Covid-19 Alert Level 4. STAY AT HOME. SAVE LIVES!

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.

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A dedicated welfare helpline to assist with local access to household goods and services such as food, water, clothing and bedding is now available. Freephone 0800 725 678 - 7am until 7pm, seven days a week. This service is for people not able to make arrangements through their own support networks.

Essential services will continue. Latest District-wide information available at Covid-19 Information.

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

Funding is now open through to 10 April 2020.

There is one funding round per year, this will run from Saturday 14 March 2020 - Friday 10 April 2020.
Decisions will be made on Thursday 14 May 2020 at the Sport NZ Assessment Committee Meeting. Applicants will be advised shortly afterwards.

This fund is supplied by Sport NZ and administered by the Rangitikei District Council. The Committee is made up of two Councillors and the Mayor.

The fund was developed in response to concerns raised about the lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities. It is targeted at young people aged between 5 and 19 years, and is open to all rural sports clubs with eligible members who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

An example is petrol vouchers for travel to local sporting events.

Before beginning the application process we recommend you check that your group is eligible for funding:

  • are you a sports group with youth from 5-19 years of age?
  • do you need financial help to travel to compete in your regular sporting competitions?
  • are you in the Rangitīkei district?
  • are you happy to provide accountability evidence?

If you answered yes, then we may be able to help. Please note that this funding is only for travel to regular local events, not regional or national. You will find more detailed information in the document below:

Sport Nz Guidelines 2018 2020

You can access the application form here:

Rangitikei Grants Application

The application process is now online. If you need assistance completing your application, please contact the administrator:

Further information for the fund is available by:

  • visiting the Council’s offices at 46 High Street, Marton or 92 Hautapu Street, Taihape
  • or phoning the Council on 0800 422 522
  • or emailing

Results for 2018-19

  • Taihape Area School
  • South Makirikiri School
  • Marton Junior Rugby Club
  • Hunterville Sports Club
  • Rangitikei College
  • James Cook School
  • Huntley School

Sport Nz Rural Travel Fund Accountability Form