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

 

Free shoes for Active Families participants

Free shoes for Active Families participants from Shoe Clinic

50 children and adults will be receiving free shoes this Christmas to assist them with their health and fitness journey.
Shoe Clinic and Sport Wellington have joined forces to provide families involved in Sport Wellington’s Green Prescription Active Families programme with shoes to help support their participation in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays on 17 February 2019.

Fittings took place in the Porirua Shoe Clinic store. The shoes available for gifting to families have either been swapped or returned by the original purchaser for another pair as part of the Shoe Clinic’s 30-day return policy or, are past season’s models.

“Sport Wellington aims to reduce barriers some families are faced with preventing them from being more physically active, so we are very excited to partner with Shoe Clinic to provide free shoes to these families,” said Amanda Rota, Green Prescription Active Families Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Sport Wellington.

“10-year old Montana Bezzett and mother Reeva Williams (pictured) haven’t participated in Round the Bays before and are really looking forward to doing a family challenge together. Her son, 8-year old Caruso-Jake is also going to be doing it with them.”

Reeva’s goal is doing it and completing it – and finishing together. Reeva commented, “I’m looking forward to the having fun with the kids and being with other families participating. It’s also beautiful scenery!”

“Receiving the pairs of shoes means a lot to us. I guess for me it's about the long-term goals, when you have the right tools, you can do more. We like to be outside a lot so having new shoes means that we can be active and feel comfortable.”

Green Prescription Active Families and Pre-school Active families receive referrals via GPs, practise nurses or at a B4 school check. The programmes are for families looking for healthy lifestyle support and who are ready to make changes, are concerned about their child’s weight, want support with their eating and physical activity habits, are Māori and Pasifika (prioritised support).

Participants in the Active Families programme are leading a healthier lifestyle by being more physically active in their community. Participating in local events like the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays is a great example of putting the excuses aside and getting involved and just giving it a go.

For information on Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2019 visit www.wellingtonroundthebays.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell : On Dealing With Impeccable, Impeachable Lies

By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then derisively dismiss the charges for lack of evidence. For his part, does former security adviser John Bolton really, really want to testify against his former boss? If there was any competing faction within the Republican Party, there might be some point for Bolton in doing so – but there isn’t. More>>

Published on Werewolf

 
 

WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>

ALSO:

Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>

ALSO:


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:

In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels