The biggest challenge facing Sport New Zealand at present is the steep decline in teenage participation. Their data shows that at 12- 14 years, 96 per cent have been active in the past seven days with the age group on average taking part for 12 hours per week. By the time they reach 18-24 years, only 73% are active each week and the duration has more than halved to 5.5 hours. The core focus of Sport New Zealand's new, four-year strategic plan is getting "Every Body Active". Sports reporter David Beck looks at what the plan means for Bay of

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Participation trends in Bay of Plenty

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