Strength & Balance

Community Strength & Balance is an ACC funded initiative aimed at preventing falls and fractures in adults aged over 65 years.

Green Prescription

Green Prescription (or GRx) is a Ministry of Health (MoH) and MidCentral District Health Board (MCDHB) funded programme that aims to get more people physically active within our community.

Green Prescription

A Green Prescription (GRx) is a script with a difference. It can be obtained from your GP, nurse or community health worker instead of medical script. GRx prescribes a personalised physical activity programme to improve your health and well-being.

Green Prescription

Active Families and Active Teens are Green Prescription programmes funded by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and MidCentral District Health Board (MCDHB) that aim to get more people physically active.

Success stories

From entire families to students, Green Prescription has already made a difference in so many people’s lives. Read some of their inspiring stories and share with others you think may benefit from our Green Prescription programmes.

Join GRx

Joining Green Prescription is easy. Your Green Prescription journey begins with a talk with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse or fill out a self-referral form.


Green Prescription classes cover a range of exercises that promote the importance of health and physical activity and are run in seven centres throughout the Sport Manawatu region.

For health professionals

Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional’s written advice that prescribes a personalised physical activity programme to improve health and well-being.

Sport Chaplaincy

Sports Chaplaincy NZ has operated since 2009 and became a charitable trust in 2013. We care for competitive sportspeople at all levels: professional, regional, club and also in high schools. We support people of sport through their triumphs, trials and tragedies, regardless of their personal religious beliefs. Our chaplains are externally funded, so they are available without charge.We identify, train, appoint and guide Sports Chaplains, so we can help find a Sports Chaplain suitable for your organisation.

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