The purpose built indoor stadium has courts for hire, tumble times pre-school programme, after school club programmes and other recreational activities.

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 update for Recreation and Sport Centres

Cowles Stadium, Graham Condon, Jellie Park, Pioneer, Taiora QEII and Nga Puna Wai are now open.

Online bookings are required for group fitness, aqua classes and Tumbletimes to help manage numbers and avoid waiting times. You can book up to seven days ahead, with easy cancellation via your email notification.

For programmes such as Swimsmart, gymnastics and sport group bookings, the standard booking process applies.

The saunas and steam rooms are not available. Please bring your own towel, goggles, drink bottle and mat for group fitness classes.

Payments are going cashless - you can use your EFTPOS card and payWave to pay at our centres.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Find out what you need to know before you visit

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email rsubookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446.

Location and opening hours

Address

Cowles Stadium is located at 170 Pages Road, Aranui(external link).

Getting here

You can take the Yellow Line(external link) bus which stops close to Cowles Stadium.

Opening hours

Closed.

Outside these times by arrangement.

Christmas hours

The Sports Hall is closed 24 December 2019 to 5 January 2020. Normal hours resume on Monday 6 January 2020.

 

Facilities

  • Purpose-built, standalone indoor stadium:
    • 1400 square feet of sprung timber floor
    • 500 permanent seats (and room for 1800 more)
  • Basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton courts for hire
  • Kitchen and meeting/recreation room available for hire
  • Available for private function/event hire
  • Onsite car park