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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.

Below are a list of services available to help community sports clubs 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

Sport NZ

Sport New Zealand has guidelines about sport and recreation activities at different alert levels, as well as advice and resources to support the sector.

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 organisations

Wage subsidy scheme

Wage subsidy scheme

Employment New Zealand is administering a COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme to help business and affected workers in the short-term.

Wage Subsidy Scheme

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.


Mental wellbeing

Mental health

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


Connect with our team

We're here to help. Our team will email local sports clubs and recreation providers any developments relevant to your sector, but if you haven't received any email updates from us, or if you have any questions, then please get in touch.

Community sport team

Support for local sports clubs, regional sports organisations and coaches. Our sport team are also holding forums with Regional Sport Organisations once a week to help develop a collaboratve approach to sector recovery - please contact Nick Chambers if you have have any questions about the RSO forums.

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Zane Jensen

Regional Facilities & Community Sport Team Leader

027 222 5690


Karen Stanton

Community Sport Advisor

Eastern Bay

027 554 1428

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Wiremu Tapara

Community Sport Advisor

Western Bay

021 484 561

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Nick Chambers

Sport Manager

027 461 7219

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Dave Clarke

Coaching and Sport Development Team Leader

027 299 5110

Recreation team

Our recreation team can support local recreation providers by connecting you with useful resources and contacts, or advocating on behalf of the local sector to local councils, funders and Sport NZ. Please get in touch if you have any questions or to let us know of any challenges you are facing.


Catherine McCulloch

Community Manager

027 240 1099


Karen Stanton

Recreation Advisor

Eastern Bay

027 554 1428

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Lizzy Gaston

Recreation Advisor

Central Bay

027 269 2730

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Philip Seed

Recreation Advisor

Western Bay

027 441 2164

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