Function Center

An attachment to the current events centre and will meet growing demand for meetings and community celebrations
River Rush

An artificial Grade 4 white water river for recreational rafters and kayakers attracting international televised events with a training base for our Olympic team.

The facility will also be used by Fire Service, Search and Rescue and Coastguard for frontline training.
Tamariki River

It is a Grade 1 to 2 water course for school group use for an introduction to rafting and kayaking.

Many Not For Profit groups will also use it for youth mentoring programs teaching safety in moving water, installing confidence and allowing risk taking in a safe controlled environment.
Body Odyssey

An interactive exhibition of the human body developed by Te Papa and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan enjoyed over 26,000 visitors when hosted at TelstraClear Pacific in 2005. This will be a permanent exhibition. With the highest diabetes rates in the world, Body Odyssey will help educate our youth on the importance of making healthier choices.
Art Gallery and Cafe

It will provide an outlet for our talented New Zealand artists giving tourists and locals alike the chance to purchase Original Art Works
The Arrival

An interactive high tech visual display tells the Polynesian story of journey, following the DNA trail from Asia finally arriving on the shores of Aotearoa.

A descendant of Hape then guides people through the tunnel sharing his story of journey on the stingray named Kaiwhare to our harbour. The tunnel ends at a contemporary Fale where guests enjoy food of the journey along with cultural group performances drawing on the many talents from within our communities.

The Arrival will be used during the day by school students learning the stories and history of our people.
Outreach Gallery

The gallery will house touring exhibitions with an artist in residence program for school groups from all over the Auckland region.
Kayak Centre Building

Will house changing rooms with storage space along with a retail outlet for souvenirs and outdoor equipment

Facilities



Wero will  be a destination centre that will consist of seven main facilities that will engage on all levels to educate, interact and entertain. The facilities will be developed in five stages:

 

Stage 1   Function Centre, River Rush and Tamariki River

The Function Centre is attached to the current events centre to meet growing demand for meetings and community celebrations.

River Rush is an artificial Grade 4 white water river for recreational rafters and kayakers attracting international televised events with a training base for our Olympic team. The facility will also be used by Fire Service, Search and Rescue and Coastguard for frontline training.

The Tamariki River is a Grade 1 to 2 water course for school group use for an introduction to rafting and kayaking. Many Not For Profit groups will also use it for youth mentoring programs teaching safety in moving water, installing confidence allowing risk taking in a safe controlled environment.

 

Stage 2   Kayak Centre Building

Kayak Centre Building: Will house changing rooms with storage space along with a retail outlet for souvenirs and outdoor equipment.

 

Stage 3   Body Odyssey Exhibition, Art Gallery and Café, and Office plus Classroom Spaces

Body Odyssey was an interactive exhibition of the human body developed by Te Papa and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosted at TelstraClear Pacific in 2005.

The exhibition was enjoyed by over 26,000 visitors and will be a permanent exhibition in Wero.  With the highest diabetes rates in the world, Body Odyssey will help educate our youth on the importance of making healthier choices.

An Art Gallery and Café will be added to provide an outlet for our talented New Zealand artists giving tourists and locals alike the chance to purchase original artworks.

Office and classroom spaces will also be added on the second floor of the building. This will provide meeting and workshop spaces with a wonderful view of River Rush and Tamariki River.

 

Stage 4   The Arrival

The Arrival will be an interactive high tech visual display telling the Polynesian story of journey, following the DNA trail from Asia finally arriving on the shores of Aotearoa.

A descendant of Hape will guide visitors through the tunnel sharing his story of journey on the stingray named Kaiwhare to our harbour.

The tunnel will end at a contemporary Fale where guests will enjoy food of the journey along with cultural group performances drawing on the many talents from within our communities.

The Arrival will be used during the day by school students learning the stories and history of our people.

 

Stage 5   Outreach Gallery and Artist in Residence Studio

The gallery will house touring exhibitions with an artist in residence program for school groups from all over the Auckland region.