Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Getting Auckland Moving

Media Release
Friday, 15 December 2005

Getting Auckland Moving

The wellbeing of Auckland’s population is set to benefit from a new partnership between AUT University and the YMCA Auckland.

AUT and the YMCA Auckland, two of Auckland’s largest and most recognised organisations, are joining forces to develop and run activity programmes, provide students with employment opportunities and combat many of the health and fitness issues facing communities.

AUT’s Sport and Recreation Division will work with the YMCA on a variety of projects from next year, with AUT providing expertise and experience in research, education and service.

The YMCA is Auckland’s largest provider of fitness exercise and community based activity with 11 fitness clubs, four pools and eight community sports and recreation facilities.

The first joint project is working on the delivery of the Never 2 Old Exercise Programme, a community exercise initiative developed by AUT for people over 60 years.

“The collective knowledge and experience of both organisations in this area of exercise programming will provide exciting new opportunities for Auckland’s older population,” says YMCA Chief Executive John Fairhurst.

AUT Deputy Vice Chancellor Phillip Sallis says this partnership will provide Auckland with professional and effective programmes for all ages and abilities, and make a positive contribution towards SPARC achieving an “active nation”.

“This is an important step towards reaching a wider community and attacking some of the biggest health and fitness issues, such youth obesity and the lack of exercise opportunities for senior citizens,” he says.

A research project by AUT masters students on YMCA brand perception is also planned for early 2006.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election