AIMS Games

Newsletter - August 2022

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The countdown is on!

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the 17th Zespri AIMS Games returns to Tauranga Moana 3 -9 September 2022 and we can’t wait to be back! We are so excited to be welcoming a whole new generation of Zespri AIMS Games athletes and supporters who have never experienced the games before. Over 320 schools are registered to attend this years event!


​​​​​​​The Coastal Bay of Plenty has been a favourite Kiwi holiday destination for generations. Our beaches are the best in New Zealand and our sun, surf and sand have helped to shape our laid-back lifestyle.

Māori first discovered this area in the 13th Century and named what is now the region’s capital city ‘Tauranga’ meaning ‘place of rest or anchorage’. Tauranga is now New Zealand’s fifth-largest and fastest-growing city, and home to around 140,000 people. Our city sits right on the water’s edge and is well-known for its blue skies, warm climate, sparkling harbour and relaxed lifestyle.

The Coastal Bay of Plenty has an abundance of outdoor adventures to enjoy, including thousands of kilometres of walking and cycling trails with stunning scenery. There’s also 125 kilometres of beautiful coastline and beaches. Visit the Bay’s famous Mount Main Beach, Papamoa Beach, Ōhope Beach and Pilot Bay – all voted among the top ten best beaches in New Zealand*. You can learn to surf, kayak or paddleboard almost anywhere.

​​​​​​​To top it off, the Coastal Bay of Plenty has a thriving food scene with wonderful cafés and restaurants. There are plenty of activities like blokarts, drift trikes, marine wildlife tours and scenic flights to keep the whole family happy and entertained.

​​​​​​​Find out more about Tauranga’s CBD, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and our beautiful surroundings on


What to expect!


Major Sponsors

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Associate Sponsors

The Gear

As part of the sponsorship deal the students will receive a hoodie each to help keep them warm while they are waiting for game time! To make sure they have all their gear with them the students also receive a backpack or gear bag. A big thank you to the team at DG Sport for making this happen.
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Teams Draws

The Team draws have been released for Aims Games. Below are the draws for our football, hockey and water polo teams. It's a big first day for the football team with three big games on the Monday!
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Wednesday 1 September Individual sporting code draws published on the Zespri AIMS Games website.

2022 Zespri AIMS Games Athlete Handbook

Together with our friends at Zespri and some of the best in business, we’ve created a guide to help with your preparation. Inside, you’ll find nutrition advice, ways to help prevent injury and even some tips from New Zealand Olympic Team athletes, who have been in your shoes.

Check it out here

Create Your Own Athlete Player Card

Click on the Player Card link in the Zespri AIMS Games app to create your very own digital Athlete Player Card to share with family and friends. It only takes 60 seconds. Watch the demonstration video here to find out how to make yours.

Take the FREE bus

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga City Council are providing a free park and ride service between key venues at the games. This service is free for all, while athletes, referees and coaches can also travel for free on Bayhopper Urban buses when they show their Zespri AIMS Games app.

Find out more here.

Visit The Zespri Hubs

Wondering what to do with your downtime during the tournament? The Zespri hubs have got plenty to keep you busy while you’re not competing. Come and see the friendly team at the Zespri tents at Blake Park and Gordon Spratt Reserve and try some delicious Zespri SunGold™ and Green Kiwifruit. Challenge your friends to a game of connect four, conduct science experiments and make your own tasty smoothie on the Zespri Smoothie Bikes. By taking part in Zespri’s range of fun games and activities you will earn points for your school. The school with most points at the end of the week will win $1,000 worth of sports gear!

Download The Zespri AIMS Games App!

Download the Zespri AIMS Games app and be on your game! It is the one-stop Zespri AIMS Games info hub over tournament week for registration updates, notifications, draws, results, competitions, free bus passes, maps, news, wet weather information and more.

Note - the Zespri AIMS Games app is compulsory for all managers, coaches and officials to be logged into during tournament week.

Opening Ceremony

Aims Games 2018 Opening Ceremony