Well Wāhine Week was an idea born from the aspirations of inspiring Tairāwhiti women, brought together by Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti. The ongoing aim of this group is to find ways to support our region’s wāhine, kōhine and gender diverse to meet their many wellness aspirations, whether they be to participate, lead, or to find inspiration in the visibility of wāhine being active. 

Well Wāhine Week connected hundreds of wāhine, kōhine and gender diverse to free, women-only activities. Wāhine and kōhine told us they found joy in the women’s-only vibe, safety in the embrace of all-comers, freedom in the lack of commitment, and inspiration to re-prioritise their own wellness moving forward. 

The feedback that came through the loudest was the desire to carry on the kaupapa of the week throughout the year. Introducing Well Wāhine. It’s a movement where YOU can come together with other women and girls to  improve your wellness while finding joy. Try or learn something new — you don’t even have to be good at it – just show up!

Check out the calendar below for activities that interest you. Throughout the year, we will feature free Well Wāhine events. Other events on the calendar are regular, on-going activities in the spirit of Well Wāhine, (all-comers welcome, no commitment, and women-only) but with participant fees. Find something for you!

Well Wahine week 2024

Well Wāhine Week is locked in for 2024, beginning on Friday 8 March – Sunday 17 March.

If you’re interested in offering a sessions during Well Wāhine Week, please fill in the forms below.

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Providers

Awhio Tu Wāhine

Awhio MMA is Gisborne/Tairawhiti’s only Mixed Martial Arts Academy. We provide instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. Beginner through to advanced. We also have fitness classes that use MMA training methods to help our clients lose weight and get fit. Te Kura Awhio also has a roster of competitive fighters so you know you belong to a REAL fighters gym. Come down, join the family and give it a try.

Comet Swimming Club

Improvement of stroke, fitness and swimming ability. Swimming with a nice group of wāhine with a woman coach, who is understanding and can cater to a range of abilities.

Cardio Coach

The Chick Fit workout is a HIIT aerobic and strength conditioning workout. Combines full-body strength within high-intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and overall fitness.

Gisborne Mountain Bike Club – Trail Vixens

This group is for women and girls who want to share in the love of riding trails in Tairawhiti Gisborne. We aim to have weekly rides in summer to make new friends and have some fun together. In winter, at least one group ride will be held per month. This group is for all abilities and Trail Vixens are all about getting more ladies on bikes.

The group is open to young girls coming along. Check out their Facebook group for riding times.