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Open water confidence sessions in Hawkes Bay.

Open Water Swimming Lessons

Have you set your new goals for Summer 2014/15? Want to build confidence swimming in open water? Do you want to experience feeling safe in a fun environment?

If you answered YES to any of these JOIN US

COST: $2.00

As spaces are limited please register by contacting Eana Young – 8459336 Ext 708 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sport Hawkes Bay asks "whats your new year resolution"

Sport Hawkes Bay Summer Challenge

Sport Hawke's Bay Summer Challenge challenges people to complete four existing events held within Hawke's Bay. Each participant will finish their journey with the Specsavers Hastings Half Marathon. Prior to this participants completed the Tour de Beautiful Central Hawke's Bay Cycle, a Triathlon HB Triathlon and the Napier Port Ocean Swim. This initiative was started three years by Sport Hawke's Bay and supported by the Napier Collision and Repair.

Two levels to this challenge are being offered. Those who complete the shorter distances in each of the events will be awarded a medal and those who do the longer distances will receive a trophy at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Half Marathon prize giving. The series has been very well received over the last two summers so it will continue this summer.

One past participant's comments sum up the journey perfectly:

"There are four of us who are new to these events, when I saw the summer challenge advertised, I thought it was a great opportunity to put a goal in place for our training. I contacted you to see if there was something other than the 2.5K ocean swim we could do because two of us had never swum in the sea and struggled to swim 1K. Luckily you said NO to get the trophy you had to do the swim.... I nearly pulled out of the challenge but with the trophy as the candy and my team behind me we completed the 2.5 swim on Saturday. We couldn't have asked for better conditions. So thanks to the Summer Challenge we have done things that we never even wanted to do but what a great feeling of achievement."

Click Here to complete a registration form

Sponsorship session for Hawkes Bay businesses.

 Kim Skildum-Reid Power Sponsorship

In this fully-interactive half-day workshops, sponsors will learn the techniques, tips, and street smarts to elevate your approach and, more importantly, your results. Topics covered include:

• The basics of best practice sponsorship, why it's critically important to you, and lots of case studies.
• A fast, fun, and very effective way to create a sponsorship leverage plan.
• Budgeting for leverage.
• Measuring your real results

Session run by Kim Skildum-Reid, a powerhouse and renowned leader in the field of corporate sponsorship.

Cost $230 inc gst

You will be emailed a confirmation that will be a GST receipt GST No. 51475852

To be held at The War Memorial Conference Centre, Napier on Friday 10th October 8.30am to 12midday.

This will be the first time in Hawke's Bay for Kim – she is an excellent presenter. Kim was in Wellington recently and presented to senior marketing executives from companies like AIG, AMP and Genesis – the value of that 8 hr workshop was $1200. So you can see the value we are offering to you here for $200 + gst

For more information or to register please CLICK HERE.

Sport Hawkes Bay celebrate 25 years.

Colin Stone Sport Hawkes Bay

The AGM of Sport Hawke's Bay will be held on Wednesday 29th October at the Lady Pettigrew Theatre, Pettigrew Green Arena from 5.30pm, with the AGM proper getting underway at 6pm.

This is a great opportunity for everyone associated with the sport and active recreation sector in Hawke's Bay to meet the staff and Trustees of Sport Hawke's Bay and to learn more about the broad scope and range of activities, initiatives and projects undertaken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Trust.

The AGM will see the appointment of two new Trustees following a public recruitment process. Chartered Accountant and former New Zealand Golf Commercial Manager Brendan James and EIT Head of School –Health and Sports Science, Kirsten Westwood will join the board.

The evening is an important one for Sport Hawke's Bay as we acknowledge our 25th Birthday, with a celebratory cocktail function immediately after the AGM.

The Original Trust Deed for the Hawke's Bay Sports Foundation Education Trust was settled in February 1989, with the organisation first setting up offices in the Hildebrandt's Building in Tennyson Street, Napier before a move to Latham Street. The Trust, trading as Sport Hawke's Bay then moved to the Chapman Pavilion at McLean Park before relocating to the Pettigrew Green Arena for the establishment of Sports House in 2004.

Former Sport Hawke's Bay Chairman, Chris Tremain will be the guest speaker at the Cocktail Function, an appropriate choice given that Chris's father, rugby legend Kel was a founding trustee of Sport Hawke's Bay .

Former Hastings Mayor Jeremey Dwyer, legendary cricket administrator and school principal Harry Findlay, Hastings Boys High School Principal Graham Thomas, swimming legend John Beaumont, football administrator Rod Pelosi, sports administrator and banker, Dennis Smart, Wattie's General Manger, David Irving, teacher and hockey star Shirley Eddy, local councillor Diana Marriott, sports administrator Jillian Metz-Mayhead, teacher Roger Mole, solicitor and former cricket star John Wiltshire, Solicitor Richard Hill and teacher Jenny Barrett joined Kel Tremain as founding trustees. Richard Hill is still a trustee of Sport Hawke's Bay today!

The growth and success of Sport Hawke's Bay over the past 25 years is not due to one person but to the many who have contributed as volunteers and staff to ensure that Hawke's Bay's Regional Sports Trust is one of the most respected in the country.

We hope you can join us for our small celebration.

Please RSVP to Samantha Newman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colin Stone, Chief Executive


North Harbour hold off an unlucky Magpie side.




North Harbour have continued their upward trend, edging Hawke's Bay 28-25 in Albany tonight.

Read more: North Harbour hold off an unlucky Magpie side.

The Hawkes Bay Magpies have a bumper week ahead.


The Magpies have a busy schedule ahead and will take on North Harbour at Albany on Saturday night followed by a match for the Ranfurly Shield against the Wellington Lions at McLean Park in Napier next Wednesday.

Despite the Lions languishing on the last rung of the Premiership standings and North Harbour in a dead heat with the Bay of Plenty Steamers for the wooden spoon the Magpies still need to bring their A game.

As it comes to the business end of ITM Cup rugby Magpie coaches Craig Philpott and Danny Lee have been preparing the team well and say the squad is itching to get on the park.

Support the Magpies as the take on Wellington in Napier.

When: Wed 1 Oct 2014, 7:35pm–9:35pm

Where:McLean Park, Latham St, Napier

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information:

Buy Tickets HERE


New course and venue for Strata Group Tour of Hawkes Bay


The Strata Group Tour of Bay is set for resurgence in entries thanks to the growing popularity of cycling and an announcement of a new course.

The 24th annual Strata Group Tour of the Bay on October 19 will start from EIT Hawke’s Bay in Taradale and offers rides for all fitness levels and riding capabilities.

Organised by Ramblers Cycling Club and Jo Munialo, Event Director, the 115 kilometre ride will take in the popular Puketapu loop, as will the 65km ride. The Rotary Pathway tracks will be used for the 18km and 6km rides.

Jo says the new venue and rides will attract first time riders as well as regulars. A further attraction to entering is reduced entry prices and the opportunity of winning the free use of a car for a year, thanks to Rob Townsend from Bayswater Vehicles.

Children can enter the 6km iWay Family Fun Pathway Ride for free.

“This is a great major spot prize, and it’s great to have the likes of Bayswater Vehicles and Strata Group as sponsors.

“The move to a venue and course is also very exciting. Every event needs to be revitalized in some way,” Jo said.

Online registrations are now open onClick Hereand riders can also register up until Saturday 18th October.

For more information contact Jo on 021 155 6869