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Annual General Meeting To Be Held May 22nd via Zoom

Special Olympics New Zealand’s 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 May 2024 at 6pm. The AGM will be held by zoom and we are inviting all clubs to register for your attendance.  As the AGM is a formal process we are required to do a roll call of those attending and […]

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University of Canterbury to Host 2025 National Summer Games Olympic Village

Special Olympics New Zealand Charitable Trust Board has signed a memorandum of understanding with Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury for the University to host the Olympic Village when the 2025 National Summer Games take place in Ōtautahi Christchurch next December. With over 1,300 athletes and hundreds of other support staff set […]

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Young Athletes: Wellington Region Term 1 Weekend Programmes

Our Young Athletes Weekend Programmes are returning to the Wellington region for 2024. Join our free and inclusive 5-week programme tailored for children with intellectual disabilities, aged approximately 2-10 years old.   Young Athletes introduces children to fundamental motor and sports skills, such as running, kicking, and throwing. Young Athletes also focuses on social skills, helping children interact with each other and […]

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2025 World Winter Games: Athlete Nominations and Coach Applications

Special Olympics New Zealand is pleased to advise we are planning on sending a team to the Special Olympics World Winter Games which is taking place for the first time in Torino, Italy, 8 to 16 March 2025.   This event provides a wonderful and unique opportunity for our New Zealand snow sport athletes to participate […]

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Grace Payne Named Sargent Shriver Global Messenger

Grace Payne is the first New Zealander to be granted the highest honour in international Special Olympics when she was named as one of their Global Messengers. Each four-year cycle, only 10 athletes from the 5.6 million registered athletes with an intellectual disability are named to campaign for a more inclusive world. Payne from the […]

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Two years to go until Special Olympics take over Christchurch

Canterbury Special Olympics athletes and coaches can’t wait for the National Summer Games taking over Christchurch in two years. Over 1300 athletes with an intellectual disability and thousands of coaches, volunteers and families will be pouring into the Garden City for their four-yearly pinnacle event to compete in 11 sports at the brand-new venues around […]

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Call for Applications: Head of Delegation for World Winter Games 2025

Special Olympics New Zealand is excited to confirm that we have requested a quota allocation for the World Winter Games in 2025, to be held in Torino, Italy. While we eagerly await confirmation on the final allocations, we are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Head of Delegation position. In the linked […]

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Athlete Leadership Class of 2023

On Thursday 21 September our Athlete Leadership Class of 2023 gathered at Pelorus Trust Sportshouse for their first in-person workshop. The athlete leaders were welcomed by SONZ Founder Grant Quinn and 2014 Graduate Ryan Smith who both spoke about what they have to look forward to as they undertake the Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete […]

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2023 National Winter Games Results

Here are all the final results from the 2023 National Winter Games which took place at Cardrona Alpine Resort from August 15-17. Congratulations to all the athletes who competed on their incredible achievements. Alpine SkiingAdvanced Giant Slalom ResultsIntermediate Giant Slalom ResultsAdvanced Slalom ResultsIntermediate Slalom Results SnowboardingIntermediate Giant Slalom ResultsSnowboard Cross Results

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