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Te Āpiti windfarm to encourage active families

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 [...]

January 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

Trevor Shailer wins Māori Sports Administrator of the Year for 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 [...]

November 28th, 2016|Categories: News|

Grassroots Sports Awards Winners Announced

Winners of the Grassroots Sports Awards were announced on Friday at a ceremony at the Palmerston North Convention Centre. Just under 100 nominations were received for Sport Manawatu’s annual awards, which celebrate individual and organisational volunteer involvement in sport. Sport Manawatu Trevor Shailer said, “This event recognises the tremendous effort that goes into managing sport around our region. So many people give their time and energy to keep the machinery of sport ticking over efficiently. These volunteers and our partner organisations are true sporting heroes.” The top award, Regional Sport Maker of the Year, went to Brian Curry of Palmerston [...]

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Awards, News|

2016 Grassroots Sports Awards Nominees

Just under 100 nominations have been received for the Sport Manawatu Grassroots Sports Awards, which celebrate organisations and volunteers that support sporting involvement in the region. There are nine categories of awards for individual volunteers and organisations, and for various initiatives such as fundraising. The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 18 November at the Palmerston North Convention Centre from 6pm. Tickets are $25 or $20 each for groups of six or more and include a light meal. Cash bar available. 2016 Grassroots Sports Awards Nominees Volunteer Categories All Rounder Volunteer Nominees Mark Andersen Lisa Aull Matthew Ball Anne Blomfield [...]

November 4th, 2016|Categories: Awards, News|

2016 Manawatu Secondary Schools Sports Awards Winners

  Manawatu Secondary Schools Sports Awards Supreme sportsman of the year: Campbell Stewart (PNBHS) Supreme sportswoman of the year: Emily Shearman (PNGHS) Team of the year: Palmerston North Girls' High School Senior A Squash Official of the year: Girls - Olivia West (PNGHS); Boys - Aydin Patridge-Long (PNBHS) Code award winners: AFL - Iraia Tuhiwai (Manukura) Archery - Ryan Jenkins-Dittert (Freyberg) and Hannah Hawley (PNGHS) Artistic roller skating - Frances Allen (Freyberg) Athletics - Tessa Webb (Feilding), Aidan Smith (PNBHS) Badminton - Wei Lim (PNBHS), Rebecca Ye (PNGHS); Baseball - Liam Bassick (PNBHS) Basketball - Callum McRae (PNBHS), Maia Watling (PNGHS) [...]

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Awards, News|

SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONALS OFFERS GLORY LEAGUE

Over 850 secondary schools students will descend on Palmerston North next week to compete at the SAS Secondary Schools National Basketball Championships, beginning on Monday 26 September. Basketball New Zealand Chief Executive Iain Potter says at the event every player will be able to review, tag and share video highlights and statistics of their games through an online service called Glory League, which combines the culture of gaming with the culture of sport. “Glory League gives participants the chance to have their basketball games video recorded, so they can revisit the footage off-court, but through an interactive version of the same [...]

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Palmerston North to host top 4 NZ Secondary School Rugby teams

Sport Manawatu, in conjunction with the Sport and Rugby Institute, will host the 2016 NZ Secondary Schools Rugby Top 4 Barbarians’ championships in September. The championships consists of four co-ed, and four single-sex boys’ teams, who will have qualified to represent their respected provinces: The Hurricanes, Chiefs, Blues, and the South Island. Single-sex schools will compete for the NZ Barbarians National 1st XV Cup, while the co-ed boys’ teams will compete for the NZ Barbarians 1st XV Trophy. Sky TV will show live coverage of four out of the eight games scheduled, including both finals. “It is a great event [...]

August 19th, 2016|Categories: News|

Palmerston North named the secondary school sports capital

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 [...]

April 11th, 2016|Categories: News|

Whanau Tri Event Results

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

March 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Wellington to Auckland cycle race

Sport Manawatu chief executive Trevor Shailer, centre right, and volunteer adviser Leanne Couch, far right, set off on the Palmerston North-Whanganui leg of the Wellington to Auckland cycle race last Tuesday. Four members of Sport Manawatu got on their bikes for Wellington to Auckland cycle race last week. The organisation collaborated with Sport New Zealand to provide riders for the Pahiatua-Palmerston North leg on Monday and the Palmerston North-Whanganui leg on Tuesday. Sport development manager Angela Rainham and active transport advisor Phil Stevens rode on Monday, while chief executive Trevor Shailer and volunteer advisor Leanne Couch filled [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|