Mō mātou—our story

Learn the purpose of Te Hau Kori, the Centre for Physical Activity and Wellbeing.

Tō mātou aronga—Our purpose

Te Hau Kori aims to lead the delivery of policy- and practice-relevant research and the development of workforce capability for promoting physical activity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Hau Kori has a treaty-based structure and function, meaning that Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti are equally represented in the academic and governance positions of the Centre.

We aim to:

  • Contribute to the evolution of physical activity policy and programmes in New Zealand by leading an evidence-based approach aligned with the government’s wellbeing agenda.
  • Develop an innovative workforce that can effectively promote physical activity and wellbeing based on established and emerging evidence.
  • Generate and apply information about physical activity participation in a way that empowers communities and resonates with all New Zealanders.
  • Te Hau Kori is a partnership between Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington and Ihi Aotearoa–Sport NZ.