Tararua District Office
Sport Tararua is a satellite office of Sport Manawatu, contracted by the Tararua District Council to provide advocacy, support and direction for sport and physical recreation in the district.
Where are we?
Sport Tararua is based at the Tararua Business Hub, 40 Denmark Street Dannevirke.
What's on offer in the district?
Workshops and programmes
Sport Tararua runs a number of workshops and programmes aimed at upskilling the districts primary school teachers, volunteers from local clubs, including coaches, managers, officials and administrators.
Check our events calendar to see what workshops are available.
If your interested in free resources and templates for your club sign up to our members area.
Through our Schools Support programme, we have regular contact with the 23 primary and two secondary schools where we promote our programmes including SportStart, Learn to Ride Cycle Safety and various events.
Find out more about SportStart.
We deliver programmes that are designed to get people physically active. In the Tararua we have Green Prescription phone support which will help you to achieve your health and fitness goals.
To find out more check out Green Prescription.
What's going on in the Tararua?Events
Tararua Sport Awards
Sport Tararua runs the annual Tararua Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Categories include Sportsperson of the Year, Junior sportsperson of the Year, Coach of the Year, Administrator/Volunteer of the Year, Official of the Year, Team of the Year and Personality of the Year.
Tararua Go by Bike Day
In conjunction with Bike Wise Month (February) and 33-Days of Cycling, Sport Tararua runs the annual Go by Bike Day event to encourage children and their families to use cycling as a means of everyday transport.
Sport Tararua support a number of community events that provide pathways towards a more active lifestyle through sport adn recreational activities.
Here are a few community events we assit with:
Tararua Primary School Seven-a-Side Tournament
Rangitane Whanau Tryathlon
Wero a Marae
School sports events
Sport Tararua administrates three different funding schemes on behalf of the Tararua District Council. They are:
- International Representatives Fund (open all year)
- Rural Travel Fund (February/March)
- Creative Communities New Zealand Fund (March and September)
Download an application form from the Taraua District Council funding section.
Bush Multisport Trust
Sport Tararua works very closely with the Bush Multisport Trust (BMST) administrator Kelly Christensen. BMST is based at Bush Multisport Park on Huxley Street in Pahiatua.
Facilities include stadium, lounge, turf and grounds all which are available for hire. BMST has 14 affiliated sports codes.
Your Recreation Advisor
Kia ora, I am Natarsha Nikora the Sport Manawatu Tararua Recreation Advisor. My job is to promote an active community and to link the community to the services that Sport Manawatu provide. I am also able to provide support and advice to sport and recreation organisations, schools, health agencies, Iwi and the wider community. I coordinate and support events and projects that encourage our community to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
I was born and raised in Dannevirke and I am happy to be able to raise my two children here in Tararua Country. I enjoy a variety of sports including touch rugby, netball, cycling and I am a regular at the local gym. I believe the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders is a priority and look forward to continue working in the Tararua district to promote the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.