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Good Sports is a culture change programme designed to promote positive experiences for young people in sport...
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Our rangatahi are trying to tell us something: whatever we are doing to encourage them to choose physical activity is not working for them.
Year round, women and girls are confronted with messaging that explicitly tells them that by looking better, they will feel better...
Sport Waikato's Taakaro Ora initiative hosted three professional learning days in 2021
So, what is play? Why is it valuable? How can we do more of it? And where does Sport Waikato fit into the picture?
And the finalists are...
Waitomo District’s elected members have conditionally agreed to support a proposal for Waitomo District Council to take full responsibility of the King Country Indoor Sport and Recreation Centre Project
Over 140 Principals and Health & Physical Education (HPE) lead teachers came together at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton to challenge the traditional structures of sport and physical education
Empowering and inspiring teachers to think differently about how movement looks and feels within their class
A steep decline in the number of registered female rugby players was the catalyst for King Country Rugby Union (KCRU) to develop the new Les Elder Wahine Toa Secondary School Program.
More than 130 play, active recreation and sport organisations across the Waikato region....
There’s no question, the year 2020 has seen sport impacted like never before.
The second round of the Community Resilience Fund is now open for applications for sport and recreation organisations
Sport Waikato announced today it will make a transformational change within the organisation with the goal of increasing its impact in the Waikato community.
This bi-annual event saw some of the 78 thousand registered tribal members from 68 marae compete in fun events that encouraged all to participate, from tamariki to kaumaatua.
Pauanui’s Summer Series enjoyed a record season for 2019/2020, marking 50 years for the much-loved programme.
The Good Sports® initiative aims to create positive sporting experiences for Kiwi kids by supporting and educating the key adult influencers
In August, This is ME® partnered with the Norris Academy to host a self defence session for women and girls (13+) in Hamilton as part of the Women’s Self Defence Network.
A stellar line-up of sportspeople and sports supporters have been announced for the 2019 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards
Woodchopping’s Chris Lord named as Sportsperson of the Year at the 2019 The Lines Company Waitomo District Sports Awards
Surf Lifesaving’s Taylor Shrimpton and Surfing’s Billy Stairmand take out top titles at the 2019 Waikato District Sports Awards
Brooke Donoghue and Luke Jacobson take out top titles at Waipa Networks District Sports Awards
Cyclist Eltje Malzbender wins Sportsperson of the Year at Ingham’s Matamata Piako District Sports Awards
Thea Keith-Matchitt wins Sportsperson of the Year award at the Mercury South Waikato District Sports Awards
Hauraki/Thames Coromandel nominees have been announced!
Waitomo nominees have been announced!
Sport Waikato's This is ME® initiative is one of nine projects to receive funding support
Sports awards nominations are only open until this Friday 27 September!
Youth sport is set to undergo a dramatic shake-up as the leaders of Sport NZ and the country’s five
largest participation sports speak out...
The next 18 months will see the Waikato Regional Sports Facility Plan undertake it’s second review.
Sport Waikato’s Regional Coaching Advisor Youth, Katie Horne, is working to introduce the Good Sports initiative
The most important action step is a commitment to planning...
Youth sports thrive on parent-coaches, without them sport just would not happen but coaching your child’s team does come with challenges...
Whether it's athletes, coaches, officials, teams, clubs or those all-important people behind the scenes that help make it all happen - now is the time to tell us why they are so deserving!
Around 120 pupils from Year 5 through to 8 donned their colours to take part in the bi-term sports day held at Coromandel Area School.
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) today announced it has been granted funds from the Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Discretionary Fund to distribute to young people aged 12 – 18
Pokeno locals are ready to do the hard mahi required to get their quaint and historic tennis facility back to its former glory.
A Hamilton school has become a shining example of how to motivate students and their families to make healthier food choices.
Coaching a team can be a daunting prospect for a new coach, and with winter codes coming up more people are putting their hand up to volunteer.
In true ‘community led development’ style, Ngatea has come together to add an exciting feature to the Ngatea Domain – an all-weather track around the perimeter.
An exciting new initiative focussed on enhancing physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is being trialled in 17 Hamilton schools.
In a recent UK survey and local anecdotal evidence revealed 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without
Only 39 days ago in the very arena where today we will celebrate and sadly farewell Waikato and New Zealand sporting icon Monica Leggat...
Screen Time – Less is Best is the key message that Sport Waikato’s Under 5 Energize is promoting.
Stacey Waaka and Joelle King scoop major titles at Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards
For the second year running, Hamilton based entrepreneurs Josh & Emma Kersten have given away bikes to deserving children with their initiative Giveabike.
Montessa Tairakena and Campbell Crouch have already experienced success on the world stage...
School holidays can be both a welcome break from routine and a challenge to keep kids occupied...
Sport NZ has launched a nationwide public consultation on a review into sport integrity..
How we welcome, connect and celebrate volunteers in sport really matters!
In the last few months the Waikato Secondary Sports Association adopted an inaugural Strategic Plan to support its focus...
Sport Waikato’s highly successful Under 5 Energize programme is now being offered in Northland.
Natasha Cairns claims Sportsperson of the Year title at Sport Waikato’s Hauraki/Thames-Coromandel District Sports Awards
Thames Valley Secondary Schools cluster held two cluster events during week 4 of this term. Firstly the “3x3” Basketball hosted by Te Aroha College and held at the Te Aroha Events Centre.
With all the healthy eating information out there, it can be really confusing to know exactly what you should be eating to maintain good health!
Joelle King named Sportswoman of the Year at Waipa Networks District Sports Awards
Cycling’s Jim McMurray wins Sportsperson of the Year award at the Mercury South Waikato District Sports Awards
Football’s Mark McKenzie takes out Coach of the Year at The Lines Company Otorohanga District Sports Awards
Golfer Pam Wright nets Sportsperson of the Year at Ingham’s Matamata Piako District Sports Awards
Nicole van der Kaay again takes out the Premier Sportsperson of the Year at the Wairakei Resort Taupo District Sports Awards
Five worthy Service to Sport recipients recognised at the Hamilton City Sports Awards
Taupo nominees have been announced!
Waikato district nominees have been announced!
Hamilton nominees have been announced!
South Waikato nominees have been announced!
Waipa nominees have been announced!
A group of local community leaders brought together by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) recently met to set the vision for a new water safety strategy for the Waikato region.
Volunteers are a significant part of community sport and without them many sports would simply not be able to take place.
On Tuesday 18th September Sport Waikato spent the day helping out in the community as part of its ‘Good Sorts for Sport’ community day.
Female secondary school students across the Waikato region are beginning to see physical activity in a different light.
Sport Waikato is giving its staff time off work duties to spend the day helping out on community projects.
CEO Matthew Cooper believes that sport and recreation needs to become better when working with volunteers
It’s time to acknowledge 2018 sporting excellence in the Waikato region by nominating your sportspeople and sports supporters.
In the last twelve months the Secondary School sports space has undergone some changes to support quality delivery of sport and recreation activities for our secondary schools students across the Waikato region.
Sport Waikato’s focus on health and safety in the workplace, with particular regard to the safety of those who drive Sport Waikato vehicles, has had a huge impact on their staff’s driving behaviour.
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Good Sorts for Sport is back for 2018!
Sport Waikato’s exciting new programme helps families to make healthy changes
Black Fern Toka Natua shines at Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards
When you sign up for SmartHealth you'll get access to HealthTap, an online platform and mobile app.
Winners from the finalists released today will be announced at the prestigious 2017 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards, which celebrates and acknowledges sporting excellence and service in the greater Waikato region.
Neil Pratt has been successful in earning the title of Sportsperson of the Year, competing throughout New Zealand during 2017 and maintaining a high shooting average which has kept him in the highest echelon of shooters nationwide.
New Zealand and Whangamata local golden girl Ella Williams was named Sportsperson of the Year at the Hauraki/Thames Coromandel District Sports Awards held on Thursday night at the Thames Civic Centre.
Chantelle Cassidy has taken out the title of Sportsperson of the Year in the Waikato District Sports Awards held on Wednesday 15th November at Waahi Paa Marae, Huntly.
Sam Gaze has been named Sportsman of the Year at 2017 Waipa Networks District Sports Awards held on Monday night at the Te Awamutu Event Centre.
Triathlete Nicole van der Kaay was named Sportswoman of the Year and overall Premier Award winner at the Taupo District Sports Awards held on Friday night at the Taupo Great Lake Centre.
Midland’s Hockey’s Tarryn Davey was named Sportswoman of the year for an outstanding year in hockey – from being named in the Blacksticks Development Squad to achieving selection for the Black Sticks v Malaysia and India game.
Toka Irere Te Openga Natua, named Sportsperson of the Year and Sporting Personality of the Year, has had an amazing year.
Thursday 2nd November saw a number of Hamilton sporting volunteers recognised in awards held at The Bill Gallagher Centre, Wintec.
We need your help to identify gaps and opportunities to grow sport and recreation in the community.
Nominations for the Sport Waikato District Sports Awards 2017 are now open...
On Saturday the 8th of April, Matthew will be throwing himself off the Deloitte building to the tune of Kenny Rogers 'The Gambler'
And he’ll be doing it in style, wearing his Waikato coloured onesie!
Craigs Investment Partners put on an outstanding evening at Prodrive Golf in Hamilton on Tuesday night
A strategy to grow participation in sport, recreation and physical activity in the Waikato region
Targeting Low Participation communities within New Zealand
The Squash New Zealand World Doubles Team to compete in Darwin from 15th-18th August has been announced
If you're in the Hauraki district, there's plenty to choose from to get you 'out there and active'!
There are so many reasons to be active - here are just 30 of them!
There are so many things to do in the North King Country - try something new today!
Easy ways to get the kids eating healthier with no stress!
So many classes all around the beautiful Waikato region
30 active things to do in the Thames-Coromandel district...
Keep the kids entertained and active at home with these great homeplay ideas!
Activities, classes, clubs and events - there are so many ways to keep active and healthy in South Waikato!
Here's to healthy lunchbox alternatives
Lots of active ideas and activities for our under fives
The Matamata-Piako district is full of active and fun recreation and sporting options!
What you need to know about what's in our food and how to make the best choice!
Waipa has so many ways to keep active - get out there and take a friend too!
Improve your training with these great tips and ideas
Check out these healthy swaps to help you cut down on the calories, sugar and fat!
Check out everything there is to keep you active and healthy in Hamilton!
Just a little change in your day can have huge benefits!
There are so many ways to change the way you eat and make a noticeable difference to your diet!
From our Coaching gurus at Sport Waikato, here are your top tips for being a great coach
Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Te Kauwhata, Raglan... so many reasons to get active!
Sport Waikato is gearing up to celebrate 30 years of serving Waikato communities
Results from the weekend's Transfield Triathlon!
Sir Colin Meads receives prestigious Hare Puke Leadership in Sport Award at Waikato Regional Sports Awards
Eric Murray reigns supreme at the 2015 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards for the sixth time
High Calibre of Finalists for the 2015 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards
Sport Waikato and the Waikato District Health Board proudly celebrate the 10th anniversary of the child health initiative ‘Project Energize’ this year.
Do you have a project that will get more school aged students involved in organised sport?
Paeroa to Thames results
Business House Softball
Sport Waikato is excited to announce the appointment of a new member to its Board of Trustees.
Waihi to Paeroa results...
A part time contract is available for this new role at Sport Waikato.
Tirohia to Te Aroha
Sport Waikato has recently started a new campaign to encourage positivity on the sidelines of sport in the Waikato.
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The latest Sport Waikato newsletter
A team of 8 students has been given the opportunity to bring Caneta KO to the Waikato.
Halberg No Exceptions Training is now available for Primary Schools.
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Funding available for School Camps, Equipment & Lessons
The William Pike Challenge Award Launch Event
Previously hidden on Dey Street, Eastlink Community Sports Hub has made a few changes to stand out in the crowd.
Happy New Year! I hope you found time to relax over the Christmas period before competition, training, study and work steps a level for 2015.
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