As we strive for gender equity, Nuku Ora shone a light on wāhine and kōhine (women and girls) with a week of activities in May, promotion, and resources to encourage the inclusivity and participation of women and girls across all areas of sport and active recreation.

We focused on the three outcomes of Sport NZ’s Women and Girls Strategy; leadership, participation, and value and visibility.

Equity isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have and everyone can play a part in making positive changes happen!

Monday, 8 May

Online Workshop: Raising Our Voices - Empowering Women and Girls in Sports & Active Recreation through Social Media

In this workshop, Peta Forrest, Marketing and Communications Manager at Women in Sport Aotearoa, and Mikayla Hopkins, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Recreation Aotearoa, presented some best practices and tools to help you embrace equity in social media campaigns.

The following was discussed:

  • How to engage with women and girls on social media
  • Do’s and don’ts when communicating to women and girls through social media
  • Tips and tools on how to reach this audience more effectively

Hosted by: Nuku Ora, Women in Sport Aotearoa and Recreation Aotearoa

View Replay here

View resources here

Thursday, 11 May

Collaborative Learning Session - Woman and girls in the sport and active recreation space.

Nuku Ora and our neighbouring Regional Sport Trust, Sport Manawatū, delivered a hybrid event where we discussed challenges and gained inspiration around the impacting change for women and girls within the scope of sport and active recreation.

Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) acting CEO, Nicky van den Bos, joined us in discussion of locally led Women and Girls initiatives. Following the guest speakers, attendees facilitated discussions to explore and connect on goals, roadblocks, and encouraged everyone to celebrate the small wins on their journey to supporting women and girls’ participants. 

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Friday, 12 May - Webinar

Breaking barriers: The value of wāhine and kōhine across sport and physical activity

We heard from a handful of professional New Zealand sportswomen about challenges they have each faced in their sporting journeys, what change is required to continue to empower women and girls in this space, and more.

This webinar was hosted by Maddi McLean.

The panel included:
Esther Keown,
Femmi Co-Founder

Amanda Rasch,
Waitomo Chiefs Manawa

Jasmin Scott,
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse

View the replay here