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

Cowles Stadium carpark renewal

A full carpark renewal will be carried out at Cowles Stadium from mid-October 2019 until early March 2020.

Half of the carpark will be under construction at any time, reducing the number of carparks available and requiring more on-street parking during large events. There will also be delays and restricted access through the stadium entrance.

Please allow more time to find a carpark when attending events at Cowles Stadium.

The renewal will increase the overall number of carparks from 190 to 268 and will improve safety through upgraded lighting and changes to the layout and design of the carpark.

Landscaping work will improve water quality before it is discharged into the stormwater system.


For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

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

Location and opening hours


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

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 9.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 8pm.

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.



  • 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