Funders and Sponsors

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A special thanks to the team of Sport Manawatu funders, sponsors and supporters who provide invaluable assistance in ensuring we can further sport and physical activity in our region.
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Significant contributors

Sport NZ

Sport New Zealand

The contracted funding relationship with the government agency Sport NZ enables the delivery of national programmes; Sport Development, Active Living, children and young people, and Kiwisport throughout the Sport Manawatu region.

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Eastern and Central Community Trust

Sport Manawatu has a strong relationship with Eastern & Central Community Trust. Sport Eastland, Sport Hawke's Bay, Sport Wairarapa and Sport Manawatu continue to work together to deliver the Building the Future template that focuses on developing junior sport through stronger community links, schools, clubs, coaching, administration and officials.

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Mid Central District Health Board

Active lifestyles and well being is important to Sport Manawatu.  Our relationship with MidCentral District Health Board enables us to deliver programmes such as Green Prescription, Active Families and WorkWell, which provide avenues into participation in sport and active recreation.



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Central Energy Trust

For many years now, the Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sportsperson of the Year Awards has been our flagship event to celebrate the success of our Manawatu sportspeople. The continued support from Central Energy Trust is greatly valued and we look forward to further celebrating the Manawatu's sporting achievements with them.


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Local authorities

Through a funding agreement with the Manawatu District Council and Tararua District Council, Sport Manawatu employs coordinator's based in the districts. The position in Tararua is branded Sport Tararua. These satellite offices promote and deliver programmes and events to get more people physically active.

Sport Manawatu has a contract for services that focuses on getting more people to participate in sport and physical activity; from juniors to older adults.

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