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Physical Activity—Promotion

Thursday 13 September 2007 Hansard source (external site)

Hughes6. DARREN HUGHES (Labour—Otaki) Link to this
to the Minister for Sport and Recreation

What is the Government doing to promote physical activity among New Zealanders?

MallardHon TREVOR MALLARD (Minister for Sport and Recreation) Link to this

This weekend kicks off a 7-week Push Play campaign targeting people who want to exercise more but who lead busy lives and do not know how to get going. The campaign provides Kiwis with an activity diary that will enable them to devise a plan that suits their lifestyle. They will receive support in emails from celebrities such Tāwera Nīkau, Maggie Barry, and Robbie Magasiva. People who take part in Push Play Nation with be rewarded with health and will be entered to win prizes donated by the private sector.

HughesDarren Hughes Link to this

Can the Minister for Sport and Recreation tell the House whether he has seen any other proposals for promoting physical activity in this country?

MallardHon TREVOR MALLARD Link to this

I have seen quite a few. I have seen some very active members, including probably the best-looking 60-year-old in the House at the moment. My colleague Chris Finlayson was active this morning. But I have seen a report from the National Party, which seems to think that junk food is an appropriate reward for enticement into sport. That is something I disagree with.

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