Indoor Facilities Advocacy

Calling all tamariki, rangatahi, sports clubs, community groups and organisations, schools and kura, members of the public, sports enthusiasts, parents, caregivers, and basically anyone in Tairāwhiti that would benefit from an indoor centre.  

We’ve created a Facebook page to build advocacy and gain traction on establishing a multi-purpose indoor centre in Tairāwhiti! A location has yet to be decided. The purpose of this page is to show that the demand and need is there for an indoor facility in Tairāwhiti. 

Tairāwhiti has the worst indoor court provision in the country – by a mile! Much smaller towns have far better facilities. We shouldn’t, and will no longer, accept this after years of battling! Yes our region needs significant investment in infrastructure following the cyclone – housing, roads, water etc. However, there also needs to be investment in well-being facilities that will help the hauora of our communities for many years to come. The two can be done together. 

The indoor centre will consist of three-four indoor courts, amenities, and other shared spaces. The price would be around $15-$20 million and would come from a range of funders.  

This centre would cater for sports such as basketball, volleyball, netball, futsal, pickleball as well as a range of other recreation and community groups. It would allow tournaments and events to be held and could be used for other purposes such as an evacuation centre. 

We need your help! Make sure you like the page here, share it with your friends and whānau, and stay up to date with information. 

Together we can make change! 

These images have been kindly supplied by our friends at Apollo Projects Ltd and are for inspirational purposes only.