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Health & wellness

Active communities are healthy communities and NZ Post believes in both.

Our goal is to get New Zealanders active, contributing to improved levels of health and wellness, benefiting individuals, communities and ultimately New Zealand.

We support grassroots community programmes and activities to reach and benefit as many New Zealanders as we can.

NZ Post Junior Cricket

Cricket is the great Kiwi summer game, and New Zealand Post and New Zealand Cricket have joined forces to help introduce the sport to over 100,000 youngsters a year.

The NZ Post Junior Cricket Programme operates through clubs, communities and schools supporting participation, coaching and umpiring activities. We’re delighted we can play our part in helping promote New Zealand Cricket junior formats such as the NZ Post Superstar Cricket programme.

For more information, go to New Zealand CricketOpens in a new window.

NZ Post Tennis Hot Shots

NZ Post Tennis Hot Shots is the national starter tennis programme for New Zealand children. With over 140 venues nationwideOpens in a new window. , it's easy to start playing!

NZ Post Tennis Hot Shots is just for kids. Smaller courts, shorter racquets and softer balls mean that kids can play a proper game of tennis from the moment they step on court.

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NZ Post Small Sticks

NZ Post is pleased to be supporting Hockey New Zealand and the Small Sticks programme developing the next generation of hockey players.

Small Sticks is Hockey New Zealand’s nationally branded junior programme, designed to attract children aged 4–13 into hockey and foster a lifelong love of the sport. Small Sticks allows children to play hockey at a level equal to their ability, with the correct equipment and in the appropriate game format.

For more information, go to Hockey New ZealandOpens in a new window.

Get Set Go Athletics

Athletics New Zealand run a Fundamental Movement Skills programme for primary schools called Get Set Go. The programme has been proven on a small scale through regional trials and is now ready for national rollout.

Over time activity levels of New Zealand children have declined and by partnering with Athletics New Zealand and Regional Sports Trusts, NZ Post can help young people develop a love of sport and recreation that leads to lifelong participation. To achieve this, young people must learn fundamental movement skills, be confident that they can participate and have positive expectations.

For more information, go to Athletics New ZealandOpens in a new window.