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Reborn QEII Recreation and Sport Centre opened in Christchurch

Reborn QEII Recreation and Sport Centre opened in Christchurch
June 2, 2018

Christchurch City Council has opened its new $38.6 million facility, the Taiora: QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

Using a name gifted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, a North Canterbury Ngāi Tahu runanga, the new facility replaces the former QEII facility which was irreparably damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Opened on Thursday afternoon, the 5,500 metre² facility features a 130-metre long hydroslide (waterslide), a 25-metre lap pool, a leisure pool with a lazy river channel and water toys, an adventure playground, a learn-to-swim pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a spa, a steam room and a sauna. It also has a fitness centre and cafe.

Naming of the facility reflects a new Christchurch City Council policy to include dual Māori and English words for new Council facilities. These include Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre and the new central library, Tūranga​.

Images show the new Taiora: QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

27th April 2018 - NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO SEPARATE CHRISTCHURCH'S NEW SPORTS FACILITIES

16th April 2018 - COUNTDOWN TO REOPENING OF CHRISTCHURCH’S NEW QEII PARK

13th November 2017 - UPGRADES FOR CHRISTCHURCH’S PIONEER AND JELLIE PARK RECREATION AND SPORT CENTRES 

8th September 2017 - CONCERN OVER DECLINING SWIMMING SKILLS AMONG NEW ZEALAND CHILDREN 

28th February 2017 - WORK SET TO START ON NGĀ PUNA WAI SPORTS HUB

17th January 2017 - REBUILDING COMMENCES AT CHRISTCHURCH’S QEII’S PARK

12th September 2016 - NEW CHRISTCHURCH METRO SPORTS FACILITY TO BE LARGEST AQUATIC AND RECREATION CENTRE IN NEW ZEALAND

20th April 2016 - SPORT NZ TO PUBLISH GUIDANCE ON PLANNING AND OPERATING AFFORDABLE SPORT AND RECREATION FACILITIES 

31st December 2015 - CHRISTCHURCH LEISURE POOL CLOSES FOR POST EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS

30th December 2015 - DESIGN TEAM APPOINTED FOR CHRISTCHURCH METRO SPORTS FACILITY

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

21st August 2015 - CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL ADVANCES NEW EASTERN RECREATION AND SPORT CENTRE

27th December 2012 - CHRISTCHURCH SWIMMING PROGRAMME TO RUN FOR THIRD YEAR

29th December 2011 - LEISURE FACILITIES REOPEN AFTER CHRISTCHURCH’S ‘EVE OF EVE’ EARTHQUAKE 

11th August 2011 - DEMOLITION RECOMMENDED FOR MAJOR CHRISTCHURCH VENUES

7th March 2011 - BLEAK OUTLOOK FOR CHRISTCHURCH’S QEII PARK COMPLEX


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