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All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

HTL Insurance Stadium Showdown 2018

Stadium Showdown is a heart pumping / mind bending obstacle course where teams of workmates, sports teams, club teams complete ten varied and often hilarious physical challenges, racing the clock and all the other teams. The challenges range from physical, to pure gutsy, to a little zany and are suitable for all abilities. The fastest crew with the slickest teamwork will step up to the podium as Stadium Showdown Champions.

Location Details

TET Stadium & Events Centre - Inglewood - 1 Elliot St, Inglewood

Nexans Fun Run/Walk in Tikorangi

This is a fun, all-age event for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you walk, run, stroll or plod, this series caters for all ages and fitness levels, with three to four distances from 2km to 16km at each event. It's also a great way to experience the beautiful Taranaki region.

Taranaki Sports Awards 2018


Friday 23 November 2018 5PM — Devon Hotel, New Plymouth

The Bartercard Guest Speaker will be Jamie Turner—International Triathlon coach. 

Jamie Turner has come a long way since attending Waitara High School.  He has worked alongside some of the world’s best triathletes from around the world in in training bases within Australia, USA and the Basque Country. 

Jamie Turner’s passion for individual athletes to achieve both their sporting and personal goals, along with his innate ethics and morality have cemented him as the world’s best triathlon coach.

After guiding eight athletes at the Rio Olympics, including gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen, Jamie is now working with Triathlon Australia and is guiding his world-class athletes toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Sports Awards Guest Speaker


Tickets are now SOLD OUT. To register your interest for wait listed tickets please contact Sharyn at Sport Taranaki on 06-759 0930 or email [email protected]

Awards will be presented to the winner of each category at the Awards Evening.

The 2018 award category nominations are as follows:

The Floatation Sanctuary Senior Sportswoman of the Year

Paige Hareb - Surfing

Mackenzie Barry - Football

Michaela Blyde - Rugby

Olivia Eaton - Athletics/Surf Life Saving


Tenderlink Senior Sportsman of the Year

Kasey Beckett - Football

Aaron Bailey-Nowell - Basketball

Matt Baxter - Athletics

Ajeet Rai - Tennis

Beauden Barrett - Rugby

Corey Peters - Para Alpine Skiing


Hassall Homes Senior Sports Team of the Year

Taranaki Representative Tennis Team - Tennis

Lachlan Stevens & Michael Watts - Surf Life Saving 


Toshiba Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Brooke Reid - Squash

Sasha Reid - Swimming & Surf Life Saving

Anna Crowley - Hockey

Brooke Neilson - Rugby & Netball

Hannah O'Connor - Athletics

Jana Niedermayr - Football

Lee Boon - Cycling

Tiana Davison - Rugby

Hannah Baker - Kayak & Surf Life Saving

Jess Kingi - Inline Hockey


TSSSA Junior Sportsman of the Year

Aidan Zittersteijn - Bowls

Blair Murray - Rugby

Chris Johnson - Triathlon/Duathlon & Multi-Sports

Henri Lehrke - Cycling

Jack Shearer - Squash

Jacob Stockwell - Athletics

Kaylum Boshier - Cricket

Sam Street - Yachting

Toby Stratton - Football

Ryan Clough - Kayak & Surf Life Saving 

Keegan Joe - Volleyball & Beach Volleyball

Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkins - Rugby

Zac Reid - Swimming & Surf Life Saving


Timberco Junior Sports Team of the Year

Taranaki Under 17 Girls Basketball Team

East End U19 Womens Ski Relay Team - Surf Life Saving

Libby Houghton & Hikaru Han - Beach Volleyball

Keegan Joe & David Jeffrey - Beach Volleyball

Stratford High School Boys A Basketball Team

NPGHS/NPBHS Hillary Challenge Adventure Team


Clelands Masters Sportsperson of the Year

Joy Baker - Triathlon/Duathlon

Grant Boyde - Hockey

Des Phillips - Athletics

Farah Deobhakta - Bodybuilding

Debbie McCallum - Golf


WR Phillips Volkswagen Coach of the Year

Karen Gillum-Green - Athletics

Amy Williams - Cheerleading

Jacob Rapira - Boxing

Sue Southgate - Swimming

Willie Banks - Basketball

Bryon Reid - Surf Life Saving

Shay Haira - Basketball

Antony Joe - Beach Volleyball

Ruth Jarman - Cycling

Kaye Carter - Squash

Graham Park - Triathlon/Duathlon


WR Phillips Mitsubishi Game Official of the Year

Glen Taylor - Hockey

Campbell-Kirk Kawana-Waugh - Football

Brian Velvin - Surf Life Saving

Danail Gallo - Football & Futsal

AJ Brown - Netball

Jamie Sutherland - Yachting

Mike Jack - Squash


IVHQ Volunteer of the Year

Gavin & Leanne Ross - Tennis

Gail Werder - Athletics

Adam Fraser - Surf Life Saving

Nic Burroughs - Football

Ann Hatch - Yachting

Brent Gribbon - Squash

Bridget Taylor - Squash

Chris & Tanisha Askew - Netball

Karen Peters  - Cycling

Paula Eaton - BMX

Steve Webling - Rugby 


Help us celebrate excellence in Taranaki sport!



2017 Winners:

Sportsperson of the Year - Jordie Barrett (Rugby)

Senior Sportsman of the Year - Jordie Barrett (Rugby)
Senior Sportswoman of the Year - Olivia Eaton (Surf Lifesaving/Athletics)
Senior Sports Team of the Year - Port Taranaki Bulls Rugby Team
Junior Sportsman of the Year - Zac Reid (Surf Lifesaving/Swimming)
Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Hannah O'Connor (Athletics)
Junior Sports Team of the Year - FDMC Cross Country Moto-Cross Team
Master Sportsperson of the Year - Barbara Scott (Archery)
Coach of the Year - Colin Cooper (Rugby)
Game Official of the Year - Paul Willaims (Rugby)
Volunteer of the Year - Michael Corkill (Surf Lifesaving)


Thank you to our Sponsors

East End Stan Bridger Memorial Carnival

A CHANCE TO TEST YOUR LIFESAVING SKILLS Free Entry for competitors, open for all to watch! Prizegiving to take place in the East End clubrooms at the conclusion of racing 25TH NOVEMBER 2:00PM EAST END BEACH Come along to the first Senior (U16-Open) Surf Sports Carnival of the season

Tag Oil Tough Kid

Tag Oil Tough Kid is all about the kids!!!

This event involves year 5-8 students taking on a giant obstacle course at the Yarrow Stadium grounds. This super fun event sees the kids climb over, under and through all sorts of obstacles while getting dunked in water tanks and being sprayed by the fire brigade as they race down the favourite obstacle of the day - the super slippery slide.

Children are registered by their school so if your child is keen to take part then talk to their school and ask if they are taking a group of students to Tag Oil Tough Kids in 2018.

TOUGH KID 2018 - IS FULL  We are not accepting any further registrations for this year.  Thank you.

For any further information please contact Terry at Sport Taranaki (06) 759 0930 ext 737 or via e-mail.   

If you successfully registered and haven't been to Tough Kid before, you can find more information in our FAQs.



The Good Home Taranaki Off-Road Half Marathon 2019

Same venue, same course! Situated only 10 minutes drive from New Plymouth, this Off-Road Half Marathon course winds around a breathtaking 21km loop of the stunning Lake Mangamahoe. Runners will take in all the tracks, including the awesome single file mountain bike tracks. Along with the Half Marathon distance, runners could instead opt to tackle the slightly shorter, yet just as challenging, Quarter Marathon and 5km distances too. Entries open soon and numbers are limited, so sign up now before it's too late. This event proudly supports the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter.

SKYCITY Breakers vs Cairns Taipans

Sport Taranaki can confirmed the New Plymouth hosting of the SKYCITY Breakers vs Cairns Taipans game at the TSB Stadium on the 24 January 2019.

Ticket on sale dates will be released soon.

Please keep an eye on our facebook page for more information.

Location Details

TSB Stadium - 1 Rogan Street, Welbourn, New Plymouth

BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge

The BDO Around The Mountain Cycle Challenge on Saturday, 26 January 2019 has become one of New Zealand's premier road cycle events with over 1100, competitive and recreational cyclists enjoying the day. This event is always held on the Auckland/Bay of Plenty Anniversary weekend and is Taranaki's longest running Around The Mountain recreational cycling ride. A carnival atmosphere prevails at the finish, with a live band. Food and refreshments will be available. There are both solo and relay options available, including a progressive team relay, where one rider starts and collects the other riders along the way, all finishing together.

New Zealand Masters Games

In 2019, Whanganui will proudly host the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Masters Games – a significant milestone as it secures its space in New Zealand’s Sporting History as the largest and longest running multi-sport event in New Zealand!

Bayleys Mountain to Surf

The Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon on Saturday, 2 March 2019 has the full marathon, half marathon and half marathon two person relay in New Plymouth. The 2019 event will be the 40th annual running of the Mountain to Surf. Distances/Events 21.1km Solo/Relay 42.2km Solo

XRACE - Hawera

XRACE is an adventure race in Hawera on Sunday, 3 March 2019 where parent and child race together, locate and complete mystery challenges while racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people: - an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and - a child aged between 6 and 14 years of age. Each XRACE has 10 different challenges. There are two different types of challenges - mystery challenges and compulsory challenges. Your team must successfully complete one challenge before moving onto the next.

Relay for Life

Relay For Life in New Plymouth on Saturday, 30 March 2019 is a fundraising event for the Cancer Society that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have been affected by cancer. This inspiring community event gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels - anyone can take part! It involves teams of people who walk or run around a track. In a relay style, each team needs to have at least one participant on the track throughout the event.

ITU World Cup Triathlon

New Zealand's only ITU World Cup Triathlon is an elite triathlon event at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth on Sunday, 31 March 2019. The event is the chance for New Zealand athletes to mix it with the best in their own backyard and in the process gain vital experience and ranking points to set them up for the rest of 2019.

Taranaki 6 Hour Race

The Taranaki 6 Hour Adventure Race on Saturday, 6 April 2019 is for teams of two to four people, and has a course that involves mountain biking, trekking, navigation, water activities and mystery activites. Never tried Adventure Racing? No worries. The main requirements are a reasonable level of fitness, the ability to ride a bike, some navigation skill is an advantage and a sense of humour is a must! The course is designed for all levels of skill and experience to have a challenging day out. The 2017 race will require a support crew. This means you will need someone (or two) to transport your gear to/ from transition areas with a vehicle. A bike rack is highly recommended. Distances/Events 2 to 4 person 6 hour adventure race

Moo Cow Agility Mud Run

The Moo Cow Agility Mud Run is a farm based run with mud, obstacles, running, walking and lots of fun in Okato, Taranaki. The famous Lions sausage sizzle lunch will be provided. There will be spot prizes for the best dressed, and the dirtiest mud runner. Distances/Events 5km 10km