Community Sports Banks

Your local Community Sports Bank has sports gear to get families active, get friends together and ease the effects of the last few months on everyone's mental health.

Community Sports Banks are a drop-off point for unused or outgrown sports gear, and for that gear to be picked up and used by families that would otherwise not be able to afford it. Sport poverty is a growing issue within our communities with three main barriers to sport participation; subs/fees, equipment costs, and transport. The aim of the Community Sports Banks is to reduce/eliminate these barriers.

Check the list below for your local drop off/pick up point and click here for more details regarding addresses and timings.

  1. Wellington Central - The Hub, Toitu Poneke
  2. Karori - St Ninians Uniting Church
  3. Linden - Linden Community Centre
  4. Seaview - Kokiri Marae
  5. Wainuiomata - Te Hei Rangatahi, Community Hub
  6. Naenae - Naenae Boxing Academy
  7. Taita - Walter Nash Centre
  8. Porirua – Te Rauparaha Arena and aquatic Centre
  9. Cannons Creek - Cannons Creek Boxing Academy
  10. Upper Hutt – Ōrongomai Marae
  11. Kapiti – Funzone

Play Trailers

Looking for a play trailer to help to enhance an event or activity happening in your school or community? Play trailers are a great way for your tamariki and whānau to experience a range of different equipment and ways to play it.  There are a few different organisations that have play trailers so check them out on the table below.

Organisation and Contact Overview Extra Information

Y Central

Website:Y Central- Tākaro Trailer

The Y has a bold vision of building strong kids, strong families, strong communities, through investing in in the next generation. Part of this is ensuring all tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa are physically active through play, active recreation and sport. Play allows children to experience fun, joy and laughter in a way that is important to them. The Y have tākaro play trailers, which are filled with plenty of fun play equipment to encourage kids to get active, and do what they do best - play!

Cost: $200 per day

Pick up/ drop off location: 67 Pilmuir St, Lower Hutt.
A booking request form must be filled in.
Please note the trailer and all the equipment is for hire.  No YMCA staff members will be attending the events. 

Wellington City Mission

Nicole Lew

022 476 4698

(04) 245 0900 

Play trailer includes a range of different play equipment. We may or may not be able to provide people resource. BBQ and fruit possibility. City Mission would like to target play days through schools, but please contact Nicole to check around other events.

Cost: Free 

Use will be dependent on availability, need and other initiatives happening within the school. Check in with Nicole and/or the Nuku Ora HAL team around the use of this.

Hutt City Council - Build & Play

Sam Dickie 

Website: Active in the Hutt

Hutt Valley schools can hire out the CK & Co Realty Build & Play Trailer for a 2 week period! This is engaging construction play that offers tamariki opportunities for free, creative (and occasionally risky) play. Children are given access to a wide selection of items (off cuts, hammers, saws, nails, cardboard tubes, bamboo etc). Within the designated space, children are invited to use these items to create. Volunteers are invited to supervise, allowing children to create and take risks on their terms, or work together with the children.

Cost: Free 

Connections to curriculum document provided to assist teachers in linking play sessions to learning outcomes. Prior to delivery, each school will be taken through a teacher and volunteer induction followed by a risk assessment, and programme training along with HCC's recommendations to run the programme most effectively to achieve optimal outcomes. 

Hutt City Council - Pukutakaro

Wendy Serpa 

Website: Active in the Hutt

Pukutakaro consists of a van full of ‘big ticket’ sports gear and other ‘wow’ items that our young people might typically not get the opportunity to play with. Pukutakaro is a project which promotes free play- independent of adult support.
The equipment is provided and set up by our activators who will work collaboratively with staff and whanau during this play time to encourage our tamariki to be active and adopt new skills.
We visit each participating school for 2 weeks, setting up and delivering Pukutakaro during lunchtime and after school from 3-4pm Monday - Thursdays.  

Cost: Free 

Hutt Valley Schools only.
There are spin-off opportunities through Pukutakaro such as a growing conversation with educators and parents about the value of play and being active, and new active transport skills. Post program our team will have a conversation with your school about how to take forward the learnings from Pukutakaro and make play a more regular occurance.

Kāpiti Coast District Council - Waka Kori Play Trailer

Cat Wylde

Website: Find Your Play


Waka Kori Play Trailer is a treasure chest of materials and equipment designed to spark the imagination and inspire creative play, and includes things like hurdles, a badminton set, balls, elastics, pool noodles, a swing set, frisbees, and much more. 

Cost: Contact Cat Wylde to discuss bookings and queries. 

Kāpiti Schools and community groups only.