Updates for residents and businesses near the Te Kaha Multi-Use Arena site.

Oversized structural steel transportation

Over the coming months, trucks will be delivering oversized components of structural steel to the site. These movements will be happening before 7am so that the oversized, wide loads are off the road before the restrictions begin at 7am. Contractors will unload and lift the loads from 7am.

We expect to receive about two oversized deliveries a week. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide specific times due to the susceptibility to work processes and weather conditions, such as priming and painting.

Early morning concrete pours

Concrete pours will take place from 5am. 

Weather permitting, these are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday 17 April (west stand)
  • Monday 22 April (west stand)
  • Monday 29 April (west stand)

Radial truss assembly and erection

At the end of 2023, the first of 40 structural steel radial trusses was installed on site(external link). Each truss stands around 37m tall and weighs between 45 and 75 tonnes. Due to their size, the trusses must be assembled on-site, before being lifted into place by crane.

The fabrication process will require a large amount of welding work. Night work will also be required. Measures will be taken to keep noise to a minimum.

The following early morning radial truss erection is scheduled from 3.30am (weather permitting):

  • Wednesday 17 April
  • Friday 19 April

Next community meeting – 16 April 2024

The next information and update session for neighbours of Te Kaha will be held at the Transitional Cathedral on Tuesday 16 April, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and we would love for you to join us.

This meeting is a chance for us to check back in, answer your questions, and provide insight into what to expect over the next few months.

There is no need to RSVP, although if you have questions and cannot make it on the night, please feel free to email them to info@canterburyarena.co.nz and we will respond as soon as possible.

Neighbouring residents and businesses will receive a leaflet with information before the next meeting. If you're on our email database, you will also receive an email.

How to stay informed

If you’re a neighbouring resident or business, please email info@tekahaproject.co.nz with "Neighbour Subscribe" in the subject line. We will send you updates as we receive confirmation of upcoming concrete pour dates.

This webpage will be regularly updated as information is confirmed.