Paralympics New Zealand

We’re a proud Major Partner of Paralympics New Zealand. This page tells you more about this partnership and its importance to our clients, staff and the rest of New Zealand.

Success of New Zealand Paralympic Games Team

Our congratulations to the New Zealand Paralympic Games Team for their outstanding effort and medal winning results at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team won a total of 21 medals.

The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team celebrating their success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team celebrating their success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

World No. 1 in medals per capita

The New Zealand Team successfully defended their title of No 1. in medals per capita. Their 21 medals ranks New Zealand as the 13th country in overall medals, which is the highest placing ever achieved by a New Zealand Paralympic team.

Extensive television coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games had the most extensive television coverage ever shown in New Zealand.

In partnership with Paralympics New Zealand, TVNZ and Attitude Pictures, we were proud to support the most extensive, free-to-air coverage ever shown in New Zealand of the Paralympics Games.

With over 180 hours of coverage, all New Zealanders had the opportunity to watch the Games on TVNZ’s live streamed TV channel DUKE, TV One and OnDemand.

Your chance to meet the Paralympians and try Para-Sport at the upcoming ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days

Following the success of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Paralympics New Zealand will host three ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day events across the country.

These events aim to support and encourage all New Zealanders living with a disability, together with their families and support people, to learn more about the sports and recreation opportunities available in their regions.

Paralympics New Zealand will showcase the grassroots Para-Sport programmes that exist in the local communities. They will also be looking to identify future Para-Athletes that might end up representing New Zealand.

The ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days also an opportunity for all New Zealanders to meet some of the Paralympians that represented New Zealand at Rio 2016.

The following events are being delivered with the help of regional ParaFeds.

To find out more see the ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days (external website) on the Paralympics New Zealand website.

Auckland

Cambridge

Christchurch

AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and High Performance
Friday 21 October 2016
10am to 3pm

Avantidrome Home of Cycling
Saturday 5 November 2016
10am to 3pm

Cowles Stadium
Saturday 18 February 2017
10am to 3pm

Supporting New Zealanders rehabilitation and recovery

Evidence shows that physical activity and access to sport improve a person’s rehabilitation following an injury. This improvement comes from participation in the activity itself, as well as being involved in the social side of sport.

We want to inspire and motivate all New Zealanders to live healthy and active lives. We support and encourage people to get into sport and enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Our partnership with Paralympics New Zealand promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities, and supports and encourages all New Zealanders to live healthy, active lives.

ACC SportSmart ‘Play to your strengths’

Our partnership with Paralympics New Zealand also provides an opportunity to build awareness of the ACC SportSmart programme and principles, and encourages all New Zealanders to lead healthy, active lives.

ACC SportSmart principles apply to people of all athletic abilities and levels of physical activity; from ‘the dog walker’, ‘the weekend warrior’ and everyday athlete, to the club player, semi-professional, and professional athlete.

See links to add below:

http://paralympics.org.nz/

http://paralympics.org.nz/Para-Athletes/About-Para-Athletes

http://disability.acc.co.nz/

https://accsportsmart.co.nz/

http://paralympics.org.nz/Community/ACC-Para-Open-Days

http://attitudelive.com/

ACC Facebook (external link)

Special logo combining the Paralympics New Zealand and ACC logos to show the partnership between them.

Update: 22 September 2016