Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Brand revealed for Christchurch’s new convention centre

Brand revealed for Christchurch’s new convention centre
May 31, 2018

Aiming to recognise the venue's cultural roots Christchurch’s new convention centre is to be named Te Pae.

Unveiling the name at CINZ MEETINGS 2018 in Auckland yesterday, Ōtākaro Limited Strategy and Property Opportunities General Manager, Keith Beal said Te Pae (pronounced te pie) references a gathering place.

Beal explained “the name is a unique yet simple way for domestic and international visitors to identify this premium, purpose-built convention and exhibition venue.

“We have worked with local cultural advisers, Matapopore on a name that reflects not only what this facility is, but also what makes it different from any other.

“The exterior design of Te Pae has been derived from the Ngāi Tahu creation story of the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island. The 429,000 individual panels that make up the façade will resemble the colours and curves of Canterbury’s iconic braided rivers that flow down from the mountains.”

Beal explained that in a globally competitive sector a range of factors will set Te Pae apart when it opens in 2020, adding “as a central city landmark supported by great hospitality or manaakitanga, Te Pae will be enjoyable and memorable. Accommodation, shops, bars, restaurants and parks are all a few steps away and drive less than two hours in any direction from Christchurch and you will find a scenic part of the South Island.”

Te Pae will be capable of hosting up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. It will include a 1,400-delegate auditorium, a 200-booth exhibition hall, banquet hall and 24 meeting rooms overlooking the picturesque Victoria Square and Ōtākaro/Avon River.

Several prestigious events have been confirmed for 2021, including the five-day Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) conference, the first time New Zealand has hosted this triennial event for 900 leading biochemists. The same year the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) International Biology Symposium will bring 350 of the world’s top Antarctic scientists to Christchurch.

Te Pae is being delivered by Ōtākaro Limited on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

Architects Woods Bagot have worked on the design with local Māori cultural advisers, Matapopore Charitable Trust.

Te Pae is a Māori term with several meanings, such as a gathering place. Te pae tangata is a place of oratory. Te pae maunga is a mountain vista. Te pae whenua is a view of the plains.

Images: Artist's concept for the new Christchurch Centre (top) and the new Te Pae (branding). 

30th May 2018 - NEW ZEALAND’S BIGGEST BUSINESS EVENTS SHOWCASE OPENS IN AUCKLAND 

13th April 2018 - ARCHITECT HIGHLIGHTS POTENTIAL FOR MULTI PURPOSE ARENA IN CHRISTCHURCH

11th September 2017 - CINZ AND TOURISM NEW ZEALAND TO EXPAND COLLABORATION TO GROW BUSINESS EVENTS 

10th August 2017 - NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES CHRISTCHURCH CONVENTION CENTRE BUILD 

17th July 2017 - SKILLS SHORTAGE REACHING CRISIS LEVELS IN NEW ZEALAND’S SERVICE INDUSTRY 

4th July 2017 - CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL REPAIRS ON TRACK FOR MID 2018 COMPLETION

1st June 2017 - CHRISTCHURCH CENTRE DESIGNS REVEAL WORLD-CLASS VENUE 

8th March 2017 - CONVENTIONS GENERATE HIGH VALUE FOR NEW ZEALAND

22nd February 2017 - CHRISTCHURCH’S REGENERATION SHOWCASED AT AIME 2017

18th December 2015 - CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL TO RECEIVE $635 MILLION POST-EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE SETTLEMENT

3rd December 2015 - CALLS FOR BUILDING OF NEW CHRISTCHURCH CONVENTION CENTRE TO BE EXPEDITED 

10th March 2015 - CINZ FLAGS NEW ZEALAND’S GROWING CONVENTION CENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SUNBATHER

Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

Rae-Line

Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s best fitness equipment brands to Australasia including Eleiko, Atlantis Strength and Merrithew Pilates. With a huge variety of  treadmills,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Aquaspin

AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness

 
 

The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business