King Country Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre

“This is a unique partnership to build and operate a major facility to support the needs of the school, the local community, and the wider region."

Mayor John Robertson

 

Updates

May 2022

Construction of the new indoor sports stadium is coming along nicely! 
Excavation work for the building foundations has been completed and the structural steel work is now being installed.
Entrance to the site from George St has been stripped and formed, the carpark hardstand installed and drainage has also been installed.
The build phase is tracking to programme and budget.
 
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March 2022

Early progress on site earthworks for the new indoor sports stadium

 

   

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February 2022

Construction is set to begin on the King Country Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre. On 9 February, a site blessing and turning of the sod ceremony at Te Kuiti High School marked a significant milestone for the community.

Under COVID-19 restrictions, kaumatua, TKHS Board of Trustees representatives, Waitomo District Council staff and contractors met onsite to officially commence the construction of the King Country Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre.

The blessing cleared the pathway for onsite work to begin at the high school.

The sports complex will be jointly owned by Ministry of Education, TKHS and WDC, however Council is responsible for building the facility and managing ongoing operations.

Apollo Projects Ltd has designed and will construct the complex. The Hamilton company specialises in the design and construction of sports stadiums and education centres, and has worked with Councils throughout New Zealand on various infrastructure projects.

 

 

October 2021

Waitomo District Council formalised its commitment to a project that will see a multi-million dollar indoor sports complex constructed in Te Kuiti.

On 18 October 2021, on behalf of the Council, WDC Chief Executive Chris Ryan and Mayor John Robertson formally signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Education and the Te Kuiti High School Board for joint ownership of the proposed King Country Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre.

Ownership would be a shared arrangement between Council 65% and MOE and TKHS 35%.

Council will have responsibility for building the facility and managing ongoing operations.

A construction agreement was signed on Friday with Apollo Projects Ltd, the company which will design and construct the centre.

Apollo Projects Ltd specialises in the design and construction of sports stadiums and education centres, and has worked with Councils throughout New Zealand on various infrastructure projects.

Mr Robertson says the signing of the agreements culminates three months of negotiations between the parties.

“This is a unique partnership to build and operate a major facility to support the needs of the school, the local community, and the wider region,” he says.

Read the media release here

 

Some facts

  • Ownership of the King Country Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre is a shared arrangement between Waitomo District Council 65% and MOE and TKHS 35%
  • Council will have responsibility for building the facility and managing ongoing operations.