North Canterbury

Welcome to the North Canterbury region.

From 1 February 2016, the popular Green Prescription programme will be delivered in the Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts, through the appointment of two Physical Health Advisors by Sport Canterbury.

“As one of New Zealand’s 14 Regional Sports Trusts, we are charged with taking Green Prescription into communities across the Greater Christchurch, Canterbury and West Coast region,” says Sport Canterbury Chief Executive Julyan Falloon.

“We have seen the demand for our Green Prescription programme grow significantly, and the provision of new enhanced services in Hurunui and Kaikoura is required to meet the interest.”

Luisa Coyle will be responsible for the Kaikoura catchment, while Mandy Thomson will look after the Hurunui. Both positions will be part of Sport Canterbury’s Physical Activity team, led by Julie Aitken.

Green Prescription is a pathway to wellbeing, which starts with a personalised and realistic physical activity plan,” Aitken explains. “This free service provides motivation to get started, goal setting and nutrition advice, and links to activity in their own communities.

“It has been designed for people ages 18 and over, new and returning to physical activity, including those with chronic conditions.”

The Green Prescription service will complement Coyle’s extensive involvement in the Kaikoura community. Thomson will be based in Waikari, and holds a Certificate in Personal Training and Exercise Prescription.

About Sport Canterbury

Sport Canterbury delivers programmes and events to teachers, coaches, sporting organisations, health professionals and people of all ages across the Mid Canterbury region. Everything we do is about getting, and keeping, people engaged with sport and physical activity.


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