Secondary School Sport Auckland Tournament Week

in conjunction with Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and New Zealand Sports Collective

Eleven sports will hold their secondary school championships in Tāmaki Makaurau from 2nd – 8th September. Read about the wonderful events taking part and come along to support the rangatahi!

A huge thank you to our major sponsor.

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A huge thank you to our major sponsor Tātaki  Auckland Unlimited – Tāmaki  Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency committed to making our region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business.

Nau mai ki Auckland Unlimited – te pokapū ōhanga, ahurea hoki o Tāmaki Makaurau e ngākau titikaha ana ki te whakarite i tō mātou rohe kia matenuitia ai hei wāhi noho, mahi, torotoro, whakangao pūtea, whakahaere pakihi hoki.    

Home to some of the region’s most beloved arts, cultural, conservation and heritage institutions, we enhance Auckland’s cultural vibrancy, providing a wealth of enriching experiences and opportunities; and we tell Auckland’s story to the world.  

As an Auckland Council-controlled organisation, we deliver a co-ordinated, region-wide programme to maximise cultural, social and economic benefits for our residents and visitors. Driving investment and innovation, we support Auckland businesses to thrive.  

Building on the 10-year legacy of our founding organisations – Regional Facilities Auckland Ltd, and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development Ltd – we will continue to make Auckland a vibrant destination and support the development of our region’s economy. We will lead the development of our region’s growth industries, support innovation, and help to attract transformative investment and multi-national companies.  

Welcome Dinners – Hosted by NZMA

This year, there will be two welcome dinners to welcome all the rangatahi to Tāmaki Makaurau! This is an awesome opportunity for the students to come together to celebrate winter tournament week, meet other sporting students from all over Aotearoa, listen to a panel of sporting legends and share some kai. These dinners are kindly sponsored by NZMA.

Dinner One

Date: Tuesday 3rd September
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: NZMA Sylvia Park Campus 56/60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

RSVP: to Lucie@waddell.nz

Dinner Two

Date: Wednesday 4th September
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: NZMA Sylvia Park Campus 56/60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

RSVP: to Lucie@waddell.nz

NZMA is a Category One PTE offering vocational education and training in Trades, Hospitality, Cookery, Early Childhood Education, Pharmacy, Pre-Nursing, Horticulture, and Esports. NZMA has 9 campuses across New Zealand. NZMA forms part of UP Education – New Zealand’s leading independent tertiary education group.

VISIT NZMA WEBSITE

School Sports Winter Tournament

Basketball
Junior Zone 1
Date: 31st August – 3rd September
Where: Pullman Arena

Junior Premierships are regional tournaments that are organised by Basketball New Zealand, and supported by local associations, for students in Years 9 and 10 ONLY, to introduce them to secondary school level tournaments. Schools can only attend tournaments that are located within their zone. Zone 1 – Northern (Northland and Auckland) will be supported by Auckland Basketball Services and run at Pulman Arena from August 31 to September 3.

AA Zone 1
Date: 4th – 7th September
Where: Pullman Arena

AA Premiership national qualifying tournament organised by Basketball New Zealand, and supported by local associations, for larger secondary schools around the country. Schools should have a roll of more than 300 students* (in Years 9-13) for a single sex school, or more than 600 students* (in Years 9-13) for a co-ed school. There are four tournaments available for ‘AA’ schools around the country
Zone 1 – Northern (Northland and Auckland) will be supported by Auckland Basketball Services and run at Pulman Arena from September 4 to 7.

NZSS Football Premier Tournament

Date: 2nd – 6th September
Where: Ngahue Reserve, Michaels Avenue Reserve, Bill McKinlay Park and William Green Domain

In 2024 the New Zealand Secondary Schools Football Premier Tournament returns to Tāmaki Makaurau and will be played over five days at four fabulous turf based venues (Ngahue Reserve, Michaels Avenue Reserve, Bill McKinlay Park and William Green Domain). This tournament showcases the best secondary school aged boys football talent from across New Zealand.

NZSS Wrestling Championships

Date: Friday 6th September, 10am
Where: Rutherford College, Te Atatū Peninsula

An action-packed event not to be missed! An event that consists of some national title holders in both males and females. Held at Rutherford College on the 6th of September starting from 10 am. 

NZSS Cycling Northern Tour

Date: 7th – 8th September
Where: Saturday – Dunkirk Road and Maungarei Memorial Drive, Mount Wellington / Sunday – Waiouru Road, East Tamaki

The 2024 NZSS Northern Tour is contested in Winter Tournament week, and will be on 7 – 8 September, run by Cycling New Zealand Schools. Held in Auckland, the Northern Tour includes 3 stages; an Individual Time Trial, Hill Climb and Criterium.  

Riders will not only have overall GC title up for grabs but will also be racing for the National School Hill Climb title.

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NZSS Weightlifting Championships

Date: 5th – 6th September
Where: Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe

Weightlifting New Zealand is excited to have our young athletes come together from across Aotearoa for the 2024 National Secondary Schools Championships.  The event will be held at Kolmar, Papatoetoe in the heart of South Auckland on the 7th and 8th September.

Weightlifting NZ believes in putting people at the core of our sport by providing a safe, inclusive environment, enabling them to be their best.  We believe in the power of sport to develop young men and women who will have the skillset to succeed in whatever endeavour they choose.

In the ever changing sporting landscape, Weightlifting is an offering which allows those involved to express themselves in an appropriate way and leaves them with skills, focus and a sense of esteem at whatever level they achieve.  

NZSS Croquet Championships

Date: 2nd – 3rd September
Where: Epsom Remuera Croquet Club and Carlton Croquet Club

For the first time in its 10-year history, Croquet NZ is excited to have Aotearoa’s young competitors come together in Tāmaki Makaurau for the 2024 National Golf Croquet competition.

This pairs event will take place at the Epsom-Remuera Croquet Club, 259 Gillies Ave on the 2 & 3 September where we’ll be looking forward to some close and exciting competition amongst a generation of new croquet players following a pandemic hiatus. Come and celebrate the fun of youth Golf Croquet in this idyllic setting or watch the event unfold live on the Whakaata Māori  YouTube channel.

NZSS Street Skateboarding Championships

Date: 3rd and 4th September
Where: Birkenhead Skatepark

NZSS Team Road Racing Championships

Date: 5th – 6th September
Where: TBC

Upper North Island Boys Mayhill Cup

Date: 2nd - 6th September
Where: Auckland Hockey Stadium, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga.

UNISS

Date: 2nd – 7th September
Where: Waitakere Netball Centre

NZSS Indoor Bowls Championships

Date: 5th – 6th September
Where: Western Hall, New Lynn

NZSS Cycling Northern Tour

Date: 7th – 8th September
Where: Dunkirk Road, Maungarei Memorial Drive and Waiouru Road.
SportDatesLocation
NZSS Football Boys Lotto Premiere Tournament2nd – 6th SeptemberNgahue Reserve, Michaels Avenue Reserve, Bill McKinlay and William Green Domain.
Basketball – Junior Premiership Zone 1 (Secondary Schools Premier & A Grade available)31 August – 3rd SeptemberPullman Arena
Basketball – AA Premierships Zone 1 (Secondary Schools Nationals Qualifier)4th – 7th SeptemberPullman Arena
NZSS Wrestling Championships6th SeptemberRutherford College
NZSS Croquet Championships2nd – 3rd SeptemberEpsom Remuera Croquet Club and Carlton Croquet Club
UNISS Netball2nd – 7th SeptemberWaitakere Netball Centre
NZSS Skateboarding Championships3rd – 4th SeptemberBirkenhead Skatepark
NZSS Indoor Bowls Championships – Singles & Pairs5th – 6th SeptemberWestern Hall, New Lynn
NZSS Athletics Road Race Championships5th – 6th SeptemberPakuranga Sailing Club
Upper North Island Boys Mayhill Cup2nd – 6th SeptemberAuckland Hockey Stadium, Lloyd Elsmore Park
NZSS Weightlifting Championships5th – 6th SeptemberKolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
NZSS Cycling Northern Tour7th – 8th SeptemberSaturday – Dunkirk Road and Maungarei Memorial Drive, Mount Wellington / Sunday – Waiouru Road, East Tamaki

Deals & Discounts

Auckland Activity Discounts

We have put together some awesome activity discounts! Extend your stay in Tāmaki Makaurau to explore this vibrant city and all it has to offer.

All Black Experience*
20% off
Promo-code: NZSC20

45 minute guided tour – learn what it takes to make, shape and be an All Black. 20% offAdult tickets and Family passes (not inc student, senior or child). Valid 30th August – 10th September 2024 (excl 8/09). Online bookings only.

Weta Work Shop Unleashed*
20% off
Promo-code: TWEEK24

A global award-winning movie-making tour. Intro to special effects creative workshop and intro to world building creative workshop. Valid 30th August – 9th September 2024. Purchase now online or in-store.

Tree Adventures
20% off
Promo-code: TAU20

Tree Adventures is a high-wire adventure park set amount the Woodhill Forest treetops. Each course has a series of fun and challenging obstacles that wind their way through the trees. Valid 31st of August – 15th September 2024.

Rainbows End
over 30% off

$47 pass for high school students (normally $69.99) when you book a school group (min of 10 students – 1 teacher/ helper will recieve riding pass at same price or spectator pass for free)

Sky City
Freeparking

Eat, Stay or Play – Spend $40 or more at any SkyCity Auckland restaurant or bar, purchase any Sky Tower admission ticket or stay at the SkyCity Hotel or purchase an experience at any SkyCity attraction*

All Blacks Experience Education Rates for Teams/Groups

  • Students: $18pp  Based on min 20 paying students
  • Teachers/Helpers – $29pp
  • FOC policy: 1 teacher “free of charge” per 10 paying students
  • The rates above are subsidised by Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) programme.  Rates available only to registered New Zealand Schools.

Bookings:

For every group booking the capacity per tour is 26 students.  They can accommodate teachers and parents above this number.  Please indicate at the time of booking the additional numbers.  If student numbers for example is 50 student+ teachers, they will operate tours back to back.

  • For every 10 paying students they will allow 1 teacher/parent helper – complimentary “free of charge”.
  • Additional students $18pp and teacher/parent helpers $29pp.

If you’d like to see further information about the All Blacks Experience, please head along to www.experienceallblacks.com/the-experience/school-visits/

Opening hours, duration and tour information:

  • Open daily (first tour 10am).  We can open tours early on request and availability.
  • Allow 1.5 hours.  Your visit will be a 45 minute guided tour, up to 30 minutes in our Step Up interactive zone and optional shopping in our retail store. 
  • Our tours depart hourly and every 15mins if we have bookings of more than 26 students.
  • We require full payment and settlement before travel.  Invoicing is a payment option and to avoid disappointment this is not a payment option on the day of travel and must be pre-arranged.  Let us know at the time of reservation.

For reference, our standard retail pricing (non-educational rates) are Adult $59 and Child (6 to 15) $30.

Accommodation packages

Auckland accommodation for your team or come support your rangatahi with these great offerings. Extend your stay and make a weekend of it!

SkyCity Hotels
10% off

Sign up to SkyCity online and receive 10% off SkyCity Hotels

Competitions

Auckland Scavenger Hunt - Team Prize
Win team Hydro Flask drink bottles

With your team, get out and about in Auckland to visit local landmarks and locations close to your tournament venue – taking photos at each location

More details on competition to be posted on @WaddellNZ and the Secondary School Sport Auckland Tournament Week Website.

Team Hydro Flasks
Quiz - All things Auckland
Win a Weta Workshop experience - Two chances to WIN

Scan the QR code (found on Waddell NZ socials) and test your knowledge on all things Auckland. If you get all questions correct you will go into the draw to win an Auckland experience prize pack.

More details on competition to be posted on @WaddellNZ and the Secondary School Sport Auckland Tournament Week Website.

x1 Sky Jump (AJ Hackett)
OR A Double Pass to Vector Wero White Water Park
Social Media Competition
Win an Ultimate experience prize - Two prizes up for grabs

Head over to @Waddell NZ Instagram or Facebook for more details and to enter the giveaway.

To enter: You must be following both Visit Auckland and Waddell NZ on Facebook and or Instagram.

More details on competition to be posted on @WaddellNZ and the Secondary School Sport Auckland Tournament Week Website.

x1 Sky Jump (AJ Hackett)
OR A Double Pass to Vector Wero White Water Park
Social Media Competition
Who is your biggest supporter - Two chances to WIN

Head over to @Waddell NZ Instagram or Facebook for more details and to enter the giveaway.

To enter: You must be following both Visit Auckland and Waddell NZ on Facebook and or Instagram.

More details on competition to be posted on @WaddellNZ and the Secondary School Sport Auckland Tournament Week Website.

x1 Family Pass – All Black Experience Tour
x1 $20 – The Coffee Club Voucher

For more information, contact:

Mandy Purdie, mandy@waddell.nz

Waddell + Associates  |  www.waddellassociates.com