Sport Bay of Plenty


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We're here for our community

The sport and recreation sectors have suffered unprecedented disruption and change as a result of COVID-19. Sport Bay of Plenty is here to help you navigate these challenging times.

COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System)

From 11:59pm on Thursday, 2 December all of New Zealand will move into the Covid-19 Protection System. The Bay of Plenty will initially be spilt into two levels:

  • Western Bay of Plenty, including Tauranga - orange
  • Rotorua, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki Districts - red
Traffic light settings map as at 30 November 2021

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Red is designed to protect at-risk people and the health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations. Orange is designed to reduce increasing community transmission that is putting pressure on the public health system and at-risk people. Green is designed to minimise the cases of COVID-19 community transmission. Under Green, community transmission is limited, hospitalisations are at a manageable level, and the health system is ready to respond.

Sport NZ has a list of guidelines about how sport, active recreation and play can take place under different settings. Note - we do not transition to the new CPF until 3 December.

The guidance covers:

  • Indoor and outdoor community sport, including watersports – this can be a team sport or individual sport, contact or close-proximity, or non-contact
  • Recreational activities like walking, ocean swimming, swimming laps at the pool or going to the gym
  • Play in homes, neighbourhoods and playgrounds

Sport NZ Covid-19 Protection Framework guidelines


Below are a list of services available to help community sports clubs and play and recreation providers, as well as key staff contacts that you can reach out to if you have any questions.

Information from national sector bodies

Sport NZ

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Sport New Zealand has guidelines for sport, recreation and play activities under the new Covid-19 Protection Framework.

Sport NZ

Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa has webinars, information resources and ideas to help the recreation industry develop strategies and solutions to navigate COVID-19.

Recreation Aotearoa

Help for play, active recreation and sports organisations

Mental wellbeing

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The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand has some great tips to support individual and community mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Information for businesses

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The Employee and Manufacturers Association has free legal and employment relations advice plus resources to help businesses through COVID-19.

Employee and Manufacturers Association

Business support network

Business network

Manaaki is a network of world-leading business experts here to support Aotearoa's small businesses. Ask questions and connect with other small businesses for support.



Connect with our team

We're here to help. From RSOs, to sports clubs and local recreation providers, or team can assist with advice, resources and planning.


Nick Chambers

Sport Manager

027 461 7219

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Wiremu Tapara

Community Sport & Coaching Development Team Leader

021 484 561

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Trudi Kemp

Community Coaching Advisor

022 637 9380

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Belinda Muller

Sport Development Advisor

021 246 1019

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Rochelle Seager

Community Sport Development Advisor (Western Bay)

021 173 4770


Melissa Gordon

Community Sport Development Advisor (Central & Eastern Bay)

027 612 7456

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Lizzy Gaston

Recreation Connector

Central Bay

027 269 2730

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Talei Bryant

Recreation Connector


027 521 7070

Luke Frame

Luke Frame

Rangatahi Regional Schools Director

027 867 5840

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