The Basketball Pacific Easter Tournament has been running for 21 years. Over the years it has grown in size to now be the largest basketball tournament in New Zealand. This year over 1500 participants will be involved. These participants come from Whangarei down to New Plymouth and also include five teams from Australia. This year the tournament will be held in Tauranga for the first time over the Easter weekend (18 - 21 April), with 12 courts being utilised throughout the weekend.