Monday, June 24, 2024

Far North sports hub on track for summer opening

Far North District Council says construction is progressing well on Te Hiku Sports Hub in Kaitāia, with the facility on track to open in time for Summer 2023.

Council says that once completed, Te Hiku Sports Hub Aquatic and Sports Facility will provide sports clubrooms, a gym, and revamped grounds for year-round multi use sports fields.

A fitness track around the perimeter and that links to Te Ahu is complete and has already proved popular with residents. This area also includes outdoor fitness equipment, lighting, and cricket nets. Existing netball courts on the site are also due to be upgraded.

The council is a significant stakeholder in the community-led project, which it says will be transformational for Kaitāia when completed at the end of the year.

“The full PVC roof cover is now completed on the aquatic wing. Having passed this key milestone, installation of the internal liners and insulation between the two layers can now begin as the ‘closing in’ phase approaches. This is when walls and joinery between the steel portal frames are installed, and the facility is made weather tight,” Council said in a statement.

This area will include a kids splash area, hydrotherapy pool, learn to swim pool and eight-lane swimming pool.

“Installation of wall linings and insulation is now underway on the sports wing with all pre-wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning completed. This work will now begin in the aquatic wing,” the Council said.

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