Monthly Archives: February 2016

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 in [...]

2017-10-10T11:02:32+13:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|

Footy fans are fizzing as Ethkick returns to town

Registrations are already overflowing for this year's Ethkick footy day. The football competition is back and bigger than ever as 40 teams return to the Central Energy Trust Arena for its eighth year running. Committee secretary Mike Sahayam said the registrations were already full, with two teams on standby. He said the sevens-style tournament coincides with the Festival of Cultures and encourages different cultures to come together in celebration. It also encouraged new migrants into Manawatu to socialise and gain football skills. People from Afghanistan, Burma, the Middle East, Africa, China, Vietnam and many more are taking part [...]

2017-10-10T11:02:32+13:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: News|

Triathlon goal for the generations of the future

Awesome article about the Petersen family that have signed their family up for the 2016 Whanau Tri Programme! Sign you and your whanau up now and follow in Bonnies inspiring footsteps! Bonnie Petersen has signed up for the Whanau Tri,  and she's taking her family with her. Joined by her mother, sister and cousins, about 10 of her whanau are taking part in a 10-week training programme ahead of Sport Manawatu's Whanau Tri. Now in its third year, the Whanau Tri offers three different events for varying abilities, as well as a training programme in the lead up to [...]

2017-10-10T11:02:32+13:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Jaimee Leader

Jaimee Leader Triathlete Age: 18 Occupation: Student at Palmerston North Girls High School 6 time NZ Secondary Schools Triathlon Champion 2014 U19 World Aquathlon Champion Represented NZ at U19 World Champs 2013/14/15 Member of Tri NZ High Performance National Talent Squad Currently building up to the 2015 Triathlon World Champs in Chicago Coached by Sam Warriner Sponsored by- Asics, Funkita, Specialized, Pure Sports Nutrition and Blue Seventy

2017-10-10T11:02:32+13:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|