Nuku Ora is committed to improving the quality of sport, active recreation and play experiences. Through our work, we strengthen the physical activity system of our region. We partner with organisations to develop, support and connect those providing opportunities to be active. We understand that transforming lives in the Wellington region takes a strong capable workforce that includes coaches, administrators, volunteers, community leaders, and parents; all of who benefit from regular development to increase their influence and potential.

Within our work in community development we focus on the following:

  • Building participation of tamariki and rangatahi in all parts of physical activity
  • Developing capability at all levels of the physical activity system
  • Strengthen connections and influence
  • Improving the delivery of meaningful community sport experiences

How we can help


Find out more

Additional resources

Future of Sport for Rangatahi in NZ

In 2022, Nuku Ora in partnership with five RSOs, College Sport Wellington and Sport New Zealand, commissioned Kantar Public to identify the different barriers and drivers to rangatahi (aged 15-18) participating in sport and to understand the level of impact each of the barriers and drivers has on their participation. Ultimately, we wanted to gain a better understanding of how to increase rangatahi participation rates in sport in the wider Wellington region. Click the link to read the full report: Future of Sport research report


Resources and guides for starting or managing a sport or recreation club. Created by Sport New Zealand topics covered include; health and safety for clubs, stakeholder communications plan, finding and keeping volunteers, marketing and communications, growing your club membership, sports rage tips.

Disability - Sport New Zealand

Information about disabilites, sport services and other resources.

Sport NZ Insights Tool

Sport New Zealand's Community Sport Insights Tool is designed to help those operating in the sport and recreation sector to better understand their participants and plan for future demand.

Uniform Quotes

Nuku Ora's apparel supplier is Dynasty Sport.  Contact Paul Latham for a quote (and he doesn't mind if it's just because you need a second quote for a grant application.) 

Dynasty Sport is 100% New Zealand owned and operated and proudly supplies high quality, custom on and off-field garments and support to professional partners, grassroots, clubs, educational facilities and charities across New Zealand and Australia. With competitive pricing, unrivalled quality, coupled with cutting edge product development and a delivery commitment, Dynasty Sport is able to provide you with order management and customer service through our experienced account executives.

Visit  They also have preseason offers!