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Play Week Aotearoa 2023

Play Week Aotearoa 6-12 November 2023
Play is Everywhere!
The theme of Play Week 2023 is - Play is Everywhere!

We’re encouraging everyone across Aotearoa to find play – it’s everywhere. Whatever you have nearby – a box, a hose, a tree – then you’ve got play! Play is a fun and easy way for tamariki and whānau to get together and stay active. 

Play Week Aotearoa 2023 is all about celebrating the value play brings to tamariki, whānau and communities across Aotearoa.  Play gives us freedom and chances to take risks. It’s how our tamariki learn to problem solve, get creative, make mistakes, create new friendships, learn skills and build a life-long love of being active. 

You can be part of it too. Play is Everywhere!

Te Wiki Tākaro o Aotearoa 2023
Kei ngā Wāhi Katoa te Tākaro!

Ko te kaupapa o Te Wiki Tākaro 2023 ko tēnei – Kei ngā Wāhi Katoa te Tākaro!

E akiaki ana mātou i ngā tāngata katoa huri noa i Aotearoa ki te rapu i te tākaro – kei ngā wāhi katoa. Ahakoa he aha kei tō taha – tētahi pouaka, tētahi ngongo wai, tētahi rākau – anā, kei a koe te āheinga ki te tākaro! Ko te tākaro tētahi ara whakangahau, tētahi ara māmā ki te whakakotahi, ki te whakakorikori hoki i ngā tamariki me te whānau.

Ko te tino ngako o Te Wiki Tākaro o Aotearoa 2023 ko te whakanui i te painga o te tākaro ki ngā tamariki, ki ngā whānau, ki ngā hapori huri noa i Aotearoa. Mā te tākaro e wātea ai tātou ki te tū mātātoa. Mā te tākaro hoki e ako ā tātou tamariki ki te whakatika raru, ki te mahi auaha, ki te hapa, ki te whakawhanaunga atu, ki te ako pūkenga, ki te waihanga hoki i tētahi aroha taumano ki te tākaro.

Ka taea hoki e koe te toro mai. Kei ngā Wāhi Katoa te Tākaro!

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