Sport Awards to Become a Biennial Celebration

Over the past 16 years, the annual Tararua Sports Awards has recognised the achievements of coaches, officials, administrators, and sportspeople from the Tararua District. The Awards has also celebrated many local, national, and international successes.

Following a review of the 2015 awards, discussions between Tararua District Council and Sport Manawatu have seen the Sports Awards move to a biennial event; with the next awards scheduled for April 2018.

"This realignment and strategic shift is to enable the two organisations to reallocate funding and resources to a proposed new community participation event, planned to run in the years between the awards with the first event scheduled for April 2017", says Sport Manawatu Tararua Recreation Advisor Natarsha Nikora.

"We are currently looking at potential event sites and ideas. It is our intention to create a family friendly event that will also cater to the needs of the more competitive participant", adds Miss Nikora.


"The Council and Sport Manawatu agree that recognising sporting achievement is important, however developing this participation event will allow us to support a healthier, physically active community" says Miss Nikora.

"Council and Sport Manawatu agree that
recognising sporting achievement is important..."

Sport Manawatu and the Tararua District Council believe that a community participation event will help highlight the district and its many attractions, and benefit the people of this community.

For further information:

Sport Manawatu, Tararua Office
06 374 4136 |

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