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Wanganui Special Olympics at Downers Masters Games

Wanganui SO not only raised $10,000 at the Downers Masters Games, but athletes found their confidence when talkin to the local community.

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Walking, fundraising and fun in the sun

Athlete leaders’ creative idea turned into a fundraising success for Howick-Pakuranga Special Olympics.

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Athlete Input Council co-chairs announced

Learn about Ryan and Grace’s new role as the Athlete Input Council co-chairs

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“I felt like I belonged” Hayley’s first Special Olympics event

New athlete Hayley Little talks about how she found a place to belong and succeed at her first ever athletics event.

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Manawatū’s great day at Hutt Valley athletics and triathlon success

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2021km in 2021 – Jayden’s Race to the games

Waikato athlete Jayden has set himself a huge challenge in order to raise money and help the community.

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Our great day at Round the Bays 2021

25 keen athletes, staff and supporters walked 6.5km raising awareness and enjoying this great community event.

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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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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 […]