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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.


NBL Blitz

20 April 2018 8:00 am - 22 April 2018 5:00 pm


1004, 2018

Finalists Announced for the Downer Tararua Sports Awards

April 10th, 2018|

  An impressive list of local sportspeople have been named as finalists for this year’s Downer Tararua Sports Awards. The biennial sporting awards, organised by Sport Manawatu, provides the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the success of local athletes, coaches, clubs, administrators and officials from the Tararua District. With nine categories, including the coveted Supreme Award and Personality Awards, the evening, to be held on the 20 April at the Dannevirke Town Hall, will recognise finalists across a wide variety of sporting codes. “There is a genuine sense of pride and caring that the community shows in sport here in [...]

504, 2018

Looking to the Future with new Sports House

April 5th, 2018|

From left, Rehari Wharawhara, Rawiri Shedlock and Tetiwha Wharawhara after completing the Whānau Tri 2017. It's that time again. On Saturday, it's time for the annual Humphries Construction Whānau Tri at Ongley Park and the Lido Aquatic Centre in Palmerston North. Here at Sport Manawatū, we really love putting this event together for the families of the region to get out there, get active and have a crack at one of the various events and distances on offer. Building into the event, we run the Whānau Tri 10-week training programme, with the support of the MidCentral District Health Board. This is an [...]

2803, 2018

Setting the Sporting Scene in Manawatū

March 28th, 2018|

Brendon Hartley's father Bryan with his son's trophies, at the Manawatū Sports Awards. Wow – well it was a while ago now, but the team here at Sport Manawatū is still buzzing over the inspirational evening that was the Central Energy Trust Manawatū Sports Awards. Celebrating sporting success is just one of our many hats and every year we revel in the opportunity to share our sporting success with the region. Recognition is an important part of sport, not only for athletes, coaches and officials, but also for its ability to inspire others to get out there and become fit, active and [...]

1503, 2018

Manawatu Inter-Schools Primary and Intermediate Triathlon 2018

March 15th, 2018|

Primary & Intermediate School TRI Results Year 8 Girls 1. Kyla Gunn - PNINS 2. Abby Thomson - PNINS 3. Lucy Evans - Halcombe Year 8 Boys 1. Fergus Doolan -PNINS 2. Jack Pertersson - Halcombe 3. Max O’Connor - PNINS Year 7 Girls 1. Haylee Cornwall - PNINS 2. Jessie Coxon - PNINS 3. Lucy McLean - PNINS Year 7 Boys 1. Toby Smith - Feilding 2. Alex Willis - PNINS 3. Zachary Lee - PNINS Year 6 Girls 1. Emma Bendall - Pahiatua 2. Jamie Crofsky - Newbury 3. Hannah Cadzow - Riverdale Year 6 Boys 1. Austyn [...]