Community Partnerships

The Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency’s nutrition and physical activity community partnerships support community projects that provide opportunities for children aged under five to engage in active play. Twenty-eight organisations have partnered with Te Hiringa Hauora for 2017/18. Read more about the activities funded for 2017/18 here.

Havelock Vision 2020 Charitable Trust
Provide a tumble tots programme for the community including elements of active play.

Father and Child Trust
Provide two events for 350 toddlers including a range of activities involving active play and healthy eating messages.

Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika
Provide a fun/educational day for pre-schoolers where there will be active play for tamariki and whānau to participate in. All activities will be able to be replicated at home by whānau.

Tuakau Kindergarten
Provide a twice weekly programme where teachers take children to the bush to engage in physical challenges provided by nature, climbing trees, abseiling, bush walks, tobogganing, running, jumping, rolling down hills, swinging. 

Central Southland Plunket
Provide a community active movement group offering a variety of active play opportunities catering to ages 0-5 years.

Spectrum Playgroup
Facilitate a ‘Let's Get Moving' programme to develop active play skills that can be translated into the home environment for children on the autism spectrum, their siblings and families.

Te Rangahaua Te Kohanga Reo
Provide three He Pi Ka Rere wananga. This is a physical activity programme that aims to develop the whole being of a tamaiti in Early Learning Environments providing active play skills through a Māori approach.

Sport Hawke's Bay
Provide weekly activity sessions for under 5's. The key focus will be enjoyment and physical literacy using the outdoors and nature to educate on active play ideas and replicate these at home.  

Cheviot Plunket
Provide a music and gymnastics class for preschool aged children. The programme encourages children to experiment, learn and to be creative. It helps parents to initiate active play with their children and replicate this at home.

Sport Wellington Wairarapa
Provide a range of equipment to early childhood centres in rural locations by the means of an ‘Under 5's Fun Play Trailer’. The equipment provided will help children to develop their active play ideas.

South Canterbury - Waimate Plunket Parent Hub, Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Inc.
Provide a parent hub offering resources focusing on active play programmes for under 5’s.

Rangitikei District Council
Provide a ‘Swim 4 All’ programme for children with subsidised access to swimming lessons in order to give them the confidence and capability they need to play and stay safe in water.

EcoMatters Environment Trust
Provide a community Bike Hub to support preschools to experience the fun and wide ranging benefits of cycling including coordination, balance, road safety and play elements of biking.

Tongan Catholic Chaplaincy, Catholic Diocese of Auckland
Provide the infrastructure, support and environment to equip parents and caregivers of children to participate in active play opportunities.

Sport Otago
Produce a set of game cards for early childhood teachers to provide fresh ideas for active play to the children within their centres. Professional development support will be offered to teachers in how to use the cards.

Kaitaia and Districts Kindergarten Association
Provide wet weather clothing to kindy’s in the community so that children can be outdoors and active in wet weather and continue regular nature exploration outings regardless of the weather.

Presbyterian Support Southland
Provide children with the opportunity to learn to be active in the pool and confident in the water.

The ECO School
Provide children in the community with nature immersion play experiences.

Westland Rural Education Activities Programme (WestREAP) Incorporated
Provide ‘Moving Smart’ workshops for parents/whānau, early learning teachers/professionals and support people who work with children.

Punavai o le Gagana Samoa Trust
Implement an active play programme within the early childhood centre engaging all children and encouraging involvement and support of aiga and fanau.

Sport Canterbury
Provide an activity kit for families with children referred to the Active Families service. The activity kit will enhance delivery and sustainability of play in the home environment.

Tawhiti Te Kohanga Reo
Provide a programme involving regular and consistent engagement in water and gymnastics to develop active play opportunities for under 5’s in an isolated community.

Auckland University of Technology
Provide a project which works collaboratively with a community of early childhood teachers to explore possibilities and opportunities for increasing active play through video documentation of "movement stories".  The project will include workshops to share ideas with teachers.

Mangere Bridge Playcentre
Assist local children to engage in active play, through enhancing the play centre environment and by running community outreach events to reinforce the benefits of play and provide opportunities to learn and integrate principles into everyday life.

Upper Hutt Athletics Club Incorporated
Involve local children from a low-income families to participate in athletics and develop active play and movement skills that can be transferred to the home environment.

Taranaki Sport Trust trading as Sport Taranaki
Provide an active play programme for children who have been referred to Active Families via the B4 school checks. The programme will support these families to make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.

New Coasters Incorporated
Provide a series of outdoor learning sessions in the natural environment spread across the summer holidays, aimed at families with children foster active play.
Central Hawke's Bay Amateur Athletics Club Incorporated
Provide a range of activities for under 5yrs to promote and enhance active play.