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Healthy Lifestyles

Getting our Community Active and into Sport and Recreation

Addressing the Needs of Targeted Groups

Our many programmes and initiatives address the needs of targeted groups.

Maori, Pacific and Asian communities | Older adults | People with medical conditions and disabilities | Obese and overweight children and their families | Rural community groups

Programmes and Initiatives

We work in partnership with many National, Regional and Local organisations in the Sport, Health and Community Sector. Our programs are specifically tailored to meet the needs of those who need it most in our region.


Active Families is a support service for overweight and obese children and their families. Each family will receive support to become more physically active, education on nutrition and encouragement to make healthy lifestyle changes that will last.

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Green Prescription for Adults is a FREE support programme designed to assist adults to get more active and to improve their health and wellbeing.  Being physically active has many benefits.

  • feel more confident, happy and relaxed
  • have more energy
  • improve cholesterol levels
  • improve blood sugar levels among other benefits

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Active Teens is a 12-week boot camp-style programme for 12 to 18yr olds to assist teens to make healthier lifestyle changes in the areas of physical activity and nutrition.

We’re here to help you lose weight, enhance fitness and improve your nutrition.

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Community Strength and Balance – Reducing the risk of falls and injuries in people over the age of 65.

Current data tells us that each year one in three people aged 65 and over will fall and injure themselves. For those aged 80 and over, the risk increases to one in two.  Research has shown that when people exercise to strengthen their legs and core, their balance improves and the risk of falling decreases by almost a third.

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SportSPasifik is a project targeting the North Shore Pacific Island community aimed at increasing participation in sport and recreation.

As a priority, the project continues to support and address specific barriers this community faces in effectively engaging in sport and recreation and living physically active lives.

Equip’d | Polysports | Niumovement | Pacific Exercise Classes

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Te Oranga Kaiora, co-constructed by Māori clients and providers, focuses on empowering Māori through self-determination, health promotion, and leadership development. By advocating for Māori rights, providing education, fostering partnerships, and facilitating resource access, the program aims to create equitable opportunities and sustainable outcomes for Māori communities.

As cycling is one of the more popular recreational activities in the country, increasing this activity in the Harbour region is an important goal for Harbour Sport. We want to see more people active on bikes more often!

Recreational Cycling | Bikes in Schools | Cycling Skills Training | Cycling Instructor Workshops

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The Harbour Sport Youth Programme is an initiative dedicated to empowering and upskilling future leaders in a supportive environment, whilst fostering positive identity.

The programme is designed to cultivate and create confidence, sense of belonging, growth, leadership, development and more. It focuses on improving the wellbeing and addressing youth’s complex feelings and needs; and realises the subsequent benefits.

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We offer great events in the area to promote walking outdoors as well as indoors.  Walking is good for you and keeps you healthy and fit.

Walking Routes | Organised Walking Groups | Walk with Us

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Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights

The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) establishes the rights of consumers, and the obligations and duties of providers to comply with the Code.

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