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Sport and recreation

If you're active, you can connect with riding for the disabled, Special Olympics or other sports whereas if you prefer art and drama, MidCentral has options.

Special Olympics Manawatu Club

With 180 athletes, over 40 volunteers, and a range of sports to choose from, the Special Olympics Manawatu Club provides all children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to attend hundreds of sporting events in the region. We believe that sports training aimed at your ability can help change lives for a better future. Athletes experience meaningful competition, create lifelong friendships, enjoy social activities and regular coaching. Current sports offered: Athletics, Aquatics, Swimming, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling/Ten Pin, Bowls, Indoor Football, Soccer, Golf, Power Lifting, Skiing and Snowboarding

Contact: Helen Johnson, Club Coordinator

Mobile: 027 258 8558

Email: manawatu@specialolympics.org.nz

Visit the Special Olympics website (external website)

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, stimulating, therapeutic horse riding and horse-related activities in New Zealand. 

Phone: 04 234 6090

Email: admin@rda.org.nz

Visit the New Zealand Riding for the disabled website (external website)

Halberg AllSports

The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation was founded by Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg in 1963 to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.

Phone: 09 579-9931

Freephone: 0800 HALBERG

Email: office@halberg.co.nz

Visit the Halberg Allsports website (external website)

Boccia New Zealand

Boccia New Zealand promotes and supports the sport of boccia amongst all people with a physical disability throughout New Zealand.

Phone: 09 281 3269

Freephone: 0800 503 603 ext. 4

Email: boccia@boccia.org.nz

Visit the Boccia New Zealand website (external website)

Creative Journeys

Art and community participation for adults.

52 The Square Palmerston North

Phone: 06 355 5947

Visit The Square website (external website)

Adult Day Club Levin

Adult Day Club is a community social service for older people who have a need for companionship and stimulation because of disability, isolation or loneliness.

Visit the Horowhenua District Council website (external website)

Agape Fellowship Charitable Trust

A Community organisation for people with disabilities both physical and mental that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for its members by creating an environment in which they can achieve or regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead productive and socially satisfying lives.

264 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North.

Mon- Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm, Fri and Saturday 7.30pm-10.30pm.

All services free of charge. No referral required.

Phone: 06 359 0729

Email: agape@inspire.net.nz

Ability Adventures

Specialists in accessible holidays throughout New Zealand for people with a disability and seniors, including slow walkers, wheelchair travellers, blind and vision impaired and those with a learning disability. Our small group designer tours are customised to individual requirements - all levels of adventure, interests and activities are catered for.

Visit the Ability Adventures website (external website)