned for, and by, rangatahi. Pink Shirt Day on Friday 17 May encourages New Zealanders to help eliminate bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusion. There are many ways to support this day, from having a ‘wear something pink’ day, promoting the day on
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Active Communities Newsletter May 2024

In this newsletter:– Youth Week activities– Upcoming workshops– Event updates READ MORE
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Future Champions awarded funding grants

The first Mitre 10 MEGA Whanganui Future Champions Trust funding round for 2024 has granted $5250 to five talented young athletes from the Whanganui region.
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Healthy Active Learning Newsletter April 2024

In this newsletter:– Professional Development Opportunities– Community Connection tiles to add to your newsletter– Useful resources
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Active Community Newsletter March 2024

This month:– La Fiesta Wrap-up– Whanganui Secondary Schools sport results– Upcoming events and activities Read More
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Sport Whanganui appoints new Chief Executive

The Board of Sport Whanganui is delighted to announce the appointment of Tania King as its new Chief Executive.
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Family-friendly fun at Artists Open Studios

Artists Open Studios (AOS) is fast approaching on 15 to 24 March, and this year there are a range of playful opportunities for young people to be part of Whanganui’s biggest art event.
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Governance Essentials for Clubs & Organisations

Sport Whanganui’s Governance Workshop programme is expanding in 2024 to include sessions in Ruapehu and Rangitīkei, as well as a special Chairperson’s workshop.
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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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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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