Gift Your Gear Initiative launches across Aotearoa

February 28, 2022

Badminton New Zealand in partnership with YONEX are excited to announce the launch of the Shuttle Time Gift Your Gear initiative.

Gift Your Gear seeks to improve the accessibility of badminton by redistributing pre-loved gear to young people throughout Aotearoa. Running throughout March, eighteen of our Associations have signed up to the initiative, with schools and junior clubs across the motu set to benefit.

Badminton New Zealand Community Manager, Sam Paterson notes his excitement “I’m really looking forward to seeing our community come together to grow the sport with collection points from Whangārei to the deep south. Like most players, I’ve hoarded plenty of extra gear over the years, so look forward to dropping these in to the Hastings collection point.”

How do you participate in the Gift Your Gear initiative?

  • Search the dark corners of your racquet bag and wardrobe for all of your pre-loved badminton gear.
  • Drop it off to one of the collection points listed below.
  • It's that simple!

So New Zealand, it's time to Gift Your Gear and give the gift of badminton!

Collection Points

Whangārei

Badminton Northland, 41 Porowini Avenue, Morningside

  • Tuesday (4pm to 9.30pm), Thursday and Friday (3.45pm to 5.30pm)

Auckland

Badminton North Harbour Pro Shop, 47 Bond Crescent, Forrest Hill

  • Monday to Friday (9am to 8pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am to 6pm)

Badminton Waitākere Pro Shop, 149/155 Royal Road, Massey

  • Monday to Thursday (4pm to 10pm), Saturday and Sunday (8am to 10pm)

Titirangi Badminton Club, 28 Withers Road, Glen Eden

  • Tuesday and Thursday (7pm to 10.30pm)

Auckland Badminton Pro Shop, 99 Gillies Avenue, Newmarket

  • Monday to Friday (10am to 8pm), Saturday (9am to 8pm), Sunday (9am to 6pm)

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Counties Manukau Badminton Office and Pro Shop, 41 Elliot Street, Papakura

  • Monday to Friday (12pm to 6pm), Tuesday and Thursday (7pm to 9pm)

Hamilton

Waikato Badminton, Eastlink Badminton Stadium, 60 Old Farm Road, Hamilton East

  • Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm)

Bay of Plenty

Aquinas Action Centre, 183 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa

  • Monday (7pm to 9pm)

Awakeri Badminton Club, Awakeri Events Centre, Next to Awakeri Primary School

  • Wednesday (7pm to 10pm)

The Mount Badminton Club, Mount Sports Centre, Adjacent to Blake Park

  • Wednesday (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

Rotorua Badminton Stadium, 24 Tarewa Place, Rotorua

  • Tuesday (7.30pm to 10.30pm), Wednesday 7.30pm to 10pm)

Tauranga Badminton Club, Tauranga Boys' College, 664 Cameron Road, Tauranga South

  • Tuesday (7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Te Puke Badminton Club, Te Puke Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke

  • Wednesday (7pm to 9.30pm)

Turangi Badminton Club, Turangi Town Centre Gymnasium

  • Thursday (7.30pm to 10pm)

Whakatane Badminton Club, Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane

  • Tuesday (9.30am to 11.30am), Thursday (7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Gisborne

Badminton Eastland, 134 Roebuck Road, Gisborne

  • Monday (9am to 11am, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, 7pm to 9pm), Wednesday (5pm to 6.30pm), Thursday (9am to 11am)

Patutahi Badminton Club, 20 Biggs Street, Patutahi

  • Tuesday (7.30pm to 9.30pm

Napier / Hastings

Hastings Badminton Club, 503 Railway Road, Hastings

  • Wednesday (6.30pm to 9.30pm)

Meeanee Badminton Club, 4 Gavin Black Street, Meeanee

  • Monday and Thursday (7pm to 10pm)

Badminton New Zealand, Pettigrew Green Arena, 480 Gloucester Street, Taradale

  • Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm)

New Plymouth

Central Badminton Club, Star Gym, Tukapa Street, New Plymouth

  • Monday (6pm to 9.30pm)

Spotswood United Badminton Club, Star Gym, Tukapa Street, New Plymouth

  • Tuesday (6pm to 9pm)

Palmerston North / Feilding

B&M Centre (Arena 4), 61 Pascal Street

  • Thursday (6pm to 8pm)

Feilding Badminton Club, 86 Aorangi Street, Feilding

  • Tuesday from 8th March (7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Sport Manawatu Office, 40 The Square, Palmerston North Central

  • Monday & Tuesday (9am to 4pm)

Wellington

Badminton Hutt Valley, 25 Vogel Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt

  • Tuesday and Wednesday (7.30pm to 9.30pm), Thursday and Friday (9.30am to 11.30am)

Badminton Wellington Centre, 1 Ruahine Street, Hataitai

  • Monday to Friday (12pm to 6pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm)

Wellington North Badminton, 24 Tawa Street, Tawa

  • Tuesday to Saturday (10am to 6pm)

Nelson

Badminton Nelson, 20B Gladstone Road, Richmond

  • Time TBC

Christchurch

Badminton Canterbury Pro Shop and Office, 220 Pages Road, Wainoni

  • Monday to Thursday (6.30pm to 9.30pm), Tuesday (10am to 3pm), Thursday (12pm to 5pm), Friday (10am to 3pm)

Zhu Badminton Centre, 98 Aidanfield Drive, Wigram

  • Collection on appointment only. Contact 02102779366 to organise.

Dunedin

Badminton Otago, 101 Victoria Road, St Kilda

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