Sport Connector Newsletter - June 2018

The Sport NZ Active NZ survey results have been released! It has been eagerly awaited for, not only by
our Insights and Evaluation staff member but the whole team as we're keen to work through it and identify
how the key findings impact on our work and our focus going forward. A link to the results is in the
newsletter, so scroll down and make sure you check out the report.

The winners for the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards were announced
last week in front of a full-house of 840 guests at the TSB Arena. Congratulations to all of the winners and
finalists, in particular, Josh Junior who was named 'Tohu Wine Sportsman of the Year' and then 'WHG
Supreme Sports Award winner 2018'.

In this month's issue we cover off on; how to manage a media crisis, positive changes to PE and sport at
St Brigid's school, school cross country, achievement through volunteering, how to get parents involved in
clubs and other topics of interest.

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Are you passionate about sport and your community? Then you should apply to join the Sport Wellington Board. Our vision is that "everyone in the greater Wellington region has a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation”. Applications are now invited for up to four roles. For more information and to apply visit our website:

Have you heard of Health Navigator NZ? On Friday our Healthy Lifestyles team attended the 2018 Green Prescription Hui, hosted by Nelson Bays Primary Health. We were excited to hear from Clinical Director Dr Janine Bycoft who has developed a library of health and wellness information for practitioners and the public to access. Check out their website:

Want to join a thriving and passionate organisation making a difference in the greater Wellington? Sport Wellington is looking for an experienced people manager with a track record of leading and empowering others and has energy and enthusiasm, to join our team as the Healthy Lifestyles Manager. If this sounds like you or someone you know, go to:

On Monday, the 30th of July Shift Wellington City is holding a Shift the Trend workshop. This is an affordable professional development opportunity for anyone with an interest in improving the well-being of young women, including community sport providers, PE teachers & sports coordinators. Click on the image for more details, or to register;

Awesome to see so many of our Sport Wellington Active Families taking part in the Magic Mile on Sunday! Not only did they brave the cold, wind and rain to participate, they also managed it with a big smile. Many of our whānau achieved their personal goals including; running half the course, not complaining and completing the run as a family. Ka pai!! 😊

A release last week by Health Minister Dr David Clark shows how our Sport Wellington Active Families team have been working hard to change the lives of over 1,500 children and their families. Participating parents agree how incredible it has been seeing their kids “happier and healthier than ever before” once becoming involved in our programmes. To see why, check out the release and Active Families survey results:

Sport Wellington are on the hunt for an energetic and enthusiastic event professional to join our team! 🎉 Love managing large scale events? We've got the job for you! Check out the link below to find out more about our Event Director position 🤔👍

The Wellington Dragon Boat Festival have announced their 2019 event dates and entries are open now! Don't miss out on New Zealand's biggest Dragon Boat Festival right here in Wellington 💪🌊

The Sport NZ Active NZ Survey is a rolling nationwide survey that provides valuable information and insights on how New Zealanders are currently engaging with sport and recreation. It provides a point-in-time snapshot of participation through the lenses of age, gender, ethnicity and deprivation, with results based on responses from over 27,000 adults (18+) and 6,000 young people (5-17years). Topics covered in the survey include; participation, barriers to being active, events and memberships, volunteering, attitudes and high performance, health and lifestyle, and demographics. Definitely worth a read!

Great coverage by Maori Television of the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sports Awards. Also, congratulations to Mila Reuelu-Buchanan and the Northern Mystics for their win yesterday. At the awards, Mila received the Wellington City Council Emerging Sportswoman of the Year Award. Check out Māori Television's full story:

Congratulations to all of last night's finalists and winners! It was great to have such a diverse range of sporting talent from the greater Wellington region under one roof. Thank you to Wellington Hospitality Group for sponsoring the evening, and thank you to all of the category sponsors and event partners. You support in delivering the event is truly appreciated.

2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Supreme Sports Award - congratulations to Josh Junior! #WHGSPOY Emirates Team New Zealand Worser Bay Boating Club

Wellington Sports Med Sportswoman of the Year - congratulations to Kelsey Smith! #WHGSPOY Vantage Black Sticks Capital Hockey

Tohu Wines Sportsman of the Year - congratulations to Josh Junior! #WHGSPOY Emirates Team New Zealand Worser Bay Boating Club

Cigna New Zealand Disabled Sportsperson of the Year - congratulations to Kate Horan! #WHGSPOY Paralympics New Zealand


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