Get Active

Sport Wellington is all about getting more Wellingtonians more active, more often. 

Whether it is through our programmes, the AMI Round the Bays fun run/walk, participating in sport, or getting out and going for a walk around Wellington's fantastic scenery, there is plenty available to get you active.

At least 30 minutes physical activity on most days of the week can assist in the management of chronic disease such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, arthritis, osteoarthritis, depression and respiratory conditions. 

If you do less than 2.5 hours of active leisure a week a Green Prescription or Active Families referral could help you get more active, more often and add more life to your years.

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Te Rito Wellington Family Violence Network, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Human Rights Commission and PNP Road Cycling Club are running a mountain bike relay at the Mt Victoria Trails on Sunday 22nd November. The 3 hour relay is for all levels and abilities, so sign up on the day and support a great cause! More information can be found at

Are you passionate about making a difference for families and communities? Do you have health sector knowledge as well as experience in nutrition and or physical activity? If yes, our Active Communities Senior Advisor role might be perfect for you! Click the link below for more information.

Are you interested in free group support sessions to learn more about goal setting, healthy eating, cooking skills and linking in with low cost exercise opportunities in your area? Check out the link below for upcoming Healthy Lifestyle Programme dates and locations! To register your interest, contact the Green Prescription team on (04) 380 2070 ext 218.

We've got some amazing prizes for you to win at the Sport Wellington Big October Buggy Walk on Thursday! All thanks to our fantastic sponsors Babycity, Barnardos KidStart Childcare, phil&teds, Shoe Clinic, Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry and The Hits Wellington. Click on the link for more details.

{GIVEAWAY} Win a Zoo Crew membership at the Sport Wellington Big October Buggy Walk thanks to our friends at Wellington Zoo! To enter, CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW and comment, letting us know what animal you love visiting the most at Wellington Zoo and why. Entries close at lunchtime Friday 25 September and the winner will be announced on Thursday 1 October at the Big October Buggy Walk prize-giving. Please note that you must be present at this prize-giving to win the prize. Go to for more info and good luck! Zoe - Parks

New Zealand Cricket is bringing the national community cricket roadshow to Wellington! This event will be held on Wednesday 30 September at the Renouf Tennis Centre, 11am-3pm. New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Wellington are offering a free event for all the community to celebrate the start of the new season. This event will let children know how and where to play and also provide an opportunity for them to meet their cricketing heroes.

Congratulations to the Achilles Wellington team on a great night and great fundraising effort! All the best to all of the Achilles athletes competing at this years New York Marathon!

RT @appointboards: @SportWgtn are seeking board members who are passionate about sport and your community?

Need some desk space? Sport Wellington has desk space for short and long term tenancy at competitive prices. Located at Level 1, 223 Thorndon Quay, Sport Wellington’s head office is close to the CBD and railway station. If you would like to come and have a look at our Sports House and see what facilities are on offer, please contact Allison Yannakis via email;

Congratulations to Kelsea Elkington from Wellington Girls' College who broke 3 national records in the Under 15 youth women's division and under 63 kg class. Check out the Wellington Olympic Weightlifting page for more photos of the National Secondary Schools Champs and all things Weightlifting in Wellington.

Check out the latest edition of our Sport Connector newsletter, full of interesting articles and useful tools for clubs, coaches and volunteers!

Sport Wellington is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and capable person to join our team as the Commercial Development Manager. As Commercial Development Manager, you will seek out growth opportunities through sponsorship, trusts and other innovative revenue initiatives for Sport Wellington. Follow the link to our Seek ad below for more details.

Sport Wellington is saddened by the news that Alex Carter passed away on Tuesday 1 September. Alex was a champion softball coach who was awarded the 2012 Trish McKelvey Award which is administered by Sport Wellington. Alex was a long time servant to the Porirua City United Softball Club and put a number of hours into helping youth from the Porirua community succeed through sport. Our condolences are with the Carter family.

The Sport Wellington buggy walk team will be at Otaihanga Domain on Thursday! Pop along to enjoy a hot drink and a sausage sizzle before heading out for a walk along the Waikanae River and back to the domain with Wellington Buggy Walks.

Don't forget to bring your friends, family and little ones along tomorrow for the Sport Wellington Buggy Walk at Otaihanga Domain! River Ranger Grant will be there to guide the walk. See you there! Zoe - Parks


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