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 partners are building their capability and capacity to support more opportunities to enjoy quality sports experiences in the Manawatū region. Our GRx programme continues to achieve sustained positive health outcomes for participants through collaboration with local health agencies, sports clubs and recreation providers. We continued our work in volunteer development and youth leadership – both of which are vital to the ongoing progression of sport and active recreation in Manawatū. A number of strategic projects came to fruition over the last twelve months and these will provide a strong platform for our work going forward.