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.


Whanau Tri Training Programme

23 January 2017 - 2 April 2017

Cycling Essentials

25 January 2017 6:00 pm - 8 March 2017 7:30 pm

Active Workplaces 2017

2 February 2017 8:00 am - 22 December 2017 5:00 pm

Tararua Go By Bike Day

28 February 2017


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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 biannual event will give the public access through private areas of the Te Āpiti windfarm. Participants can choose to run, walk or take a family stroll through various lengths of tracks amongst the windmills. “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 [...]

2811, 2016

Trevor Shailer wins Māori Sports Administrator of the Year for 2016

November 28th, 2016|

This year's winner of the Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga Māori Sports Administrator of the Year award was given to Trevor Shailer (Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Hauti). Shailer is the current CEO of Sport Manawatu and was the Deputy Chef De Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He managed the interface with athletes and team members at the Olympics to ensure our athletes had every chance of success. This included developing the athlete's connection with home, strengthening their sense of belonging through key rituals and stimulating the wairua of the New Zealand contingent. Tonight Shailer was up against Waka Ama New Zealand's Marinna Millanta [...]


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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 [...]