Movement options for people with disabilities

​​​​​​​The Halberg Foundation is a charity set up in 1963 by Olympic athletics champion Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) which aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled young New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and active recreation.

The Halberg team of Advisers, regionally based around the country, connect physically disabled young people to sport and recreation opportunities, deliver inclusion training on adapting physical activity and assist clubs, schools and organisations to provide inclusive events and programmes. 

The Halberg Activity Fund provides grants to help pay for sports equipment, lessons and assistance at school camps.  The Halberg Games is a national three-day sports competition for young athletes with a physical or vision impairment hosted annually by Halberg.

Parafed Taranaki (Taranaki Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Incorporated) was founded in 1976. Our aim is to grow and develop sport and recreational opportunities to disabled people within Taranaki. Parafed Taranaki can provide physical activity pathways from regional through to international levels. At ParaFed Taranaki we are excited about creating opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport and recreation!

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The purpose of Special Olympics New Zealand is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sport.Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​