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Green Prescription - Sport Whanganui

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A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional's written advice to become more physically active as part of their overall health management. Your health professional may decide a GRx would be good for you if:

  • You are keen to become more physically active
  • You want to improve your eating habits
  • Or you have a medical condition which would improve with a change in lifestyle

Green Prescription at Sport Whanganui also includes Club Gold and Active Families.

Club Gold

Club Gold is a friendly seniors walking group who meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9.00am at Sport Whanganui, Springvale Park. This group walks various routes for approximately one hour and returns to the Sport Whanganui.

Active Families

The Active Families programme introduces the family/whanau to appropriate affordable and sustainable physical activity & nutritional options and gives them the opportunity to interact with other children and families in similar circumstances.

Team details

Health Manager - Deb Byers

Green Prescription Advisor - Sarah Whayman


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

How to access this service

A Green Prescription is usually received from your doctor, practice nurse or health professional.

You will then be contacted by your local Green Prescription team who will put together a physical activity plan that is right for you. You will get regular encouragement and support for up to six months and the chance to make positive lifestyle changes to your physical activity and nutrition.

Service Types

Exercise and relaxation

  • Rehabilitation

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Childhood Cancers, Others

Contact Details

Health Manager
Phone: (06) 349 2325
Fax: (06) 349 2322
Email: deb@sportwhanganui.co.nz

Green Prescription Advisor
Phone: (06) 349 2328
Fax: (06) 349 2322
Email: sarah@sportwhanganui.co.nz

Springvale Park

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Street Address

Springvale Park

Postal Address

PO Box 516

This page was last updated at 11:16AM on November 27, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Green Prescription - Sport Whanganui.