Hawera High School is proud to have the best Athletics programme in Taranaki. We have two qualified coaches who coach training squads throughout the year covering Athletics, Cross Country and Road Racing. Coach Ed Fern holds the IAAF Level V Diploma in Jumping events, the highest qualification available in the sport. Coach Jason Cressingham is currently working through his qualification levels and is in a Coach Development Programme with Athletics New Zealand. Hawera High School athletes have represented New Zealand 15 times in the last ten years in competitions ranging from the Oceania Championships through to Commonwealth Youth and IAAF World Youth level.