The following events are Sport Taranaki organised, click here to view all community and Sport Taranaki events.

All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

Give Golf a Go

Westown’s Higgle Club (Hit & Giggle) Fun, Fitness and Friendship Six weeks of lessons and games, beginner based, at Westown Golf Club, 964 Mangorei Rd commencing on the 29th of October through until the 4th of December. Fee: $20 There are two session times available per week Sundays 9.45 to 11.45am or Mondays 9.45am to 11.45am Golf clubs supplied. If you are interested please contact the friendly office staff at Westown Golf Club secure your spot on Ph:06-758 6933.

Living Well Cooking Show with Jax Hamilton

7pm TSB Showplace New Plymouth FREE This FREE Living Well Cooking Show is open to people with all types of diabetes and other related health conditions e.g. heart/coeliac disease and the general public. Jax will be cooking delicious, easy, healthy meals and speaking about food flavours and the benefits of growing our own food. To register or for further setails contact: Diabetes NZ Taranaki Area Branch ph: 06-758 7873 or email: [email protected]

Taranaki Steelformers Around the Mountain Relay

Enter a team of 10-16 individuals to walk, jog or run the 150km journey around the mountain. Distances vary from 3-11 kilometers, something for everyone. Check out the link for more information.

Frocks on Bikes

Get your best frock and your bike ready for the BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE. Meeting by East End Skate Rink from 1.30-1.45pm to ride in the sunshine at 2pm. Destination: 3 gardens in Merrilands: Bumblebee Cottage on the sustainable garden trail, followed by Honeyfield and Bushview, 2 fringe gardens at the end of the quiet cul de sac Hunter Place where local musician Athol and food set up by the Fundraising Home & School Committee of Merrilands School, awaits.

Sport Taranaki AGM

Sport Taranaki Office Maratahu Street New Plymouth 5.30pm Presentation of the annual report, audited financial report and election of officers.

Get Them Moving

A Workshop of Quick, Easy and Engaging. Indoor and Outdoor Activities for the busy Relief Teacher. Sport Taranaki 3.30pm - 5.30pm You will… • Learn a range of engaging indoor and outdoor games and activities that o build and develop fundamental skills o engage all students of various abilities o use minimal or easy to access equipment and outdoor settings o can be used as a quick physical break or adapted to full lessons • Receive resource cards of activities and games to use inside or outside • Participate in activities, and design variations and adaptations • Develop ideas for an emergency activities pack

Taranaki Daily News Sports Person Of The Year

The Taranaki Daily News Sports Person of the Year is Sport Taranaki's annual premier event.  At this awards dinner Sport Taranaki acknowledges the excellence of Taranaki's sporting talent over the following categories:

Sportsperson of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Senior Sports Team of the Year
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Junior Sports Team of the Year
Master of the Year
Coach of the Year
Game Official of the Year
Volunteer of the Year


Important Dates for 2017

Nominations Open: Monday 14 August 2017

Nominations Close: Friday 20 October 5pm

Awards Function: Friday 24 November 6pm

Tickets for the awards dinner are $50 each and will be available for sale at the end of October from the Sport Taranaki Office.

For more information about the Taranaki Daily News Sports Person of the Year contact our office on (06) 7590930 or e-mail [email protected]

Nomination Information

The awards recognise outstanding performance and service to sport by individuals and teams in the Taranaki region for the achievement period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.

The nominee/s must have either: lived in the Taranaki region during the achievement period; or have represented Taranaki in their chosen discipline during the achievement period; or be commonly acknowledged as a Taranaki resident.

Nominations will be accepted from regional sport organisations, clubs, schools and the general public.

Information presented in the nomination form must be clear, concise and accurate as it will be used by the judging panel to make an informed and final decision on finalists and winners.  Please ensure you include all relevant information, under the correct headings, listing their highest achievements first.  Please provide in-depth information on achievements as if the selection panel knows nothing about the sport.

Selection of category winners will be made by an independent panel of judges.  The judging panel's decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into. 

Online Nomination Forms Here  

Printable Nomination Forms Available Here

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Taranaki Daily News Sports Person of the Year 2016 Winners

Taranaki Daily News Sportsperson of the Year - Beauden Barrett (Rugby)
Tenderlink Sportsman of the Year - Beauden Barrett (Rugby)
Silks Audit Chartered Accountants Sportswoman of the Year - Gayle Broughton (Rugby Sevens)
Hassall Homes Senior Sports Team of the Year - North Taranaki Indoor Bowls Men's Rep Team (Indoor Bowls)
TSSSA Junior Sportsman of the Year - Zac Reid (Surf Lifesaving/Swimming)
Shell Todd Oil Services Limited Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Olivia Eaton (Surf Lifesaving/Athletics)
Timberco Junior Sports Team of the Year - Taranaki Scholastic 2016 Surfing Team (Surfing)
Clelands Construction Master of the Year - Joy Baker (Triathlon)
WR Phillips Coach of the Year - Larry O'Byrne (Athletics/Surf Lifesaving)
Eftpos Specialists Game Official of the Year - Richard Kelly (Rugby)
Lotto Volunteers Volunteer of the Year - Blair Riddick (BMX)


Tag Oil Tough Kid

Tag Oil Tough Kids 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 2017.

If any schools are interested in bringing their students contact Terry at Sport Taranaki (06) 759 0930 ext 737 or via e-mail at [email protected] for more information or to register your students.


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BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge

Enter as a solo cyclist, tandem, or as a team to participate in this grueling ride. Distances vary depending on what category you enter into. It’s primarily a recreational event suitable for all levels of fitness. Check out the link for more information


Sunday 4 March, 9.30am first race starts. Hawera.

Location Details

TSB Hub - Camberwell Rd, Hawera