There are lots of organisations and resources out there to help you get more physically active. Here’s some to start.
Sport New Zealand
Sport New Zealand has lots of physical activity tips and information – check out its advice for parents.
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.
You can look up your local Regional Sports Trust for more information on sports clubs, activities, walks and events in your area.
Department of Conservation
The DOC website lists many walking opportunities on both conservation and other land throughout New Zealand, as well as suggestions for other outdoor activities.
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.
New Zealand YMCA
The YMCA provides sport and recreation facilities in communities throughout New Zealand.
- Eating and Activity Guidelines
- Live stronger for longer provides information for older people and their carers about preventing falls and fractures. (ACC, Ministry of Health, Health Quality & Safety Commission)