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Kaitaia Run/Walk Series Event
Kaitaia is the next venue for the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series event which will be held on Sunday 3 August ... more

Manaia View School takes on the AIMS Games Challenge

2014 has so far been a massive year for dance for the year 7 and 8 students from Manaia View School and looks to be getting
even more intense as the school takes on the challenge of doing their first ever competition at the biggest sports event for year 7 and 8 students in Australasia, the AIMS games…more

Regional Sport Leaders Receive updates
A Forum for Regional Sports Organisations (RSOs) was held recently in Whangarei, 13 sports were represented, with discussion covering the expansion of Sport Northland’s Energize Programme, an update on the Northland Talent Hub, sharing of current Regional Secondary School Data and sharing of ideas around Facebook best practise ... more

Sport Makers Continue to Make Sport Happen in the North
Sport Makers from the sport of swimming took out the three awards which were up for grabs in the tenth draw of Sport Northland’s Lotto Sport Maker programme. Kaye Moffet (Kaipara), David Girbin (Whangarei), and Helen Kapa (Far North) become the recent lucky draw winners ...

Get Active, it’s Not Hard – Green Prescription Good News
Donna Cowsill first joined Green Prescription in November 2013. The biggest challenge for Donna was getting into her togs and into that pool after so many years of inactivity. She was worried about her appearance, and that it would make her back pain worse, however quickly realised that no one was worried about what she looked like, and the exercises didn’t hurt her back … more

Take the First Step with Green Prescription
Vikki has made a total weight loss of 17 kilograms, or four dress sizes for the year, is feeling more positive and has less brain fog, especially at work … more

Te Kura o Te Kao Students Exposed to New Opportunities
He Oranga Poutama is into its second year working with Te Kura o Te Kao and as a result, students have been improving their fundamental skills … more

Give Waka Ama a Go
With the winter months here you would think this time of year would not be the best time to be paddling, however … more

Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw Course Level 2 & 3 – 16 & 17 August
There will be an opportunity for people to up-skill in Run Jump Throw at the upcoming course in Whangarei. This is open to anyone interested ... brief ... registration





Contact Details

Name:                   Brad Te Haara

Phone: Day            09 438 4743 Ext 711 / 021 767 582    
                             021 242 9336

Post:                      PO Box 584 Whangarei 0140
Email:                    brad.t@northlandrugby.co.nz
Website:                http://www.taniwha.co.nz/

Physical address:   29 Okara Drive, Whangarei



There are approximately 56 clubs in Northland that provide rugby for various age grades in all sub union regions. Sub-union regions include Mangonui, Hokianga, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Northern Wairoa and Rodney. Club competitions are co-ordinated by the sub-unions with rugby be provided for all age grades from midgets to seniors. Girls are encouraged to play and there is a Northland women’s club competition as well.



ITM  (Independant Timber Merchants) Cup starts the week of 1st August with the final Round Robin game on the week of 24th October followed by semi finals and finals.

Northland senior club competitions start from 20th March onwards with the finals on 24 July.

Junior club competitions start from mid April.


School Programmes:

There are a significant number of primary and intermediate Rippa rugby modules that will be run throughout Northland from March to November.
The Northland secondary schoolboys open grade and U15s grade tournament is held at the Old Boys Rugby Club on Wednesday 17th March.

There is a mid week 1st XV competition that starts on Wednesday 28th April and finishes on Wednesday 30th June. The competition will be split into two regions North and South Zone with a finals playoff date early in the 3rd term.

There are four schoolboy U15s grades tournaments that will be run throughout the second term.

There is a Northland secondary school girls 7 a-side tournament will be held on Wednesday 5th May.

There are four Secondary school girls 10 a-side tournaments that run throughout the second term. 

Events / Tournaments:
Thursday 3rd March–Secondary School Boys open grade and U15s grade 7s at the Moerewa and Otiria Rugby Clubs
Tuesday 10th May –Secondary School Girls 7s Kensington Park Whangarei
Monday 23rd to Tuesday 24th May –Northland Area Schools Tournament at Panguru Area School
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd July- JMB Sub-union competition
Tuesday 19th July to Saturday 23rd July –Taniwha Cup Tournament U13 Primary Schools Eastern United Rugby Club Taipa
Saturday 13th August- Club finals day throughout Northland
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August- IMB Sub-union competition
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th August- North and South Zone U14s Development Camp Kaitaia
Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th September- North and South Zone Development Camps Kaitaia
Saturday 3rd September to Saturday 15th October- Northern Regions U18s competitions
Friday 9th September to Sunday 23rd September- Rugby World Cup

Saturday 17th September to Sunday 9th October- Blues Franchise U14s and U16s competition

Club Contacts:
Kick into the NRU website www.taniwha.co.nz to catch details pertaining to Northland Club Rugby or phone our office on 09 438 4743.

Coach resource website http://www.coachingtoolbox.co.nznzru/

NZRU resource website






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