Alert Level 2 update | Gatherings

Yesterday the government announced that only groups of 10 or less will be able to train or play together, however that restriction will be revisited on May 25.

As we change seasons, the winter codes will be preparing to play by working through public hygiene, gathering, physical distancing and contact tracing requirements. Make sure you stay in touch with your club or organisation to understand how you can support them by playing it safe and following the rules.

Click on the following link to read the new level 2 guidelines from Sport New Zealand 👉

We are expecting more information to come today particularly around community sport, so we will keep you updated as the information comes to hand. Keep up with the latest information through our Facebook page

Sport NZ injects $211,317 short-term relief package into Tairāwhiti 

Sport NZ has today announced a $15m Community Resilience Fund to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels across New Zealand.

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti will be administering the Tairāwhiti portion of $211,317 on behalf of Sport NZ.

The fund opens on Monday 11 May and closes on the 19th of June, or earlier if the funds run out. Eligible organisations can apply for a maximum of $1,000 for clubs and $40,000 for regional bodies.

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti CEO, Stefan Pishief said, “This is fantastic news for our region and welcome opportunity to help many of our codes, clubs, and grass-roots organisations that we know are really hurting at the moment. They deserve all of our support.”

“Play, active recreation and sport are so critical to the well-being of everyone in Tairāwhiti. It keeps us healthy, allows us to connect with one another, and strengthens our communities.”

“We know this fund won’t solve all of the challenges being faced by our sector at the moment, but it will certainly assist our community to safely return to the activities that they love and have been desperately missing during this lockdown.”

More information on today’s announcement is on Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti’s website at or you can email