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Karen StantonActive Families AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty The Ministry of Health says a child needs sixty minutes of physical activity a day. This will help your child develop strong muscles, bones and joints, develop a healthy heart and lungs, maintain...

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Melanie ShortMarketing ManagerSport Bay of Plenty There are so many of us who lend a hand at our chosen sport, we are happy to help out mainly due to the connection with the sport through our kids or because we still play….and as we look...

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Jane Le GuayHealth Team Leader,Sport Bay of Plenty Some fascinating but somewhat disturbing facts are consistently making headlines. New Zealand is currently ranking third in the world of obesity ratings. It is reported six of every 10 adult...

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Heidi LichtwarkChief Executive OfficerSport Bay of Plenty I had loads of fun while watching my son’s cross country this week. My first giggle was when my son suggested he needed ‘fast shoes’ for the run. I quietly wondered if...

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Danelle Stevens GRx Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Are you a ‘chair worker’?   Do you spend most of your day sitting at a desk? At the recent Annual Agencies for Nutrition Action conference, Neville Owen of the Baker IDI Heart...

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Simon NeateMarketing AdministratorSport Bay of Plenty David Jaggs from Beyond Adventure Racing loves to get outside and explore new areas; and it was during a visit to TECT All Terrain Park a few years ago that he thought, “This would be...

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Julie AdamsonRegional Secondary School Events Director/BOPSS CoordinatorSport Bay of Plenty Last Friday Mid Island Gym Sports (MIGS) hosted the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Power Tumbling and Trampoline Competition for the first time the. It...

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Nicki ScottVirtually on Track Project LeaderSport Bay of Plenty The mornings are getting colder and the days shorter as the winter months’ loom. Amazingly this doesn’t stop the many keen athletes training for the multiple hour adventure...

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Kirsty CarlingEarly Childhood Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty As Early Childhood Team Leader at Sport Bay of Plenty, part of my role is to promote the importance of physical activity for children’s growth and development. When I talk about...

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Tom MorrisonCommunity Coaching AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Attention all winter codes, it’s time to start thinking about your nominations for Sport Maker. The Thank a Sport Maker campaign is part of a partnership with the Lotto Volunteer Foundation...

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Debbie Garea GO4it Fundamentals Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty The sounds of laughter and encouragement can be heard reverberating over the playing fields of 75 Bay of Plenty primary schools at lunchtimes as the Dynamo Leaders facilitate games for...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, I was rummaging through the clutter and found arborio rice for my curry instead of basmati.I also found a packet...

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Leigh ElderEat for keeps This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose weight more easily than women. This is primarily because men tend to have a higher percentage of muscle than women,...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz New trends in recent times have sometimes focused on ancient well-known foods, ancient grains like quinoa and sorghum. The latest new rediscovery and rise in popularity of...

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Melanie ShortMarketing and Sponsorship ManagerSport BOP Time and time again I am reminded of just how vital our volunteers are to keeping the sporting world going (any many others I’m sure!). Every time a decision is made to run an event,...

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David MortimoreCommunity Sport Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty Every week many sports clubs, sports organisations and the wider public use fields and facilities that are provided by our local councils. It is not always something that is given consideration...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There seems to be a sense of healthiness when eating a freshly-made salad.A packet of mixed lettuce leaves and a few things tossed together in a salad bowl is fine, but a bit...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There have been many festivals and events during summer and I’ve been lucky to attend two quite opposite types.One was an alcohol-soaked music-based three-day concert;...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There is still plenty of heat in the sun at this time of the year and we often eat vegetables like watermelon and cucumber, which have more than 90 per cent water content that...

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