Hamilton 2021 merch pre-order 2 September 2021
It’s finally here! Our official National Summer Games merch is available now for pre-order, plus a special giveaway!
450+ Volunteers signed up for National Summer Games 2 September 2021
Hamilton locals from all areas of life have answered the call to become volunteers!
Registrations open now for the Family Health Forum 2 September 2021
Registrations are now open for the first ever Family Health Forum
Over 800 pairs of glasses provided at National Games Health Screenings 2 September 2021
Over 800 pairs of glasses will be provided to athletes at the National Summer Games.
Volunteers flock from all corners to 2021 National Summer Games 21 June 2021
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.
Nelson basketball team set to qualify for National Summer Games 9 June 2021
Three Special Olympics basketball from Nelson are heading to the regional tournament in Greymouth this weekend to qualify for the National Summer Games in Hamilton.
Freemasons New Zealand put their weight behind Special Olympics athletes 2 June 2021
The new partnership between Freemasons NZ and Special Olympics NZ will support thousands of athletes at the National Summer Games.
Sarah Dalton guest stars on Power Rangers Dino Fury 24 March 2021
National Games medalist Sarah Dalton guest stars on Power Rangers
Our great day at Round the Bays 2021 4 March 2021
25 keen athletes, staff and supporters walked 6.5km raising awareness and enjoying this great community event.
Wellington mum raises over $1000 for Special Olympics at Round the Bays 17 February 2021
After her son Jeremy was left socially isolated during lockdown, Megan Bray is challenging herself with the Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) Round the Bays on […]
Rosterfy Announces Partnership with Special Olympics New Zealand 2021 10 December 2020
By Rosterfy See the original announcement on the Rosterfy website Rosterfy is excited to announce that they have been selected as the volunteer management solution […]
Meet the 2020 Attitude Awards Nominees 17 November 2020
On Wednesday 2nd December the 2020 Attitude Awards will be celebrating the achievements and successes of New Zealanders living with disabilities, recognising athletes, young New […]
2021 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays Affiliated Charity 10 September 2020
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 […]
In Memory – John Holdsworth 18 August 2020
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 […]
Special Olympics Selects Kazan, Russia to Host Landmark World Winter Games in 2022 1 July 2020
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 […]
Special Olympics New Zealand wants lifelong equality for Kiwis with intellectual disabilities 20 May 2020
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 […]
Autism Awareness 30 March 2020
Around 80,000 New Zealanders have autism (source: Autism NZ). It’s a developmental disability that can affect people in different ways. But — if given the […]
A new memorandum of understanding 5 February 2020
A new memorandum of understanding between the New Zealand Powerlifting Federation and SONZ We’re excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]
Special Olympics Asia Pacific Youth Summit 28 November 2019
Singapore – 2 December, 2019: About 100 young people with and without intellectual disabilities from 14 Asian and Pacific countries will gather in Singapore to […]
World Winter Games 2021 Management Team Confirmed 26 November 2019
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the management team for the Special Olympics New Zealand 2021 World Winter Games in Sweden. “We […]
NSG 2021 Logo Competition 15 November 2019
Are you creative? Want the chance to create the logo for a national Special Olympics New Zealand event? Need something to direct your energy and […]
National Summer Games Host City Announced 13 November 2019
(Left to right) Special Olympics New Zealand CEO Carolyn Young, Athlete Ambassador Alex Johnson and Hamilton’s Deputy Major Geoff Taylor. The last time this event […]
Sport NZ Disability Plan Launch 11 November 2019
Sport NZ recently launched it’s Disability Plan that enables development of inclusive opportunities and experiences to ensure that disabled people are enjoying play, active recreation […]
Special Olympics NZ Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2020 Affiliated Charity 16 October 2019
Special Olympics NZ Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2020 Affiliated Charity We are excited to be named one of the affiliated Charities for the […]
Young Athletes Pilot Project 15 October 2019
What does every child want? The chance to kick a ball, to throw it well, to share that success with family members. What does every […]