There are lots of organisations and resources out there to help you get more physically active. Here’s some to start.
Sport New Zealand has lots of physical activity tips and information – check out its advice for parents.
You can look up your local Regional Sports Trust for more information on sports clubs, activities, walks and events in your area – or call 0800 ACTIVE (0800 22 84 83).
Regional Sports Trusts
Regional Sports Trusts work across the physical activity, sport and recreation sector and have a wide range of duties including the organisation and distribution of funding and donations to regional sports organisations, schools, clubs, individuals and community groups and acting as a regional voice for the communities that they operate within.
The 17 Regional Sports Trusts are:
- Canterbury West Coast Sports Trust
- Counties Manukau Sport
- Harbour Sport
- Sport Auckland
- Sport Bay of Plenty
- Sport Gisborne
- Sport Hawke’s Bay
- Sport Manawatu
- Sport Northland
- Sport Otago
- Sport Southland
- Sport Taranaki
- Sport Tasman
- Sport Waikato
- Sport Waitakere
- Sport Whanganui
- Sport Wellington
Parks and council-run sports facilities
Local councils can provide lists of parks and recreation areas, bush walks, and council run sports facilities. See the Local Councils website.
Active Transport – Walking and cycling
Find out about walking and cycling in your area from:
The YMCA provides sport and recreation facilities in communities throughout New Zealand.