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Maori Strategy

Sport Bay of Plenty, has the vision of enriching lives through sport, recreation and physical activity with the main objective to have more people, more active, more often. To achieve this objective, our organisation, staff and board, recognise the importance of collaborating with and learning from Māori to ensure we are responding appropriately.

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Following years of well-intentioned but inconsistent focus regarding cultural competency as an organisation, Sport BOP now recognises the need for greater focus in this area. Working with our Maori Advisory group with have developed a Sport Bay of Plenty Maori Strategy and invite you to read it.

Maori Advisory Group (External):
Reweti Te Mete (Nga Mataapuna Oranga), Paora Te Hurihanganui (Te Papa Takaro O Te Arawa), Cherryl Thompson (Parafed Bay of Plenty), Arapeta Taitoko (Te Puna Ora O Mataatua - TPOOM). Previous members: Dr Chris Tooley (TPOOM) Dillon TeKani (TPOOM).
Sport Bay of Plenty – Heidi Lichtwark (CEO), Paul Wollaston (Board of Trustees Chairman), Vaughan Bidois (Board Trustee), Catherine McCulloch (Community Manager), Sonia Lynds (Recreation Team Leader),Chloe Petterson (Analyst), Gareth Yates (Youth Team Leader).

For further information please contact Catherine McCulloch on

Sport Bay of Plenty Maori Strategy 2019

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