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Active Kids Embrace Sporting Culture

22 June, 2017 Active Kids across Greater Christchurch are looking forward to the school holidays for so many reasons – including the chance to try a new sport that combines skill and agility with a unique cultural experience.

A Muddy Great Day Out in 2017

18 June, 2017 Today at Motukarara, the 2017 UC Education Mud Run inspired 940 students - (over 65% young women!) - and 50 teachers, in a day of muddy motivation and good simple fun.

From "Maybe" to Motivated

15 June, 2017 Darfield High School Sports Coordinator Karen Armstrong says there are many reasons the event has inspired so many Canterbury students year after year.

Getting a Step Ahead

12 June, 2017 You might see four-year-old Izzy and her mum out running around or kicking a ball at the local playground. They are enjoying a new lease on life thanks to a free service to get them active and healthy.

Education Outside the Classroom

12 June, 2017 A special cross country event last week showcased the tremendous spirit of West Coast students, teachers and volunteers.

Changing Lives Across Canterbury

8 June, 2017 Jude Wastney lived in a world “enclosed by anxiety and depression”– until seeking a Green Prescription from Sport Canterbury.

Canty Challenges Inspire Generosity

29 May, 2017 In challenging times for the Canterbury region, the generosity of New Zealanders has been a source of inspiration.

Blackwells Holden Coach of the Month: June 2017

29 May, 2017 Kendo’s Karl Hitchcock is Sport Canterbury's Blackwells Holden Coach of the Month for June 2017.

The Climate of Development

25 May, 2017 Netball Mainland has shown leadership and vision in their approach to community sport and talent development.

Rowley Community Gets On Its Bike

25 May, 2017 The Rowley Resource Centre is now offering the chance to get around the community by bike, thanks to a handful of like-minded local organisations.

Pathway to Podium: May 2017

22 May, 2017 This week Sport Canterbury welcomed 29 new Year 1 athletes to the Pathway to Podium Canterbury programme.

The First Step in Improved Health

16 May, 2017 In an unprecedented move, five health-promoting organisations in Canterbury have taken a collaborative approach to help improve the lives of the region's Pacific Communities through their churches.

Muddy Motivation for Canterbury Students

8 May, 2017 The date has been set for one of New Zealand’s most anticipated secondary schools events: the UC Education Mud Run for Secondary School Students.

Wellington Event Raises Funds for Christchurch Relief

24 April, 2017 Sport Wellington and Cigna Round the Bays helped raise funds for New Zealand Red Cross, after Sport Canterbury's remembrance run was cancelled due to the Port Hills fires.

Healthy Families Host Forum

19 April, 2017 A celebration of future thinkers was held in Christchurch last night at the first Pacifica Youth Forum hosted by Healthy Families Christchurch.

William Stedman Inspires Active Kids

6 April, 2017 Active Kids on Sport Canterbury holiday programmes in week two will have a chance to meet NZ's youngest Rio Paralympian, at CBHS and Rolleston.

South Canterbury Focus: "April Falls"

6 April, 2017 At the start of autumn, the focus in South Canterbury is on "April Falls" - raising awareness of falls prevention and promoting partnerships that can make a difference.

Active Kids Holiday Highlights

5 April, 2017 Active Kids on Sport Canterbury holiday programmes at Westburn (week one) will have a chance to meet Canterbury Kings captain Andrew Ellis.

Committed to an Edible Garden City

27 March, 2017 Sport Canterbury has joined a community of like-minded Christchurch organisations in making a unique commitment to the future of the “Garden City.”

South Canterbury Names Guest Speaker

20 March, 2017 Double Olympic gold medalist Hamish Bond will be the guest speaker for the 2017 South Canterbury Sports Awards on May 19.

Pathway to Podium: Simeon Joplin

19 March, 2017 Simeon Joplin may be one of the southern hemisphere’s most sought after strength and conditioning experts.

Meeting Her Real Life Saver

19 March, 2017 Twenty-one years after being a part of the team that saved the decorated Paralympic swimmer's life, Pascoe showed up at one of Boney’s Sunday swim classes to say thanks.

Pathway to Podium: Lauren Bruce

17 March, 2017 Lauren Bruce has one thing in common with her former self – the athlete who enrolled in Pathway to Podium Canterbury in 2014. They both know how to throw a hammer.

City2Surf: Community Spirit

14 March, 2017 Each year, The Star City2Surf brings Cantabrians together in a way that only a fun run can.

City2Surf: Congregation Challenge

7 March, 2017 Fijian SDA Pastor Jesel Royokada is challenging his congregation to step up and enter The Star City2Surf this year.

New World Coast Kids Tri Series

5 March, 2017 Thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 New World Coast Kids Triathlon Series.

Awards Night Celebrates Success

3 March, 2017 The 2017 Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Award winners have been announced, with a list of names reflecting the rising profile of para-sport in this region.

Heroes Step Out for Heart Health

1 March, 2017 Into its sixth year, the New Zealand-wide event is part of an initiative run by Jennian Homes to support the ‘Heart Foundation For Women’ campaign.

The Star City2Surf Countdown Is On!

1 March, 2017 We are counting down the days until The 2017 Star City2Surf and Sport Canterbury 6km event.

Remembrance Event Cancelled in 2017

15 February, 2017 Christchurch City Council has withdrawn the approval for the Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember to proceed this weekend due to the fires in the Port Hills.

South Canterbury: Have Your Say!

13 February, 2017 South Canterbury sport and active recreation groups, and residents will be able to ‘Have their say’ about the future of the region’s sport and active recreation facilities.

Getting an EDGE on Exercise

13 February, 2017 Less than four weeks ago, Amanda Trafford, a nurse at Christchurch Public Hospital, struggled to run 100 meters, but in just over a month she’ll line up at the start of the The Star City2Surf Sport Canterbury 6km event.

Mackenzie District Goes Green

10 February, 2017 Sport Canterbury is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Rose as Physical Health Advisor, with responsibility for the Mackenzie District, in South Canterbury.

A Sense of Community "Shines"

5 February, 2017 The 2017 Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember relies upon the support of very special community partners, including Shine Lawyers.

Filling Gaps and Scoring Goals

1 February, 2017 ‘Having a go’ at hockey will soon become so much easier for young people across the Selwyn District, thanks to a new initiative known as Waikirikiri Sport.

Inspiring Active Families

31 January, 2017 Sport Canterbury will extend support to families facing health and lifestyle challenges, delivering the Active Families service from January 2017.

Shaping South Canterbury's Future

18 January, 2017 Local sport and active recreation groups, and the wider community are being urged to help shape the future of sport and active recreation facilities across South Canterbury as part of a new regional project.

Sports Awards Finalists Announced

12 January, 2017 Finalists have been announced for the 2017 Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards, from an outstanding field of 126 nominations across 29 sporting codes.

Pathway to Podium: Anna Simcic

13 December, 2016 As part of a nationwide team of Athlete Life Advisors for High Performance Sport NZ, Anna Simcic supports athletes across the Canterbury region, including those who are part of Pathway to Podium Canterbury.

Active Kids Team Profile

12 December, 2016 Sport Canterbury's Active Kids Programmes promote participation, skill development and sporting experiences for young people between the ages of five and 13.

Remembrance Run Returns in 2017

2 December, 2016 Sport Canterbury has confirmed that the Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember will return to the Port Hills in February, after the Regional Sports Trust purchased the event early in 2016 to guarantee its future.

Tough Kids Rise to Challenge

28 November, 2016 On Wednesday 30 November, over 2,700 primary and intermediate students from across Greater Christchurch are expected to come together for the fourth annual Sport Canterbury Tough Kid event.

Community, Cycling and Celebration

25 November, 2016 On Friday 18 November, Sport Canterbury’s Healthy Families Spreydon-Heathcote team celebrated the annual Hoon Hay Fiesta.

East Lake Welcomes Gibson

23 November, 2016 This month we are pleased to announce the appointment of Meri Gibson as an East Lake Trustee.

Summer Starter Inspires Community

15 November, 2016 Pastor Siaosi Halisi Kei says the opportunity to take part in this year’s ASB Summer Starter event is truly “a blessing.”

Changing Friday Afternoons Forever

14 November, 2016 A new Sport in Education programme has changed Friday afternoons forever, for Riccarton Primary students.

Christmas Comes Early for Local Schools

10 November, 2016 Rolleston Primary School pupils are looking forward to getting outdoors this summer, especially with the delivery of their new artificial activity turfs.

Bringing Together Two Iconic Canterbury Brands

26 October, 2016 According to Blackwells Holden Chief Executive Steve Grenfell, committing to a partnership with Sport Canterbury has been “a really easy decision” to make.

Key Communications Role Confirmed

25 October, 2016 Sport Canterbury has announced the appointment of George Berry as Communications and Engagement Advisor - Healthy Families Spreydon-Heathcote.

Healthy Families Spreydon-Heathcote

17 October, 2016 Following an appointment by the Ministry of Health, Sport Canterbury is the new provider for Healthy Families Spreydon-Heathcote.

Raising Mental Health Awareness

7 October, 2016 Mental Health Awareness Week is underway - this year's theme is 'Connect with nature for good mental health and well-being.'

Pegasus People: Kim Macfarlane

16 September, 2016 Have you been training for the Hellers Pegasus Fun Run? Kim Macfarlane has. With Coach Han cheering her on, Kim has lost 30kg and is challenging herself to complete the Hellers Pegasus Fun Run before she turns 40.

Active Kids Team Profile

14 September, 2016 This month we talk to Active Kids Programme Assistant Becky Davidson.

The Breeze Walking Festival is Back!

13 September, 2016 With over 50 walks, there's something for everyone - from child-friendly strolls to a challenging eight-day 360 degree loop around Christchurch.

Preliminary Design of Metro Sports Facility Released

12 September, 2016 Ōtākaro Limited and the Christchurch City Council have today released preliminary design images of the Metro Sports Facility.

Pegasus People: Barb Millar

12 September, 2016 This week we talk to Barb Millar – someone who has dedicated her life to getting others involved and achieving.

Pegasus People: Mandy Chambers

5 September, 2016 Massage therapist Mandy Chambers is one of Canterbury’s best kept secrets – although her recipes are often photographed and her hands have famous followers.

Upcoming Community Swim Courses

5 September, 2016 Don’t miss out on the upcoming Swimming New Zealand (SNZ) courses being held in Canterbury.

Smart Savings for Local Sports Clubs

5 September, 2016 LiteClub is a free service promoting efficiency for grassroots sports clubs nationwide, to assist them with electricity, water and recycling.

Sea2Sea Challenge Coming Soon!

5 September, 2016 For over a decade, South Canterbury’s Sea2Sea Challenge has encouraged workplaces, schools and community groups to get out and exercise every day.

Going for Gold

9 August, 2016 Olivia Podmore, 19, is part of the national elite sprint cycling squad heading to the 2016 Olympic Games.

A Coach's View: Four Years On

8 August, 2016 In 2012, George Edwards did not see the Paralympics in his future – “not in any way, shape or form.”

Pathway to Paralympics

8 August, 2016 As New Zealand’s youngest Paralympian in 2016, William Stedman has come a long way in four years.

Fun Run Date Set for Canterbury

3 August, 2016 The date has been set for Canterbury’s favourite springtime event – Sunday 9 October 2016.

East Lake Perspective: Dragonboating

5 July, 2016 Canterbury dragon boating enthusiasts believe that an “East Lake” would deliver vast opportunities for their sport in terms of participation and development.

Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month - July 2016

5 July, 2016 Football's Kaleb Leonard, age 11, is Sport Canterbury's Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month for July 2016.

Canterbury Students "Muddy Motivated"

20 June, 2016 Over 1,000 enthusiastic participants proved why schools across Canterbury are so “muddy motivated."

"Everything You Need to Know"

14 June, 2016 Here's "Everything you Need to Know" for the 2016 UC Education Mud Run this Sunday.

Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month - June 2016

2 June, 2016 Cricket's Andrew McKenzie is Sport Canterbury's Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month for June 2016.

Hurunui Keeps Going Green

31 May, 2016 Sport Canterbury is pleased to announce the appointment of Liv Reid as Physical Health Advisor, with responsibility for the Hurunui District.

South Canterbury Celebrates 50

23 May, 2016 Rally driver Hayden Paddon has been named Sportsperson of the Year at the 50th Anniversary South Canterbury Sports Awards event.

Physical Activity Team Appointment

16 May, 2016 Sport Canterbury is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Wilson (nee Wong) to the role of Physical Activity Team Leader.

Clean Up Success Signals Intense Interest in Red Zone Waterways

10 May, 2016 The huge success of Saturday’s Adopt the Avon part of the Mother of All Cleans Up is an indication of the tremendous community interest in the future health of the Avon River red zone.

Mark Your Muddy Calendars!

6 May, 2016 UC Education is back on board for the fourth year in a row, and they can’t wait to see what unique costumes come out of the fancy dress parade this winter!

Keeping Active After Work

5 May, 2016 Whether looking for a fresh start or just getting started for the first time, Timaru has an easy answer to “keeping active” despite the change of seasons.

“Adopt the Avon” Brings Christchurch Together

3 May, 2016 At last year's pilot clean-up, 250 volunteers collected 3.3 tonnes of litter from five kilometres of Christchurch river banks.

Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month - May 2016

3 May, 2016 Hockey's Lashana Maclean is Sport Canterbury's Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month for May 2016.

Starting with a Simple List

1 May, 2016 Te Paea Noble has taken small steps to make major life changes – and gives much of the credit to a simple list.

Jump Jam Countdown

27 April, 2016 On Wednesday 22 June, Timaru’s Theatre Royal will once again be rocking to the sound of 1,000 Jump Jammin’ feet!

Active Kids Team Profile - April 2016

21 April, 2016 Sport Canterbury's Active Kids Holiday and After School Programmes promote participation, skill development and sporting experiences for young people between the ages of five and 13.

New Framework for Rata Foundation

21 April, 2016 The Rata Foundation has launched a new funding framework, from 1 April 2016.

Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month - May 2016

20 April, 2016 Hockey's Lashana Maclean is Sport Canterbury's Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month for May 2016.

Congratulations to the Coast

20 April, 2016 April has been an exciting month for West Coast community events, thanks to outstanding support from local volunteers, participants and sponsors.

Key Community Sport Appointment

15 April, 2016 Sport Canterbury is pleased to announce the appointment of Jess Fibbes as Community Sport Advisor.

Christchurch Welcomes McCutcheon

15 April, 2016 Hugh McCutcheon is a Kiwi who has made a name for himself in the international Volleyball scene.

Quinn Named Guest Speaker

30 March, 2016 Sports broadcaster Keith Quinn will be the guest speaker at the 50th South Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year awards dinner.

Active Easter Highlights

27 March, 2016 The team from Sport Canterbury enjoyed planning an active Easter break.

Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month - March 2016

7 March, 2016 South Canterbury’s Michael Clark is Sport Canterbury's Lotto Sport Maker Coach of the Month for March 2016.

Marriotts Award Winners Named

4 March, 2016 The 2016 Marriotts Hadlee Sports Awards was attended by a record-setting crowd of over 700 sporting enthusiasts.

Regional Awards Dates Announced

3 March, 2016 Both Mid and South Canterbury will celebrate regional sporting achievement with special events in May.

Canterbury Runs, Walks, Remembers

1 March, 2016 On Sunday 21 February, nearly 2,000 runners and walkers of all ages took part in the fourth annual Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember.

2016 New World Coast Kids Tri Series

26 February, 2016 Enter the 2016 New World Coast Kids Triathlon Series on your own or in a team!

Finding Relief in Green Places

22 February, 2016 Jo Walker was facing the challenges of illness and unplanned retirement when she turned to Green Prescription for a simple reason.

Marriotts Programme Celebrated

17 February, 2016 Sport NZ has announced the finalists for the 2016 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards.

An Event Inspired by Community

13 February, 2016 In Victoria Park for the past four Februaries, Christchurch’s iconic remembrance run has kicked off with an unmistakable sense of community.

Announcing Term 1 "Be Active" Dates

1 February, 2016 Christchurch residents have a new source of support for setting – and achieving – New Year goals.

Welcoming New Active Kids Team

1 February, 2016 Sport Canterbury is pleased to announce two key appointments to our Active Kids Holiday and After School Programme team.

Event Countdown Holds Surprises

29 January, 2016 Over the next three weeks leading up to the Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember, Sport Canterbury has some surprises in store for Rapaki Track runners and walkers.

Shoe Donation Inspires Goal Setting

27 January, 2016 With seven weeks until The Star City2Surf, Sport Canterbury is receiving a boost to help their communities keep active and start training for the popular event.

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