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Play Week Aotearoa 2022 – Come out and play
Play Week Aotearoa 2022 is a celebration of play and its value to tamariki, whānau and communities across Aotearoa.

We’re encouraging you to come out and play. It’s the easiest way for tamariki and whānau to stay active. Play is fun, it offers freedom and chances to take risks. It’s how our tamariki learn to problem solve, get creative, make mistakes and create new friendships. They get to build the attitudes, skills and life-long love of being active.

Play also allows tamariki to experience joy and laughter in a way that is important to them.

During Play Week Aotearoa 2022, everyone across Aotearoa is invited to take time out and play. We want people to remember how they played when they were younger and to recreate those opportunities for their whānau during Play Week and beyond. Get together and join in the fun!

Play Week Aotearoa is being promoted across New Zealand through organisations who want to share the importance of play with the communities they work with and to encourage them to play. This includes Regional Sports Trusts, Councils and schools.

You can be part of it too. Come out and play!

Te Wiki Tākaro o Aotearoa 2022 - E puta ki te tākaro!
Ko te Wiki Tākaro o Aotearoa 2022 tētahi wiki hei whakanui i te tākaro me tōna painga ki ngā tamariki, ki ngā whānau, ki ngā hapori huri noa i Aotearoa.

E akiaki ana mātou i a koutou ki te puta mai ki te tākaro. Koia rā te ara māmā rawa hei whakakorikori tonu i ngā tamariki me te whānau. He pārekareka te tākaro, māna te tangata e wātea ai, māna hoki te tangata e tū māia ai. Mā te tākaro ka ako te tamaiti ki te whakatika i ōna raruraru, ki te tuku i ōna whakaaro auaha, ki te pakewa, ki te whakahoahoa ki ētahi atu. Ka wātea rātou ki te whakawhanake i ngā waiaro, ngā pūkenga, me te aroha mau roa ki te tākaro.

Mā te tākaro hoki e āhei ai ngā tamariki ki te rongo i te koa me te katakata mā roto mai i tētahi ara e whakahirahira ana ki a rātou.

I te Wiki Tākaro o Aotearoa 2022, e pōwhiritia ana ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa ki te whakatā, ki te tākaro. E hiahia ana mātou kia maumahara te tangata ki tāna momo tākaro nōna e tamariki ana, kia whakarite anō i aua āheinga mā tōna whānau i te Wiki Tākaro, i tua atu hoki. Nō reira, whakahuitia te whānau ki te tākaro.

E whakatairangatia ana Te Wiki Tākaro o Aotearoa huri noa i te motu e ngā rōpū e hiahia ana ki te whakaatu i te hiranga o te tākaro ki ngā hapori e mahi ai rātou, ki te akiaki hoki i a rātou ki te tākaro. Ko ētahi o aua rōpū ko ngā Kaitiaki Hākinakina ā-Rohe, ko ngā Kaunihera me ngā kura.

Ka taea hoki e koe te whai wāhi mai. E puta ki te tākaro!

Play Festival, Stanhope Road School

Auckland’s Stanhope Road School had an awesome Play Festival where tamariki, whānau, staff and the neighbourhood joined in lots of fun and activities.
Check out this excellent video to see highlights from the festival.

Play stories from around Aotearoa
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