In the past decade, the Asian population in New Zealand has grown rapidly. While there was an increase in the proportion of Asians living in every region, the largest growth occurred in the Auckland region. In 2013, almost 1 in 4 people (23.1 percent or 307,233 people) living in the Auckland region identified with one or more Asian ethnic groups, compared with 1 in 5 people (18.9 percent) in 2006.
ActivAsian aims to engage the growing Asian community to be more active in sport and recreation with a range of programmes that target different age groups and cater for all abilities.
This project began in 2009 through Harbour Sport with a focus to increase sporting opportunities in the Asian community. With support and input from Regional Sport Trusts, Aktive now provides the programme’s strategic regional leadership and has helped extend the scope into other areas of Auckland.
A successful and growing programme, ActivAsian has three key objectives:
- Improving and increasing sporting opportunities for Asian people;
- Improving access to information about sport and recreational opportunities for the Asian community;
- Encouraging more Asian people to participate in and to enjoy sport.
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