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2021 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays Affiliated Charity

We’re very excited, for the second time, to be named one of the affiliated charities for the 2021 Wellington Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) Round the Bays. The BFS Round the Bays is an iconic event in Wellington, well-loved by the city with many benefits for its participants. With live music, spot prizes, a focus on […]

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In Memory – John Holdsworth

Tēnā koutou It is with great sadness that we tell you that our patron John Holdsworth has passed away over the weekend. Many of you may have met John and Merrill Holdsworth at any number of the Special Olympics events they have attended over the years. As patrons of Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) John […]

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August 2020 Fanletter

Kia ora koutou katoa! 👋 It’s great to see everyone getting back to training! and Ka pai (well done) to all our clubs for following our Covid-19 protocols and working to keep us all stay safe and healthy! Check out the latest from the Special Olympics New Zealand community, including: CEO Carolyn Young talks health […]

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Special Olympics Selects Kazan, Russia to Host Landmark World Winter Games in 2022

Kazan, Russia will host the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022 with a key aim of transforming the lives and prospects of people with intellectual disabilities across Russia. The selection of Kazan by the Special Olympics International Board of Directors was made based on the city’s proven reputation for hosting large international sporting events, […]

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June 2020 Fanletter

It’s nearly time to go back to training. There’s loads to get excited about 😍🙌 Get stuck in to the latest news from Special Olympics New Zealand’s community, including: Update from Carolyn: let’s get ready for training National Summer Games 2021: the website is ready! SONZ athletes at work during rāhui Spread the word about […]

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Special Olympics New Zealand wants lifelong equality for Kiwis with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) has launched a new campaign calling for help to reach out to every New Zealander with an intellectual disability who has ever been told, “You’ll never be able to do that…”  Special Olympics New Zealand offers sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. With 44 grassroots clubs […]

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May 2020 Fanletter

Kia ora, kei te pēhea koe? Hooray! We made it to level 3! One step closer to level 1 Catch the latest from Special Olympics New Zealand’s community, including: When can we return to training? Our CEO, Carolyn answers the big question Graeme Porter completes two years on the Regional Athlete Input Council How Special […]

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Building my confidence through sport

By Jared Lutu, Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete Jared has been a part of Special Olympics for 7 years so far! Watch the video message below Jared recorded about his time with the Māngere club and how he is building his confidence. Transcript: Kia ora, kia orana, mālō e lelei, fakaalofa atu, nǐ hǎo, namaste, […]

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10 years with Special Olympics New Zealand

By Grace Payne, Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete This year marks me being with Special Olympics for 10 years!! 😊🎉 Who would’ve knew 10 years can go so fast? 🤷‍♀️ You know what they say…. time flies when you are having fun, and I definitely wouldn’t have it any other way 😁🙌 These pics only […]

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How Special Olympics changed my life

Tom Russell is a Special Olympics New Zealand athlete — and has been since 2003. Tom Russell in 2013 at the National Summer Games in Dunedin. Special Olympics has been a big part of Tom’s life for a long time, so he filmed the video below to tell us why Special Olympics is important to […]