Here are some of the sporting and recreational events happening all over Taranaki.  You can find more on the Sport Taranaki facebook page

All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

Basketball Workshop with Taranaki Steelformers Maountainairs

Want to learn some basketball skills or just take the opportunity to play with Taranaki's very own basketball team the Taranaki Steelformers Mountainairs? Join us at YMCA (83 Liardet Street, NP) for a fun workshop for beginners-advanced players. Ages 12-18. Free to attend. Please register using the tickets link to secure your spot. Wear sports shoes and workout clothing. Snacks provided.

Pedal-Powered Pictures

Movie watching has never been so much fun. Bring your teams along to generate enough pedal power to charge the battery and keep the movies going. Fun for all the family. Pedal or watch - it's over to you.

David Fletcher Mortages - Urban Trail Run/Walk

The third and final event in the Frontrunner Taranaki Trail Run Series is over the trails of Bell Block. A hidden gem of trail networks awaits you, with stunning views of the coastline, and single file trails that will make you go 'WOW' Various start times for various distances, check out the information provided.

Child Protection Workshops

Child Protection Workshops for Community Organisations and Clubs 

Join Sport Taranaki and The Wheelhouse for these FREE workshops covering the vital topic of Child Protection delivered by Leanne Crouch. 

The first workshop focusses on policy development and the second on putting this into practice.  If you are in a governance role or on a committee then workshop 1 is definitely for you.  If you work directly with children then session 2 is for you. 

We know that in reality you probably do both so join us for both.  Sport Taranaki will be providing refreshments between the two sessions.  The perfect opportunity to network with others and find out more about the opportunities available through Sport Taranaki and The Wheelhouse. 

These sessions are available FREE to all trusts, clubs, societies, voluntary and community organisations within Taranaki who work with children and young people. 

Management Policy Workshop - 2 Hours 
Location: TBC
TIME: 2pm - 4pm
Developing safe child policies for your organisation.
For those in governance or committee roles.  Explains Child Protection and the implications for organisations and their responsibilities to junior members:
  • Developing and implementing child protection policies and procedures
  • Creating a safe organisation
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely
  • Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014.



Deliverer Workshop  - 2 hours
Location: TBC
TIME: 5.30pm - 7:30pm
Putting a safe child environment into practice.
For staff, volunteers, coaches managers or anyone who works directly with children.
  • Identifying, responding to vulnerability and abuse
  • Keeping children at the centre of good practice
  • Safe working practices to keep children and staff/coaches/volunteers safe when engaging with children (overnight trips, demonstrations,good practice)


2019 First Gas Tour of Taranaki

The First Gas Cycle Tour of Taranaki is a 3 day tour, 4 stage race to cater for the individual club rider, held over Queens Birthday weekend (Saturday 1st June, Sunday 2nd June and Monday 3rd June 2019). Entry is open to all that hold an U19's and above Cycling NZ 2019 licence. Racing consists of three graded mass start road races and an individual time trial (on road race bikes only), with four open grades. It is not a team event Tour. Check out all the details.

Oakura Pickleball Winter Open Day

Winter season open day for Oakura Pickleball at Oakura Community Hall 2.00 - 4.00pm. A free event to give everyone an opportunity to try out a new sport - one that is a mix between tennis, badminton and ping pong. All equipment will be provided and experienced local players will be there to teach the game and get you started.

New Plymouth- Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be hosted in New Plymouth once again by the Taranaki Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club - don't miss out, full details attached.

2019 Jump Jam Competition

Local Strictly & All-Star Jump Jam Competition open to all year 1-4 and 4-8 students. Cost is $23.00 per student to enter (Jump Jam tee shirt and certificate) plus the opportunity for trophies and awards. Held at New Plymouth Girls High School, 60 Mangorei Road from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. For more information and rules head to the link attached.

Tag Oil Tough Kid

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

Check out the Video taken on the day.... simple click on the picture here:

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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 the next Tough Kids in 2018.

TOUGH KID 2019 save the date - Friday 29 November 2019.

Registrations for this event will be taken in Term 3.

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.