ActivePost is a health and wellness community programme launched by New Zealand Post in 2011. The goal of the programme is to get more New Zealanders active, benefiting individuals, communities and ultimately New Zealand.
ActivePost currently invests in four key initiatives, which are:
- Get Set Go - the Athletics New Zealand run Fundamental Movement Skills programme for primary schools. Over time activity levels of New Zealand children have declined and by partnering with Athletics New Zealand and Regional Sports Trusts, New Zealand Post can help young people develop a love of sport and recreation that leads to lifelong participation.
- Small Sticks - Hockey New Zealand’s Small Sticks junior programme, Small Sticks is Hockey New Zealand’s nationally branded junior programme, designed to attract children aged 4–13 into hockey and foster a lifelong love of the sport. Small Sticks allows children to play hockey at a level equal to their ability, with the correct equipment and in the appropriate game format.
- Water Safety New Zealand - A partnership with Water Safety New Zealand and TVNZ to raise awareness of the need for water safety skills. New Zealand Post also help Water Safety New Zealand mplement the 'Kia maanu Kia ora' programme which utilises traditional and social Maori activities to develop and promote the importance of water safety to Maori who continue to be over-represented in drowning statistics.
- Waka Ama - New Zealand Post is the national sponsor of Waka Ama, one of New Zealand's fastest growing sports. New Zealand Post works with Water Safety New Zealand and Waka Ama to promote the water safety message to New Zealanders, while encouraging more people into the sport across all ages.
ActivePost shares Sport New Zealand’s vision and mission to get more New Zealanders participating, supporting and winning in sport. Sport NZ is proud to collaborate and promote ActivePost. By partnering and aligning investment strategies New Zealand Post and Sport NZ are confident of promoting participation in, and the benefits of, sport for all Kiwis.