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New CEO for Special Olympics New Zealand

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:25 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Newly appointed Special Olympics New Zealand CEO Carolyn Young has paid tribute to her predecessor Kathy Gibson. More >>

Athletes set to take on new leadership challenge

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:40 am | Special Olympics NZ

A group of athletes with intellectual disabilities are preparing to take on a new challenge, as they kick off their training to become athlete ambassadors for Special Olympics New Zealand, known as Global Messengers. The goal of the programme is to ... More >>

Athletes head home from National Summer Games

Friday, 1 December 2017, 4:19 pm | Special Olympics NZ

More than 1250 athletes with intellectual disabilities are heading home from their pinnacle sporting event – the Special Olympics National Summer Games 2017, which finished in Wellington today. More >>

Feilding woman mucks in to support Special Olympics

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:00 am | Special Olympics NZ

Yesterday was no ordinary day for Manawatu’s Arianna Ashworth. She traded her office job for the morning to join volunteers from across the district supporting the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games. More >>

Waikato athlete impresses in the pool

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:23 am | Special Olympics NZ

Waikato’s Melissa Donoghue has a goal, to reach the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and she is heading in the right direction. Melissa impressed in the pool today winning gold in the 100m Individual Medley and silver in the 50m Butterfly at the Special ... More >>

NZ Special Olympics Kicks Off

Monday, 27 November 2017, 12:48 pm | Special Olympics NZ

New Zealand’s biggest event for athletes with intellectual disabilities has kicked off at an Opening Ceremony at Te Rauparaha Area in Porirua, Wellington. More >>

Manawatu volunteers to help make Special Olympics a success

Monday, 27 November 2017, 12:40 pm | Special Olympics NZ

More than 60 FMG employees will pitch in as volunteers at the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games equestrian competition in Feilding this week. More >>

Special Olympics athletes set to compete in National Games

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:17 am | Special Olympics NZ

More than 1250 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 42 Special Olympics Clubs and three schools are set to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics National Summer Games, which are happening from 26 November to 1 December 2017. More >>

Police and service personnel to guide Special Olympics Flame

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:55 am | Special Olympics NZ

Police and service personnel from towns and cities throughout New Zealand will show their support for Special Olympics in coming weeks, by taking part in a series of torch runs leading to the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games in Wellington ... More >>

Special Olympics Flame of Hope coming to Invercargill

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Southland police will join local celebrities and some of the region’s top Special Olympics athletes on Saturday to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Invercargill’s Queen’s Park. More >>

Countdown on for NZ’s biggest Special Olympics event

Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:55 am | Special Olympics NZ

Athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are ramping up their training regimes, with just 100 days to go until their pinnacle sporting event in November. More >>

Games Director appointed for Special Olympics National Games

Monday, 3 July 2017, 3:13 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Baldwin to the role of Games Director for the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games 2017. The Games will be New Zealand’s largest sporting event for athletes ... More >>

New Zealand athletes bring back medals from Winter Games

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:13 pm | Special Olympics NZ

A group of New Zealand athletes with intellectual disabilities will return from the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games on Monday 27 March, with a haul of medals. The 13 athletes won 18 medals between them and all achieved personal best results, ... More >>

New Zealand impress on the slopes in Austria

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:15 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand has won 16 medals and counting at the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games. More >>

Special Olympics athletes depart for World Winter Games

Monday, 6 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Thirteen athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are preparing to take on the world’s best as they depart for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Austria, this week. More >>

Special Olympics athletes gather ahead of World Winter Games

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 3:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand’s 13 athletes set to compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in March, will gather in Auckland later this week (25-27 January) for their final team training opportunity. More >>

Special Olympics athletes make an impact at Attitude Awards

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:50 am | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand congratulates several of its athletes named as winners and finalists in the 2016 Attitude Awards, which were presented last night at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. More >>

Special Olympics athletes gather for Trans Tasman clash

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:09 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Hundreds of athletes with intellectual disabilities from throughout New Zealand and Australia are preparing to gather in Hamilton later this week (25-27 November), for the Special Olympics Trans Tasman Tournament. More >>

Special Olympics selects eight new ambassadors

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Eight New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities from across the country have been selected to participate in Special Olympics New Zealand’s national Athlete Leadership Programme, over the coming year. More >>

Sports personality highlights Special Olympics

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:46 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand will kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of well-known sportsman Beauden Barrett. More >>

 

 

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