Our Mission

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s ambition is that more people in Tairawhiti are able to have access to a lifelong participation in sport and physical activity. We hope to achieve this by inspiring an attitudinal change to lifestyle and health, drive increased physical activity and recreation; and create opportunities for higher sporting participation and achievement.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti provides the community with initiatives that effect change across a broad spectrum; our programmes and events range from the delivery of a cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programme to providing a talent development programme that supports local athletes to excel towards their highest goals and aspirations.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti is part of a network of 17 Regional Sports Trusts nationwide. We support initiatives, and deliver programmes, from Potaka on the East Coast, down through Gisborne to the Gisborne-side of Mahia.

We are a not-for-loss organisation primarily invested by Sport NZ (previously SPARC),  alongside local and regional investors such as Tairawhiti District Health, Halberg Trust, Eastern and Central Community Trust, NZ Community Trust and the Lion Foundation. We are governed by a Board of Trustees; with a Chief Executive managing a team of 16 staff.

Our mission

SGT’s mission is “To educate, motivate and activate our community because we believe everyone deserves a positive, active and healthy future.” But how will we do it? Read our Strategic plan below: