There is a number of Sports Hubs around New Zealand. The model is a proven success.

You can view what is happening in other areas. Some of these are new and still in development, some well established. The governance models can vary somewhat with oversight by district/town councils, trusts and boards but the end vision and goals are generally similar.

Sport New Zealand

This page provides information about Sportville models around New Zealand and links to them.

Kolmar - Papatoetoe Sports and Community Charitable Trust

This facility has been long established and comprises thirteen clubs covering a wide range including: Bowls, Bridge, Netball, Radio, Tennis and Scouts.

This facility is in a high-population urban setting but provides an excellent example of what is possible.

Visit the Kolmar - Papatoetoe Sports and Community Charitable Trust website.

Alex Moore Park - Johnsonville, Wellington

This is an example of a hub that is under development and their website provides good information about their structure and plans.

Anderson Park - Cromwell

This is a variant on the hub model; it is a co-location of a number of sporting facilities in a park setting. It is both beautiful and functional.

A gymnasium and swim centre are adjacent to a formal rose garden and a floodlit hockey field with synthetic turf. The park further spreads out to provide rugby and football fields and cricket oval.

There is no website that spans the whole facility other than some limited information on the council website and the hockey turf.


Nairnville Park - Khandallah

This facility is under the management of Wellington City Council and provides a range of activities and uses all in one place. The Recreation Centre includes activities such as Mah Jong and Yoga through to the more active sports: football, rugby, cricket, netball, athletics, cricket artificial surface, artificial all-weather sportsfield, play area, changing rooms.

Bush Sports Park & Stadium - Pahiatua

Closer to home is the facility in Pahiatua that is home to twelve different sporting codes and divisions inside those codes for juniors, seniors and social players. As is proposed for Howard Booth Park, the Pahiatua facility comprises indoor and outdoor sports with rooms that can be used as club rooms, meeting rooms and function rooms.