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In the Gym to Swim

It’s common to stick with what you know – comfortable surroundings, familiar processes, and same schedules. But for two AUT Millennium members, challenging themselves...

London calling: Jenna’s new adventure

Many of our Swim School families will be sad to learn that Jenna Caine is leaving AUT Millennium, starting an exciting new chapter in...

Getting in the water with Dad

The opportunity to spend quality time with his children was the main driver for Abe Dyer to be heavily involved in their learn-to-swim journeys. Dad...

New Zealand to New York – Stephen’s running journey

‘Be the best you can be’ isn’t just a marketing slogan for AUT Millennium. It is something embodied in the people who work here,...

Meet the Team – Stef Niko

In the spirit of ‘Be the best you can be’, Stef is pursuing a long term dream as she moves from her role of...

Investment pays dividends for Welsh weightlifters

Three Welsh weightlifters stayed at AUT Millennium in a pre-Commonwealth Games performance camp in March. We chatted with them and their coaches before they...

Former Silver Fern growing the game in Hong Kong

Bringing a group of young netballers to New Zealand proved a double-edged sword for ex-Silver Fern Joline Henry. Having been based in the hustle-bustle...

“Doctor of Surfing” sets up New Zealand’s first board sports programme...

“Just some guy doing weird stuff with surfing.” Dr Olly Farley is used to having to justify his career choice. Combining his passion for surfing...

Kiri Price – 150 Marathons and counting

6,300km. That’s more than three times the length of New Zealand. If Kiri Price could run on water as well as land, she could...

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The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

The thing about feedback

We could express our approval for someone or something and acknowledge success. Or, we could state something to be true, something already there inside,...

Flame magazine – March 2019

Welcome to the March edition of Flame. You can catch up on what's been happening on site since the New Year break, find out...

EP 64 – Jo Kember – Developing Movement Skill in Primary...

Today on the show I’m joined by Jo Kember, the Leader of Learning at Whangaparaoa School, on the peninsula 30 minutes north of Auckland....

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