Second Intake Selected For Taupua Tairāwhiti

Taupua Tairāwhiti would like to introduce its four new organisations that will join the shared services initiative.

Ngāti Porou Surf Lifesaving, Tokomaru Bay Sports Club, Poverty Bay Hockey and Tairāwhiti Rugby League will join the ten existing organisations that currently work with Taupua Tairāwhiti. Four more organisations have gone on register for the next intake in August 2022.

“For Ngāti Porou it’s good to be part of Taupua Tairāwhiti” Says Ngāti Porou Surf Lifesaving Founder and Club Coordinator Peter Boyd. “To get that support it’s crucial to us as we’re a young organisation, we’re only six years old, so this will help us to cross t’s and dot I’s.”

Taupua Tairāwhiti is a shared services initiative implemented by Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti. It provides a fit-for-purpose entity that offers a range of services for the not-for-profit sector. It works to build organisations capability through financial management, administration and information management, and communications, so that organisations have the systems, processes and skills to go forth into the future.

Taupua Tairāwhiti are looking to expand these services in the future to include governance, fundraising, strategic planning, secretarial services and more.

For more information on Taupua Tairāwhiti and to register your organisations interest, head over here.

Physical Activity at Orange

From 11.59pm, Wednesday 13 April all of New Zealand moved to Orange under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

There are a few changes that effect the sport and active recreation sector.

  • My Vaccine Passes not required
  • No indoor or outdoor capacity limits
  • Good health behaviour encourages
  • At indoor venues, facemasks encouraged when not exercising, except at swimming pools
  • At outdoor venues, facemasks are not required
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping

View Sport New Zealand’s full guidance here.

2022 Autumn School Holiday Programme

Te Kura-o-Wao Charitable Trust

3 Day Holiday Camp

Friday 29 April – Sunday 1 May

Location: TBC

Activities: Camping, bush, kai and fun games

$20 per child

Spaces are limited. Register here.


Gisborne Netball Centre

Year 5 and 6 Holiday Programme

Thursday 28 April

10am – 2pm

Gisborne Netball Centre

$20 per child

Contact Cris on 021 235 1673 or register online here.


Year 7 and 8 Holiday Programme

Friday 29 April

10am – 2pm

Gisborne Netball Centre

$20 per child

Contact Cris on 021 235 1673 or register online here.


Gisborne Boardriders Club

A four day surf camp

Tuesday 19 April – Friday 22 April

8.30am – 3.30pm each day

Midway Beach

A safe beach for kids to learn the fundamentals of surfing, develop respect for the environment and make new friends.

Register here.


Poverty Bay Hockey

Tuesday 19 April: Ages 5 –8

Wednesday 20 April: Ages 9 – 13

10am – 1.45pm

$30 a day

Register here. Registrations close 13 April 5pm


Central Football

Tuesday 19 April – Friday 22 April

9am – 3pm

Childers Road Reserve

$85 for 4 days or $25 per day per child

6 – 12 years

Register via MyComet or [email protected]


Thursday 28 April – Friday 29 April

9am – 3pm

Childers Road Reserve

$25 per person per day

10 – 14 years

Register via MyComet or [email protected]



Oscar School Holiday Programme

Tuesday 19 – Friday 29 April

9am – 3.45pm

$45 per child per day

5 – 13 years

Register here.


Gisborne Gymnastics Club

Tuesday 19 April – Friday 29 April

Includes: Open gym, fun games, Ninja Programme, Squad Training for competitive gymnasts and preschool open gym

More details and to register can be found here.


Tautua Village and Anomaly Dance Studio

Dance workshop for beginner, intermediate and advanced

100 Grey Street, Level 2

Thursday 28 April: 2 – 2.45pm, 3 – 3.45pm and 4 – 4.45pm

Friday 29 April: 11am – 11.45am, 12 – 12.45pm and 1pm – 1.45pm

Contact 022 389 3607 or [email protected]


Changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF)

A new and highly simplified traffic light setting is now in effect.

The key changes are as follows:
🔴Indoor capacity limits for gatherings and events with My Vaccine Pass will increase to 200 – this includes gyms, food and drink businesses and other indoor settings where sport and recreation takes place.
🔴There will be no limits for outdoor activities with My Vaccine Pass – such as gatherings, events, and food/drink retailers.
🔴Face masks are no longer required at outdoor settings.
🔴There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

🟠There will be no capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings and events, but face masks are still required in many indoor settings.
🟠There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

🟢There are no requirements, but good health habits should still be maintained to help look after those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

From 11.59pm Monday 4 April, My Vaccine Passes will no longer be required. This is due to the high vaccination rate and levels of acquired immunity.
⚫️Until 4 April, where My Vaccine Passes are not used, the current restrictions remain — but after this time, the new capacity limits will apply to everyone.
⚫️After 4 April, businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

You can find Sport NZ’s updated guidelines here.

2022 Gisborne Herald Fun Run & Quarter Marathon Postponed

The Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti and Gisborne Herald Fun Run and Quarter Marathon for 2022 has been postponed.  

The annual event is highly anticipated each year and was due to go ahead on Sunday 3 April. Prior to the Governments most recent announcement on gathering limits in the traffic light system, Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti decided to move the event tentatively to Sunday 18 September. 

“With all the disruption affecting large scale events it was necessary to postpone. The Gisborne Herald wanted to ensure that the event was offered in 2022 and the decision to move to the spring date will allow us to offer it to the community without barriers and enjoy this fun whanau event” said Debbie Hutchings, Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti Events Advisor.  

The Fun Run and Quarter Marathon allows participants with all levels of fitness and abilities to take part. The scenic course has two options, a 5.6km fun run or a 10km quarter marathon, that run along the Taruheru river and beach front. 

A portion of the proceeds from the event go towards supporting a local charity.  

To find out more about the Fun Run and Quarter Marathon here.

Introducing the 2022 Tairawhiti Rising Legends Squad

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti are excited to announce the Tairāwhiti Rising Legends Squad for 2022. 

Tairāwhiti Rising Legends (TRL) is an initiative by Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti, aimed at recognising, acknowledging and supporting the development of talented young athletes within Te Tairāwhiti.  

In the squad for 2022 are Nathan Trowell for indoor bowls, Jack Willock for mountain biking, Seb Wilson for basketball, Angus Blair for swimming, Brothers Carlos Hihi and Puna Hihi for Rugby, Geordie Sawyer for surfing, Oska Smith for surf lifesaving, Jimmy Somerton for football, and Freya Wilson for netball. 

These aspiring athletes will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Also, throughout the year, this squad will receive exclusive mentoring and development opportunities to improve their skill set. These include workshops for nutrition, life skills, mental skills, strength and conditioning and media skills.  

“These workshops will give the Rising Legends vital skills that will not only help their physical health but also their mental health.” Said Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Talent Lead, Carl Newman. “We have so much talent here in Tairāwhiti and this program will take them to the next step in their sporting journey.” 

The programme aims to assist talented athletes in fulfilling their potential and gaining higher honours.  

Since the inception in 2007, 103 Tairāwhiti athletes have been inducted as Rising Legends. The programme has produced 46 New Zealand champions, 6 World Champions, 2 All Blacks, and 3 Olympians.  

You can view the squad here.

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