Sport Manawatu is all about getting people of all ages and
backgrounds, active every day through sport, recreation and physical activity.

We serve and support the Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Palmerston North District Councils with opportunities
such as training for teachers and coaches, local and national funding, as well as amazing venues and sports events.

Everything we do aims to increase participation and active recreation as we constantly strive to inspire over 500 clubs,
100 primary schools, 20 secondary schools and over 40 regional sports associations or club equivalents.


Cycling Uncovered

20 September 2017 6:00 pm - 3 November 2017 7:30 pm

Managing a Team | Workshop

26 September 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ACC SportSmart Warm Up / Feilding

27 September 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Secondary School Sports Awards

25 October 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Successful night at the Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards

March 21st, 2017|

Sarah Goss has gone from sevens sister to the queen of the Manawatu sporting world. The captain of the olympic silver medal-winning New Zealand Women's Sevens team was named the supreme winner at the Manawatu Sports Awards on Friday night. Apiti's Goss was also crowned Manawatu sportswoman of the year at the ceremony at the Arena. Along with her Rio Olympic success, Goss also made her debut for the Black Ferns last year and is one of the best sevens players in the World Series circuit. On a night where Olympians ruled, Black Sticks hockey player Hayden Phillips from Levin won the sportsman of the year award. Phillips [...]

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Te Āpiti windfarm to encourage active families

January 11th, 2017|

Sport Manawatu, in partnership with the Tararua District Council and Meridian Energy are excited to announce the inaugural Meridian Te Āpiti Whānau Challenge. The event will give the public access through private areas of Meridian Te Āpiti wind farm. Participants can choose to run, walk or take a family stroll through various lengths of tracks amongst the turbines. “It is an exciting event for the Manawatu, in particular the Tararua. Meridian Energy and private landowners have been kind enough to give us access through a beautiful part of our region so we anticipate a great turnout” says Sport Manawatu tararua [...]


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Cycling Essentials

January 10th, 2017|

Want to compete in the 55km Bush Cycle Tour in 2017? We can help with our seven week programme for everything you need to know such as: + Bike maintenance and bike etiqette + Safety on streets and roads + Gear transitions and hill climbing + Helmet safety and bike handling skills  

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Sport Manawatu’s Legends of Sport

December 8th, 2015|

The Manawatu Legends of Sport was established in 2007 to acknowledge and honour the region’s greatest sporting achievers and those who have dedicated many years of service to sport; all of whom have had a significant impact on our sporting heritage. It recognises iconic sportspeople who have not only achieved at the highest level of their code but have each contributed an insurmountable quality of blood, sweat and tears (not to mention many years of their lives!) back into regional sport. Sport: Hockey Born: 5 October 1944 Birthplace: Palmerston North To anyone who has set foot on a [...]