Regional Sector Update 6 May 2022

6 May 2022
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What a difference the change to the orange traffic light setting has made across Aotearoa. The relaxation in restrictions has been a boon, especially for the winter sport season, which kicked off at the beginning of May. This year the winter sport season is a particular cause for celebration as it is the first time college sport, netball, hockey, football, rugby and cricket share the same season start date and season length across the Wellington region.

The decision to align sport season structures is the outcome of collaborative conversation between a regional leadership group comprised of Regional Sport Organisations, College Sport Wellington and Nuku Ora. The group are united on monitoring and mitigating risks of early specialisation, overtraining, and overloading. Participants and their whānau can now enjoy an off-season break. This is a great step towards meeting the needs of our rangatahi and supports Sport NZ's Balance is Better principles.

The next few months also sees The Dominion Post Sport and Recreation Awards taking place at TSB Arena on Tuesday 5th July 2022.  These awards recognise the impact that sport and recreation have on the wider Wellington community. To see who has been named a finalist and to purchase your tickets, visit 

This Regional Sector Update Features:

  • Keeping Your Workplace First Aid Ready
  • Governance Workshops 2022
  • New webinar series for Primary and Intermediate teachers: 
    Growing Connections and Confidence
  • Outdoor Activity Fund Open for Applications
  • Balance is Better
  • Gibson Sheat Legal Speak:
    A sporting lens on how to calculate and pay public holiday entitlements
  • Kōrero mai – Have your say on the upgrade of Shelly Bay Road
  • Vacancies


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