About – Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa

Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) is thrilled to announce the new Women’s league – G.J. Gardner Homes Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa.

Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa is set to change the face of women’s basketball in New Zealand; it is a unique competition which inspires the next generation of young kiwi women to aim higher – both on and off the court. As a product for fans, it will deliver a high level of professional women’s basketball action – featuring an exciting mix of homegrown and overseas talent – which will also help grow and develop our next generation of Tall Ferns.

Tipping off on July 12, all Tauihi games will be LIVE on Sky Sport.


To soar…the meaning behind our name, is the inspiration for this tohu. The bespoke typeface that takes cues from the geometric shapes found in traditional Māori tukutuku panels; provides a sense of energy and movement with the lockup.

A basketball swishing through a net. The net is made up of simple taniko/tukutuku triangle pattern. The pattern itself is a combination of the Niho Taniwha and Aronui designs. These patterns symbolise determination, tenacity and striving for excellence and knowledge.


Black, Red and White is a distinct and powerful colour combination that is synonymous with Te Ao Māori and Aotearoa. Te Pō – Black Is the darkness from which new beginnings emerge. Te Aō – White Is that unseen spiritual energy, the spark that ignites us. Whero – Red Represents the life that flows through our veins and connection to the lands of Aotearoa. 


More information about the Tauihi Trophy, designed by Stevei Houkamau can be found HERE.

Stevei Houkamau discussing the design of the trophy: https://www.instagram.com/reel/ChrAOC4OMEi/


Form is temporarily not available. Please visit our contact page.