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

 

NZCT Support Provides Much Needed Boost To Tāmaki Makaurau Community Sport

The safe return of community sport in Tāmaki Makaurau is in good hands thanks to the generous support of the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT).

A grant of $85,760 from NZCT has seen Aktive and its partners
CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere
facilitate the distribution of 800 return to play packs. Each pack contains one box of sanitiser (24 bottles) and four boxes of masks (200 total), assisting with the safe return of community sport across the region.

Aktive Chief Executive Jennah Wootten says the packs will make a huge difference for volunteers and community based staff who are committed to the safe return of sport for participants.

“The current COVID-19 situation continues to have a significant impact on Auckland’s play, active recreation and sport sector. The impact of financial and wellbeing concerns is being felt across the region, and the sector is facing
numerous and increasing costs as it looks at the safe return of community sport,” says Ms Wootten.

“Engagement with our stakeholders identified that the provision of sanitiser and face masks would alleviate some of the financial burden and remove a potential barrier for local and regional organisations to get their communities engaged in physical activity as soon as possible.

“On behalf of community sport in Auckland, we can’t thank NZCT enough for their generosity and support. These packs will make a huge difference to
volunteers and staff working to resume community sport in Tāmaki Makaurau and enable Aucklanders to get active again, quickly and safely.”

The 800 packs have been distributed under COVID-19 conditions to 522 organisations across Tāmaki Makaurau, where they have been met with great appreciation.

Eastern Suburbs AFC, Operations Manager, Tracey Kingdonsays: “Thank you so much to NZCT for supporting community sports clubs getting back out there.
Having the packs will make a huge difference not having that extra expenditure for the masks and sanitiser.”

These sentiments were echoed by AnnetteTossell, Club Development Officer,
Counties Manukau Rugby Union: “On behalf of Counties Manukau Rugby Union, our rugby clubs send grateful thanks to NZCT for the support packs to our clubs. This will enable our players, coaches and all our participants to safely deliver and play rugby.The generous support of NZCT packshavealso assisted financially as in today's environment having masks and sanitisers is a must and would have been at the cost for our clubs – massive thanks.”

Along with many other organisations across the region, Glenn Cox, Chief Executive, Badminton North Harbour also noted their appreciation to NZCT: “Thank you – this will enable us to ensure our community have appropriate handsanitiserand masks options when we return to play. This encompasses a safe environment for all, and we are very keen to have our community back playing, being active and enjoying sport once again.”

For the latest COVID-19 information, financial support and resources and templates for the play, active recreation and sport sector in Tāmaki Makaurau visit https://aktive.org.nz/covid-19-resource-hub/covid-19/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Global War Against Plastics


Compared to Covid and climate change, the threat from plastics seems like a low rent version of planetary disaster. Can that plastic bottle, this fast food plastic knife and fork, and the plastic packaging wrapped around everything from supermarket fruit to toys to consumer durables really be omens of the apocalypse? Unfortunately, yes. The threat that plastics pose to the oceans alone is immense...
More>>



 
 



Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>


Crown: Duke Of York’s NZ Military Patronage Appointment Ends
Buckingham Palace has recently announced that, with the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen... More>>


Government: Have Your Say On Proposed Changes To Make Drinking Water Safer
Associate Minister for the Environment Kiri Allan is urging all New Zealanders to give feedback on proposed changes aimed at making drinking water safer. “The current regulations are not fit for purpose and don’t offer enough protection, particularly for those whose water comes from smaller supplies... More>>




Financial Advice NZ: Law Changes Locking Out Home Seekers, Urgent Meeting Sought With Government

Recent changes in consumer finance law on top of Government policy changes are locking many home seekers out of finance options they would have qualified for just six weeks ago, says Financial Advice New Zealand... More>>

Energy: Powering NZ’s Future With Biofuels
The Government will introduce a Sustainable Biofuels Mandate to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods said today... More>>

National: Three Waters Mandate Predetermined From The Start
Labour’s decision to force the Three Waters asset grab on every council in the country was made back in July, showing that their subsequent “engagement” with councils was a total sham, National’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Watts says... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels