Well Wahine Is Back For 2022!

Tū mai wāhine mā! Whakanuia te wiki mō ngā wāhine o Te Tairāwhiti – Stand up wāhine mā. Celebrate the week of our women of Te Tairāwhiti.

Back for its second year, Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti are teaming up with local providers to celebrate International Women’s Day to bring 10 days of activities focused on wāhine health, movement and wellness.

“We can expect to see have-a-go sports, educational talks around women’s health, PCOS and endometriosis, and supporting your body and mind with nutritious kai and more” said Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Active Communities Advisor Helayna Ruifrok.

“The buzz in the community that Well Wāhine Week brought last year was incredible. We saw a lot of wāhine being empowered by trying out new activities, getting active and meeting new people. We wanted to be able to provide that opportunity again in 2022.” said Ruifrok.

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti has secured funding to support providers who are offering activities throughout the 10 days. “We know that cost is a significant barrier when it comes to getting wāhine to participate in new activities. So, to remove the barrier of cost and increase the quality of these events, we have funding to support providers. This means more wāhine can have the opportunity to try something new, and ultimately the opportunity to empower themselves.” said Tracey Harkess, of Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti..

For groups that want to offer an event during Well Wāhine, the application is closing Tuesday 1 February so make sure to get your event in to be a part of the Well Wāhine buzz this year.

To learn more about the kaupapa and what funding is available for providers, click here.

The full calendar of events will be released in February.

Bronwyn Kay Sporting Excellence Awards Tickets On Sale

Tickets are flying fast out the door for the Bronwyn Kay Agency Sporting Excellence Awards.

Tickets can be purchased from the Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti (SGT) office, Level One, 74 Grey Street. Tickets are $70 per adult, $45 for under 16 years old, or $650 per table with up to 10 guests. Finalists and judges also receive a complimentary ticket which can be collected from the SGT office.

The Awards are to be held at Showgrounds Event Centre on Friday 11 February to recognise and celebrate the sporting achievements of the sporting community over the last 24 months.

The generosity from local sponsors and funders allows for the event to go ahead. We would like to thank all our local sponsors, and the wider community, for their ongoing support and contribution.

“It’s exciting that the awards can go ahead after the absence caused by COVID, as it’s important to recognise the outstanding sporting successes and contributions that have been made by so many in our community. We’re looking forward to a safe, entertaining night to celebrate the best that Tairāwhiti has to offer, “said Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Chief Executive Stefan Pishief.

Due to the COVID Protection Framework and Tairāwhiti being in the Orange Setting, vaccine passes will be required to attend the Awards night.

More information about this year’s awards can be found here.

Orange Setting for Sport and Recreation

Tairāwhiti will transition into the CPF’s Orange Setting at 11.59pm on Thursday 30 December.

Orange is designed to reduce increasing community transmission that is putting pressure on the public health system and at-risk people.

So what does Orange look like?
🌳All outdoor parks, fields and playgrounds can open for use. You can use playground equipment and benches in public spaces.
🏋️‍♀️Gyms can open if vaccine passes are checked.
🏊‍♀️Public facilities like council-owned swimming pools can open subject to capacity limits.
⚽️Sports and recreational facilities can open but will need to consider specific additional rules that may apply for the commercial premises (eg. cafes).
↔️If a business, event or organisation does not wish to request proof of vaccination, they will usually have to operate within more strict limits on capacity and space requirements.
📱Record keeping and scanning of the COVID-19 Tracer App is required
😷Face coverings are mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail, some education settings, and public venues. Face coverings are encouraged whenever you leave the house.
🥵You should stay home if you are unwell and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5433 for advice about getting tested.
Gatherings limits:
🙌If you use vaccine passes there are no limits on the number of people that can attend.
5️⃣0️⃣If you do not check vaccine passes at a gathering, then the capacity limit is determined by the size of the facility allowing for 1m2 of space per person. You can have a maximum of 50 people.
👧This capacity limit includes children. Children under the age of 12 who cannot be vaccinated are treated as if they have a vaccine pass.
❌This capacity limit excludes workers.

For more information on participating and spectating at Orange and for the full guidance, check out these links:
Sport NZ Orange Guidance at a Glance
Sport NZ CPF Overview
Sport NZ Orange Full Guidance
Unite Against COVID-19 Life at Orange

Noho ora mai