At The Sport Shop in Rangiora, we know sports.

We’re family owned and operated and have been supporting the local community for around 30 years.

As locals ourselves, we strongly believe in helping local families in our community to be active and live healthy lifestyles.

We offer North Canterbury’s largestrange of quality sporting goods, with a friendly team of experts who are always ready to offer advice. One of our specialties is finding the right shoe for any foot and we now offer footprint analysis technology in-store.

Our team really know your sport and can help you choose the right sporting gear, hardware, clothing or footwear for your fitness and competition level. Whether you’re a pro or have young children just starting out, we can help.

Many of our locals know our store owner, Nigel, who personally selects what we stock to ensure we know how it works – and how it performs. We only sell the best tools for the job – goods that will last – andif we haven’t got something you need, then we’ll do our best to source it for you.

We offer a personalised service and go the extra mile to match you with the best sporting goods to suit your needs. We’re proud to have helped generations of families and reward our locals with a great loyalty club.

As a local business, we also enjoy giving back to the community that supports us, and sponsor many of our local sports teams. Check out our Facebook page to meet some of our local champions.

We are excited to now be part of Flaxton Hub in Rangiora – a new shopping and lifestyle destination which includes a gym, podiatry and physio services, plus a heathy food and smoothie bar – and more!

Our new location at 345a Flaxton Road makes parking and shopping easy.

We look forward to seeing you in-store soon!

  • 1989

    Store Established

    First opened in High Street, Rangiora

  • 1999

    Store Move

    The store moved to 85 Victoria Street, Rangiora


  • 2004

    New Owners

    The store was purchased by Nigel & Susan Lavender

  • 2011

    A new Name

    The store was renamed “The Sport Shop”


  • 2018

    New Premesis

    We moved in to a new purpose built premises

Community Involvement

As a local business, we are proud to support our local community.

Over the years, we have supported many local sports clubs and organisations, across a number of sport codes. It’s great to see our local players grow and develop their skills.

We love attending events when we can and hearing updates and news from our local teams. We also love sharing our support (and hopefully their successes!) with our community via our Facebook page.

We currently sponsor:

  • North Canterbury Sports Awards
  • North Canterbury Netball
  • Rangiora High School Boys’ 1stXV
  • Rangiora High School Girls’ 1stXI Football Team
  • North Canterbury Basketball Women’s Premiere team

We are also proud to support:

  • North Canterbury Junior Tennis
  • Fernside Tennis Club
  • Northern Bulldogs League
  • Ashley Rugby