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.


33 days of Cycling 2016

30 March 2016 5:30 pm - 1 May 2016 8:00 am

Regional Sports Conference

24 June 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash  Champs

5 August 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


1104, 2016

Palmerston North named the secondary school sports capital

April 11th, 2016|

PNGHS Sport Palmerston North is fast becoming the country's capital for school sports tournaments, mayor Grant Smith says. With secondary schools volleyball, canoe polo and cricket tournaments over the past week, about 2500 people passed through and stayed in the city. They are three of about 15 tournaments the city plays host to each year, bringing business to the region and city. Smith said the city had been playing host to tournaments for quite a few years, attracting them with sporting facilities like Arena Manawatu. "Our stadium is probably one of the best used and most versatile [...]

2103, 2016

Whanau Tri Event Results

March 21st, 2016|

   Whanau Triathlon 20 March 2016   Check out the Whanau Triathlon event results here! Check out our Facebook for the photos!


812, 2015

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 [...]

Pathway to Podium

103, 2016

Pathway to Podium

March 1st, 2016|

The Pathway to Podium project is a collaboration between Sport Manawatu and Sport New Zealand. It is one of 14 regional talent hubs across New Zealand under the guidance and direction of Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ). The primary objective of this nationwide talent programme is to develop emerging athletes and coaches in New Zealand who are better prepared for the demands of high performance sports and who have the potential to win on the world stage. Regional Talent Hub Making Manawatu proud Our 2015 Pathway to Podium Athletes rank as the fourth [...]