The Season of Giving...and Getting Active

12 December, 2017 One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of sport and physical activity.

Congratulations Tough Kids!

12 December, 2017 On Tuesday 12 December, over 3,000 primary and intermediate students representing 28 schools took on the 2017 Sport Canterbury Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid challenge.

Taking Tradition to Tamariki

11 December, 2017 Youth mentor Tyrone Smith revisited games of his childhood through a recent Taonga Tākaro workshop, inspiring him to take these traditions into his work with Christchurch rangatahi.

Minister Makes Metro Announcement

22 November, 2017 The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods has today announced a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project,

Practicing What They Preach

15 November, 2017 Doctors and nurses representing 20 practices across Greater Christchurch are taking on a unique workplace challenge to highlight the value of being active to health and wellbeing.

“Get Moving” – Says the Latest Generation of Student Leaders

15 November, 2017 Student leaders in southern Christchurch have found a new way to influence their peers in a positive direction – by helping them “get active.”

"The Gardening Generation"

10 November, 2017 The Tongan SDA Garden City Fellowship congregation are right behind an initiative to create their own backyard vegetable gardens with the results set to benefit the entire community.

Remembrance Event Returns

7 November, 2017 Sport Canterbury has confirmed that the Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember will return to the Port Hills in 2018, on Saturday 24 February.

Learning on So Many Levels

3 November, 2017 From BMX to gymnastics, swimming and wheelchair basketball, countless sporting codes were represented at a unique Canterbury coaching hui.

A Sporting Contribution to Canterbury

27 October, 2017 Anita Sutherland’s passion for the sport she loves remains as strong as ever.

"Just What the Doctor Ordered"

27 October, 2017 For Christchurch grandmother Shirley McQuoid, a North Canterbury fun run was “just what the doctor ordered.”

Schools Embrace End-of-Term Challenge

26 October, 2017 On Tuesday 12 December, over 2,600 primary and intermediate students from across Greater Christchurch are expected to come together for the fifth annual Sport Canterbury Tough Kid event.

Healthy Families Christchurch Champions Food Resilience

24 October, 2017 Healthy Families Christchurch hosted a “Plenty to Share” dinner at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch.

Taonga Tākaro Wānanga

17 October, 2017 Canterbury teachers, coaches and advocates for physical activity have a unique opportunity this month to take part in Taonga Tākaro Wānanga (Traditional Māori Games Workshop).

Wealth of Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Identified

8 October, 2017 The first ever stocktake of sport and active recreation facilities across South Canterbury has shown that the region is even better served than most people would have imagined.

Isaac to represent NZ at World Dragon Boat Championships in China

6 October, 2017 Isaac Sutherland will be paddling into uncharted waters when he competes as part of the New Zealand Dragon Boat team at the World Championships in China later this month.

Hillmorton High School get pumped about water.

3 October, 2017 Hillmorton High School get pumped about water

Hellers Pegasus Fun Run

2 October, 2017 Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2017 Hellers Pegasus Fun Run.

Pegasus Profile: Linley Fowlie

26 September, 2017 At 63, Linley Fowlie is more active than she has ever been in her life. On Sunday, she will line up for her first Hellers Pegasus Fun Run.

Pathway to Podium: Rebecca Lake

26 September, 2017 Rebecca Lake is one of the most exciting names in New Zealand’s women’s football.

Pathway to Podium: Celyn Edwards

26 September, 2017 Earlier this month, Canterbury’s Celyn Edwards competed at the Australian Para Swimming Grand Prix on the Gold Coast.

Athlete's Foot to the Fun Run Rescue

18 September, 2017 Two Christchurch families have set the Hellers Pegasus Fun Run as their springtime goal – they just needed a bit of help getting to the start line.

Sport Capability Partnership Confirmed

13 September, 2017 Sport Canterbury is pleased to announce plans for a unique partnership with Canterbury Cricket, from October 2017.

Fun Run Promises Festival Atmosphere

11 September, 2017 Christchurch’s favourite springtime fun run has a new lineup of free activities that make this year’s event the best ever, with a true family festival atmosphere.

Sea2Sea Challenge Announcement

2 September, 2017 Thanks to support from the South Canterbury District Health Board, South Canterbury workplaces, schools and community groups have taken on the annual Sea2Sea Challenge for over a decade.

A Champion for Fun, Runs and Christchurch

23 August, 2017 We are surrounded by inspiring people right across the Canterbury region. Some walk, some run and some are always there cheering you on.

Your Hellers Pegasus Fun Run Training Programme

11 August, 2017 It's time to turn inspiration into motivation - and start training with the team from Sport Canterbury!

Selwyn Set for Koru Games

11 August, 2017 The South Island’s annual Koru Games is more than just a sports event.

Cross-Cultural Sporting Inspiration

4 August, 2017 On Saturday 2 September, Sport Canterbury will present a “Family Sports Day” at Riccarton High School.

Inspiring Young Sporting Leaders

2 August, 2017 PALs is a programme known for inspiring kids to take on leadership roles at lunchtime, helping to motivate their peers and build their own early experience as teachers and coaches.

Supporting Our Seniors

1 August, 2017 Sport Canterbury has been selected as the Lead Agency by ACC to deliver a new Community Group Strength and Balance initiative across the Canterbury region.

Finding Their Groove with H2O

31 July, 2017 Sugar is no longer sweet on the dance floor of Cashmere Primary School.

NZ's Favourite Springtime Fun Run

28 July, 2017 The date has been set for Canterbury’s favourite springtime event – Sunday 1 October 2017.

Taking Participation Seriously

26 July, 2017 For the team at Sport Canterbury, taking participation seriously means taking the time to up their own game.

Finding the Right Balance

22 July, 2017 The New Brighton Rugby Club has taken an innovative approach to changing player perception and habits around alcohol for a number of seasons.

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.

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