9 - 18 March 2018


4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days

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The 31-strong New Zealand Paralympic Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to a wave of public interest and support. This team will now hold a place in New Zealand sporting history with outstanding results including winning a staggering total of 21 medals (9 GOLD, 5 SILVER, 7 BRONZE), finishing 13th on the medal table and retaining 1st in the world on medals per capita.

In the wake of this success, Paralympics New Zealand, together with Major Partner ACC, are staging a series of ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days throughout New Zealand.

With in the series we have held events such as:

Auckland – AUT Millennium, North Shore - Friday 21 October 2016 - read all about it here

Cambridge – Avantidrome Home of Cycling - Saturday 5 November 2016 - read all about it here

DON'T MISS - Christchurch – Cowles Stadium – Saturday 18 February 2017, 10am to 3pm.

Why not come along and meet the Paralympians who represented New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Have you always wondered what Para-Sport is? This is your opportunity to find out what Para-Sports are in your area, have a go and watch a variety of demonstrations! Para-Sports will include Wheelchair Basketball, Para-Cycling, Boccia, Para-Athletics plus many more.

ACC wishes to support and encourage all New Zealanders living with a disability, their families and support people to learn more about the sports and recreation opportunities available in their regions. For more Para-Sport information click here.

The Open Days are delivered with the help of regional ParaFeds and Paralympics New Zealand’s preferred equipment provider, Invacare.


This website has only been made possible
thanks to the generous support of Sport New Zealand


Major Partners

ToyatoCadburyHigh Performance Sport New Zealand

Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey Norman VISAAttitude Live

Community Partners

SanfordNew Zealand Chambers of CommerceNew Zealand Racing Board

Pub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust

Official Suppliers

Simpson Gierson Blue StarBLK

OceanbridgeMillennium CollectionHouse of Travel