Sport Manawatu is all about getting everyone active.

Our vision is everyone active. Our mission is developing sport and recreation in our region. We are inspired to make a positive difference in people’s lives and reach our strategic outcomes by 2020:

  • More children- Better opportunities for kids to enjoy quality sport experiences
  • More adults – Participating in more sport and active recreation in our community
  • More game makers – Thousands of people across our region willingly volunteering time to make sport happen

Read more about Sport Manawatu’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

Palmerston North Branch

Located in downtown Palmerston North, our head office is situated on Level 1, 47 Queen Street.

Feilding Branch

Located at 131 Manchester Street, our Feilding office is a satellite office of Sport Manawatu.

Tararua Branch

Our Tararua office is a satellite office of Sport Manawatu on 40 Denmark Street.

Our People

Sport Manawatu is made up of a dedicated team committed to bringing the love of sport and sustainable activity to the everyday lives of our local and regional communities.


Do you want to work at Sport Manawatu? Are you passionate about sports and getting people active every day? Then have a look at our current job vacancies for all you yes people out there.

Talent Central Sport

One of 14 regional talent hubs across New Zealand under the guidance and direction of Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ)

Legends of Sport

Established in 2007, the Manawatu Legends of Sport recognised and honours the greatest sportspeople from our region.


Find out what’s going on with our newsletters, latest news, and awards.


Find out more with our annual and financial reports