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

Tamarind Tough Kid

Tamarind 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. This super fun event sees the kids climb over, under and through all sorts of obstacles, being dunked in water tanks and sprayed by the fire brigade as they race down the favourite obstacle of the day - the super slippery slide.

Students are registered by their school so if your child is keen to take part then talk to your school and ask if they are taking a group of students to the next Tough Kids in 2019.

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

The 2019 Tamarind Tough Kid is being held at the AMP Showgrounds in HAWERA. 

Registrations for this event are now open.

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. 


SkySPORT Breakers vs Sydney Kings

The SkySPORT NZ Breakers are back in New Plymouth in January 2020 to take on the Sydney Kings.

After last year's sell out, the team are looking forward to coming back to Taranaki for what promises to be a great family night out.

This is a high energy, family friendly and exciting basketball experience. There is seating and packages to suit everyone. There are corporate deals available to treat your clients through to family discounts.

Don’t miss out on this summer’s biggest sporting event!



Community Sessions

The SkySPORT NZ Breakers are working with TSB Stadium and the local Basketball community to hold coaching and meet the team sessions. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities please contact Sport Taranaki here.

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(Photo: 2018 session with the Breakers team and Taranaki kids) 

SkySPORT NZ Breakers New Plymouth game is brought to you by the TSB Stadium, TSB Community Trust, Venture Taranaki and the New Plymouth District Council.



Location Details

TSB Stadium - 1 Rogan Street, Welbourn, New Plymouth

How to be an EFFECTIVE BOARD CHAIR for a Trust, Club, Society or Community Organisation - Hawera

The Wheelhouse is hosting a how to be an EFFECTIVE CHAIR OF A BOARD for a Trusts, Clubs, Societies and Community Organisation session at a location soon to be decided for $70.00 from 9.30am to 4.00pm.

XRACE New Plymouth

XRACE is an adventure race at Nobs Line in New Plymouth on Sunday, 16 February 2020 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.

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, 29 March 2020. 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 2020. See also the Mellowpuff Trifest Fun Run, which is held in the same day, inbetween the Elite Mens and Womens triathlons. Distances/Events Elite Sprint Triathlon (750m + 20km + 5km)

Taranaki Sprint Triathlon - Suzuki NZ Triathlon Championships

Come and race on the challenging and stunning course that is Sprint by the Mountain. Swim in the sheltered harbour of Ngamotu beach, ride the short sharp hills around New Plymouth and run along the gorgeous Taranaki foreshore. Race for a place of the podium, a place in the NZ team for the ITU World Champs in Edmonton 2020 - it will be epic! Facebook link provided.