CNC Indoor Centre Update | 1 June 2023

The South Island's premier indoor community sport facility remains on track for a Summer 2023 opening, with the completion of roof cladding last month.

Located at Ngā Puna Wai, this venue is:

A year-round, all-weather home for netball in Ōtautahi

Available for sport, recreation and cultural group bookings

Suitable for a wide range of large and small meetings and events

Adaptable, welcoming and inclusive space

According to Christchurch Netball Centre (CNC) Board Chair Anna Galvan, this significant milestone reflects the commitment by construction and community partners to open the facility on time.The Christchurch Netball Centre’s new indoor community sport venue at Ngā Puna Wai will bring together a wide range of sporting codes and activities to enjoy this all-weather, fit-for-purpose facility. The project has been made possible by funding from an anonymous benefactor, motivated by the significant challenges for whanau across Ōtautahi Christchurch following the region’s earthquakes. It will become the South Island’s premier indoor community sport and recreation venue.

“As an organisation, the Christchurch Netball Centre is committed to the wellbeing of our communities," says Galvan. "We work closely with sporting and community partners, to find ways for our new space to welcome people of all ages from across Ōtautahi, to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities.

"The Christchurch Netball Centre has 5500 members, including administrators, officials and active volunteers representing all corners of the city.According to CNC General Manager Tom Houghton: “It's so much more than a netball facility - the courts will create space for community, cultural, sport and recreational groups.”

Houghton acknowledges that Winter 2023 is a critical period for the Christchurch Netball Centre to understand the questions that members have about how netball competition and events will look across two venues, Ngā Puna Wai and Hagley Park.

“This process of listening to our community is critical,” Houghton adds. “Their family life and friendships are built around netball training, competition and events. A time of change is our chance to reflect on how we currently make information available – and how we can do better.”

From Summer 23/24, the Christchurch Netball Centre will host regular competition and events across two very special community sport venues:

Hagley Park - 34 outdoor netball courts 

Ngā Puna Wai – NEW all-weather community sport venue with 10 multi-purpose courts – opening Summer 2023/24