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2017 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards - presented by Sport Wellington. Wednesday 14 June - TSB Bank Arena Congratulations to all of the 2017 finalists and winners!

20 years of Green Prescription! On Monday 19 June, Dr Jonathan Coleman - Minister of Health and Minister of Sport and Recreation along with representatives from the local DHB, PHOs, Sport New Zealand, Sport Wellington and the Ministry of Health celebrated the 20th anniversary of Green Prescription. More than 400,000 Green Prescriptions (GRx) have been given out over the last 20 years to help people get active and change their diets. Sport Wellington is proud to deliver this programme across the greater Wellington region in partnership with the region’s District Health Boards. We have been involved with GRx since 1998, and during this time we have supported a significant proportion of the 500,000 New Zealanders who have benefited from the programme, increasing their levels of physical activity and improving their nutrition.

Sport Wellington would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers in our community that contribute their time, skills and passion to sport and recreation. #NVW2017

RT @jcolemanmp: Sir Peter Snell delivered a message of support for Green Prescriptions filmed at the World Masters Games @NVWillis @SportN

Wellington Hospitality Group Supreme Sports Award 2017 - congratulations to the Hurricanes! #WHGSPOY

Wellington Sports Med Sportswoman of the Year - congratulations to Mary Fisher! #WHGSPOY

Black and Gold Sportsman of the Year - congratulations to Beauden Barrett! #WHGSPOY Hurricanes

Cigna New Zealand Disabled Sportsperson of the Year - congratulations to Mary Fisher! #WHGSPOY

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) Coach of the Year - congratulations to Chris Boyd! #WHGSPOY Hurricanes

Hiremaster Event and Party Team of the Year - congratulations to the Hurricanes! #WHGSPOY

Congratulations to the Gibson Sheat Lawyers Sports Legends of Wellington 2017 inductees - Bryan Rose, Jeremy Coney and Jean Jarden.

Wellington City Council Emerging Sportswoman of the Year - congratulations to Tiana Metuarau! #WHGSPOY Central Pulse

GoMedia Emerging Sportsman of the Year - congratulations to Lewis Clareburt! #WHGSPOY

The Dominion Post Personality of the Year - congratulations to Damien Ekenasio! #WHGSPOY Wellington Saints

Vertia Club of the Year - congratulations to Red Star Cricket Club! #WHGSPOY


Maternal Green Prescription

Maternal Green Prescription (MGRx) is a free programme to promote the health and well-being of pregnant women (and their child) through improved nutrition and increased levels of physical activities. Our team of Healthy Lifestyles Co-ordinators work with women  to encourage positive healthy lifestyle changes that will benefit the growing baby and whole whānau.  

How we support:

  • Regular reviews with families over a 12 month period
  • Promote the healthy feeding of babies including encouraging and supporting breastfeeding
  • Promoting healthy feeding (including the introduction of healthy first foods)
  • Practical cooking and food workshops
  • Physical activity support
  • Community networking and engagement


Who is MGRx for?

 We prioritise referrals with particular reference to:

  • Pregnant women diagnosed with pre-diabetes (HbA1c 41-19)
  • Pregnant women at risk of pre-diabetes
  • Maori and Pasifika
  • Young mothers <24 years
  • Body Mass Indez >30


Who can refer?

Lead Maternity Care services / Midwives (LMCs), Obstetricians, GPs, Dieticians, any other registered healthcare professionals or by self-referral if programme criteria are met.  Please contact the Maternal Green Prescription team on (04) 380 2070 ext. 261 or email

referral download Maternal Green Prescription Referral Form


MGRx Patient Pathway MGRx Referral Pathway


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