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Kia ora, malo e lelei, ni hao, talofa Lava, namaste, fakaalofa lahi atu, sat sri akal, kia orana, kumusta, hola and hello!

Harbour Sport has a vision of a physically active and healthy community and strives to influence more people to participate in sport and physical activity. Our strategy is focused on our tamariki and rangatahi and the Māori, Pasifika and Asian populations in Auckland’s North Harbour region. By providing advocacy, expertise, investment and resource, Harbour Sport models and shares best practice in governance, management, leadership and community development to sports clubs and organisations in our local area.

Due to trustees reaching the end of their appointments, Harbour Sport is seeking to recruit new trustees to join our board. To ensure we have a balanced and diverse board we encourage applicants from all communities and seek a range of commercial, professional and lived experience. Harbour Sport is committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi across our organisation and we particularly welcome applicants with skills and experience to strengthen our Te Aō Māori capability. Expertise in HR would also be a valuable attribute.

Harbour Sport holds the GovernanceMark quality standard for sport and recreation demonstrating a commitment to high quality governance. The Board has a strong governance culture, operates at a strategic level, and has a deep commitment to meeting the needs of the Harbour Sport community. Collegiality, the ability to work constructively with fellow trustees, preparedness to be an active contributor and to commit the time and effort required are all key attributes. Prior governance experience is beneficial but not essential.

This is a voluntary appointment with bi-monthly in-person board meetings along with additional sub-committee meetings and strategy sessions. It is expected that interested applicants will have an affinity with the region that Harbour Sport operates in and value the work that Harbour Sport does within our community.

Ideal Applicant

Harbour Sport is seeking to appoint a trustee to our stable and experienced board. We particularly seek an applicant with skills and experience to strengthen our Te Aō Māori capability and to reflect the diversity of our community and encourage applications from Tangata Whenua. We seek a range of commercial and professional skills across our board but applicants with experience in HR would be especially welcomed. This is a voluntary appointment.


Harbour Sport is a value based organisation and committed to Respect, Integrity, Whakawhanaungatanga, Inclusiveness and Leadership. We expect respectful and positive behaviours and values at all times from those we support and from all those we engage with. Harbour Sport is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation. We value partnership with tangata whenua and the distinctiveness that tangata whenua bring to physical activity, community identity and wellbeing.

Applications close 5pm on Friday, 15th September 2023