Why Tākaro is Important

Tākaro allows tamariki to experience fun, joy and laughter in a way that is important to them. Tākaro is necessary to help tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and communities develop, and become physically fit and healthy; regardless of age or ability. Everyone can benefit from tākaro! 


Wellington Region Power of Play report 2022

This report explores findings from a study conducted in Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui (Greater Wellington region) by Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa, and supported by Nuku Ora, the Regional Play Network, and Innovation Unit.

How might we create more quality play experiences, and lay the foundations for a life-long love of being active?

Play is a vital part of children's physical and cognitive development. It helps them build the skills, competencies, and attitudes they need to be active for life, including: fundamental movement skills, social and emotional connections, resilience, independence, and leadership. However, play is changing.

Social, environmental, technological, and economic trends mean opportunities for play look and feel different for tamariki. ‘Play deprivation’ is becoming an increasing international concern whilst at the same time, new opportunities are emerging. What we do know is that children have the time, place, and permission to play in their communities when...

read the report to find out more: Wellington Region Power of Play Report 2022