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

All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

Cycle of Hope

Daffodil Day, Friday 25 August 2017 Annual Cycle of Hope ride around Taranaki on Daffodil Day. Raises money for the Cancer Society. Total distance is 200 km, but relays and section riders are welcome. Find out more contact Joel ASAP: [email protected] "The ride is easier than a course of chemo."

Countdown Taranaki Stride & Ride - Stratford High School

A participant friendly duathlon series held in three locations around Taranaki. These events are aimed at entry level participants looking at giving a duathlon event a go. The series includes some exciting courses, short and long course options and great spot prizes.

SKYCITY Breakers VS Melbourne United Basketball

Pre-Season Basketball Game

SKYCITY Breakers VS Melbourne United

TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Tuesday 19 September - Doors Open 6pm. Tip Off 7pm


Adult     $30

Child (11 & under)   $15

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)   $80

Student $20

Tickets will be on sale through Ticketek.  Ticket on sale date is still to be confirmed. 

*plus service fees. 


The SKYCITY Breakers will be in New Plymouth 18 & 19 September. Monday 18 September will see the team taking part in a community programme with Taranaki school aged basketball rep teams and a coaching workshop.  With thanks to the TSB Community Trust. For more information about the community programme contact Shay at Basketball Taranaki or Mike Summerell at [email protected] or phone: 06-759 0930 ext: 705 or mobile: 021 2689931.


On the evening of Monday 18 September a Mix & Mingle with the team will be held at the Devon Hotel, New Plymouth at 5pm.   This will be a relaxed evening of storytelling, basketball memories and highlights, featuring MC Steve ‘Coach McKean, Breakers and Tall Blacks Head Coach Paul Henare, former Tall Black/Breaker and Breakers General Manager Dillon Boucher.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Sport Taranaki email: [email protected] or ph: 06-759 0930 for more information.


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Women in Action - Are you Curious about what's Healthy Workshop

Join the Women in Action group for this workshop run by Sport Taranaki's Gaylene from the Green Prescription team. Learn how to read labels, plate model, how to hush those hunger pangs and make healthy food that's filling, tasty and good for you.

Inline Hockey New Zealand National Championships

An exciting indoor sporting event on wheels. Once again New Plymouth Roller Sports specialised skating facility is the venue for the national championships spanning over nine days in the school holidays. Teams from many parts of the country in eight different age divisions will compete. An added bonus in 2017 will be the guest appearance of a team attending from USA in the senior age category and participating in a concurrent event, the South Pacific DownUnder Championship. Spectators are welcomed with inline hockey taking place all day - every day throughout the event. Bring your friends, tell your school mates, spectator entry is free, refreshments are available on site, with viewing from both upstairs and from stadium seating.

Taranaki Daily News Half Marathon

Walk or run this undulating part town, part countryside event. All ages welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the link for more information.

The New Zealand Teachers Games 2017

The New Zealand Teachers Games (NZTG) is an opportunity for teachers and other school staff to have fun with their colleagues, to compete seriously or socially and to enjoy each other’s company on the sports field. It provides a setting away from the pressures of school for all staff to relax, to network socially and professionally and to experience all the fun that being physically active and part of a team can bring. Professional development opportunities will also be provided throughout the games. Open to anyone on the payroll of Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary schools and with options for all levels of ability, fitness and competitiveness, the NZTG has something for everyone so why not get a big bunch of your colleagues (or the whole team!!) together and GET YOUR GAME ON! 1 -3 October 2017. Mt Manganui and the Bay of Plenty region.

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.

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 will be on sale from October 2017 and can be purchased 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


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