Want to know what's happening in the physical activity sector from Wellington City to Masterton? On this page, you'll find the latest stories, announcements, case studies, and newsletters covering the Greater Wellington Region.

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22 July 2019

Finding and Keeping Volunteers: What the Research Tells Us

Studies by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) ( have shown how important volunteers…

Wellington Cross Country
22 July 2019

760 children turn out for the Wellington Regional Cross Country Event

Over 760 children from across the region recently competed at the Wellington…

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9 July 2019

Community Strength and Balance - July 2019

In this newsletter, we welcome those of you new to the Strength…

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25 June 2019

Talking to Your Child About Winning and Losing

The original article from can be found here.

Life with all its ups…

Active Download June 2019
21 June 2019

Active Download - June Edition 2019

Continuing with our focus on taha hinengaro (mental and emotional wellbeing) this…

20 June 2019

Wellington celebrates a night of spectacular sporting talent

Wellington celebrates its 40th Sportsperson of the Year Awards sponsored by Kāpura…

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6 June 2019

Inaugural Wainuiomata Primary Schools Dance Festival

Dancing with the Stars took on a whole new meaning with the…

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6 June 2019

Upper Hutt Cross Country

On a beautiful Upper Hutt Sunday 240 girls and 260 boys took…

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6 June 2019

The Sleeping Child

For children to have their taha hinengaro (mental and emotional wellbeing) recharged…

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4 June 2019

Supporting older people to participate in Community Strength and Balances Classes

Starting, getting back into exercise or joining a new group can be…

21 May 2019

Finalists announced for WHG Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards

62 finalists have been named across 12 categories in this year’s WHG…

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20 May 2019

Athletes attend well-being seminar for talent programme

It’s easy to look at performance by what we do on a…

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20 May 2019

10 reasons why winning and losing are important for children

The original article from Aktive Auckland can be found here.

Winning and losing. Someone…

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17 May 2019

Second Residential held for Leading Leaders Programme

After spending the first residential exploring self – their personalities and leadership…

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16 May 2019

Lead Teachers Forum asks teachers to explore leadership

Why do people do something one way and not another – or…

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9 May 2019

Active Download - May Edition 2019

Continuing with our focus on hauora (wellbeing), this term we highlight taha…

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7 May 2019

Upper Hutt hosts Top School event

2019 Gas Hubs Parks and Places Top School was held at Harcourt…

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6 May 2019

KiwiSport highlights the importance of physical literacy

With the aim of providing and supporting quality experiences resulting in lifelong…

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1 May 2019

Globelet helping to minimise waste at iconic Wellington event

30,000 cups are normally used at the drink stations for the annual…

Awards Stock
1 May 2019

Time to change our volunteer awards in sport

When it comes to recognizing sport volunteers, we tend to emphasize volunteer…