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Regional Sports Conference hears of programme to give Kiwis best experience in sport

We have just wrapped up a very successful Regional Sports Conference, held at Hotel Coachman last week. We saw well over one hundred people, who represent a variety of sporting codes and hail from as far afield as Taranaki, learning new things that they can implement in their respective sports. This year the theme was centred around Engagement in Sport and our facilitators held sessions covering a variety of topics including: engaging our future sportspeople, diversity in sport, using technology and social media and managing player and parent behaviour. The aim of the conference is to provide the sporting community with the [...]

2018-08-16T11:17:44+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Sport Manawatū News|

Working together to get Manawatū fit and healthy

Our work at Sport Manawatū involves working closely with our communities to support them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. How do we do this? He aha te mea nui o te ao. What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. It is people, it is people, it is people. That is something I am passionate about, and the entire team at Sport Manawatū is too. Working together plays a key role in our community's success. In particular, we work closely with Sport NZ and councils across the region – Palmerston North City, Manawatū and Tararua – [...]

2018-08-16T11:37:39+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sport Manawatū News|

Keeping fit and active by playing sport or volunteering

Every year, more than 750,000 volunteers contribute over 50 million voluntary hours to sport in New Zealand. We call them "sport makers, hearts of our community", because without them, sport just simply wouldn't happen. Referees, line judges, club secretaries, fundraisers, team managers all make sport possible. Sports organisations are always on the lookout for new volunteers and there are numerous opportunities for joining the volunteer workforce to support sport in our region. Are you interested in getting involved? Sport Manawatū works closely with sports organisations to ensure they have enough volunteers to make sport happen. We offer a great range of support [...]

2018-05-18T09:48:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Commonwealth Games reps get hearty hometown welcome

It has been a busy first half of 2018 for the team here at Sport Manawatū. We're all taking stock of how well this region embraces sport and an active lifestyle. We have celebrated many of the region's top sports people, officials and coaches at both the Manawatū and Tararua Sports Awards, we have trained alongside the Whānau Tri participants, supported the hosting of New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships, and have exceeded our targets for our successful Active Families programme. In my last column, I spoke about the success of our Palmerston North athletes competing on the world stage at the [...]

2018-05-07T09:04:10+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Commonwealth Games success and options for winter exercise

  The Commonwealth Games are a pivotal event for many athletes across the world and I have had the privilege of being involved with the New Zealand team for three separate Games. This year was a little different and I relished the ability to take more of a spectator role than I could as an official member of the team. I did, however, get a chance to attend some of the games as I was invited to present a workshop on "culture and performance" at the Global Coaches Conference. It was a really special moment to see the Manawatū-based athletes performing so [...]

2018-04-30T11:50:45+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

TOP TARARUA SPORTSPEOPLE CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL AWARDS

Friday night saw the celebration of the Tararua region’s top sportspeople at the Downer Tararua Sports Awards, held at the Dannevirke Town Hall. The evening celebrated and recognised the achievements over the last two years. Taking out the Downer Supreme Sportsperson of the Year was water sports star, Anne Cairns. Cairns, who represented Samoa at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is also the first female to represent New Zealand across four disciplines: Wildwater kayaking, Sprint Flatwater Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting and Waka Ama. The professional firefighter was the obvious inspiring choice for the judging panel. The crowd was also treated to a [...]

2018-04-24T10:22:31+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Awards, News, Sport Manawatū News|

Finalists Announced for the Downer Tararua Sports Awards

  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 [...]

2018-04-10T13:01:03+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Awards, News|

Looking to the Future with new Sports House

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 [...]

2018-04-10T08:36:58+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Setting the Sporting Scene in Manawatū

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 [...]

2018-03-28T16:10:19+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Manawatu Inter-Schools Primary and Intermediate Triathlon 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 [...]

2018-03-19T13:07:03+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: News|