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Support leads to 70kg weight loss

Weekly walks and gym sessions, buying smaller plates to help with portion control, and support from the Green Prescription (GRx) and Whānau Fit team has led to a participant losing 70.2 kilograms. Alex Pollock, age 41, joined GRx in November 2018 after being referred by nutritionist Alex Tully from the PHO. His referral came due to a death in the family, his own deteriorating health, and trying to keep up with his young daughter. Before he started the GRx programme he was exercising one or two days a month. The lack of movement resulted in his blood pressure being high [...]

2019-11-21T09:31:00+13:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

Sport Manawatū boss says Māori culture helping athletes perform at the world’s biggest sporting events

Māori customs help athletes to be at their best mentally on the world stage, according to new research. Sport Manawatū chief executive Trevor Shailer has researched the effect of Māori culture on New Zealand athletes at Olympic and Commonwealth games. He found many athletes felt buoyed by the presence of rituals, such as a traditional welcome into the athletes village and celebratory haka. Shailer, who boxed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and won bronze at the 1994 Victoria, Canada, Commonwealth Games, wanted to document the history of Māori culture in the games environment and give guidance on how it could be included in the future. There [...]

2019-11-05T08:26:49+13:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

Winner Announced for Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards

Sport Manawatu is pleased to announce the winners of the Stephen Parson’s House of Travel Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards. With over 150 nominees representing 68 codes, the Café Cuba Code Awards had 45 male code award winners and 33 female code award winners. The following category awards were also announced: Fisher Print Volunteer of the Year Ocean Woolley, Inline Speed Skating, Queen Elizabeth College Official of the Year Visique Naylor Palmer – Female Official of the Year: Maddi Pinder, Basketball, Feilding High School Shoe Clinic, Palmerston North – Male Official of the Year: Sam Mcfadzean, Basketball, Palmerston North Boys’ [...]

2019-10-31T08:42:31+13:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: News|

Māori high achievers celebrate high performance

High achievers from a range of fields have gathered to celebrate the success of Māori high performers. Massey University hosted nga Pūmanawa ki Pūrehuroa, a Māori high-performance seminar on Thursday to discuss how tikanga Māori encourages high performance. Māori involved at the highest levels of their field, whether it was sport, music or business, met to discuss the success factors that set Māori high performers apart and how to support the communities that make it possible. Event organiser Luke Rowe, of Massey's school of Māori knowledge, said there was a lot of positive discussion. "It's about celebrating high performance in Māori roles, whether it be kapa haka, music, business and of course sport. It's shifting that traditional deficit [...]

2019-10-25T09:28:26+13:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

KiwiSport Funding Updates

Applications for the KiwiSport Fund are now open! Changes have been made to the way the fund operates, to allow for greater flexibility and better access to sport and active recreation funding. The KiwiSport Funds aim to increase opportunities, availability and accessibility of sport to school-age children out of curriculum time by strengthening links with sports clubs. This will support children in developing confidence in skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level. The new ‘Fast Fund’ is open all year round for applications up to $10,000. Once the completed application is [...]

2019-10-21T11:26:10+13:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Increasing the prospect of winning

Dr Lana McCarthy graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy last week. Her research investigated ways in which captains and coaches have constructed the culture of our national netball team, the Silver Ferns. Media coverage and research about female high performance sport falls short compared to male sport in New Zealand, according to new research from Massey University PhD graduate Lana McCarthy. The 32-year-old, who graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy last week, found this lack of information on women’s elite sport an opportunity to conduct a very necessary major study. “The purpose of this research was to investigate the ways [...]

2019-05-23T09:55:31+13:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Tararua Sports Awards Finalists & Winners

The Downer Tararua Sports Awards deemed a success celebrating the sporting community in the Tararua district. This year we held the awards at the Eketahuna Community Centre. We are pleased to announce the finalists  and Winners for the 2019 Downer Tararua Sports Awards   The Downer Tararua Sports Awards is proudly sponsored by     Bush Telegraph Administrator / Volunteer of the year Finalist Peter Sinclair - Dannevirke Sports Clubs (Various Codes) Pete volunteers at at the Dannevirke Sports Club all year round. In the winter he’s managing football, organising kit and sorting buses, even preparing the playing surface and [...]

2019-05-24T13:30:23+13:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Fun for all the family at Whanau Tri

Article Written by George Hagney - 15.30, Apr 08 2019 Children, adults and whole families braved their first multisport event at the Whānau Tri. Sport Manawatū's annual family-friendly Whānau Tri took place at the Lido and Ongley Park, Palmerston North, on Sunday. More than 190 people entered and Sport Manawatū's events co-ordinator Guy Barton said the day was about removing the barriers of a traditional triathlon. "It's an opportunity for people who have never done a triathlon to give triathlon a go in a relaxed environment." He said there were about 50 people doing it for the first time and most of them were part of Sport Manawatū's Whānau [...]

2019-05-24T13:57:25+13:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Manawatu Sports Awards Finalists & Winners

The Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards is our region’s most prestigious and highly anticipated sporting awards ceremony.  The awards seek to honour and celebrate Manawatu’s highest achieving sports stars. This years Central Energy Trust, Manawatu Sports Awards was held on Friday 15 March, at Central Energy Trust Arena, B&M Centre. We are pleased to announce the finalists  and Winners for the 2019 Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards   The CET Manawatu Sports Awards is proudly sponsored by   Distinction Coachman Hotel Coach of the year Finalist Darryl Gledhill - Swimming As Head Coach of Ice Breaker Aquatics, Darryl [...]

2019-05-24T13:31:21+13:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

January Newsletter

  WELCOME FROM TREVOR Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa - wishing all our partners and stakeholders a very Happy New Year. May yours be filled with happiness, hope and wellbeing. Of course it’s time for new beginnings, resolutions and renewed courage as we look to achieve all the tasks ahead for us in 2019. As we move forward, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on all we accomplished in the previous 12 months. At Sport Manawatū 2018 was a year full of activity and continued growth. With our support, our sport and active recreation [...]

2019-01-29T12:05:37+13:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Newletters, Sport Manawatū News|