PLAY

We breed them hungry in the Far North. If there’s a ball to be kicked, a hoop to be owned or a bar to be lifted the people of Te Taitokerau are in there boots and all, so to speak. The Far North District enjoys a lively sporting culture that sees weeknights and weekends thriving with people of over 31 active codes getting active through play. Several codes are also prominent in our school environments where the district’s children are learning essential sporting skills that may prove to be the foundations for the future champions.

Our physical environment in the Far North is generated to facilitate free play across all ages and abilities; this is also manifest in the deep connection our tangata whenua have to our marae, our maunga, our rivers, our lakes and our harbours.

The Stats

31 active sporting codes

148 sports clubs

46 walking tracks

27 DOC-managed reserves

64 FNDC-managed parks, reserves and sportsgrounds

29 FNDC-managed playgrounds

 We work closely with our partners engaging in sports and recreation settings so as to achieve our vision: 

Ka puta noa te mauri Te Taitokerau – a healthy, thriving Far North

Sport Northland

Department of Conservation