Te Mana Whakahaere: COVID-19 And Resetting Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand

Jeremy Hapeta, Farah Palmer, Rochelle Stewart-Withers, Haydn Morgan

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The context of this chapter is the New Zealand Government’s post-COVID-19 ‘re-set’ for the wider sport sector in Aotearoa New Zealand society. Herein our exploratory and qualitative research employs a critical, Kaupapa Māori, theoretical and analytical lens to offer insights into the key relationships, resources and resiliencies required for the system re-set to be bespoke, but also robust in responding to the needs in these communities. It is one of these communities, Māori National Sport Organisations (NSOs), that we turn to in this chapter. We amplify their voices of past and present experiences working with their ‘parent’ (mainstream) NSOs and with (if at all) Ihi Aotearoa—Sport New Zealand, the Government’s sport agency. We also reveal more about their future aspirations for the sector, post-COVID-19, before we conclude with some final reflections and recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport and Physical Culture in Global Pandemic Times
EditorsDavid Andrews, Holly Thorpe, Joshua Newman
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783031143878
ISBN (Print)9783031143861
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2023

Publication series

NameGlobal Culture and Sport Services
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2662-3404
ISSN (Electronic)2662-3412


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