Enriching lives through play, active recreation, and sport.
Sport New Zealand
He Oranga Poutama is a Sport New Zealand led initiative that supports Maori well-being through sport and recreation. He Oranga Poutama has evolved to strongly focus on ‘increasing participation and leadership as Maori in sport and traditional physical recreation at community level’.
Sport New Zealand provides He Oranga Poutama investment to Sport Northland to strongly centre on Maori cultural distinctiveness and support community leadership and participation growth in sport and recreation as Maori. It recognises that a strong and secure cultural identity helps facilitate access to wider society, as well as being vital to overall wellbeing and affirms the validity and legitimacy of Maori knowledge and ways of doing things. It acknowledges that Maori will maximise their potential when they are able to participate and succeed in New Zealand and the world as Maori and underpins Sport New Zealand's support for as Maori/Maori-led initiatives.
Northland Sports House, 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangārei 0112
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