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Star volunteer coach beating heart of Waikato Basketball

Volunteer coach Simone is the beating heart of Special Olympics Waikato Basketball

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Countdown starts for National Summer Games!

200 days until the National Summer Games!

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200 Days to Go!

We’re celebrating 200 Days to Go until the National Summer Games and we have a special Club Challenge worth $1500!

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200 Days to Go Club Challenge!

200 Days to Go Club Challenge! $1500 for winning clubs!

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Tiah comes out of her shell through Young Athletes

After almost four months in lockdown Tiah overcame her shyness through sport and play.

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Graeme Bain: 26 years with Special Olympics

Graeme talks about the many joys of his time helping athletes discover the joy of sports.

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Equestrian rider conquers challenges to compete at highest level

Equestrian rider Sarah Dalton personifies the spirit of the Special Olympics and will be chasing more medals in December.

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Volunteers flock from all corners to 2021 National Summer Games

Dianne and Blair Payne are excited to be among the 600 volunteers who will support nearly 2000 athletes and coaches to participate in the Freemasons New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton.

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Gordon Llewellyn – Give me the Chance

Gordon Llewellyn was one of the first four athletes in Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) and became an icon for the organisation and an advocate for the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in sport across New Zealand. His story is a remarkable one. Gordon was a swimmer in Hutt Valley, Wellington in 1982 when […]

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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 […]