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.
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
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.
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.
Recipients for Awhi te Rangatahi funding announced
Two sports teams from Cullinane College and a performing arts group are the recipients of funding aimed at supporting local young people to be active.
Kaumatua Exercise Classes on the Awa
The newly established Mokonui Hub in Ranana is a fantastic place for all members of the awa community to gather. When Deb and Darren from our Active Wellbeing team were asked by The Community Led Trust to provide kaumatua exercise classes, they jumped at the chance.
Get checked, get active this Men’s Health Week
This Men’s Health Week Sport Whanganui is partnering with local organisations to encourage men to get active and look after their health.
ACC Nymbl App Launched
Losing your balance as you age is a big injury risk, so ACC have launched the Nymbl app to help older New Zealanders prevent falls and fractures.
Replay – Pass it on to Play
If you have sports gear at home and would like to see it passed on bring it into Sport Whanganui or drop the gear in a Replay bin at one of the drop off zones. And if you know of a family needing a hand with finding sports gear – let Sport Whanganui know.
Sport Whanganui submission to Whanganui District Council Annual Plan 2023/24
In an interview with Mike Tweed published in the Whanganui Chronicle on 10 May 2023, Sport Whanganui CE Danny Jonas discussed concerns about divestment in the sporting sector.
Future Champions receive funding grants
Six new Future Whanganui champions were awarded with grants to support them in their future sporting endeavours, following the latest Future Champions Trust funding round in March 2023.
Sport Whanganui’s Active Wellbeing team working wonders
Sport Whanganui’s Active Wellbeing team is a group of enthusiastic health professionals and kaiawhina who specialise in supporting people to manage their health conditions.
Sport Ability Days for Whanganui, Ohakune
Sport Ability Days are inclusive events for tamariki and rangatahi who have varying needs to connect, be physically active, and try something new in a fun and safe environment.