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Kia Hīanga, Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa Play Plan 2022-2025

Kia Hīanga, Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa Play Plan 2022-2025 sets out Sport NZ's bicultural vision for play in Aotearoa New Zealand, with the focus over 2022-2025 on play for tamariki 5–12 years of age in a bicultural context.

Kia Hīanga includes a series of actions that Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa has committed to, to improve the quality of experiences, opportunities and support for play and further develop the Aotearoa Play System.

Sport NZ believes a strong bicultural foundation is critical to Aotearoa New Zealand's national identity and wellbeing, therefore Kia Hīanga uses Māui Hīanga as the foundational framework to give shape, reason and rationale to our commitments and actions.

Kia Hīanga links strongly to Te Aho, Sport NZ Māori Activation Plan. Through this connection, we will join the journey to continue the restoration, revitalisation, and reclamation of Tākaro, through, with and by tangata whenua at all levels and through a very distinctive cultural pathway.

Mā te hīanga, ka tipu te tamaiti
By being mischievous, the child will grow

(Moana-Lee Raihania, 2022)

The name of this plan, Kia Hīanga, is inspired by the role of tamariki in exploring boundaries through play. Hīanga is often associated with the nanakia (tricky), haututū (mischievous), curious, cheeky and fearless nature of play and is reflected in the whakatauākī above. These attitudes and behaviours are inherent in our tamariki and are vital as they learn their place in this world.

Kia Hīanga

E takoto ana i roto i a Kia Hīanga, Te Mahere Tākaro o Ihi Aotearoa 2022-2025 ko te whāinga kākanorua o Ihi Aotearoa mō te tākaro ki Aotearoa, me te aro atu i ngā tau 2022 ki te 2025 ki te tākaro a ngā tamariki e 5-12 ngā tau i roto i tētahi horopaki kākanorua.

E ū ana a Ihi Aotearoa ki ētahi mahi kei roto i a Kia Hīanga hei whakapai ake i te kounga o ngā wheako, o ngā āheitanga me te tautoko mō te tākaro, hei whakawhanake ake hoki i te Pūnaha Tākaro o Aotearoa. 

E whakapono ana a Ihi Aotearoa he take nui whakaharahara tētahi tūāpapa kākanorua e pakari ana ki te tuakiri ā-motu, me te hauora ā-motu o Aotearoa, nā reira e whakamahi ana a Kia Hīanga i a Māui Hīanga hei anga tūāpapa, kia whai āhuatanga, kia whai take, kia whai whakaaro hoki ō mātou takohanga me ā mātou mahi.

E hono pū ana a Kia Hīanga ki Te Aho, Sports NZ Māori Action Activation Plan. Mā tēnei hononga mātou e uru ai ki te haerenga ki te tāmata tonu, ki te whakaora tonu, ki te taumanu tonu i te tākaro, mā te hono atu ki ngā tāngata whenua, me ngā tāngata whenua, mā ngā tāngata whenua hoki i ngā taumata katoa, mā tētahi ara ahurea e tino motuhake ana.

Mā te hīanga, ka tipu te tamaiti
By being mischievous, the child will grow

(Nā Moana-Lee Raihania, 2022)

Ko te ingoa o tēnei mahere, ko Kia Hīanga, i whakaaweawetia e te tūranga o ngā tamariki ki te rapu roherohe mā roto i te tākaro. He rite tonu te whakahāngai i te kupu ‘hīanga’ ki te āhua nanakia, te āhua haututū, te āhua mahira, te āhua whakatoi, me te āhua wehikore o te tākaro, ā, e whakaaturia ana ki roto i te whakatauākī o runga nei. E noho tangata whenua ana ēnei waiaro me ēnei whanonga ki roto i ā tātou tamariki, ā, he mea waiwai ēnei i a rātou e ako ana i ō rātou tūranga ki roto i tēnei ao.

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