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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

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Physical Literacy Approach to Coaching

Wairarapa Coaching Hub Coordinator, Barry Hislop, has been offering his knowledge of physical literacy to support a dragon boat teams effort to prepare themselves for the World Masters Games. If you would like to have a look at his coaching framework, suitable for any age group, please click here.


Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator

Sport Wellington Wairarapa welcomes Kerewai Tatana to their team. Kerewai (pictured left) is the newly appointed Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator. She will be working within four programmes providing education, motivation and support to help individuals and families through their “healthy lifestyle change”.

 Kerewai is a born and bred Wairarapa girl and is a busy mother to 4yr old Jamie. She is an avid sportswoman and is working toward becoming a fully certified Personal Trainer. She has a Diploma in Culinary Arts and Level 3 in Health Science.

Kerewai is looking forward to the challenge of her new position and says she "can't wait to be actively involved in working towards a positive change in the community". She will be helping to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adults through free physical activities, nutrition education, cooking workshops, one-on-one consultation and personalised plans that aim to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing. 

If you would like to know more about the Green Prescription programme please click here or contact Kerewai on 022 010 4077 or kerewait@sportwellington.org.nz.


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Sports House Coordinator

Those walking into the Sport Wellington Wairarapa office will be greeted by a new face. Anna Garnett (picured left) has joined us as the new Sports House Coordinator. Anna is a born and bred Masterton girl and attended Makoura College. She enjoys netball and is back playing Prem 1 after taking a break to have baby daughter, Miika, now 2.

Anna’s main roles are to manage the day to day running of the Sports House and some of the administration of secondary school sport. She is looking forward to working with colleges and becoming more actively involved in the Wairarapa community. Anna will be a great asset to our team.


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College Sport Wellington Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs 2017

 On Wednesday the 31st of May, students from 5 of our colleges from the Wairarapa competed in the College Sport Wellington Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs 2017. There were some good results from Koster Mills, Hugh O’Donohue and Max Spencer from Rathkeale College, Josh Taylor from Wairarapa College and Bianca Green from St Matthews Collegiate who all placed in the top 10 in their races.

Click here for the Wairarapa schools results

Click here for the overall results





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